The Write Stuff
“You can make anything by writing.”
– C.S. Lewis
Writing At Clapagte
Welcome to our writing page!
Writing at Clapgate is taught through The Write Stuff approach by Jane Considine. This method allows pupils to improve their oracy and widen their vocabulary in every lesson, whilst deepening their understanding of writerly choices through the use of the shade’o’meter. Pupils love their writing lessons and can’t wait to show what they’ve learnt in their independent extended pieces at the end of each unit.
All our writing is taught through the ‘writing rainbow’ which provides a lens for the writer to focus through in order to ensure all writing is effective and engaging for the reader, whilst meeting the intended purpose.
Overview of Subject Approach
You can find out more about The Write Stuff and purchase the book by visiting the website: https://www.thetrainingspace.co.uk/.
Our writing lessons, alongside our reading lessons, are carefully structured to deliver the complete English National Curriculum. You can see this document here: Primary English Curriculum.
We use HeadStart spelling to structure our teaching of spellings. This series is designed to give children time to practise and opportunities to revisit spelling patterns in order to embed the learning. This is then reinforced with purposeful and meaningful activities.
The breakdown of the spelling curriculum can be viewed from appendix 1 of the National Curriculum: English_Appendix_Spelling.
There is a wealth of amazing websites out there to support writing, both at home and at school. Below is a selection of some of our favourites.
Bitesize has videos, games, guides and lockdown lessons available.
Check out the range of ‘sheds’ in their ‘What’s New?’ section.
There are some great resoures here to help expand vocabulary.
This website is a great place to go for quizzes and games.