Writing

Curriculum Intent:

To provide an exceptional and purposeful English education, which prepares learners to be confident, independent and articulate speakers, readers and writers of the English language. We develop thoughtful and creative children who have a love of reading and can express this and their originality through speaking and writing.

Sequencing and Progression

The curriculum map is designed in such a way that children are able to build on their prior learning. Key genres are revisited to enable children to build up an understanding of features and vocabulary. Core grammar, spelling and punctuation are revised each year to enable a solid understanding.

Children's knowledge of grammar, punctuation, spelling and composition is built upon throughout each year and across the year groups.

How we teach writing at Trinity

In the Early Years, children progress through the different stages of early writing through a variety of adult-led and child initiated mark making activities within the continuous provision and carpet input sessions. Children will progress from initial mark making activities towards the application of their phonics knowledge in purposeful writing activities, such as writing letters, recording recipes in the mud kitchen or making design plans and instructions in the Construction area. By the end of Reception, children will be writing short sentences with words with known sound-letter correspondence and components of correct sentence structure.

From Y1-6, children have daily, hour long writing lessons designed and sequenced to enable progression of their compositional and transcription skills. Each new unit begins with a cold task which identifies the individual starting points for the children. The writing units are planned to address misconceptions and teach the skills required for the genre. The writing curriculum map is designed in such a way that children are able to build on their prior learning. Key genres are revisited to enable children to build up an understanding of features and vocabulary. Core grammar, spelling and punctuation are revised each year to enable a solid understanding.

Within each lesson, there is dedicated time in which the children secure their grammar, punctuation and spelling skills. By the end of KS2, children will be secondary-ready. They will be independently able to apply their compositional, grammatical, spelling and punctuation learning to a variety of text types. They will be confident in reflectively and purposefully editing and improving their own writing. Children have been exposed to a variety of high-quality literature and are able to apply their understanding of reading skills to understand these. They will be able to discuss their own literary preferences and opinions.

English Curriculum Map

Writing Curriculum Map 2022 -2023

GPS Skills Progression

Copy of GPS progression at Trinity