At Queen’s Manor we endeavour to create a love for literacy.
We want every child to leave school with the skills of an excellent writer who:
- Has the ability to write with fluency and an authorial voice;
- Thinks about the impact they want their writing to have on the reader and knows how they will achieve this;
- Has a sophisticated bank of vocabulary and an excellent knowledge of writing techniques to extend details or description;
- Can structure and organise their writing to suit the genre they are writing and include a variety of sentence structures;
- Displays excellent transcription skills that ensure their writing is well presented, punctuated, spelled correctly and neat;
- Re-reads, edits and improves their writing so every piece of writing they produce is to the best of their ability.
Throughout their time at Queen’s Manor, children develop their skills by exploring a whole range of different genres, with a focus on exploring a range of models of excellence and using these to guide the drafting and editing process. It is essential that that we not only develop a real enjoyment of writing in English lessons, but in all subjects across the curriculum.
During English lessons, teachers authentically model the writing process and thinking aloud to develop pupils’ metacognitive and critical thinking skills. Critical literacy skills are incorporated into the curriculum and links to other curriculum areas reflect important real-world knowledge. To ensure the highest expectations for the progress of all pupils, progression in learning is mapped across units, year groups and key stages. Teachers have conviction that every child has something worthwhile to write about and all children are given the opportunity to develop pleasure for writing by discovering their own unique writing voice.