Intent for Writing
As part of our Gold Level Rights Respecting School, our intent is to ensure that every child receives a well-rounded learning experience and becomes a fluent reader, a skilled writer and confident speaker so that children can be the best that they can be and have aspirations of themselves now, and in the future.
It is our intention at Timothy Hackworth Primary School that all children from Foundation Stage to Year 6 are provided with many opportunities to develop and apply their writing skills across the curriculum. The school believes that English skills are vital to the development of children so that they are prepared for their future life. A broad and balanced English programme using objectives from the National Curriculum 2014, determines the skills that each year group and Key Stage must cover. Many of these writing opportunities are based around high quality texts, which reflects the importance we place on meaningful links between reading and writing.
Our Writing Intent is:
- for our children to be the best writers that they can be as part of our Gold Level Rights Respecting School;
- to foster a curiosity and thirst for knowledge and understanding about the world in which we live;
- to promote confidence and lifelong positive attitudes to writing through access to a wide range of literature and enthusiastic writing role models within our school and the wider community;
- to create positive writing attitudes;
- to promote independent writing;
- for pupils to be able to plan, revise and evaluate their writing;
- for our pupils to develop an awareness of the audience, purpose and context, and an increasingly wide knowledge of vocabulary and grammar;
- to give children our children writing opportunities which cover a range of different purposes, audiences and forms;
- to broaden vocabulary through the use of and understanding of new words;
- teach pupils how to work out and clarify the meanings of unknown words and words with more than one meaning;
- show pupils how to understand the relationships between words, how to understand nuances in meaning, and how to develop their understanding of, and ability to use, figurative language;
- for pupils to apply their grammatical knowledge in their writing;
- for pupils to apply their phonetic and spelling knowledge in their writing;
- engage pupils with spelling and the rules that are applied through teaching the National Curriculum;
- for pupils to leave school being able to use joined, legible and fluent handwriting.