We follow Talk for Writing throughout school, applying an imitate, innovate, invent approach. As part of this, children learn to imitate a text by orally rehearsing it, using a text map to support with this. Children will then write an innovated version of the text, using the structure they have learned to apply the grammatical features they have studied. Finally, children will invent their own version of the text. We also ensure children have access to cross-curricular writing opportunities.

A video illustrating the Talk for Writing approach can be seen below.

Spelling is taught from EYFS to Year 2 through the Little Wandle phonics scheme. After this has been completed, children move onto learning spellings using the Purple Mash progression.

Writing Policy 2021-2022

Writing Subject Map 2021-2022

Kent Statements for Writing

Spelling Overview Year 2

Spelling Overview Year 3

Spelling Overview Year 4

Spelling Overview Year 5

Spelling Overview Year 6


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St. Francis Church of England Primary School
Cherry Tree Lane, Blackburn, BB2 5NX
Mrs Barton or Mrs Fielding
01254 201419