Text-led learning journeys with a clear end point, based on Jane Considine's approach 'The Write Stuff'.
Writing and grammar is planned progressively with many opportunities to revisit learning through spaced practise, enabling children to know and remember more.
Opportunities to apply taught skills in other areas of the curriculum
Daily Phonics sessions throughout EYFS/KS1, following the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds programme where spelling is taught and practised.
Little Wandle Letters and Sounds interventions are in place for those children at risk of not keeping up.
Spelling is taught four times a week for 15-20 minutes throughout KS2 using the Active Spelling approach.
Precision teaching is in place for those children who need extra spelling support in KS2.
Handwriting is taught in discrete lessons using Penpals throughout school. Penpals offers clear progression through five developmental stages: physical preparation for handwriting; securing correct letter formation; beginning to join along, securing the joins and practising speed, fluency and developing a personal style.
Opportunities for consolidation of handwriting is encouraged throughout the wider curriculum with handwriting expectations agreed and constant.