In order to encourage creativity and independence in writing we write for an extended period each week throughout the school following the BIG WRITE method. This allows teachers to assess progress and evaluate personal short term targets regularly. (You can find out more in the Powerpoint attached below.)

Our Talk Homework linked to BIG WRITE is sent by text weekly to parents. It helps to support language and vocablulary development and discussion beyond the classroom. 

Big Writing Philosophy is 

•If a child can say it, a child can write it!

•The Talking voice is not the same as the Writing voice.


Children are encouraged to:

•Talk about their writing

•Find exciting words and use these in their writing.

•‘Borrow’ exciting words and phrases from other authors.  ‘WOW’ words.

•Have a go at using interesting examples of punctuation.

•Write for an extended period of time.

•Re-read their own writing and find ways to make it better.

•Understand what they need to do next to improve.

We encourage our children to apply their literacy skills in all areas of the curriculum and in homework activities. Our Learning Logs ( independent homework books) demonstrate the care and attention our pupils pay to presentation, handwriting and literacy skills.

We develop handwriting using a progressive pre-cursive font called 'Nelson FK' this supports pupils to join letters from an early age.

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