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Bishop Creighton Academy

Writing

Our  programmes of study for writing at key stages 1 and 2 consistent of two key dimensions

  • transcription (spelling and handwriting)
  • composition (articulating ideas and structuring them in speech and writing).

We aim to develop pupils’ skills in these two dimensions.  In addition, pupils are also taught how to plan, revise and evaluate their writing.

Writing down ideas fluently depends on effective transcription: that is, on spelling quickly and accurately through knowing the relationship between sounds and letters (phonics) and understanding the morphology (word structure) and orthography (spelling structure) of words.

Effective composition involves forming, articulating and communicating ideas, and then organising them coherently for a reader. This requires clarity, awareness of the audience, purpose and context, and an increasingly wide knowledge of vocabulary and grammar. Writing also depends on fluent, legible and, eventually, speedy handwriting.

Writing genres

We teach our children a range of writing genres across year groups each year.

  • Click here to view our Literacy Long Term Plan for Year 1
  • Click here to view our Literacy Long Term Plan for Year 2
  • Click here to view our Literacy Long Term Plan for Year 3
  • Click here to view our Literacy Long Term Plan for Year 4
  • Click here to view our Literacy Long Term Plan for Year 5
  • Click here to view our Literacy Long Term Plan for Year 6

Development of writing skills

Our key priority for 2017.18 is to provide more opportunities for all pupils to write at length across the curriculum to develop their skills more quickly. We aim to do this by;

  • Developing planning which further provide pupils with even more  inspiring and engaging literacy lessons linked to the curriculum in conjunction with further opportunities to meet authors and learn about writing skills in the real world
  • Introducing the  ‘Write like a superhero’ and analogy of ‘ our writing is Incredible like the Hulk’ when writing at length for literacy, assessment and or theme pieces to raise profile of writing

  • Creating class portfolios of writing, gathered across a range of different genres

  • Developing high quality writing displays across the academy to celebrate achievement  and raise profile of writing

  • Embedding the technique ‘speed writing’ in KS2 in order to develop children’s confidence and basic skills whilst writing for a sustained time