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Writing at Wigton Moor

Writing at Wigton Moor

 

How do we teach writing?

  • At Wigton Moor we use modelling and supported practice to teach composition strategies.
  • Our writing process teaches pupils to plan, proof read, evaluate and edit their own writing for a range of purposes and audiences, using appropriate vocabulary, grammar and punctuation, with increasing independence.
  • We provide opportunities for children to talk about what they are planning to write and to develop a wide range of vocabulary through specific teaching and through the sharing of a wide range high quality texts.
  • We use extensive and effective practice and explicit teaching of handwriting, spelling, grammar, punctuation and sentence construction.
  • We teach all children to use correct letter formation in Reception and Year 1 and to begin to develop a neat, joined cursive style from Year 2 onwards.

 

What does this look like as pupils move through school?

 

In Reception pupils write:

  • cards and letters to their friends and families as well as invitations, shopping lists, plans etc. in the role play areas
  • stories on the large and small whiteboards
  • words on the iPads
  • they take part in adult-directed writing tasks
  • they develop their phonetically plausible writing
  • they develop letter formation skills.

 

In KS1 pupils:

  • write for a range of a purposes and audiences
  • develop further their writing skills, practising accurate basic sentence punctuation
  • they begin to include descriptive detail and a wider range of vocabulary in their writing appropriate to the audience and purpose of the task
  • they continue to develop their phonic transcription skills and developing knowledge of spelling
  • they continue to develop letter formation skills and begin to write using cursive style handwriting

 

Lower KS2 pupils

  • continue to write using a range of genres, for a variety of a purposes and audiences
  • continue to develop and expand their range of vocabulary and begin to make considered language choices
  • they extend their range of sentence structures
  • they begin develop their proof reading skills to further improve the accuracy of their spelling, punctuation and grammar
  • they begin to evaluate and edit their work to improve their language choices
  • they develop a neat, joined cursive handwriting style and are able to present neat final drafts of completed pieces of work

 

Upper KS2 pupils

  • continue to write using a range of genres, for a variety of a purposes and audiences and develop an understanding of genre choices
  • continue to develop and  expand their range of vocabulary and make considered and precise language choices
  • they extend their range of sentence structures further
  • they use their proof reading skills to further improve the accuracy of their spelling, punctuation and grammar
  • they  evaluate and edit their work to improve their precise language choices
  • they use a neat, joined and legible handwriting style and are able to present neat final drafts of completed pieces of work

 

 

 

Examples of writing in Reception

 

We love to write in Reception!

The children enjoy writing:

  • cards and letters to their friends and families

  • invitations, shopping lists, plans etc. in the role play areas

  • stories on the large and small whiteboards

  • words on the iPads

  • adult-directed writing tasks

Listen as we read aloud our writing!

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Video 2

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Should we ban homework or keep it? Read Year 4's persuasive letters to find out about our views!

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