At Bartons we follow the National Curriculum for writing, adapting it to suit our children.
On this page you will find out about our 'Talk for Writing' approach to writing, alongside information about spelling and handwriting.
At Bartons we have adapted the Talk for Writing approach to suit our children.
Talk for Writing, developed by Pie Corbett supported by Julia Strong, is powerful because it is based on the principles of how children learn. Talk for Writing enables children to imitate the key language they need for a particular topic orally before they try reading and analysing it.
Grammar terms are taught through writing and reading, with the children using the correct vocabulary. We understand that many of these terms are new to many parents so these glossaries may help.
These are some useful links to support your child.
We are promoting high expectations of the children's handwriting through using our handwriting continuum. Then the children achieve their targets they receive a certificate. They can even get a pen licence.
In the Spring Term the English team held a parents meeting where we discussed how to help your child.
What went well?...
- found it all very interesting. I've a better understanding of how to help our children.
- explanation of curriculum and structure of learning.
- the access to the writing website was very good.
- understanding the levels expected.
- learning about cursive letter writing and letterjoin.
Last year our English team held another parent meeting to discuss our approach to the curriculum. Below is the PowerPoint.
Comments from parents:
"Great meeting, it really helps to understand more about the way children are learning English at school."
"The glossary is very useful to understand all the different grammar terms."
"I really am concerned about my child coming home and I can't help them so more parent tuition would be great."
"Very informative - look forward to more!"