Tiptree Heath Primary School

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103 Maldon Road, Tiptree, Colchester, Essex, CO5 0PG


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Tiptree Heath Primary School

"Working together for everyone"

  1. The Curriculum
  2. Writing

Writing Policy

Writing Progression Document

Speaking and Listening Progression Document

Handwriting Scheme Year 2 to 6

Supporting Handwriting at Home

At Tiptree Heath Primary School we believe that a quality English curriculum should develop children’s love of reading (see separate policy), writing and discussion. We believe that a secure basis in English skills is crucial to a high quality education.

We recognise the importance of nurturing a culture where children take pride in their writing, can write clearly and accurately and adapt their language and style for a range of contexts. We want to inspire children to be confident in the art of speaking and listening and use discussion to communicate and further their learning.

We believe that the ability to write with confidence and accuracy is an essential life skill. Writing is a complicated process, drawing on the ability to communicate ideas, information and opinions in a range of contexts. Successful writers understand the characteristics of writing in a range of genres matched to audience and purpose. They also understand and apply handwriting, spelling and punctuation skills and we aim to achieve these throughout our curriculum.

Our writing curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:
1. acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language,
2. appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage,
3. write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences,
4. use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas,
5. are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.

Letter Formation

Here is a video of how we teach letter formation at Tiptree Heath. Hopefully this is helpful for practise at home. 
(This video was made using clips from the YouTube account: Ludlow Learning)