As a school that uses the ‘Talk for Writing’ process, we place emphasis on children learning to orally retell different types of texts using story maps and actions. We encourage the children to use expression in their retells and we use these models to create class and independent innovations. Parents can help their children learn the text maps at home, in preparation for their own writing. Please download the relevant story map from your child’s year group page.
During each unit of work we follow a certain process to cover a range of English outcomes including comprehension, grammar, spelling, handwriting, creating toolkits, writing and editing skills:You can find out more about ‘Talk for Writing’ from their website. You may also like to view a sample unit of work here.