Big Picture - Talk like a Writer
Writing is a life skill. Writing lets you express creativity, feelings, ideas and share information. Writing can organise your thinking and communicate with others. Think it, say it, write it down!
At St. Stephen’s Infant School, Writing is a crucial part of our curriculum. We provide pupils with a high-quality education in English that will teach pupils to speak, read and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others effectively.
Pupils are taught to be able to plan, revise and evaluate their writing. To be able to do this effectively, pupils focus on developing effective transcription and effective composition. They will also develop an awareness of the audience, purpose and context, and an increasingly wide knowledge of vocabulary and grammar. We also intend for pupils to leave school being able to use fluent, legible and speedy handwriting.
All children from Early Years Foundation Stage to Year 2 are provided with many opportunities to develop and apply their writing skills across the curriculum. We emphasise the development of fine and gross motor skills starting in EYFS and continue this through KS1. Children will write in a variety of genre, and use a range of high-quality texts within units of work.
Below are the SSIS progression of skills documents for Writing.
Writing at St. Stephen's Infant School