At Brookhouse, our aim is to equip children with the necessary skills to write independently for a variety of audiences and purposes. We want our pupils to have a passion for writing where they are able to form, articulate and communicate their ideas, organising them coherently for a reader. This involves not only the need for a wide knowledge of vocabulary and grammar but also requires them to have fluent and legible handwriting. We also recognise the importance of spoken language and how this underpins the development of writing. With this in mind, we aim to ensure each and every one of our pupils can write and speak fluently so that they can communicate their ideas in various forms. We also encourage our children to express themselves effectively and to listen and learn from each other. By the end of year 6, we want our pupils’ writing to be sufficiently fluent and effortless to equip them for the general demands of the curriculum as they move into secondary school.
Writing is taught through a process based on Talk for Writing. During the initial imitation stage of writing, pupils are immersed in the story/text language through the use of story/text maps until they internalise the language of the text. The process then allows pupils to innovate- alter parts of their story/text type to varying degrees depending on age and ability. Finally, pupils produce their own independently invented version of the text which is assessed using the Writing Assessment Descriptors (see below).
Progression Across the School