Jump Primary School

Writing

 

Intent - We aim to develop pupils’ abilities within an integrated programme of Speaking & Listening, Reading & Writing. Pupils
will be given opportunities to develop their use, knowledge and understanding of spoken and written English within a
broad and balanced curriculum, with opportunities to consolidate and reinforce taught literacy skills.

 


Pupils at Jump Primary School will leave Year 6:


- writing with confidence, fluency, accuracy and speed, using a range of independent strategies to self-monitor and
correct;
- with a love of writing and a desire to write for enjoyment;
- with an interest in words and their meanings; developing a growing vocabulary in spoken and written forms;
- understanding how to create a range of text types, media types and genres;
- able to write in a variety of styles and forms appropriate to the situation;
- using their developing imagination, inventiveness and critical awareness;
- having a suitable technical vocabulary to articulate their responses.

 

We emphasise that in order to communicate ideas, writing needs to be edited so it is easy to read, contains correct spellings, grammar and punctuation, and makes sense. Every opportunity is taken to develop writing skills for a range of purposes and a variety of audiences, both in English lessons and across the whole curriculum.

Every child from Year 1 to Year 6 has the opportunity to achieve a pen licence where they can move from writing in pencil to pen.

 

EYFS and Key Stage One

Through constant provision, writing begins at an early age with mark making opportunities in every area. Children are encouraged to develop their fine motor skills through the kineasthetic approach of Write Dance and their interests are constantly being addressed in order to improve the size, shape and orientation of letters and sounds.

 

We use a combination of strategies across EYFS and Key Stage One in order to develop writing. Through Talk for Writing and Big Write combined we have found that by the end of Year Two children are drafting, editing, proofreading and presenting a range of fiction and non-fiction texts.

 

Key Stage Two

During Key Stage Two, children at Jump Primary School develop their own style of writing for a range of purposes and audiences. Focusing on grammatical accuracy to develop syntax, children become increasingly confident in writing. They share their ideas with each other and present their work clearly and with structure.

 

We believe at Jump Primary School that the more you read - the better writer you will become and therefore, all of our classes enjoy developing a "magpie wall" throughout the year.

 

English Map

Intent, Implementation and Impact information for Writing

Progression in Writing

Progression through the genres by Year group