At St Francis, we want our pupils to become confident writers who understand that writing can have many purposes. In order to develop this understanding of and love for writing, we use a wide range of quality fiction and non-fiction model texts to ‘hook´ all children from Reception to Year 6. We will also give all children regular opportunities for publishing and presenting work. We have developed progressive writing journeys to ensure our pupils become confident and independent authors, with developing stamina for writing. Each learning journey takes into account the findings of the Education Endowment Foundation into how to improve Literacy across school.
Spelling is taught from EYFS to Year 1 through the Little Wandle phonics scheme. In Year 2, the Little Wandle spelling scheme is followed. Throughout Key Stage 2, children will learn to spell by applying their knowledge of phonics, building on what they have learned in their earlier years in school.