At East Preston Infant School, we believe that Writing is an important part of a child's development and transition into adulthood. We aim for the children to become confident writers who can clearly communicate effectively in a range of genres.
Daily writing lessons using The Write Stuff approach builds pupils’ confidence with developing an understanding of sentence structure, organisation of ideas and cohesion, in order that a child will be able to understand the individual elements of the whole piece that they are composing.
Our half termly units are themed around inspiring and engaging core texts in key writing formats such as poetry, traditional tales and non-chronological reports. The acquisition of skills is developed through the use of ‘writing lenses’. Alongside this, rich language development is grown through the ‘Together Talk’ and ‘Grandma Fantastic’ word building in Reception and ‘Word Nets’ in Key Stage 1.
Children are taught handwriting, spelling patterns and high frequency words through the DfE validated Monster Phonics programme (see Reading Progression). In Reception children are taught to accurately form letters, progressing to pre-cursive in Year 1 and cursive in Year 2.
Through Writing, our children will:
- become happy, confident writers who have developed the key skills and knowledge necessary for the next stage of their learning
- take pride in their writing
- be able to write clearly, imaginatively, spell accurately and adapt their language and style for a range of contexts