At Radcliffe on Trent Infant and Nursery School we believe that English is an essential part of the curriculum. A subject that not only stands alone but one that should be an integral part of learning. We aim to give our pupils a high-quality English curriculum that will give them a strong foundation to speak, read and write fluently. We strive for children to be confident to express their ideas and communicate them effectively. We encourage children to articulate their thinking, be imaginative and to be successful. We want to immerse our children in stimuli to inspire them and provide our children with creative opportunities to develop and apply their writing skills across the curriculum. Children are taught to write in a legible script and write fluently. Spelling is taught in context and linked closely to the children’s phonic knowledge. It is intended to show pupils how to understand the relationship between phonemes, graphemes and notice patterns within words. We equip children with transferable skills which can be adapted to support them with all their learning across the curriculum.
There is a clear progression in the teaching of writing which includes four stages in a teaching sequence.
These four stages include the familiarisation of the text type through reading, the identification of structure and language features, modelled writing, shared writing, supported composition, guided writing and independent writing.