‘One book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world’ Malala Yousafzai
Writing Curriculum Intent
At St Dunstan’s, we know and understand our children and we believe that the ability to write with confidence and accuracy is an essential life skill for them. We have created a curriculum which is bespoke to our children and encourages them to become enthusiastic and engaged with English. Through our English Curriculum, we strive to teach the children how important their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills will be in the real world. By giving this context to their learning, the children understand the value of English to them now, and in their futures. They can indeed ‘aspire to be more’.
The main intended impact of our delivery of writing is that all pupils enjoy writing across a range of genres, can write for a range of purposes and audiences, and become confident and effective communicators. They will amass a varied vocabulary that they can use across the curriculum and can apply spelling rules and grammatical concepts in their work. We encourage the pupils to understand the writing process and have embedded a culture of editing and improving pieces of writing
We also aim to ensure that our pupils are proud of their writing and have opportunity to see it on display and shared with others in the school and with their families.
St Dunstan’s follow the ‘Pathways to Write’ writing scheme