World Book Day
Writing is a key skill and at Winwick CE Primary we believe it is important for children to be given a range of opportunities to develop their writing skills. Because of this, we have a focus on ensuring that cross-curricular writing in other subjects is of the same standard that children produce in their English lessons and we try to provide children with a range of writing opportunities across different areas of the curriculum throughout the year.
As a school, our staff have received a range of CPD linked to writing over the past couple of years to ensure we all have a secure knowledge of the key pedagogy that underpins writing, which has included training from a range of Literacy consultants. In addition to this, we have recently adopted the Literacy Counts 'Read to Write' scheme of learning for our English which has a key focus on how high quality reading material can support the teaching of writing.
Please see our English Policy for more information about writing, grammar and punctuation.
As a school, in addition to the teaching of Phonics for early reading and spelling, we also follow the Literacy Counts 'Read to Write' scheme of learning, which includes clearly planned spelling and grammar sequences across each unit of work. This scheme ensures coverage of the National Curriculum Spelling requirements.
Weekly spelling homework is given which links to key words, phonics phonemes, common exception words and spelling rules.
Please see our Phonics and Spelling Policy for more information.
As a school, we have adopted the Twinkl Continuous Cursive Handwriting scheme which provides a clear approach to the teaching of handwriting. Please see our Handwriting Policy for further information.