At Newton Tony Primary School, we believe in fostering a love for writing, engaging a community of writers who enjoy being creative and purposeful. We believe that writing enables children’s thinking and learning to become visible. We encourage children to express their thoughts, views and feelings. We value interesting and engaging starting points that encourage children to write for purpose and audience where possible.
When children join our school in EYFS we encourage confidence and valuing mark making. Throughout the writing journey we also teach children to become fluent with handwriting, spelling and sentence structure. Every day, children in Y1-Y6 take part in ninja SPAG starters, encouraging children to re-visit and remember key information.
We use the principles of Talk 4 Writing until structures are embedded. Children have the opportunity to use word processing and other programmes to present writing in a different format.
Children participate in the annual Rotary Club Young Writers competition, and regularly celebrate successful entries. One of our Y6 pupils, was invited to the district final and won the local round with her poem ‘If I Were Peace’. If I were peace by Fliss
Over the Summer, children have the opportunity to take part in a Summer Diary challenge . Summer_writing challenge. There are £10 amazon voucher for the winners.
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