We Are Writers
At The Curzon C of E, English is at the heart of everything we do. By the end of Year Six, we intend 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 and spelling. 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.
Through using high-quality texts, immersing children in vocabulary rich learning environments and ensuring new curriculum expectations and the progression of skills are met, our children will be exposed to a language heavy, creative and continuous English curriculum which will not only enable them to become primary literate but will also develop a love of reading, creative writing and purposeful speaking and listening.
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 curricular and linked to our class themes. This provides our children with regular opportunities to write for a range of purposes and audiences. Our teachers to provide high-quality teaching of writing through children’s high-quality literature. The units of work focus on engaging, vocabulary-rich texts, with a wealth of writing opportunities. Teaching blocks focus on fiction, non-fiction or poetry, in line with the 2014 National Curriculum and comprehension, grammar and writing are embedded in lessons.
At The Curzon C of E we:
· Teach English on a daily basis across the school
· Tailor our planning to the needs of our class
· Moderate our pupils’ writing frequently within Key Stages and local cluster schools
· Use high quality literature to plan
· Use Assessment for Learning and encourage our children to be active in reviewing the successes in their work and identifying areas for improvement
Celebrate children’s writing with Writer of the Week awards in our weekly Celebration worship