The National Curriculum programme of study for writing at Key Stage 2 has 2 main dimensions:
- Transcription (spelling and handwriting);
- Composition (articulating ideas and structuring them in speech and writing).
It is vital that pupils are competent in both of these areas, along with possessing the ability to plan, revise and evaluate their own work.
Leaders in our Academy have prioritised the teaching of writing and it is identified as a key priority on our Academy Improvement Plan. We also make sure that writing is a creative and engaging learning experience.
Leaders monitor the provision of writing through learning walks in literacy sessions; the monitoring of planning and pupil books and the impact of this provision through the analysis of:
(i) end of year cohort data and
(ii) individual pupil progress throughout the year informed by ongoing assessments (including ‘GAPS’ standardised testing).
We provide a literacy-rich environment for our children and opportunities are provided for children to take part in shared and independent writing.
At Freeman’s Endowed C.E Junior Academy, we use the National Curriculum in England 2014 Framework for English as the basis for our curriculum planning.