English lessons are taught daily across the school and are linked to our main Topic focus for that half term so that the children can immerse themselves in a genre and specific content. We teach sessions in writing, reading, spelling and grammar.
Our writing planning follows two/three week teaching units in the teaching sequence which covers a range of genres. The writing milestones are detailed for each your group for each term using the Cornerstones Curriculum. This reflects the national curriculum so we know that writing follows a progressive curriculum model.
A copy of which genres are taught when can be found in school. We do keep this under constant review as it is updated to reflect the needs of the cohorts.
Overall, our writing intent and how we teach writing can be found in the document attached below.
We also develop our children's vocabulary across the school by carefully choosing 'Star Words' for each topic area for the children to learn and then apply in their writing and conversations.