The Importance of Writing
Airy Hill Primary School is committed to:
Developing fluent and creative writers
Developing a love of literature
Closing the language gap
At Airy Hill, writing is taught 4 days a week for 55 minutes each session. All writing is linked directly to the children’s whole class reading text, supporting them to explore a variety of genres whilst being immersed in an engaging curriculum.
When writing, children are provided with learning ladders which provide a step-by-step overview of how they will reach their goal. Within this, the children develop a secure understanding of the purpose and audience of their writing unit. They then follow the following process before publishing their work.
- Reading activities linked to the genre and topic
- Learning of new and relevant grammar, punctuation and spelling
- Drafting where application of the new learning occurs
- Redrafting and editing
When learning new knowledge, practicing skills and securing previous understanding within a written context, we use our grammar, punctuation and spelling progression document to ensure we are planning in a way which challenges our children each day. Please see our English progression document attached. To enable the children to challenge themselves, we have created sentence types linked directly to aims within the National Curriculum. If you wish to support your child with their writing at home, please download the documents below.