English at Richmond Primary School
Welcome to the ‘English’ section of our website. Here you will find lots of useful documents to help you support your child at home and also see what they will be learning in school. At Richmond Primary School we follow National Curriculum objectives across the school. Click on the blue links to take you to the relevant documents.
Talk for Writing at Richmond
Talk for Writing was developed by the author Pie Corbett. It is a fun, creative, yet also rigorous approach to develop writers. Talk for Writing starts with enjoying and sharing stories. Throughout the school, we place a strong emphasis on children reading stories and enjoying a range of literature. Through regular reading, and the exploration of model texts, we want children to build up an extensive and rich vocabulary for use in their own writing.
Talk for Writing starts with enjoying and sharing stories. Children learn to retell a text off by heart with expression and actions. Once a story is learnt, the children are encouraged to adapt it to make it their own, for example by changing the characters or the setting. Finally, at the Innovation Stage, pupils write their own text independently.
Please click on the link below to find out more about Talk for Writing in our school;
The two links below outline the grammatical language and objectives children will cover within each year group. The glossary provides definitions and examples of the terminology.
Pupils in KS2 follow a spelling pathway in order to cover the statutory requirements outlined in the National Curriculum. The link below shows how these objectives are taught across the year in years 3–6.
Additional spelling resources for parents:-
The National Curriculum outlines statutory requirements for; Spoken Language, Reading — Word Recognition and Comprehension, Writing — Transcription, Handwriting, Composition, Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation. Each of the links below show which objectives will be covered in each of the areas aforementioned.
At Richmond we focus on teaching the different types of writing within imaginative, real purposes often involving real audiences. This helps pupils to appreciate the importance of English to their lives outside school. The documents below show how our English units link to our Cornerstones Imaginative Learning Projects, enabling pupils to use and apply all of their skills and knowledge across a wide range of curriuculum areas.
CROSS CURRICULAR WRITING
At Richmond we aim to provide at least one opportunity per week for children to complete a piece of extended writing, applying their knowledge from their Cornerstones learning. Please find below examples of how we make these cross curricular links.