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Trinity Anglican Methodist

Primary School

Aiming higher together, every day in every way

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Writing and Grammar

Early Writing

In our Early Years, we encourage writing by providing an engaging learning environment and providing stimuli for writing such as using high quality texts, talking about real life scenarios etc. We value writing and we want the children to value their meaningful marks right from the very start of their school journey!

 

We guide the learning in the Early Years by listening to the children. We plan ‘in the moment’ and adapt our practice to reflect the interests of the children. This often leads to wonderful and sometimes bizarre moments, such as flying to the moon in a space rocket or preparing dinner for ten guests in the mud kitchen! However, we know that the outcomes achieved when learning in this way are high quality and memorable. Our skilled staff, work alongside the children and use questioning effectively to support and extend their understanding.

Writing Throughout the School

Children at Trinity enjoy high quality writing experiences through expose to high quality texts, making links to real life experiences and writing for a real purpose. We often make links to our topics and we will expect writing to happen across the curriculum. Therefore, the children are constantly building on their writing skills and understanding how these skills are transferable. At Trinity, we plan opportunities for children to;

 

  • Explore and read a range of texts linked to the genre;
  • Develop their speaking and listening skills, including role play, drama and presentation techniques;
  • Develop a good understanding of the features of different text types;
  • Experience high quality models of writing;
  • Plan and complete short and extended pieces of writing;
  • Understand the process of writing: draft, edit, draft, edit, draft…publish!!!
  • Evaluate and improve written pieces of work after feedback.

 

Children will develop as writers through the skills-based curriculum we provide. They will understand that these skills can be applied to varying genre and for a variety of purposes. Opportunities for regular short burst writing are encouraged throughout a unit of work, enabling the children to experience writing opportunities as regularly as possible.

Handwriting is rigorously taught throughout the school focusing on pre-cursive letters in EYFS and developing to cursive script.

 

Vision

Together we inspire, through our Christian values, unique individuals who believe they can achieve more than they ever thought possible in mind, body and spirit. Through nurture and challenge, we provide a firm foundation to enable all to thrive, to lead and serve in their life long journey as local, national and global citizens.

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