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Writing

Literacy is taught during the morning session, alongside Numeracy, within each year group.

Throughout the academy we provide many opportunities for children to access a variety of age appropriate texts to read as part of either whole class teaching or independent reading. Known authors are invited into school to inspire and stimulate enthusiasm for both reading and writing. Workshops are planned where appropriate.

Writing opportunities are carefully planned around class novels where both non-fiction and fiction is balanced across the academic year. Children’s literacy skills and speaking and listening opportunities are strengthened with planned cross-curricular links (including performances) both in and out of school.

Expectations of well-presented work, along with correct age related spellings and grammar, is promoted and monitored by the Literacy manager.

The school newspaper offers children opportunities to be involved in reading, writing, publishing and selling their newspaper giving the children a sense of ‘audience’ and ‘purpose’.

Please see the document below for futher information.