Cabot Writing Curriculum - Our Intent
At Cabot, we deliver a language rich writing curriculum using high quality texts that promote diversity and celebrate multiculturalism.
We aspire for excellence by seeing all children as writers and we recognise this will look different for every child. We believe in inclusion and strive to use word banks, scaffolds and pre-teach where appropriate to support disadvantaged pupils or SEND pupils. We aim to ensure all of our children develop a genuine appreciation of language and the written word.
Many of our families are bilingual; we celebrate this and foster a love of language by looking at its patterns, structures and origins. We place high importance on oracy and it is promoted across the curriculum; we base our learning on the talk for writing approach giving children the opportunity to learn texts by heart so the language patterns and structures are internalised in their long term working memory. We want pupils to develop a wide range of interesting vocabulary, to have a secure understanding of grammar and be able to spell new words by effectively applying the spelling rules and patterns that they have been taught.
Careful links are made across the curriculum to ensure that children’s English learning is relevant and meaningful with consideration of the audience and purpose of our writing. We believe that by making links with the wider curriculum, children can draw on the cultural capital acquired from this learning to support their writing. Within our curriculum, children are exposed to a number of genres of texts that they then base their own fiction and non-fiction writing on. Through our Literacy curriculum, children develop their skills so they are able to work in partnership with a wide range of people, recognising that writing is used widely in everyday life and that these skills are vital.
Our intentions in writing are for all children to:
- See themselves as writers
- Be confident speakers
- Develop a love of language and literature
- See writing as an interesting and enjoyable process
- Consider and create the effect on the reader that is suitable for the genre they are writing in
- Understand that editing and redrafting is a vital part of the writing process
Literacy Curriculum Maps