My heart overflows with a good theme; I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
We intend that all St Hilda’s pupils will become confident, competent writers and will develop their own writer’s voice. Writing gives children a way to communicate effectively with others: to share their thoughts, ideas, beliefs, emotions, cultural identity and express who they are. Through a text-rich writing curriculum, we will expose the children to new worlds, experiences and ideas, expanding their vocabulary and their horizons. The texts we use will both value and confirm who our pupils are and where they come from and introduce them to cultural and social contexts beyond those they are familiar with.
Our English curriculum is designed so that children will gain the skills they need to become accomplished writers, enabling them to express themselves clearly and confidently for a wide range of purposes. They will be provided with meaningful contexts and purposes for writing across the curriculum. As confident, competent writers, St Hilda’s pupils will have the power to make their own voices heard, to influence others and to change the world.
Our aims are for all pupils at St Hilda’s to:
We intend to develop, through our teaching of writing, the following attitudes:
Our approach to writing is based on RAW (Reading, Analysis, Writing) which is an approach that supports pupils to make the link between quality reading and creative writing. It is embedded at every phase of the teaching sequence. We believe that our approach allows pupils to explore the processes involved in being a writer, and promotes oral rehearsal and development of high – quality stimuli to become confident, independent writers in a range of genres, across the curriculum.