Following the aims and objectives of the National Curriculum and Early Learning Goals, The Lancaster School endeavours to develop a life – long love of writing. We provide children with the knowledge and skills in order for them to become effective communicators in the world beyond the classroom.
It is our intention to ensure that reading and writing are interconnected so that children can make purposeful links across their learning. It is for this reason that we place a significant focus on the study of literature from across the ages and across genres. Vocabulary rich books are chosen to both stimulate and challenge the children, leading to high-quality writing outcomes.
Children will be given opportunities to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes to write effectively for a range of purposes and audiences. We want children to write clearly, accurately and coherently and be able to spell new words by effectively applying the spelling patterns and rules they learn throughout their time in school. Writing is always taught within meaningful contexts and usually follows oracy activities and rehearsal including drama, debate or reciprocal reading activities. Often this leads to a variety of word, sentence and whole text activities so that children shape the language and structure that they need for writing.