English - Writing
Writing is a crucial part of our curriculum at Meavy C of E Primary. By the end of Year 6 we aspire for our children to have developed a love of writing and to be able to express their thoughts and ideas clearly and creatively through the written word. We also intend to create writers who can re-read, edit and improve their own writing, and enable pupils to be able to confidently use the essential skills of grammar, punctuation, spelling and phonics. At Meavy, we set high expectations for all our children to take pride in their work and have a fluent, cursive handwriting style alongside allowing their imaginations to flourish.
In order to help us to develop confident, enthusiastic writers who can express themselves in a variety of different styles and across a variety of contexts, our teaching of writing is often cross circular and linked to our class topics. This provides our children with regular opportunities to write for a range of purposes and audiences. Writing tasks are specific and meaningful, and often meet a purpose to engage children and to illustrate how their writing skills can be applied to real life contexts. Teachers use high quality texts as models for children’s own writing, through the Book Writes Teaching Sequences. The process of writing is broken down into four stages to develop writing skills: Immersion in the text; Practising writing; Independent Writing; Proofreading and editing.
Pupils will make good progress from their own personal starting points. By the end of Year Six they will be able to write clearly and accurately and adapt their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences. Our pupils develop enthusiasm for writing, and acquire a wide and rich vocabulary, with a strong command of the written word. Most importantly, they will develop a love of writing and be well equipped for the rest of their education and beyond.