It is our aim at Viewley Hill Academy to provide pupils with a varied high-quality English curriculum that supports pupils to speak, read and write with fluency so that they can communicate ideas and emotions to others effectively. In order to support our children to communicate, we will provide them with varied opportunities and purposes to write across the curriculum. We do this is through a progressive curriculum that considers all aspects of writing: composition; spelling and phonics; grammar and punctuation; and handwriting.
Children will be exposed to a wide variety of genres both in fiction and non-fiction and will use their skills to plan, write, edit and evaluate their writing. They will be given time to work collaboratively both in the planning stage but also in writing and evaluating. Children will be supported to develop their own wide vocabulary in order to be precise in their meanings.
To assess writing, we use the national standards in EYFS, KS1 and KS2 and a Middlesbrough exemplar document: ‘What Makes a Standard’.