Writing at Wyndcliffe Primary School
We aim to develop pupils to become effective, independent writers who are able to communicate effectively within a range of contexts.
English is taught in line with the whole school curriculum map and requirements of the national curriculum. Writing outcomes are linked to books set by the English coordinator. The aim of this is to engage children in texts they may not normally choose and to inspire the children to produce thoughtful and imaginative pieces of writing. Suggestions for writing outcomes are outlined on the long term planning to ensure that a range of genres are covered across the key stages.
Writing is taught using the following approaches:
Modelling – this is where the teacher will demonstrate the desired outcome including the success criteria and the steps taken to achieve this.
Shared writing – this is where the teacher will use and mould the children’s idea to produce a quality piece of writing that includes some or all of the success criteria.
Guided writing – this is where the teacher will work with a group of children to direct and support the writing process in order to achieve the desired outcome.
All pupils have opportunities to plan, edit and draft their work before publishing their finished piece.