Writing at Highlees
At Highlees, we believe that speaking, listening and vocabulary development underpins great writing. We carefully plan each journey of writing, considering our audience and purpose in each case. Our children regularly engage with ‘Drama For Writing’, giving them the opportunity to discuss, formulate and present ideas before putting pen to paper. We are keen to expose the pupils to good examples of different text types and often link our writing to our class texts or wider curriculum to provide a context for them. We immerse and develop our ideas by using conventions such as communal character and guided tour.
In Reception and Key Stage One there is a great emphasis on the use of phonics as a foundation of early reading and writing. Displays around school are then used to celebrate the children's journey of writing.
Click on the link below to see a video of how 'Drama For Writing' works in our federated school, Eyrescroft.