English - Writing
Writing is a crucial part of our curriculum at St Paul’s. By the end of Year Six we intend our children to have developed a love of writing and to be able to express their thoughts and ideas clearly and creatively through the written word. We also intend to create writers who can re-read, edit and improve their own writing, and enable pupils to be able to confidently use the essential skills of grammar, punctuation and spelling. At St Paul’s, we set high expectations for all our children to take pride in their work and have a fluent, cursive handwriting style.
Our English curriculum is centred around a sequence of high-quality age-appropriate texts. The curriculum is designed so that our choice of books create opportunities to develop reading fluency and comprehension with a focus on key reading strategies and skills; develop grammar and punctuation knowledge and understanding. We use a range of schemes to help with our planning, including CLPE and The Literacy Tree.
Our English curriculum is designed so that there are opportunities to use and apply their skills across the wider curriculum; explore the writing structure and features of different genres, identify the purpose and audience; plan and write an initial piece of writing with a clear context and purpose before evaluating the effectiveness of writing by editing and redrafting. Teachers set each child a personalised target which relates to the ten “Key Performance Indicators” (KPI’s) specific to each year group to ensure progress and target areas for support.
Pupils will make good progress from their own personal starting points. By the end of Year Six they will be able to write clearly and accurately and adapt their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences. They will have had access to a wide range of high quality texts throughout Key Stage 2. Our pupils will acquire a wide vocabulary and have a strong command of the written word. Most importantly, they will develop a love of writing and be well equipped for the rest of their education.
Progression of Skills
Writing Enrichment at St Paul's
Lunchtime Creative Writing Club
Regional and National writing competitions
Gifted and Talented writing groups
CILIP Shadowing scheme
Cross curricular writing
Half termly in school writing competitions:-
Autumn 1 - Snowdrops
Spring - Twisted Fairy Tales
Writing Competition Winners