At Slinfold Church of England Primary School, we aim to provide the children with a well-designed, coherent and progressive journey of writing. Children will be given meaningful reasons to write to become creative, confident and original writers and to share their voice with the world. The children will be taken on a writing journey, accessing practical and engaging resources to intertwine the learning that they are focusing on. We develop the children’s writing skills so that they have the stamina and ability to write at length, encompassing the skills provided in the English National Curriculum.
Alongside this, we will explicitly teach grammar and spelling whilst also intertwining these skills into writing units to provide our children with the opportunities to apply their learning. We use a range of extra activities to promote a love of writing through the school, including: author days, sharing children’s learning on our WOW boards and taking children out on trips as a stimulus to inspire writing.
At Slinfold Church of England Primary School, we aim to provide the children with an inclusive and stimulating journey through writing. Children with SEND will be supported to view writing as an opportunity to be creative. Writing tasks will be differentiated and personalised for each individual child, with each class teacher planning and delivering lessons to suit the needs of the class. A vocabulary rich classroom is extremely beneficial, with questions and vocabulary being displayed around the classroom linked to the topic we are currently looking at. This will encourage the children to use the vocabulary displayed in their independent learning. We also provide the children with visual tools to help them with their learning. We encourage the children to work in a culture where mistakes are a part of the learning journey and are celebrated. This will ensure that children feel comfortable with experimenting as part of their learning. Pre-teaching is offered so children with SEND know what we are looking at in the following lesson.