Beechview Academy Writing Curriculum Statement
At Beechview Academy, the teaching of English is the foundation of our curriculum. Our main aim is to ensure that every single child progresses to the best of their ability in writing to confidently express themselves through their written work. Writing is critical to pupils’ success in education and beyond. At Beechview we value the process of writing and practice regularly to build strong, confident writers over time. Good thinking is the foundation of good writing, and high quality class texts linked to our curriculum allow children to develop their ideas and authorial voice around key concepts.
We recognise that each child has their own starting point upon entry to every year group and progress is measured in line with these starting points to ensure every child can celebrate success. We celebrate writing further by displaying it within our learning environment, allowing children to take pride in their work and have the opportunity to share it with their peers and visitors to our setting.
Writing is not only taught daily as a discrete lesson, but it is at the heart of the entire curriculum. Our English lessons are linked wherever possible to our topic teaching so that writing is interwoven into most areas of children’s learning. Our aim is for our children to become creative writers who are not afraid to experiment with language and use the ideas and models of others to push their own thinking further. At Beechview we are raising expectations for all pupils to motivate them to improve their writing through a process of drafting, editing and publishing. We aim to fully engage and develop the abilities of our pupils through the use of high-quality texts, immersing children in vocabulary rich learning environments and ensuring coverage of curriculum expectations and the progression of skills are met. Children are always encouraged to ask questions and engage in discussions with adults and their peers about what makes writing successful - of their own, their peers’ and authors’.