At Whiston we base our teaching of writing on the content of the National curriculum. We aim to ensure we teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them.
Reading and writing are heavily intertwined and we aim to provide our pupils with rich opportunities to use the language and vocabulary skills that they have acquired in reading in writing sessions. Writing sessions are also where pupils can use the knowledge they have gained through other areas of the curriculum to produce writing for an audience or purpose.
The national curriculum for English reflects the importance of spoken language in pupils’ development across the whole curriculum – cognitively, socially and linguistically. Spoken language underpins the development of reading and writing. The quality and variety language that pupils hear and speak are vital for developing their vocabulary and grammar and their understanding for reading and writing.
We want pupils to engage actively with discussion and debate
We want our pupils to have regular opportunities to use drama and performance to be able to adopt, create and sustain a range of roles, responding appropriately to others in role.
We aim to ensure pupils are given a chance to respond thoughtfully to drama and theatre performances