We are proud of our writing at Christ Church!
Intent, Implementation and Impact within English
Writing is a crucial part of the curriculum at Christ Church Junior School. By the end of Year Six, we intend for our children to have developed a love of writing and to be able to express their thoughts and ideas clearly and creatively through the written word. We also intend to create writers who can re-read, edit and improve their own writing, and enable pupils to be able to confidently use the essential skills of grammar, punctuation and spelling. At Christ Church, we set high expectations for all our children to take pride in their work and have a fluent, cursive handwriting style alongside allowing their imaginations to flourish.
In order to help us to develop confident, enthusiastic writers who can express themselves in a variety of different styles and across a variety of contexts, writing opportunities are planned across the curriculum. This provides our children with regular opportunities to write for a range of purposes and audiences. Writing tasks are specific and meaningful, engaging children in order to illustrate how their writing skills can be applied to real life contexts. Teachers provide children with a skills ladder which outlines the skills they are required to show in that piece of writing.
Children learn spelling patterns at school and they have a list relating to this pattern to learn at home. The children are tested on these each week in school. Phonics intervention sessions take place to ensure children do not have gaps in their learning. Children who need additional support with spelling receive a variety of interventions that are tailored to address their gaps.
Pupils will make good progress from their own personal starting points. By the end of Year Six, they will be able to write clearly and accurately and adapt their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences. Our pupils will acquire a wide vocabulary and have a strong command of the written word. Most importantly, they will develop a love of writing and be well equipped for the rest of their education and further life.