Writing: At Woodbury C of E Primary School we believe that English skills are vital to the development of our children to be prepared for their future life. We intend to deliver an English Curriculum designed to enable and empower children’s written and oral communication. To inspire, excite and enthuse young readers and writers, children are actively encouraged to develop a love of reading and writing through the use of quality texts and topics.
As a school we have recently adopted an approach to teaching writing called “The Write Stuff” by Jane Constantine. The aim of which is to bring clarity to the mechanics of writing. “The Write Stuff” follows a method called “Sentence Stacking” which refers to the fact that sentences are stacked together and organised to engage children with short, intensive moments of learning that they can then immediately apply to their own writing. Grammar and punctuation are taught within English lessons and as separate lesson, where the children are taught to develop their grammatical understanding of the English language, which includes sentence construction and the use of punctuation. In Key Stage 1 Phonics is taught daily and is based on the 'Letters and Sounds' programme. In Key Stage 2 Spelling is taught most days and is based upon the No Nonsense programme.
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