Writing

Our Rolling Program for Writing shows how we cover fiction, non-fiction and poetry over a three year cycle. We use an approach called The Write Stuff (Jane Considine) to teach writing. Below are the unit trackers which show how we cover the writing objectives through texts.

THE WRITE STUFF

We aim to instil a love of writing in our children, and to ensure they are able to express their thoughts and ideas clearly and creatively through the written word. We use an approach called The Write Stuff which has been developed by Jane Considine. 

The Write Stuff enables children to imitate the key language they need for a particular topic orally before they try reading it and analysing it.  Through fun activities to help them rehearse the tune of the language they need, followed by shared writing to show them how to craft their genre, children are helped to write in the same style.  It works well right through from the Early Years up to year 6 and beyond.

We use high quality texts specifically  chosen for their themes and use of language. The Write Stuff is an excellent basis for us to teach fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Below you can see how the texts we use cover the writing objectives.

 

Assessment

Assessment  is viewed as building a picture over time of a child's learning progress across the curriculum and is viewed as an integral part of teaching and learning.  

Assessment for learning (AFL) and Visible Learning underpin all learning. A variety of feedback is used to inform the pupils about their learning so that they become more involved in their own learning and from this gain confidence in what they are expected to learn and how to progress it further. 

Both formative and summative assessment is used to gather evidence. Some examples of this maybe: 

Summative: 

End of KS 1 and KS2 SATs  

Y1 phonics screening 

EYFS Early Learning Goals 

Reception Baseline check 

Formative:  

Accelerated Reader screening 

Phonics screening (Read, Write, Inc) 

Spelling 

Pupil Retrieval Practices include: 

KWL grids, quizzes, concept/ mind maps, questioning, success criteria, learning intentions and pupil targets. 

 

Whole School Tracking and Progress 

We use iTRACK which is the online pupil tracking software that uses powerful data analysis to track pupil progress and attainment in real time.