Writing at Hagbourne

At Hagbourne CE Primary School we encourage all children to: believe that they can be good writers and develop positive attitudes. Writing is taught in English lessons and across many other subjects in the curriculum, where high expectations are set. We plan our English teaching as a ‘learning journey’. The journey begins with finding out what the children know already and ends with a finished product which may be for example: a story, a letter to the council, an information text etc.

Displays in the classroom reflect the learning journey; this is where we place helpful hints, spellings, children’s work, and grammar and punctuation advice.

In lessons, grammar is taught through text types where possible to make it meaningful as is punctuation. Tasks are differentiated by ability and all children are supported and challenged to achieve. Children are given feedback which may be verbal or written and have an opportunity to respond to this feedback in order to improve their work.

Speaking and listening is also a key part of English teaching and all children are encouraged to actively listen, develop spoken language and express themselves effectively through speech or drama tasks.

Practise at home by visiting:

KS1 – http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/literacy.html

KS2 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/spelling_grammar/