Writing is incorporated in all areas of our curriculum with an emphasis on writing for a real purpose. Teachers provide children with engaging opportunities for writing to help them develop their skills. For example writing to important members of the local community to share their ideas about their area.
We teach Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPAG) across Key Stage 2 every day. Children are taught spelling and grammatical rules which they are then expected to apply in their writing across the curriculum. Each year has specific spellings which they are taught in class, these lists are available below to help you support your child at home.
Children in Year 2 take part in statutory assessments (SATs) for writing at the end of the year, these results are reported to the government and available on our results page. In Year 6 children take part in statutory assessments for grammar, punctuation and spelling, along with teacher assessment of writing. These results are reported to the government and available on our results page.
How to help at Home
- Ensure you and your child have high expectations for their handwriting.
- Support your child to complete their homework every week.
- Make sure they punctuate their sentences accurately with capital letters, full stops and other types of punctuation.
- Check that your child is spelling known words correctly.
- Help your child to form their letters correctly.
- If they reverse letters or numbers help them to correct their work.
- Watch out for capital letters used incorrectly.
- Pupils in Year 6 may wish to purchase CGP revision books to support their SPAG revision. We sell these at cost price in school for £2.50 which is cheaper than the CGP website or book shops.
Earlier this week, Year 6 took a trip to Apley Woods. We wanted a little inspiration for our writing so we invited in Dr Eatough to talk to us about survival skills. Her talk was extremely interesting and we learnt lots about how to look after ourselves on an expedition. Water and shelter were key. …
On Tuesday 28th March we held a Spelling Parent Workshop Afternoon. Parents were shown the high expectations of children’s spelling in each year group and how we teach spelling here at HLC. The parents were also shown the different strategies we use in school to support the children’s spelling and progress. Teachers taught engaging and fun …
This half term, Year 3’s topic is to find out ‘How did the Victorian period help to shape the Hadley we know today?’. The children initially went for a walk around Hadley to identify buildings that had changed over time and completed a report about Sankeys as part of their English lesson. To build on …
The children had a brilliant week just before half term with each year group creating their own business. They had a budget of £40 per year group which had to be used to purchase all resources used to make and promote their product. The only thing which was free was their labour! The whole week was a …