We teach writing through the Talk for Writing approach, developed by Pie Corbett. Pupils learn a story or text off by heart using pictures and symbols on a storymap (or text map if it is non-fiction), and actions. They learn all the writer’s skills and create ‘toolkits’ in order to write their own stories/texts at the end of the unit. In one half term, pupils will complete 1 story unit, 1 non-fiction unit and 1 poetry unit, all wrapped up in the creative theme for the term. In addition to this, pupils play language and sentence games regularly in order to prepare them for the Y6 Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation test (SPAG).
We follow the National Curriculum for English. Our T4W curriculum has been developed in line with the expectations and coverage of the NC, however we cannot publish the document due to copy write restrictions. The content of the curriculum for each academic year can be found in the document section. If you would like more information about the T4W curriculum, please contact us directly.