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Curriculum - Writing


At Montem Academy we provide the  pupils with opportunities  to further develop writingl skills through their application in all areas of the curriculum in order to promote better learning and to raise standards.

We believe that pupils learn best when they are writing  for a variety of purposes and audiences, collecting information, organising ideas and writing accurately to show “what they know” across subject areas

Cross Curricular Links Activities Types of Writing or Skills
Humanities      
One writing book for Literacy and Humanites Reports
Explanations
Instructions
Stories
Diaries
Letters
Cookery Club      
The school provides an after school cookery club       Instructions
Labels   
Reviews
Gardening Club      
Building a Greenhouse made from recycled drinks bottles
Planting vegetables and plants    
Creating plans
Weekly diaries
Advertisements
Blogs
Stationary Shop      
Pupil lead stationary shop in each year Group Advertisement
Lists
Posters
Pupil Newspaper      

   
Creating a pupil newspaper each half term    Stories
Did you Know?
Recounts
Reviews
Articles
Poetry
Letters
Charities and Fetes      

Each year group supports a different charity. Throughout the year, pupils will arrange events to raise money. Letters
Reports
Recounts
Flyers    
Persuasion (Advertisement)
Lists
Posters
Playground      

In Early Years and Key Stage 1 pupils have the opportunity to write with chalk on the playground or on the chalk boards.     Letter formation
Pencil control
Hand/Eye coordination
School Trips      

    
Each year group experiences at least three educational visits throughout the year.   Recounts
Instructions
Reviews    
Thank You letters
Persuasion
Science      
Pupils are given regular opportunities for investigative work which they then write about. Recount
Instructions  
Planning
Black History Month       Each year, a poet visits the school and performs in a whole school assembly and then works with specific year groups through workshops     Poetry
Assemblies      
Class performances Script writing
Factual Writing
Posters
Stories
Displays
     

All year groups must display a range of writing over the year.     Reports
Non-chronological reports
Poetry
Instructions
Letters
Persuasion
Stories
ICT      
Pupils are required to create their own programmes Instructions
Researching the web
Blogs
Emails
Chatterbooks       Our more able pupils are selected to participate in Chatterbooks club.    Reviews Record logs