English is the development of the essential life skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. Children need to be able to read and write in order to communicate and access information and ideas. At Westerton, we aim to combine the teaching of reading and writing within a context that is meaningful, purposeful and creative.
In writing, we combine the building blocks of phonics, grammar, punctuation, vocabulary and spelling so that children can write in ways which are interesting, engaging and powerful. In this way, children can produce a range of different text types which communicate information, ideas, imagery and emotions. The ability to read and write is not an end in itself: it is the gateway to academic success, improved life expectations and lifelong learning.
Our writing scheme at Westerton in The Write Stuff. Please ask your child's class teacher if you want to find out more.