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Writing

"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." - Benjamin Franklin

 

In the creation of our writing vision, we asked ourselves, “Why a child would pick up a pen and produce a piece of writing?” Is it because they have been told to? Is it because they understand it’s a useful life skill that will benefit their future? We believe it should be, mainly, through their inspiration – they want to communicate something which is of importance to them and a piece of writing happens to be the most appropriate way of doing this.

Therefore, it is our vision that real and exciting stimuli will be at the heart of children’s writing opportunities meaning they learn their skills in contexts of real interest. We will make sure the children’s learning is based on experience, whether it be school trips, topical events or linked from core texts. We will share excellent writing examples to inspire children to emulate the styles of authors. We encourage children to read their work for enjoyment, to read it aloud to others and provide audiences for writing. We want children to have an understanding that writing has a real purpose and that word choice and style can bring about change.

Therefore, this is clearly an ambitious vision statement for writing but it is totally worth it. To foster and develop our pupils into inspired and skilful writers is worth every ounce of effort, skill and imagination on our parts.

 

"You can make anything by writing." - C.S. Lewis

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