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Writing at Green Gates is an inspiring and creative subject which engages and encourages children to write for relevant and meaningful purposes. Writing is focused on the National Curriculum and ensures the development of skills throughout school. Teachers use a range of techniques including cross curricular links and engaging hooks to stimulate children’s creativity. Teachers have a deep knowledge and understanding of the subject and plan inspiring lessons.

Our Intent:
As a school, we aim to:

- Develop a positive attitude towards writing;
- Develop skills through creative and inspiring teaching of appropriate learning objectives;
- Help children appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage;
- Teach children to write in a range of styles and genres
- Teach children how to write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style appropriately.

Implementation - EYFS

Following our Read Write Inc programme, pupils are taught phonics daily and in small groups.
Alongside this, children are encouraged to mark make and write for a purpose. Pupils are encouraged to produce relevant and meaningful writing which is linked to their current topic or their own interests. Opportunities for writing are visible in all provision areas - both indoors and outdoors.
Children are taught cursive writing from Reception.

Implementation - Key Stage One and Two

Children continue their phonics teaching, usually until the middle/end of Year 2. Once they have completed all of the stages, they are taught SPAG skills alongside English writing lessons.

Teachers encourage creativity in writing by providing inspiring, relevant and varied experiences. Every piece of writing has an audience and purpose and this is discussed with the children prior to the planning process. Prior to planning, pupils are exposed to a variety of examples and are able to explore the construction of a variety of text types. Teachers are also highly effective at modelling writing across the curriculum.

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