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Writing 

 

English has a pre-eminent place in education and in society. A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others, and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Literature, especially, plays a key role in such development. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know. All the skills of language are essential to participating fully as a member of society; pupils who do not learn to speak, read and write fluently and confidently are effectively disenfranchised.

(National Curriculum, DfE)

 

We identify that communicating through writing is a vital skill for living in the modern world and, at Abbey View, we want our pupils to be able to confidently express their knowledge, ideas and emotions through their writing in a clear, cohesive and creative manner.  Writing is a tool that is often used to demonstrate children’s understanding across the curriculum.

We recognise the importance of nurturing a culture where children take pride in their writing, can write clearly and effectively and adapt their language and style for a range of contexts.  To that end, the children of Abbey View are encouraged to see themselves as writers, who write as readers, and have a wide range of vocabulary, an excellent knowledge of writing techniques, as well as a clear understanding of genre and text type.  

Our ambitious curriculum design supports our pupils to be confident in composing high quality texts and in understanding that writing is a process – drafting, editing and refining their work to incorporate core elements of spelling, punctuation and grammar.  Pupils take pride in their work by learning letter formation at the earliest opportunity and then adopting a fluent handwriting style from Year 2-6 and always strive to achieve their very best in content and presentation.

We strive for all of our young writers to develop a passion and appreciation for writing, writing for pleasure and discovering the magic in it whilst at Abbey View and in their life beyond this phase of their education.

Curriculum Documents

English Policy

Writing Curriculum Map

Text Type Progression

Online Writing links

Practice your spelling homework here:

Spelling Frame

Check out these fun writing games for kids. Free activities, resources and practice exercises related to writing letters, stories, newspapers, debates, advertising and instructions.

Fun English Writing Games

Be the author of your own book - options to publish and print

Scholastic

Practice typing skills for electronic writing purposes

BBC Bitesize Dance Mat Typing