We implement the use of our 'Writing Toolkits' from Year 2 - 6. This is a planning tool, which we create collaboratively with our pupils, to identify our writing's purpose, audience, effect, skills, application, and appropriate vocabulary. This allows our children to take responsibility for the creativity of their writing.
All our creative writing pieces begin with a high quality model example, which models the purpose, audience, effect, skills, application, and appropriate vocabulary. This sets high expectations and aspirations for our children, which is at the heart of our school ethos.
Shared and modelled writing, takes place within English lessons. This allows the teacher to demonstrate high quality writing, while encouraging the children to share and up-level their own and peers' ideas.
Talk for writing is used successfully across the school to help children to develop the structure of their writing. We use this well to engage children, with different styles of writing and with different purposes.
Children are expected to write frequently in a range of forms. This may be responses to a text, considering text feature grids, short writing tasks such as writing as a character description, or writing a whole story or report as an extended piece of writing. At Foley Park, we don’t teach specific genres of writing; we teach purposes for writing which are: to entertain, to inform, to explain and to discuss.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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