At Sproatley Endowed CE Academy, our ambition is to nurture and develop confident and thoughtful learners who approach reading and writing with enthusiasm. We aspire to weave literacy through all areas of the curriculum, ensuring that children are aware of the relevance of these skills in life. This includes oral and communication skills, the foundation of which are laid in EYFS. We aim to prepare our children for their future by giving them the fluency of speaking, reading and writing skills necessary to succeed.
Writing and GPS
The teaching of writing at Sproatley Endowed CE Academy is designed to inspire all children to become creative, thoughtful and enthusiastic readers and writers. Writing is approached through a planned sequence in which the children explore the chosen genre in depth before writing their own. They analyse examples, practice and hone the necessary skills and then plan their own, in order to produce a successful piece of writing. Children are given ownership over their own writing, in order to promote enjoyment, creativity and independence. Purpose and audience play an integral role in the approach to writing and learning opportunities are carefully planned to allow children to appreciate the relevance of pieces of writing and to tailor their skills accordingly. As a school, we aim to provide a culture of pride in the children’s writing so that they can become independent and flexible writers.