A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them.
Writing down ideas fluently depends on effective transcription: that is, on spelling quickly and accurately through knowing the relationship between sounds and letters (phonics) and understanding the morphology (word structure) and orthography (spelling structure) of words. Effective composition involves forming, articulating and communicating ideas, and then organising them coherently for a reader. This requires clarity, awareness of the audience, purpose and context, and an increasingly wide knowledge of vocabulary and grammar. Writing also depends on fluent, legible and, eventually, speedy handwriting. DFE National Curriculum, 2013
At Burley Oaks, we aim to achieve that set out in the National Curriculum through a sequenced, progressive, ambitious and enjoyable English curriculum. Reading and Writing skills are interwoven to ensure that children develop knowledge and skills which enable them to communicate well, enjoy experimenting with words and their effect on the reader as well as writing clearly and accurately for a purpose, range of contexts and audiences.
Further information about the structure, format and progression of writing curriculum can be found below.
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