Taking elements of the Talk for Writing approach, our pupils will be taught how to plan, revise and evaluate their writing in every year group. Effective composition involves forming, articulating and communicating ideas, and then organising them coherently. Every child is taught to write as a reader. This requires clarity, awareness of the audience, purpose and context, and an increasingly wide knowledge of vocabulary and grammar. Through the use of high-quality examples, shared writing, discussions and success criteria, our children are taught to fully understand how various text genres are written and do so purposefully across a range of contexts.
At Lumbertubs Primary School, our children are taught handwriting with Kinetic Letters. This is started in Reception and is taught and encouraged throughout the school.
Spelling, vocabulary, grammar and punctuation:
Opportunities for teachers to enhance pupils’ vocabulary arise naturally from their reading and writing lessons. As vocabulary increases, teachers show pupils how to understand the relationships between words, how to understand nuances in meaning, and how to develop their understanding of, and ability to use, figurative language. They will also teach pupils how to work out and clarify the meanings of unknown words and words with more than one meaning. Pupils will be taught to control their speaking and writing consciously and to use Standard English. It is important that pupils learn the correct grammatical terms in English and that these terms are integrated within teaching. Our teachers consistently model accurate use of Standard English when speaking and writing as well as teaching the specific knowledge and skills children are required to know at KS1 and KS2.