How we teach writing at St Nicolas
A secure basis in literacy is crucial to a high quality education. Our curriculum prepares all pupils to lead an enriched and fulfilling life by teaching them the skills needed to write effectively.
Children in EYFS develop their writing journey through mark making; fine motor skills; creating opportunities for children to write and the RWI Get Writing programme and this continues in year 1. One lesson a week is spent as a whole class to further develop writing skills.
From year 2 onwards, children follow our writing process:
Transcription skills (handwriting and spelling) are taught discretely throughout the school. We follow the RWI Spelling scheme from year 2 to year 6.
Assessing children's writing
Assessment is used to inform planning; identify and address misconceptions and to identify children that might need additional support. Teacher assessment frameworks have been created from years 1-6 so there is consistency throughout the school.
Writing interventions are used to provide additional support to those children who are not writing at age-related expectations. Writing interventions at St Nicolas' include: