English – Writing
At Burford Primary School, writing is a crucial part of our curriculum. By the end of Year Six we intend our children to have developed a love of writing and to be able to express their thoughts and ideas clearly and creatively through the written word. We also intend to create writers who can re-read, edit and improve their own writing, and enable pupils to be able to confidently use the essential skills of grammar, punctuation and spelling.
In order to help us to develop confident, enthusiastic writers who can express themselves in a variety of different styles and across a variety of contexts, we teach through a text based approach. Class teachers identify and refine the best activities for their class, based on the suggested lessons from the CLPE (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education) units of work. Teachers ensure the skills identified below are covered within each year group. When the class teacher feels it is appropriate to do so, grammar and punctuation skills are taught explicitly.
In addition, writing is often cross circular and linked to our class topics. This provides our children with regular opportunities to write for a range of purposes and audiences. We endeavour to make writing tasks as specific and meaningful as possible with purpose to engage children and to illustrate how their writing skills can be applied to real life contexts.
We aim for all pupils to make good progress from their own personal starting points. By the end of Year Six they will be able to write clearly and accurately and adapt their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences. Our pupils will acquire a wide vocabulary and have a strong command of the written word. Most importantly, they will develop a love of writing and be well equipped for the rest of their education.
English – Early Literacy Overview