BerkswichCE Primary School

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 At Berkswich, we aim to develop the children’s ability to produce high quality, well-structured writing in which the meaning is made clear and which engages the interest of the reader. All children across the school are taught to articulate their purposeful and powerful choices as a writer, explaining what effect they have created, how they have created it and why they have created it; an approach they first begin to explore through guided reading sessions.

Close attention is paid throughout the school to the formal structures of English, grammatical detail, punctuation and spelling; teachers have high expectations of the children's accuracy.

To support our teaching of writing, Key Stage One staff refer to Pie Corbett’s strategy of ‘Talk for Writing’. We believe that this is pivotal when learning how to sequence and recall well-known stories. 

 All children have opportunities to write at length in extended independent writing sessions at the end of a unit; applying their taught skills to an unsupported piece of writing where they are then able to evaluate and discuss their work as young authors.

Our detailed Handwriting and Presentation policy is also available on our website alongside our English policy; it outlines the specific expectations for each year group. On this page you will find some tips and ideas to support your children at home.