Our aim at Timu Academy Trust is to develop a culture where our children love writing. We do this through a carefully planned range of exciting cross-curricular opportunities and genres, designed to enthuse and inspire even the most reluctant writers.
Our children write for a range of purposes and audiences, in a variety of roles and from different points of view. Across each year group, writing is prompted using stimuli which may include quality texts and books, film, TV and music. We want our children to be passionate about writing so providing an exciting start point is key to this. Choices are made to reflect our students’ interests and to encourage thought-provoking debate. We want our children to understand the wider world and to have opinions.
Our children are presented with a variety of writing opportunities, some of which will be independent to allow for freedom of expression and the chance to ‘just write’. When working on more substantial writing projects, our pupils are encouraged to view writing as a process (which requires drafting and editing) to produce a final text that they can be proud of. The end pieces of such projects are celebrated within the class and across the wider school. We have even had some of our pupils’ writing published in a local newspaper!
At Iwade and Bobbing Schools, we want every child to be given every opportunity to grow up with a genuine love for writing, that will stay with them during further education and beyond.
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