At Northbourne, we believe that writing is an important part of all our children’s development and our cross-curricular approach is designed to enable children to gain a varied writing experience as they travel through the school. We ensure that we meet the writing National Curriculum objectives through key areas of our curriculum, such as: History, Geography, R.E and Science. It is this approach to writing that enables our children to embed their writing into their school culture, allowing them to benefit from a richer environment throughout the whole school. Teachers ensure that children are given regular opportunity to write extended pieces across different subject areas to enable them to develop their writing skills.
In key stage 1 the children benefit from a Pie Corbet ‘Talk for Writing’ approach, which allows the children to grow their confidence in writing as a whole class and also independently. In key stage 2, the children use the Vocabulary Ninja programme daily to help them develop their passion for writing through the power of new and exciting language. Across the school, teachers also follow the language through colour scheme, which helps the children’s writing transition as they progress through each year group in school.
At Northbourne, we also benefit from unique writing experiences via our Forest School, where children immerse themselves in a rich learning environment that helps them grow their inquisitive, creative writing skills.