Writing at Great Binfields
At Great Binfields, we believe that every child should learn to write through exciting real life experiences and opportunities. It is important that children have a real understanding of the purpose and audience for their writing and enjoy sharing this with the school and local community. By sharing excellent writing examples from a variety of different authors, we inspire children to emulate their styles and use this in their own writing. We encourage children to read their work for enjoyment, to read it aloud to others and provide audiences for writing. We want children to have an understanding that writing has a real purpose and that word choice and style can bring about change. Throughout our curriculum, we provide a range of writing opportunities in a variety of genres and text types. We also promote writing for pleasure and constantly reinforce how reading and writing are so closely linked.
Writing for a purpose:
Throughout their time at Great Binfields children will have many opportunities to produce writing for an authentic purpose and audience.
In year 2, children write reports to share with another school to compare the region and weather.
In year 3, children produce a written piece for the Chichester Harbour staff.
In year 4, children design persuasive posters for local sweet shop Ma Humbugs and leaflet for Hotel Chocolat.
In year 5, children create travel brochures for local travel agents.
In year 6, children share their Benjamin Zephaniah inspired poetry with him.
This is an ongoing project for the school and we are exploring critical audiences alongside authentic audiences across the next academic year.
All schools have to follow an agreed curriculum in the teaching of writing (and other subjects).
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A Quote from Ofsted
”In writing, pupils reflect on and improve their work. I observed pupils delighting in language and the ability to change nuance through their vocabulary choice or positioning words.” Ofsted May 2019
Book and Writing Week
Each year the children at Great Binfields take part in a Reading and Writing Week. The week follows a certain theme, for example poetry week or outdoor writing week. The children take part in a variety of fantastic activities linked to their class text. Not all of these activities are linked to writing - they could be drama, art or maybe maths!
World Book Day
World Book Day is celebrated by all at GBPS. The children and staff love dressing up as their favorite book characters, bringing in their favorite book and taking part in World Book Day themed activities.
What can children write at home?