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Christ the King Catholic Primary School

In Jesus we learn, grow and pray together

Christ the King Catholic Primary School

In Jesus we learn, grow and pray together

Writing

 

At Christ the King we believe in providing children with the opportunity to be enriched by language, therefore in 2016 we introduced the 'Talk 4 Writing' process at our school. All staff embraced the process and we saw it as a real opportunity to develop children's vocabulary and bring excitement into writing.

Talk 4 Writing enables children to imitate the key language they need for a particular topic orally before they try reading and analysing it. Through fun activities that help them rehearse the tune of the language they need, followed by sharing writing to show them how to craft their writing, children are helped to write in the same style.

 

Talk 4 Writing follows three stages:

  • Stage 1 - Imitation
  • Stage 2 - Innovation
  • Stage 3 - Independent Application

 

Teachers use stories, film, drama and role play through a 'Talk for Writing' approach to allow children to become immersed in their English lessons and give their reading and writing a real-life purpose.  They also take advantage of the many other inside and outside space available to them to enhance children's learning and enjoyment of English.  Links to other curriculum topics are made when possible to deepen understanding and apply important skills. 

English is taught on a daily basis from EYFS to Year 6.  Teaching and learning mostly takes place within a whole class setting, where children are taught fundamental reading, writing and speaking and listening skills by their class teacher.  They learn about the ingredients of a successful piece of writing including grammar, punctuation, vocabulary and structure for various text types and the features of different genres.  Children are also given regular opportunities to share high quality books within guided reading sessions, where they have the opportunity to enjoy and discuss books.  We aim to inspire and motivate children to gain further experience of reading and writing outside school for their own enjoyment.

 

How to support at home:

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/

www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/?ref=lovereading

www.ictgames.com/literacy.html

www.schoolslinks.co.uk/TalkForWriting.pdf

Examples of Talk4Writing

English Curriculum Overview

Competitions

Parental Support - How you can help out at home and useful links.

Useful links to games and activities

 

 

Spot the CVC words

 

House

 

 

Trapped - Get the princess out of her tower by spelling the words correctly

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BBC Bitesize pages

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Starship English - Looking at tenses

 

Starship

 

 

 

Spelling Match - Match the words with their meanings

 

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Well done to all the children who entered the 'Once Upon a Dream' competition and a big congratulations to the children who's poems have been selected to be published in July.

 

Thank you Governors for reading at our World Book Day.

Thank you Governors for reading at our World Book Day.  1

Our best library competition encouraged us to create fantastic libraries this year. Don't they look wonderful?

Well done 5K for your winning entry, 'Reading is a Hoot'. Thank you to the PTA who provided our new book shelves and judged best library. 

 

School Values

Compassion
  • Spread love wherever you go, Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. ― Mother Theresa
Integrity
  • Aspire not to have more but to be more. - St Oscar Romero
Love
  • Let all that you do be done with love. - 1 Corinthians
Forgiveness
  • Justice, forgiveness and reconciliation … the teachings are very hard to follow, and we can only do this with Jesus’ help’. Family of Jimmy Mizen
Hope
  • May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears. - Nelson Mandela
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