are able to adapt their writing for a wide range of purposes and audiences. We want to instil an enjoyment of language in young people, by enabling them to explore its patterns, structures and origins, allowing them to understand and make controlled writing choices to impact the reader.
Grammar coverage for each year group is made explicit to teachers and the teaching is interwoven throughout the writing units so that children can understand its purpose in a context and use it in a controlled and creative manner.
Sequence for Writing
Vocabulary development is a key feature of each unit and children are supported with this through the use of text-rich learning environments and other vocabulary enrichment (e.g. Word Warrior). Children are given frequent opportunities to edit, proofread and redraft their writing. In addition to this, speaking and listening opportunities are provided throughout all units of work to allow children to develop their oracy skills.
At Histon and Impington Brook Primary School, we teach handwriting based on the English Hub Progression model. In Reception, children should be encouraged to form letters individually before joining them together. This will ensure that children can form letters correctly, which will make joining them easier. Teachers should advise children when they are ready to join their handwriting. At the beginning of the year, handwriting should have a significant focus as it is essential that we set high expectations for presentation.
Each year group has discrete handwriting lessons built into the timetable as well as excellent handwriting being promoted across the curriculum.