Writing composition is a fundamental life skill which equips children with what they need to become life-long learners. Our approach aims to develop culturally literate children, in readiness for further education and beyond. Our writing curriculum is based on our ‘Good Book Journey’ (see below). Through these high-quality, rich and diverse texts, children are inspired to write. Our chosen texts aim to expose learners to a wide range of writing genres and engender a love of literature.
WRITING IN ACTION 🎬📸
Our Good Book Journey
"Good writing begins with a good book"
Here at Holy Family, we firmly believe that writing and reading are inextricably linked. All of our writing is based on these high quality texts.
NEW TO HOLY FAMILY.... Our 'Awesome Writers' display ⭐️
The children at Holy Family have made a fantastic start to the year: they have impressed us with their writing skills, so much so that each teacher has selected one star writer from each class. Many of the children were chosen for their progress since September, their use of ambitious vocacbulary and accurate punctuation.
Term 1 'Awesome Writers' were awarded to the following children:
EYFS - Alicia
Year 1 - Arthur
Year 2 - Leo
Year 3 - Diamond
Year 4 - Joyce
Year 5 - Carmen
Year 6 - Swalah
Congratulations and well done! Will you be the next Awesome Writer in Term 2?
Term 2 'Awesome Writers' were awarded to the following children:
EYFS - Eddie
Year 1 - Hiyab
Year 2 - Ikhlas
Year 3 - Suzanna
Year 4 - Harrison
Year 5 - Vicky
Year 6 - Freya
Congratulations to these children - your efforts in writing this term have been noticed!
Our Shakespeare showcase displays a range of the very best work from our studies this week. Some children produced wanted posters or narratives whilst others first wrote, then performed, playscripts.
The quote of the week came from a Year 2 child - 'Mummy, can I read Hamlet next?'
Our aim and vision is that by the time each pupil leaves Holy Family they will know well 7 different Shakespeare treasures!
A summary: latest pupil voice survey
Of the children asked, 100% agreed they 'enjoy' writing lessons and their reasons for this included:
When asked to suggest why it is important to have writing lessons, pupil's commented: 'know it, write it then you'll remember it', they explained how writing impacts on your 'whole life' and if you 'write it correctly you will speak it better' too.
Located in the entrance of our school, we have created a showcase area to promote our fabulous writers. Year 6 worked particularly hard on publishing their newspaper reports so these have been chosen this term. I wonder which year group will showcase next?