We teach to the National Curriculum English programmes of study for KS1 and KS2.
At Springbank, we are all writers!
Our writing strategy encompasses the key principles from ‘Talk for Writing’ and we are focused on the development of oracy skills. We strongly believe that if you can’t say a sentence, you won’t be able to write it.
We use the imitate, innovate and independent application stages, where the children explore high quality texts so they can ‘magpie’ ideas and vocabulary to support their own writing.
Through our writing lessons, we expose the children to a wide variety of genres: classic fairytales, humour, classic novels, poetry and the latest reading.
Other areas of the Writing National Curriculum, which are given additional focus in the weekly timetable are spellings and mastering cursive handwriting. These are fundamental elements to becoming a successful writer and areas parents and carers can always support with at home.
Here are some children’s thoughts on our writing approach at Springbank.
Our new class reader is great because it starts off quite grim and we can get vocabulary about the characters.
- - Imogen
Harley Hitch tells us about fossils and we are using ideas from the story to help with our writing.
- - Taka
We read ‘The Explorer’ before we do our writing lessons and I can then use the vocabulary to write our playscripts.
- - April
We have read ‘ The Runaway Tortilla’ after ‘The Gingerbread Man’ and it has made my writing better because I can use ideas.
- - Annabel
Y2 National Curriculum Spellings can be found here
Y3-4 National Curriculum Spellings can be found here
Y5-6 National Curriculum Spellings can be found here