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Minety Church Of England Primary School

"Always treat others as you would like them to treat you" Matthew 7:12 "Shine like the stars" Daniel 12:3

Writing

 What we say about Writing at Minety Primary School...

"I love English because I really like using my imagination and I love writing because it is like I am bringing my own stories to life."  Jack

"I love writing and learning about how to build my sentences." Sadie

" Supporting children to tune into the creativity needed for writing through a range of experiences is key to developing imagination and ideas for writing in all forms. We encourage children to explore ideas prior to composition, through book talk, talk for writing, drama and role-play, which enables them to articulate their ideas effectively and provides opportunities for the children to write independently, in order to develop these ideas into extended pieces." Mrs Grayson (subject leader)

Curriculum Intent

At Minety C.E. Primary School, we strive to help our children develop into articulate and imaginative communicators, who are well-equipped with the basic skills they need to become life-long learners; English learning is key in this. We aim to ensure all of our children develop a genuine love of language and the written word, through a curriculum rich in knowledge and skills.

Careful links are made across the curriculum to ensure that children’s English learning is relevant and meaningful: where possible making purposeful connections between subjects through a broad and balanced curriculum. We ensure that children develop an understanding of how widely writing is used in everyday life and, therefore, how important and useful the skills are that they are learning.

We are committed to creating a positive, safe and nurturing Christian environment, where all members of the school community will be respected and valued and SHINE. By SHINE in writing we mean children:

  • Sparkle - sparkle and have confidence to be the best writers we can be.
  • Help - help each other understand how important the skills are that we are learning.
  • Imagine - to be imaginative and articulate writers.
  • Nurture - nurture each other’s ability to produce well structured, detailed writing.
  • Excel - excel in all that we do in our writing.

To read our full intent, implementation and impact, click the link:

Statement of intent

Useful websites

https://www.literacyshed.com
Short clips organised into themes. Most come with suggestions for writing ideas, comprehension questions and wider learning opportunities.

 https://www.pobble365.com
Lots of inspiring images to provoke and inspire writing.

 https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk
Images and prompts to inspire writing.

 https://resource-bank.scholastic.co.uk

Scholastic Resource Bank is packed with educational resources for Early Years and Primary. Included are activity sheets, interactives, videos, plus much more!

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zgkw2hv
KS1 English

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f
KS2 English

https://teachhandwriting.co.uk/handwriting-resources-children.html
Teach Handwriting

https://www.funenglishgames.com/writinggames.html
This is another writing website for kids that can help your child become a better writer. 

https://visuwords.com

I like this writing website for children particularly because it's a visual thesaurus with graphics. Children will definitely love it.

Class 3 have been creating their own puppet shows.

Class 5 have been doing  poetry on a witches brew and looking at what might go into the brew.

Class 5 have been describing settings based on their Alchemy Island topic.