This year our whole school focus is writing! We have been focusing on helping the children to enjoy writing and improve their skills.
The children are taught writing skills using 'The Write Stuff', a recognised and evidence-based approach by Jane Considine. This involves 'sentence-stacking lessons' where each sentence is thought about in detail before the writing process begins. With 'The Write Stuff', all of the grammar and punctuation elements of the National Curriculum are embedded in the writing process, so that it is learned in context. At Charnwood, we cover a range of fiction and non-fiction genres and children produce independent writing.
The children pu tdifferent features in their writing using the FANTASTICS (which use the senses), GRAMMARISTICS (Grammar features) and the BOOMTASTICS (literary features).