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Newton Burgoland Primary School

Newton Burgoland Primary School

Together We Can Achieve Excellence

Writing and Handwriting

Together We Make Learning A Memorable, Unmissable Adventure

We want our pupils to see themselves as writers and story tellers.

The journey starts in class 1 where learners tell stories in imaginative play. We encourage our youngest writers to consider:

  • Who
  • Where
  • Where next
  • Why
  • What goes wrong
  • Who helps
  • Where last
  • Feelings

When creating a story. We ask What if......?

Learners are taught correct letter formation to make the transition to joining easier.

Through units of work and play, they learn to write instructions, labels and information texts. 

In class 2 the journey continues and a variety of sentence structures are taught to help our young writers to consider the needs of the reader, to make writing more engaging and to add suspense.

In class 3 and 4 the journey continues narratives are more detailed, include a variety of sentence structures and wider range of descriptive vocabulary. Learners  think about the impact of word and sentence choices on the reader. Text organisation is considered and learners start to select for themselves, the most appropriate genre for their writing.

Practising letter formation in reception.