At Barnett Wood Infant School, writing is a crucial part of our curriculum. All children are provided with ample opportunities to develop and apply their writing skills across the curriculum.
Our intention is for pupils to be able to plan, revise and evaluate their writing. To be able to do this effectively, pupils will focus on developing effective transcription and effective composition. They will also develop an awareness of the audience, purpose and context, and an increasingly wide knowledge of vocabulary and grammar. We also intend for pupils to leave school being able to use fluent, legible and speedy handwriting.
The Writing curriculum is evaluated through:
- Regular checks on the writing process being taught, along with the quality of writing in English and curriculum books is evaluated by learning walks, drop ins, moderation sessions, pupil interviews and work scrutinies.
- Internal moderations are carried out at least 3 times a year. External moderations are carried out once a year with learning partnership schools. The analysis of this used to identify areas of development and any children who are not making expected progress.
- KS1 outcomes have been moderated by external moderators in 2022. The moderators identified that all children were assessed against a wide range of genres and that teachers made accurate judgements about pupil’s attainment knowing the strengths of their children.