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Ravenscote Junior School

Ravenscote

Junior School

Writing

At Ravenscote Junior School, we love writing! Through carefully planned English units, our children develop into thoughtful readers and creative writers.  

Each unit starts with a 'cold write' where we assess the children's understanding of different text types and each child receives targets from their writing mats to work on during the unit.  We tailor our planning carefully to suit the needs of the children and they will be taught a range of grammar, sentence structure, word/vocabulary building and spelling skills and how to apply this to their writing. Each unit ends with a 'hot write' where they apply all of the skills they have learnt. During the year, the children will have the opportunity to study high quality fiction, non-fiction and poetry units.  

Below are the writing mats used by both teachers and pupils within lessons, there are 3 writing mats per year group; "Working towards the expected standard", "Working at the expected standard" and "Greater depth".  Within class, pupils are encouraged to use the mats to improve their writing as well to identify the targets they have achieved.