Writing Curriculum Intent
At St Pius X it is our intention to provide pupils with a high-quality education in English that will develop pupils' ability to speak, read and write with great fluency, master the mechanics of both reading and writing and develop a love and a true interest for English so that they can communicate their thoughts, ideas and emotions effectively.
Writing is an integral part of our curriculum. All children from Foundation Stage to Year 6 are provided with many opportunities to develop and apply their writing skills across the curriculum. It is our intention that pupils develop a clear understanding of the writing process in order to establish themselves as an author in their own right.
In the earliest stages of writing children learn a range of stories off by heart through Talk 4 Writing as we understand that children need to develop their vocabulary to become competent, effective writers in the future. Through a range of book related activities, we foster pupils' interest in writing and offer a reason and context for writing which enables the children to write for write for a range of real-life audiences and purposes to help children see the place of writing in daily life.
Pupils are taken on a writing journey which builds their knowledge of writing for context and purpose, allows the opportunities for the children to explore a variety of genres, planning, drafting and re-drafting their writing. In order to establish this, pupils will develop their knowledge of genre features, audience, language and effective composition. It is our intention to broaden our pupils' exposure to high level vocabulary to allow pupils to apply their understanding of vocabulary and grammatical features within and across the English curriculum.
We intend that pupils learn how to understand the relationships between words, word meaning, implied meaning and figurative language within writing lessons, whilst ensuring that children are supported in their spelling strategies. We intend that pupils will be taught to control their speaking and writing consciously and to use correct Standard English.
Writing will often link to our reading curriculum giving the children the opportunity to deepen their understanding of cultures, experiences and issues by expressing their own understanding through high quality writing.
Cross-curricular writing linked to RE and PHSE will help children consider and express their emotions, while writing linked to history and geography will help children explore cultures, places and people both in the past and present.