Does your writing curriculum provide a clear progression of skills?
This publication provides support for teachers and school leaders who are looking to create a sequenced progression of skills in writing.
Focus Education have created a comprehensive overview of writing genres for each year group from nursery to year 6. The resource identifies key grammatical elements to be taught within and across year groups and includes progressive small steps in learning to support children in achieving the end of year expectations.
This document provides a progressive, incremental framework to support the teaching of writing.
Fiction, non-fiction and poetry opportunities have been identified for each year group and for each half term, which link to the end of year expectations that need to be taught. Each unit includes specific features that need to be taught and / or applied within the children's writing. Features that are not in bold should be prior learning for the children and bold features are the new learning that needs to be taught. These features are built up over the year and across year groups. Whilst there are features that have been identified as new learning, these are flexible and need to be based on assessments made to ensure that all skills are secured.
The identified units should be taught, however, the content is flexible to meet the needs of the cohort and needs to be determined by assessments and children's knowledge of the content area.
The writing structure needs to be followed to ensure that the components build up to the composites to avoid gaps in learning.