English - Writing
Subject Leader: Mr M Granger
Subject Policy: MF Writing Policy 2020
Subject Document: MF Writing Curriculum Coverage
Subject Gallery: English Writing Photo Gallery
At Manor Field we are committed to achieving excellent standards in written communication. We teach a broad, balanced and creative English curriculum, designed to motivate, inspire and challenge our children to achieve their full potential.
We begin all writing units with a creative hook, exciting the children and activating their prior knowledge. We then share with our children a high quality text (often linked to our Theme Learning), exemplifying the type of writing we are learning about. Speaking and listening is at the heart of our writing curriculum, and we draw upon aspects of Pie Corbett’s Talk for Writing approach - we believe that children should be able to orally rehearse what they are going to write before they write it.
We always break learning down into small steps, building up to a final written piece. Grammar, spelling and punctuation are taught in context, carefully woven into the writing curriculum. We always ensure we give our children a real purpose and audience for their writing - this may be written, spoken, performed, filmed or even blogged.