Winning House Team
How we teach writing
In Key Stage 1 writing is taught using a Talk4Writing approach. It is seen as a three step process: imitate, innovate and invent where children are encouraged to consider audience and purpose. Their writing skills are then applied to all areas of the national curriculum. The use of English across the curriculum is very important and is specifically planned for - linking the literacy objectives for the year group to the objectives of the other subject. Good quality writing, in particular, can be developed in all areas of the curriculum. English skills are taught separately, but are also enhanced through cross-curricular working. For example, children may develop their writing skills through an extended piece of writing in geography to build upon the understanding developed during English lessons. Planning must be readily adaptable to meet the interests and needs of the children.