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Writing is an important part of our curriculum and is an integral part of all our lessons. At St John’s writing is taught in a range of ways:
Modelling Writing: The teacher talks aloud the thought processes as a writer with the children. They model strategies in front of the children,
communicating the strategies being used. Teachers may model writing skills such as punctuation, rehearsal, proof reading, editing, word
selection, sentence construction and paragraphing.

Shared Writing: This is a collaborative approach in which the pupils contribute their ideas and thoughts for the teacher to write. The teacher
models and teaches specific writing skills and there is the opportunity for discussion to choose the most effective or suitable ideas.

Independent Writing/ Big Write: Children are given opportunities to apply their understanding of the text type in their own writing. They are
encouraged to plan, draft, write, edit and publish their work, applying the skills they have learnt throughout the unit of work on that particular
genre. Big Write happens at the end of a 2-3 week unit

Guided Writing: Pupil groups are needs led and are identified through ongoing assessments. The teacher or other adults work with the group
on a carefully selected task appropriate to that group’s needs and targets. This will focus on a particular aspect of the writing process rather
than writing a complete piece. Misconceptions, gaps in learning and common errors will be addressed through targeted group work.


Writing Curriculum

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