English is taught daily, for a minimum of 1 hour.
In KS1, daily phonics and handwriting sessions are taught in addition to this. In KS2, SPAG sessions, covering spelling and grammar are also taught additionally.
In Nursery and Reception (Class 1) regular supported and independent writing opportunities are provided daily as part of Continuous Provision.
Each week, every class in KS1 and KS2 completes a 'Big Write'. This is an extended time when the children are able to demonstrate the grammar and spelling skills that they have learnt over the past week. We play soothing music to ensure a calm working environment allowing ample time for the children to be as creative as possible. These pieces of writing are used to inform teacher assessments and to plan the next steps to support and develop your child's writing further.
Writing is marked in accordance to our Marking and Feedback Policy.
In KS1 we have introduced Pie Corbetts' Talk for Write strategy to support our children in Writing.
For more information about Talk for Writing view his website here.