At Cudham, due to our unique subject specialist teaching, we have been able to design a progressive curriculum using a range of schemes, including The Literacy Shed and Jane Considine’s ‘The Write Stuff’ to engage, inspire and allow pupils to develop an appreciation of quality children’s literature. We choose high level vocabulary texts to teach different writing genre and skills, incorporating grammar and punctuation. We also use the Talk for Writing approaches and Shared and Guided Writing to enable children to become confident, independent writers. Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) is taught as part of writing lessons and in independent teaching sessions during the school day.
To help develop our children’s handwriting we follow the Letterjoin and Bubble Writing schemes, where the children learn the basics of pencil grip and how to sit correctly, whilst learning the formation of the letter families.