At Godolphin, we often use the phrase 'reading is breathing in and writing is breathing out'. Through the Power of Reading approach, we equip our children with the language, ideas, and imaginative content that they need to write. Then, within our daily writing lessons we teach children the tools of writing and how to organise their creative ideas with style, flair and grammatical accuracy.
Our pupils are given opportunities to write across different subject areas and for different purposes. We have an end of year writing criteria for each year group which is progressive and builds upon prior learning and skills.
Children at Godolphin feel motivated to write and their maturity and confidence shines through their carefully crafted pieces. We enjoy celebrating the high standard of writing that is produced at GJA.
Pupils at Godolphin have a daily writing lesson that is based on their class text. Pupils will use their knowledge to write in a range of genres, styles and formalities and they will progress through our progressive writing expectations. Spelling, punctuation and grammar is taught through text and in reading and writing lessons. However, each year group also has a weekly spelling and grammar lesson to reinforce these key skills.
All pupils will also have access to the online platform Spelling Shed were they can practise their weekly spellings.
The Power of Reading Overview
Click below to see how to use Spelling Shed. The more practise your child has - the better!