Our Writing Intent
At Oyster Park Primary Academy, we believe that a quality English curriculum should develop children’s love of reading, writing and discussion. We have a rigorous and well organised English curriculum that provides many purposeful opportunities for reading, writing and discussion based upon core research principles. Through the Literacy Counts, Read to Write approach we intend our children by the end of their primary learning journey to have developed a love of writing; to be able to express their thoughts and ideas clearly and creatively through the written word as aspiring authors. We also intend to create writers who can re-read, edit and improve their own writing, and enable pupils to be able to confidently use the essential skills of grammar, punctuation and spelling. We set high expectations for all our children to take pride in their work and have a fluent, consistent cursive handwriting style alongside allowing their imaginations to flourish.
Through using high-quality vehicle texts, immersion in vocabulary rich learning environments and ensuring new curriculum expectations and the progression of skills are met, our children will be exposed to a language rich, creative and progressive English curriculum which will not only enable them to become primary literate but will also develop and nurture a love of reading, creative writing and purposeful speaking and listening. In writing we cultivate a reading culture by exposing children to a variety of genres through carefully planned activities. From EYFS to Year 6 pupils are exposed to high-quality vehicle texts that explore a variety of genres and themes. Through immersion and analysis, pupils investigate the authors intent and are encouraged to adapt to their own writing. All pupils are encouraged to adapt ideas to their own writing.
Oracy is the ability to articulate ideas, develop understanding and engage with others through spoken language. To promote oracy pupils are immersed into vehicle texts through the use of drama where speaking and listening is a main focus. Pupils articulate what they believe might happen in their focus text and will use their inference skills to form their prediction. The retelling of the texts and the WAGOLLs help pupils to consolidate their understanding of the themes of the text. All pupils are encouraged to adapt ideas to their own writing. All pupils are encouraged to edit and publish sections of their work to create effective pieces which are then able to be read aloud. By teaching our pupils to become more effective speakers and listeners we aim to empower them to have a better understanding of themselves, each other and the features and vocabulary that they have chosen to be included in their writing.
At Oyster Park Primary Academy, all children are given the opportunity to work with support appropriate to their SEN learning barriers. Children are encouraged and supported to ask their own questions as well as complete teacher led enquiries. Pre-teaching of key ideas in short bursts shall help increase confidence and topics are revisited regularly. For our SEND pupils, writing is closely assessed following the Wakefield Progression Steps. Pupils are encouraged work with their support packs to enable them to achieve their personalised success criteria and learning objective.
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