At Cranborne First we believe in developing children’s knowledge about language and the ability to use and apply this knowledge creatively and effectively. Using ‘Talk for Writing’ activities enables the children to communicate their ideas about their writing.
These ideas can then be organised and structured into writing activities:
- Guided writing – in a small group focus lead by the teacher;
- Shared writing – where the teacher models a writing genre with the whole class;
- Paired writing – developing writing ideas with a partner;
- Independent writing.
These writing skills are embedded through the curriculum at Cranborne First, where the children have the opportunity to practise their skills through their cross curricular learning.