Writing is a crucial part of our curriculum at Oaksey. By the end of Year Six we intend our children to have developed a love of writing and to be able to express their thoughts and ideas clearly and creatively through the written word. We also intend to create writers who can re-read, edit and improve their own writing, and enable pupils to be able to confidently use the essential skills of grammar, punctuation and spelling. We set high expectations for all our children to take pride in their work and encourage the development of a fluent, cursive handwriting style alongside allowing their imaginations to flourish.
Our intent is for all children to develop a consistent, readable and neat handwriting style appropriate to their age and level of motor development. We want the children to take pride in their work and having a neat and consistent handwriting style is part of this work ethic. We want the children to develop their legibility, fluency, consistency and quality of their handwriting.
Reading lies at the heart of the curriculum at Oaksey. We are dedicated to enabling our pupils to become lifelong readers and we believe reading is key for academic success. We want all children to experience the thrill of ‘falling into a book’, and encourage them to read for pleasure, meaning and learning. We are committed to giving children opportunities to read across our curriculum.