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Writing

Approaches to Writing

 

Children have the opportunity to experience a wide range of texts, and to support their work with a variety of resources, such as dictionaries, thesauruses, Magpie words and individual word banks. We use the ST Nicholas IPEEL method which involves reading high quality texts, breaking a text apart, looking at how it was made and then using it as a basis for rebuilding our own. Wherever possible we encourage children to use and apply their learning in other areas of the Curriculum through developing close, well-planned cross-curricular links.

 

Writing aims:

 

  • Study language usage and use models of good writing to develop their own skills
  • Value their own work and that of others, discuss their writing with peers and adults
  • Write for a variety of audiences and purposes, using a range of genres and standard formats in fiction, poetry and non-fiction texts
  • Know how written Standard English varies in degrees of formality
  • Read more challenging literature, broadening their reading horizons
  • Know and use grammatical features in their composition of writing in conjunction with the National Curriculum.

 

  • Know a range of language features and use these within their creative writing
  • Be exposed to multimedia such as images and videos as a starting point for writing and to ‘hook’ and engage from the start of each unit.
  • Build children’s writing stamina
  • Write and embed learnt spellings in writing accurately.

 

Development of writing:

 

  • Emergent writing – In Early Years, we promote developmental or emergent writing.  Children are given opportunities to experiment and to write spontaneously.  The children see adults writing and then experiment with writing for themselves through mark making and personal writing symbols.  These opportunities should be meaningful and linked to the child’s ‘play’, e.g.s writing shopping lists, menus in a café, letters in post office.
  • Shared writing – teachers regularly model a variety of writing formats such as narrative, recounts, letters, diaries etc for the whole class.
  • Guided writing/independent writing – pupils work in small groups to develop their own writing ideas with the support of adults using a variety of writing frames.  All pupils in KS1 and 2 have the opportunity to write independently across the curriculum.  Written work covers a wide range of genres and is marked in line with the school’s marking policy.

 

 

Handwriting:

We recognise that handwriting plays an important part in developing children’s spelling. Our EYFS and KS1 children learn basic letter formation aiming for all letters to be correctly orientated and formed. During Year 2, when children have mastered this, cursive letter formation is introduced, modelled and taught. In KS2 continuous cursive handwriting is taught, modelled and the expectation is that is practised by all children. By the end of Y6 we expect a neat, cursive style which has correctly orientated letters, joined correctly and is neat and legible in line with the National Curriculum standards.

St Nicholas Primary Academy Long Term Plan
At St Nicholas Primary Academy writing opportunities are planned ensuring all genres are covered across the year groups.  We know that children write best when they have a purpose for their writing and have lots of ideas.  We therefore do our best to plan writing lessons with our topic curriculum in mind, enabling the children to use their learning in different areas of the curriculum. Our long term map can be seen below.
EYFS

 

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9

Week 10

Week 11

Week 12

Week 13

Week 14

Week 15

Week 16

Autumn

Do you want to be friends?

Half Term

What happens when you fall asleep?

Lists, labels, captions, short sentences

Lists, labels, captions, short sentences

Spring

Where do squirrels hide their nuts?

Half Term

Why don’t snakes have legs?

End of term

End of term

End of term

Captions, short sentences, simple sentences

Captions, short sentences, simple sentences

Summer

Will you read me a story?

Half term

What can you see in summer?

End of term

End of term

End of term

Year 1

 

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9

Week 10

Week 11

Week 12

Week 13

Week 14

Week 15

Week 16

Autumn

Memory Box

Half Term

Moon Zoom!

Handwriting/phonics Sentences Lists/Captions

Recount

Narrative

Poetry (list/shape)

Spring

Bright Lights, Big City

Half Term

Dinosaur Planet

End of term

End of term

End of term

Traditional Stories

Postcards

Poetry to perform

Non-chron report

Narrative

Summer

Enchanted Woodland

Half term

Paws, Claws & Whiskers

End of term

End of term

End of term

                           Narrative – fairy stories

Instructions

Stories with familiar settings

Information texts

Poetry – acrostic poems

 

Year 2

 

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9

Week 10

Week 11

Week 12

Week 13

Week 14

Week 15

Week 16

Autumn

Beachcombers

Half Term

Land Ahoy!

Report

Poetry to Perform

Recount

Poem – simple structure

Stories from other cultures

Narrative with patterned language

Letter

Spring

Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

Half Term

Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

End of term

End of term

 

Instructions

Narrative

Poem

Instructions

Non-Chronological report

Summer

Wriggle & Crawl

Half term

Scented Gardens

End of term

End of term

 

Information Text

Narrative Fairy story/secret garden

Poetry - Calligrams

Non- Chronronological report

 

Year 3

 

 

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9

Week 10

Week 11

Week 12

Week 13

Week 14

Week 15

Week 16

Autumn

Scrumdiddlyumptious!

Half Term

Tribal Tales

Narrative- fantasy

Playscripts

Poetry to Perform-nonsense

Explanation text

Instructions

Spring

Flow

Half Term

Heroes and Villains

End of term

End of term

 

Non- Chron report: newspaper

Stories with a debate (pollution)

Narrative-legends and fairytales

Poems to perform - riddles

Summer

Predator

Half term

Tremor

End of term

End of term

 

Year 4

 

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9

Week 10

Week 11

Week 12

Week 13

Week 14

Week 15

Week 16

Autumn

Blue Abyss

Half Term

Burps, Bottoms, Bile

Sci-fi narrative with dilemma

Persuasive Leaflet

Fantasy Narrative

Explanations

Poems to perform (similies, metaphors)

Spring

Road Trip USA

Half Term

Potions

End of term

End of term

 

Persuasion postcards

Non-Chron reports  

Playscripts

Myths – spells,magic

Summer

Traders and Raiders

Half term

Traders and Raiders

End of term

End of term

 

Year 5

 

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9

Week 10

Week 11

Week 12

Week 13

Week 14

Week 15

Week 16

Autumn

Off with your head!

Half Term

Biographies

 Non-Chron reports

Biographies

Myths, Legends, fantasy narrative

Persuasion Letters

Poems to perform

Spring

Frozen Kingdom

Half Term

Frozen Kingdom

End of term

End of term

 

Non-Chron report - comparison

Explanation

Fantasy narrative, stories from different viewpoints.

Poetry - kennings

Summer

Hola, Mexico!

Half term

Hola, Mexico!

End of term

End of term

 

Year 6

 

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9

Week 10

Week 11

Week 12

Week 13

Week 14

Week 15

Week 16

Autumn

A Child’s War

Half Term

A Child’s War

Persuasion-Advert

Persuasion-Letter

Persuasion-Diary

Recount-Newspaper

Non-Chron report

Poetry WW2

Spring

Darwin’s Delight

Half Term

Darwin’s Delight

End of term

End of term

 

Classic Fiction

Poetry - imagery & personification, performance

Balanced argument

Explanation Text

Biography

Classic Narrative

Summer

Revolution

Half term

Revolution

End of term

End of term

 

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