At the forefront of our English curriculum is nurturing children’s creativity and imagination through the use of a variety of high quality texts which are chosen to engage and inspire. These texts are selected to develop a rich and expansive vocabulary that children will then utilise in their own writing across the entire curriculum. Using well-chosen texts allows pupils to understand and identify key features of different genres that they will be writing, therefore ensuring they develop their ability to write independently for different purposes. Children are routinely developing their use of different writing skills and features, ensuring progression of these skills in their writing throughout school. Pupils are taught that successful writers evaluate and refine their work, and so are given regular opportunities to edit their work during and after the writing process becoming increasingly independent as the move through school.
The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.
The national curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:
How is the subject taught:
Writing is taught daily within our English lessons, but is interwoven through all areas of our curriculum, ensuring that children transfer their writing skills to everything they write.
Westcliffe Primary School has developed our own handwriting scheme that ensures children leave our school with a clear, fluent and uniform handwriting style.
If you walk into a writing lesson you will see:
If you have any further enquiries about Writing within our school, please contact Miss Megan Ross.