Writing Floats on a Sea of talk!
At Roundhay, we follow a consistent. sequenced approach in writing to immerse children in language. Our future authors craft their writing based on core texts and aspirational models. Progress is driven by high expectations and a passion for always producing high quality creative outcomes. We always plan backwards from end point, which is often a published display around school with a clear purpose and audience. Children are provided with plenty of opportunities to read and perform their work aloud aiding their oracy and proof reading skills. Check out our twitter page for examples of outcomes!
Our three week writing sequence
All year groups in school follow the same three week writing sequence. Children take part in three writing lessons each week following this sequence:
Wednesday - explicit teaching of the sentence level objective being covered. Children imitate a model text provided by the teacher.
Thursday - application of the sentence level objective being covered. Children continue to imitate the model provided by the teacher.
Friday - application of the sentence level objective being covered. Children continue to imitate the model provided by the teacher.
Wednesday - corrective teaching of the sentence level objective. Lesson to plan independent writing.
Thursday - Independent writing lesson. Children innovate the same genre of writing as in week 1 but with a different context.
Friday - independent writing lesson. Children continue with their piece of writing.
Wednesday - editing lesson.
Thursday - publishing the final draft.
Friday - evaluating lesson.
Handwriting and presentation
We encourage children to always strive for excellence with their presentation and writing outcomes. Children use handwriting lines and aim to receive a pen licence (which our Junior Leadership Team assign) meaning that they have met the expectations and can write using a handwriting pen rather than a pencil.
Children are given an opportunity to publish their final draft of their written work at the end of each three week sequence. These pieces of writing are displayed around school to demonstrate fantastic work and our high expectations.
Spelling is taught through the Read Write inc. programme throughout school. In KS1, children learn spelling rules and patterns in their RWI lessons each day. In KS2, children have a 20 minutes spelling lesson each day where they complete activities in the appropriate RWI workbook and play games involving their focus spelling rule.
Weekly spellings are sent home to practise each week on a Tuesday. These words are tested the following week.
Children all have a log in to access Spelling Shed where they will find games and activities to help them to learn different spelling rules, patterns and practise the words for their year group. If you are unsure of your child's username and password, please speak to their class teacher (spelling shed and maths shed username and passwords are the same).
Writing objectives for each year group.
Please note that these are end of year objectives. Children will be taught these objectives in their writing lessons throughout the year.
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