Ladypool Primary School

Writing

Writing At Ladypool

Each year group covers a balance of narrative, non-fiction and poetry. At Ladypool, we use the National Curriculum to support our coverage of the writing skill. Our teaching of writing is underpinned by the key principles of Talk for Writing (Pie Corbett).  This ensures that the processes and thinking behind the writing process are made explicit, internalised and applied by children in their own writing.

To develop our children as writers we: 

  • Treat children as writers, from the earliest stage, who have ideas that they will want to communicate, building on writing skills they have acquired and their knowledge of print from their environment. 
  • Provide experiences where the children can acquire confidence and a positive attitude to writing.
  • Develop and sustain writing skills by providing opportunities for children to write for a range of purposes and audiences. 
  • Use guided and shared writing sessions to model writing skills, teaching children how to compose, amend and revise their writing. 
  • Teach children to become critical readers of their own writing by using self-evaluation and checking their work independently for sense, accuracy and meaning.
  • Teach grammar and punctuation in the context of children’s own writing, as well as through discrete lessons.
  • Teach children to develop their ability to organise and present imaginative and/or factual writing and poetry in different ways.
  • Teach strategies for spelling to enable children to become confident and competent spellers. 

 

The Writing Process At Ladypool

Coldwrite

Clear audience and purpose for children.

Provide stimulus

Opportunity to plan/brainstorm ideas

Independent writing

Imitation

Model texts 

Story mapping 

Drama 

Internalising writing structures 

Short burst writing

Innovation 

Create own version

Adapting story maps/boxing up grids

Shared and guided writing 

Editing and improving as a class and in groups 

Invention

Hotwrite

Independent application of what has been taught and practised.

Clear audience and purpose.

Opportunity to plan/brainstorm ideas.

Independent writing.

Invention

Hotwrite

Independent application of what has been taught and practised.

Clear audience and purpose.

Opportunity to plan/brainstorm ideas.

Independent writing.