Writing

 
Writing: Fiction
 
Writing  is taught through the Talk for Writing model; it has  3 stages:  Immitation, Innovation and Independent Application. Children  begin by internalising the structure, language and pattern of the text through, recitition (with actions) , drama and role play and dual coding with text maps. Once the text has been internalised,   they 'immitate'  the text, which means makes substitutions and embelishments to parts of the  text such as : a change of character, seeting or events,  within the story. The final stage is where pupils invent their own story.  Using the story structure, pattern and language, as a framework, they create a story of their own . 
 
Throughout their time ast Roskear, pupils will also develop and revisit  a range of story types: defeating the monster, rags to riches, finding tale, wishing tale, journey , quest and warning tale. Each story type has a writing focus such as setting, characterisation and dialogue.
 
 
 
 
Writing: Non-Fiction
 
Non- Fiction writing links closely to the topic, this reduces cognitive overload and ensures pupils are provided with the vocabulary and understanding  with which to write fluently. It also embeds and deepens  their topic  learning and develops transferable knowledge and skills.
 
Throughout  their time at Roskear,  pupils will learn the  features for the following non-fiction genres: reports, recounts, persuasive, discursive, instructions and explanation. 
Spelling
 
Pupils  participate in daily spelling lessons, which follow the Spelling Shed scheme.
Handwriting
 
All year groups use Penpals, cursive text for handwriting.