Writing Vision Statement
At Worstead we believe that writing equips children to communicate, share thoughts, explain ideas, be creative and provide them with vital life skills, which will enable them to reach their potential academically and professionally.
At Worstead we want our children to be motivated and inspired to write for a purpose, as such we provide our children with rich, exciting learning experiences.
Teaching of writing at Worstead reflects the aims of the 2014 National Curriculum and EYFS Statutory Framework, which are to:
- read easily, fluently and with good understanding
- develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
- acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
- appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
- write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
- use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
- are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.
To achieve this
- we shall have daily ‘Power of Reading’ lessons that inspire children to write through varied and high quality texts
- we shall have spelling, punctuation and grammar lessons that provide children with necessary writing skills
- KS1 children shall have daily phonics sessions following Letters and Sounds programme
- KS2 children shall have regular ‘No Nonsense Spelling’ sessions focusing on spelling rules
- we shall have weekly spelling and handwriting homework to practise and embed skills taught in class
- we shall congratulate pupils’ ambition, resilience and progress in handwriting during celebration assemblies
- we shall organise author and poet visits to inspire children’s writing
- we shall organise travelling theatre companies to visit school or organise trips to the theatre