We use the 'Talk for Writing' approach to writing developed by educational writer, Pie Corbett - you can find out more about him below. It is fun, creative yet also rigorous and has a proven record of accelerating children's learning.
It starts with enjoying and sharing stories. Throughout the school, we place a strong emphasis on children reading stories and enjoying a range of literature. Through regular reading, we want children to build up an extensive and rich vocabulary for use in their own writing.
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What Can You Do To Help?
Talk for Writing begins and ends with enjoying stories and reading books. We encourage all parents to read with their children every day whatever their age or ability. Children who are read to regularly before coming to school are the most likely to succeed in education.
Children who read for pleasure are also more likely to succeed as writers because of the way in which reading develops language development.