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English Writing

Subject Intent

All pupils are entitled to an English curriculum that equips them with the skills to become fluent and confident authors.  At Shenley, we want our children to be able to write with grammatical accuracy and be able to apply spelling patterns correctly. We recognise the importance of nurturing a culture where children take pride in their writing, can write clearly using a neat handwriting style and can adapt their vocabulary and technique within a range of contexts.

During their time at Shenley, all pupils will have the opportunity to write within a variety of genres including fiction, poetry, plays and non – fiction. Our curriculum is based around high-quality texts that cater for the needs and interests of our pupils. Quality first teaching is supported by focused resources and working walls within the learning environment. Children regularly compose longer written pieces that allow children to plan, evaluate, edit and redraft their work to achieve a higher standard. Teachers ensure writing opportunities are available across the wider curriculum to allow pupils to demonstrate their writing abilities in a variety of contexts.

At Shenley, we ensure high quality literature is used throughout our English teaching. English is taught creatively where appropriate through themed whole school writing weeks and topic WOW that inspire the children to be imaginative as well as creating purposeful contexts for them to apply their knowledge.

 

National Curriculum Aims for English

The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.

The national curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:

· Read easily, fluently and with good understanding

· Develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information

· Acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language

· Appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage

· Write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences

· Use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas

· Are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.

 

Progression in Punctuation

R

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

spaces between words

full stops, 

question marks, 

exclamation marks, capital letters to start sentences and proper nouns and I

capital letters, full stops, questions marks, exclamation marks, apostrophe for missing letters and singular possession, 

commas in a list

capital letters, full stops, questions marks, exclamation marks, apostrophe for missing letters and singular possession, inverted commas, paragraphs

capital letters, 

full stops, questions marks, 

exclamation marks, 

apostrophe for missing letters and singular and plural possession,inverted commas,  paragraph, 

commas after fronted adverbials

capital letters, 

full stops, 

questions marks, 

exclamation marks, 

apostrophe for missing letters and singular and plural possession, 

inverted commas, 

paragraphs,  

commas after fronted adverbials, brackets, dashes and commas to indicate parenthesis, commas to clarify meaning

capital letters,

full stops,

questions marks,

exclamation marks, 

apostrophe for missing letters and singular and plural possession, 

inverted commas, 

paragraphs

commas after fronted adverbials, 

brackets, dashes and commas to indicate parenthesis,

commas to clarify meaning, 

semi-colon,

colon and dash to mark boundaires between inc. clauses or in lists

bulletspoints, 

hyphens

 

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