“All I need is a sheet of paper and something to write with, and then I can turn the world upside down.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Subject Leader: Mrs Bella Bowes
At Stamford Bridge Primary School, we believe that writing is a key skill for life, both inside and out of education. We provide high quality learning experiences which prepare our children with the tools they need in order to be successful in their writing, developing their confidence in both transcription (spelling and handwriting) and composition (articulating ideas and structuring them in speech and writing).
In each year group, children have the opportunity to study a wide range of genres and are provided with regular opportunities to write for a range of purposes and audiences, developing a secure understanding of a variety of text types. Teachers ensure that children are provided with a wide bank of rich and carefully selected vocabulary for each genre so that they can make their own, well-advised choices when selecting vocabulary to suit the genre and purpose of their writing.
Our aim is for all learners to achieve their full potential in writing, and we are committed to providing the scaffolds and challenges needed in order for our children to achieve this. We encourage children to take risks and make mistakes as we believe that this is a part of their writing journey. Through our celebrations of the children's work, they set high expectations for themselves and they feel proud of the writing that they produce.