Writing is an essential part of our curriculum offer and very important at Penponds. We have lots of wonderful opportunities to inspire pupils, which makes sure they enjoy writing, plus excellent teaching and support to ensure children make excellent progress. In EYFS children learn how to use a correct pencil grip and begin to form letters, words and sentences. We explicitly teach cursive handwriting daily and encourage children to show they can write across a range of subjects and genres. We teach writing using Pie Corbett’s Talk for Writing approach, employing the three stages of imitation, innovation and invention to a range of non-fiction and fiction genres. We link our writing context to our curriculum topics, finding real life reasons for children’s writing to enthuse them with purpose; recent examples include a Year 5/6 project writing letters to more senior members of our community who may have been feeling lonely due to lockdown.
Our curriculum is currently under review to mitigate the impact of the Pandemic on our children's learning.