Writing

At Girnhill we believe in the importance of promoting high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with the necessary skills to be confident in their use of spoken and written language, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading to develop exposure to high quality language and to understand the use and placement of linguistic devices.

We are ambitious in our expectations of all pupils, ensuring strong cross curricular links are made to develop children holistically.

In EYFS:

  • Children will be introduced to writing subject specific vocabulary that a writer would use.
  • Children will develop their understanding of linguistic devices and apply these when writing a sentence
  • Children will be fluent in their understanding of sentence structure and apply this to a variety of contexts using their phonetic knowledge to spell words correctly.
  • Children will use their acquired language to critically evaluate their own work and the work of others.

In KS1:

  • Children will be introduced to a wide range of subject specific vocabulary that a writer would use.
  • Children will develop an understanding of linguistic devices and apply these in their own writing.
  • Children will be able to write clearly with accurate spelling, adapting their writing dependent upon audience, genre and style.
  • Children will be able to use the wide range of language they have acquired to critically evaluate their own work and the work of others.