Writing covers many aspects of the curriculum and while it is taught in English lessons, the learning can be applied across the curriculum.
English in EYFS is through the Read Write Inc. scheme, with the children learning single sounds and developing the skills to enable the children to write each letter correctly working towards writing words and sentences.
English lessons taught from Year 1 onwards are planned from a range of high quality texts, film clips, or current affairs through Literacy Shed + to engage children in their learning, covering a broad range of genres and text-types. These lessons are planned to ensure the children continue to build up their skills in specific text types, develop their punctuation and grammar knowledge and promote the children writing for a variety of purposes. The children then show off their skill development when they apply their learning to longer pieces of work in their topic lessons.
Alongside English lessons, children also get taught handwriting to develop the children's fluent joined style, once they have mastered forming each letter correctly using a tripod grip and children get taught spelling patterns and rules.
Spelling is taught through the Spelling Shed scheme from Year 1 to Year 6. This scheme provides the children the opportunity to develop their spelling knowledge through sequenced lessons and supported by interactive games for the children to practice at home, which is all closely matched to the National Curriculum.
Please see below for the progression documents for Writing and the Spelling Shed Overview.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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