During the school year, we endeavour to cover all aspects of our bespoke long term planning for English,
which provides two planning approaches:
Planning which follows the teaching sequence for writing. They follow the three phases of the teaching sequence, with Talk for Writing used throughout all phases, and lead to a quality written outcome.
Take One Book: Topic based planning using a text as a stimulus to give teachers creative freedom and an opportunity to focus on ‘reading for pleasure’. A range of written outcomes are produced from the chosen text with cross-curricular links where appropriate.
The teaching of writing is a complex area in which our highly-skilled teachers employ a variety of strategies concurrently. One is the teaching of discrete styles of sentence and a progressive range of 'conjunctions' (e.g. and, but or so, all the way through to words like 'nevertheless'. See the document above for more information about how this progresses during a child's time at St. Teresa's.