Writing Curriculum Statement of Intent
It is our intent at Boreham Primary School to provide pupils with a high-quality education in English that will teach pupils to speak, read and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others effectively with enthusiasm and confidence. In our writing curriculum, we intend to provide pupils with opportunities to analyse high-quality model texts, as well as practise genre specific writing skills before planning, drafting, editing, performing and evaluating their writing with increasing independence. To be able to do this effectively, Boreham Primary School implements a clear, consistent, whole school ‘Writing Cycle’ approach. Through our ‘Writing Cycle’ we aim for pupils to develop an awareness of the audience, purpose and context of each writing genre they learn about, through high-quality teaching that uses exciting stimuli for writing. We ensure close links between reading and writing are made wherever possible and the use of specific, high-quality model texts are used to engage children and inspire them to become creative, fluent writers. Each writing unit aims to develop pupils’ increasingly wide knowledge of vocabulary and grammar and provide pupils with opportunities to perform and share their writing, including on our online learning platform ‘Seesaw’.
Writing is a crucial part of our whole school curriculum, the ability to write coherently and in a range of styles has a direct effect upon progress in all other areas of the curriculum and is crucial in developing children’s self-confidence, motivation and communication skills. It is therefore our intention, to provide all children from Early Years to Year 6 with many opportunities to develop and apply their writing skills across the curriculum for a range of purposes.
Aims and Impact
The Writing curriculum at Boreham Primary School aims to:
Develop critical appreciation skills so that the children can read and analyse examples of outstanding prose from fiction and non-fiction books.
Give children opportunities to see the writing process being modelled by their teacher and take part regularly in activities with the whole class, as a member of a smaller group or individually.
Provide the children with the skills and strategies necessary to develop into competent and fluent writers in a wide range of genres.
Give children opportunities to use their own imagination and creativity to emulate the skills of authors and poets in their own writing.
Understand the sound and spelling system and use this to write and spell accurately.
Broaden children’s vocabulary by analysing and discussing word meanings, exploring synonyms and antonyms and giving children opportunities to develop the range of vocabulary they are using within their own writing.
Develop a critical appreciation of what they have written through editing and evaluating their own and other’s work.
Build children’s enthusiasm and confidence when writing by providing opportunities to share and perform their own writing with an audience.
Encourage care and ownership of written work across all subjects and within their daily written responses.
The impact of this being that all children become confident, fluent and independent writers with high levels of enjoyment, understanding, precision, quality composition and the ability to effectively capture the reader’s interest. Our ultimate aim is to promote children’s enjoyment of writing and understanding that writing is a process that often requires refining and is a life-long skill.
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