Here at St Andrew’s we LOVE writing!
Reading, writing, speaking and listening are the core skills within English that we aim to develop within our school. The National Curriculum documents below contain details about what children in each year group must be taught in these areas.
We like to make writing fun, purposeful, relevant and challenging and get the children doing, talking, thinking, trying and editing.
We recognise and foster the relationship between reading and writing – the children who are avid readers tend to be those who cope well with story writing. Reading great books is a natural way for children to become fantastic writers.
Rather than trying to teach children ten or more different genres or text types (which can actually be used for a variety of purposes), our approach focuses on what those different types have in common: the purpose for writing. The four purposes to write being taught across KS1 and KS2 are: • to entertain • to inform • to persuade • to discuss
EYFS / KS1