Quality reading and quality discussion fuel quality writing. Our focus at Laddingford is upon providing children with the raw materials to write well and with purpose. We use a 'talk for writing' approach that ensures children get a chance to orally rehearse and discuss their writing before they do it. We also believe in giving children regular opportunities to write for extended periods, giving them the chance to apply the skills they've been taught in handwriting, spelling and grammar and to experiment with techniques and styles they've seen in their study of texts. We also emphasise the importance of redrafting and reviewing work to improve it and make it the best we can possibly produce. The children should also get chances to read their own work and that of others; to give and receive constructive feedback.
Laddingford St Mary's Church of England Primary School