What does Writing look like at Smarden?

English lessons will Introduce subject content progressively and constantly demand more of pupils. The English curriculum has been planned carefully to ensure both clear progression from Year R to Year 6. Each unit of work builds on prior learning. We use high quality model texts, including classic texts, to constantly broaden children’s exposure to high quality literature and mastery of grammar.


Teachers will
  • Check pupils’ understanding systematically and effectively in lessons, offering clearly directed and timely support.
  • Give pupils time to apply their knowledge and understanding in new ways that stretches their thinking in a wide range of subjects, and to practise key skills All TfW units begin with an assessment (cold task) that shows what they can do. Teacher’s then highlight each child’s next steps and ensure their planning allows for children to be taught the specific skills they need to ensure they make progress. Children’s work is marked regularly so that they know how they are progressing with their next steps and when they have met them.  Modelling of knowledge, skills and language is present in all session taught. During stage 3 of T4W (Invention), children write across the curriculum connecting learning across disciplines to deepen understanding.
Pupils will
  • Develop the capacity to learn from mistakes and become keen learners who want to find out more.
  • Commit to improving their work. Pupils are engaged in their learning and display enjoyment in the learning process. Pupils books identify progress over time and across a unit of work.
  • Take pride in their work as evidenced through their presentation and the amount of work they produce. Pupils can describe what they need to do next to achieve and succeed and collaborate well with peers, supporting each others learning.


Talk for Writing Process

Genres covered by Year Group

English Overview (writing) 22-23