BerkswichCE Primary School

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English at Berkswich


Fostering a love of writing


At Berkswich, we believe that language is a powerful tool for learning and development and are committed to developing children’s English in the spoken and written form. We understand that reading and writing go hand in hand; children need to be capable and fluent readers in order to become capable and fluent writers.


Furthermore, we recognise that writing can be a challenging  process and therefore, in order for children to succeed, our planning provides a range of opportunities to support success. These include: drama and role play; real-life stimuli; writing for a range of purposes and audiences; explicit grammar teaching in context; exposure to high quality texts, visual and language models as well as the systematic teaching of spelling and handwriting.


Parents can support children’s writing by encouraging them to write for a range of real-life purposes and audiences at home. For example:


  • shopping lists/ to do lists
  • diaries
  • letters
  • story writing
  • captions for photographs

For more ideas and information, please visit the 'Supporting Learning' area on the website.