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Writing

At St Saviour’s Primary and Nursery School we aim to give every child the opportunity to become a writer and to be enthused by writing.

We understand the importance of the written word and its role in inspiring children and unlocking their potential across the curriculum. Children who love the written word unlock a whole world of creativeness which can then translate into progression, achievement and passion in other areas. 

Through Jane Considine’s ‘The Write Stuff’ units, children are emersed in a wide range of high-quality, rich texts which are brought to life through immersive experience lessons and sentence stacking. Throughout the units the children then explore high-level, rich vocabulary and new grammatical concepts using the writing lenses on the Writing Rainbow.

FANTASTICs – ideas for writing
GRAMMARISTICs – tools for writing
BOOMTASTICs – writing techniques

(The FANTASTIC lenses are used from EYFS through to year 6 whereas the GRAMMARISTIC and BOOMTASTIC are introduced from year 3.)

Each unit is then completed through a carefully selected writing task where the children are given the opportunity to show what they have learnt by planning and writing their own independent piece of writing.
After they have written their independent piece, they are then given the tools and skills to edit and improve their writing to create a final piece.

Please find below spelling lists for Years 1 to 6, as well as the 100 High Frequency Words and some ideas on how to bring spelling practice to life at home.

From years 2 to 6, we use Spelling Frame to support children's learning. The focus of the program is on the teaching of spelling, which embraces knowledge of spelling conventions – patterns and rules; but integral to the teaching is the opportunity to promote the learning of spellings, including statutory words, common exceptions and personal spellings. 

In order to support learning at home, each child has their own unique Spelling Frame login which can be used to access practice tests and games at home. As Spelling Frame is carefully tailored to each child, the games and practice tests will provide ample personalised opportunities to decode, build and spelling given words in a range of fun and engaging ways.

You can access Spelling Frame using the link below and find your child's unique login in their Red Reading Records.

SpellingFrame 

In EYFS and KS1, spellings are taught systematically as part of our Phonics program- Little Wandle. For more information, please visit our phonics page using the link below.

Phonics