The National Curriculum states, ‘A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. …. All the skills of language are essential to participating fully as a member of society; pupils, therefore, who do not learn to speak, read and write fluently and confidently are effectively disenfranchised’
At Stratford-sub-Castle CE Primary School writing skills are taught discretely during Grammar, Spelling (including phonics for KS1) & Punctuation lessons and then applied in a variety of writing opportunities in English, as well as in other curriculum areas. Pupils are provided with a wide range of writing opportunities, including regular ‘Writing Enjoyment Time’.
At Stratford-sub-Castle CE Primary School children from Key Stage 2 have the opportunity to take part in a Journalism club writing the ‘Stratford Smiler’ newspaper