Our English Writing Curriculum
At Lionel Walden, we believe that our children deserve a broad and ambitious English writing curriculum, rich in skills and knowledge, which ignites their passion to write and express themselves. The ability to communicate effectively, confidently and with clarity is a crucial life skill that is developed throughout their time at school, ready to be further developed as they transition to secondary school and beyond.
The link between phonics, reading and writing is built upon to enable children to become fluent in writing and accurate in spelling. From the simplest sentences in the early years, to the more complex, descriptive sentences in later years, the audience and purpose of writing is always kept at the forefront of children’s minds. This ensures that children think about how they communicate their ideas, whether it addresses their audience and whether it achieves its purpose, Providing our children with a rich curriculum, packed full of new ideas and experiences ensures that they have more knowledge to bring to their writing. Exposing them to a vast range of literature and texts, both fictional and factual, allows them to see how language can be used to entertain, inform, persuade and discuss.
- The Write Stuff builds pupils’ confidence with sentence structure.
- The approach widens the repertoire of writing options for pupils.
- Pupils gain an understanding of the ‘whole’ piece that they are writing.
- Organisation of their ideas and cohesion between them is strengthened.