Writing at Salisbury Primary School

Writing at Salisbury Primary School is taught using an approach that is sequenced and enables children to produce work that is rich in language and well structured. Children are; given a ‘hook’ in order to engage them; taught the relevant punctuation and grammar; are exposed to a text to identify the features; plan their writing and finally, they have the writing process modelled to them by the teacher.

Writing is also linked to topics studied in other subjects (science, history, geography etc), meaning that children are familiar with the content and are able to transfer specific vocabulary into their writing. Children also complete a ‘cold piece ‘prior to the teaching and a ‘warm piece’ after the teaching has taken place, in order to show the progress that has been made. In the early years, children complete guided writing once a week with their teacher and have numerous opportunities to write independently during their child initiated learning.