Rhododendron Walk, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 8PN

01344 882631

Ascot Heath Primary School

“Confident learners in a happy, safe and secure environment”

Writing 

 At Ascot Heath Primary School, we believe that developing children as writers is so much more than asking them to remember grammatical constructions or tricky spellings. It is a complicated and intricate process– and if you enable a child to become a writer you have given them a voice, supported them to communicate and provided them with a skill that is vital for all of their schooling and to their life beyond.

We teach children to write for real reasons, different purposes and for a range of audiences. They are taught to write in the form of different text types.

These include:

 Non fiction 

  • Non-chronological reports                
  • Recounts
  • Instructions
  • Newspaper reports
  • Explanations

 

    

   Fiction

  • Myths and legends
  • Adventure stories
  • Plays
  • Fantasy stories
  • Science fiction
  • Traditional tales
  • Stories with familiar settings
  • Adventure stories

Poetry

  • Poems on a theme
  • Observational poetry
  • Performance poetry
  • Humourous poems
  • Classic poems

 

 

 

The Teaching Sequence for Writing

 

Teachers follow the teaching sequence for writing. This ensures that children thoroughly understand the features of the text type that is being studied. It leads to high quality writing outcomes.

Children are taught:

  • To establish a purpose and audience
  • To read and analyse texts
  • The specific skills required
  • To do shared and independent writing
  • To edit and improve their writing