At South Lake Primary School, we strive to provide all our pupils with a high-quality education in English, that will enable them to confidently communicate their knowledge, creative thinking and emotions effectively through their writing. We are determined to support our children in developing their vocabulary, their grammatical understanding and acquiring the knowledge of spelling patterns and rules they learn through their time at South Lake.
We understand the importance of providing children with a purpose and audience for their writing and introduce new units through interesting and creative ‘hooks’ which will engage the children from the beginning.
All children are provided with opportunities to plan and create effective compositions, refining their writing through a progression of editing strategies and gaining an understanding of the features of different genres of writing. Throughout school we adopt a cursive handwriting style, not only to aid children’s presentation but also to support motor memory for the ‘feel’ of words which supports and enhances children’s spelling.