Writing is an essential and fundamental skill which is demonstrated in all curriculum subjects. Writing is taught through a number of techniques including explicit skills lessons (where pupils practise specific grammar and writing skills), shared writing (writing modelled by the teacher with contributions from the children), and guided writing (writing in small groups with teacher intervention). Children are also given the opportunity to write independently and for an extended period of time. Editing and improving is a valuable process which is directly taught throughout the school. Handwriting and presentation are highly important to us and we have the highest expectations when it comes to our work.
Our English teaching is linked to the year group half termly topic, meaning children are always writing within a clear context. Throughout an academic year, a variety of writing genres (from explanation texts to narrative stories) are explored and children are given opportunities to enrich their writing with accurate grammar, subject-specific content and effective composition. Learning from other areas of the curriculum (STEM, Humanities and The Arts) is integrated into English, providing meaningful supporting content, which results in purposeful and well-structured written pieces.
In Early Years, children experience writing in a range of settings. They are given opportunities for developmental writing through all areas of learning and the learning environment. Children also participate in a fun and engaging range of fine motor activities that enhance their writing skills.
Please find the subject overview for English subject at Bevington below. This overview outlines what the pupils are taught in each year through the school.