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Curriculum Leader: Miss Lacey Jenney

Intent: At Reynolds Academy, we believe that writing is an essential aspect of the curriculum which will support our children in developing into articulate and imaginative communicators, who are well-equipped with the basic skills that they need in order to become life-long learners. Through the exploration of high-quality texts, pupils from Foundation Stage through to Year 6 become increasingly more knowledgeable about the writing process and become more competent writers. The children develop their skills by exploring a range of genres; building upon their knowledge linked to a chosen text type. In order to achieve this, our children develop their knowledge of genre features, language and effective composition enabling them to apply their understanding across the English curriculum and into other curriculum areas. Through the editing and revising process, we encourage our children to be reflective learners and to have high expectations of their own writing. As the children reach the end of their time at Reynolds Academy, our aim is that they are competent, enthusiastic writers who have the ability to turn their voices, thoughts, knowledge, opinions and artistry into powerful writing.

What approach do we take to teaching writing? Writing is taught through focusing on a range of different genres. The children's love for writing is captured through focusing on a specific book or short text that links to the genre. Children are taught and given the opportunity to develop specific grammar and composition skills throughout the teaching of the different genres.

Alongside this, we use Milestones for teachers and Curriculum Leaders to monitor coverage and track progress across the curriculum, ensuring appropriate sequencing is in place. We use the milestones created by Chris Quigley Education, in conjunction with our planning, to ensure that the children develop their knowledge and skills as they move from Early Years through to Key Stage 1 and 2.

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Reynolds Academy Principal

Rebecca Scott