At Fulwood and Cadley, our aim is to provide an English curriculum that engages and inspires our children's love of literature whilst also developing their fundamental skills of spoken and written language in order to become thoughtful readers and creative writers. Our curriculum is based around the principles of the Talk for Writing process which reflects the importance of spoken language that underpins the development of reading and writing, not only in English but across the whole curriculum. Our children are provided with opportunities to widen their vocabulary and develop their understanding of grammar for reading, writing and spoken language. They are taught to use discussion as a vehicle for learning moving on to developing crucial skills to allow them to write clearly, accurately and coherently for a range of context, purposes and audiences. Most importantly, our writing curriculum aims to inspire or children to feel confident in their ability to write and passionate in their ability to be creative.
Talk for Writing
Talk for Writing was developed by Pie Corbett, an English educational trainer, writer, author and poet. It is primarily based on the principals of how children learn and it enables children to read and write independently for a variety of audiences and purposes.
Talk for Writing has three key phases which work together to develop knowledge, confidence and independence in writing.