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Here at Eye CofE Primary School, we are dedicated to providing exciting experiences to allow children to develop and achieve in English. We use Pie Corbett's approach of 'Talk for Writing' to drive our teaching of writing and Jane Considine's approach of 'Book Talk' to allow children to progress in their reading skills. 

 

Below is an outline of the skills that are taught in each year group. You will see that these skills are progressive and we ensure that our English curriculum constantly allows children to be building on their prior learning. 

Why embrace Talk for Writing?

The links above give you more information about what 'Talk for Writing' is and why we have chosen to embrace this approach. Through exciting opportunities to talk about a text, children are able to internalise language, text features and grammatical features that can then be used in their own writing. 

 

Children work with their teachers to create text maps so that they can talk the text, they explore text features and how they are used as well as spending time 'magpieing' high quality vocabulary. 

 

Children produce fantastic pieces of writing following a process of planning, drafting and editing before publishing. 

Pie Corbett - Intro to Talk the Text - Talking for Writing Across the Curriculum

Pie Corbett - Talk for Writing Across the Curriculum - How to teach non-fiction writing to 5-12 years olds Pie explains the importance of speaking and hearing the text - extract from DVD that accompanies the book (Open University Press, 2011)

Pie Corbett - writing a story - Talking for Writing Across the Curriculum

Pie Corbett - Talk for Writing Across the Curriculum - How to teach non-fiction writing to 5-12 years olds Pie explains how to write a story - extract from DVD that accompanies the book (Open University Press, 2011)

The Writing Process

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