English at Our Academy

Children at Cottingley Primary Academy benefit from the use of Talk4Writing to help them develop their writing skills. We link all of our writing work to our reading teaching through sharing good quality texts with the children and basing our learning around these. All grammar teaching is delivered through the daily English lesson to help the children to apply the skills to their learning.

Talk4Writing supports children’s writing by enabling them to orally imitate the language and structures they need for a particular genre or topic before unpicking the text and creating their own. Each Talk for Writing unit is split into three sections: Imitation, Innovation and Independent Application. Further information can be found here:


For information on handwriting, and further information on phonics, spelling and reading, please see the separate pages on the 'Learning and Teaching' tab.