Writing at CBINS
Intent – Writing underpins our teaching and learning at CBINS. We aim to ensure all children become writers through developing children’s ability to use and manipulate a range of writing tools. Through their continued experiences, children develop their proficiency to make meaningful marks, write letters and sounds which develops into sentences and extended pieces of writing. Alongside this, we immerse all our children in a language rich environment to encourage communication and develop vocabulary. We strongly feel that if children are writing purposefully for an audience, this will motivate them to communicate their thoughts and ideas through writing and see it as a crucial life skill.
Spelling, Handwriting and Talk 4 Writing Mapping
Implementation –We implement this by embedding writing throughout our children’s learning across all areas of the curriculum and their personal experiences. Our learning environment promotes independent opportunities to communicate through talk and writing which are explicitly modelled by all staff. We then follow the Talk 4 Writing teaching sequence alongside our spelling and handwriting scheme to meet and go beyond national expectations as outlined in the EYFS and KS1 curricula. Children develop their oral story telling skills and immerse themselves in high quality texts as a basis for their own innovations and application.
Talk 4 Writing
Support and challenge
Impact – Our Writing curriculum leads to good results in both Key Stages. At the end of EYFS, 79% of children met or exceeded the ELG for Writing compared to 75% nationally. At the end of KS1, 73% of children achieved the expected standard in Writing compared to 70% nationally, with an additional 22% reaching the standard for greater depth. Children develop their spoken language for storytelling, as well as their transcription when writing on the page. Above all children view themselves as storytellers and writers, confidently able to express their ideas creatively and develop writing flair using and magpying from modelled examples.