We are all really able writers at Harworth Church of England Academy. We know that great readers make great writers and so it has been important for us to really forge that link. We designed our Long Term Plan so that reading and writing could be immersed in every curriculum subject. With this in mind the writing the children produce in every curriculum subject is just as important as the writing in their English books.
Each term has the foci of one or two books and the Educational Visit which the children go on at the start of term has the purpose of immersing the children in a topic and therefore bringing out the best writing from experience.
Statutory requirements for the teaching and learning of English are laid out in the National Curriculum English document and Early years Foundation Stage document.
In the Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception) children should be given opportunities to:
At Key Stage One children should write independently and with enthusiasm. They will have experience of writing narrative and non-fiction. They should use language to explore their own experiences and imaginary worlds.
At Key Stage Two children should learn to change the way they write to suit different situations, purposes and audiences and learn how the structure of language works.
Approaches to teaching writing
Many lessons include and depend on written communication. We want our students to develop increasing confidence and competence in writing so that they are able to: