We believe that reading and writing are interconnected: reading is breathing in, and writing is breathing out. We strive for children to learn to love books through daily storytelling sessions, in which books have been carefully chosen by the class teacher to engage and inspire, supporting our vision of 'God created you to be amazing.’ This will widen their vocabulary and give them a bank of ‘techniques’ from successful authors.
English writing sequences are based on stories by quality authors and the children are given time to immerse themselves in the story and get to know the characters and story format. Sequences of learning focus on building up age appropriate writerly skills before embedding in an extended purposeful piece of writing. Assessment for learning through these extended pieces will enable teachers to incorporate planned repetition of key skills, where gaps have been identified, into their sequence.