To ensure high quality teaching and learning of writing we follow the Write Stuff Scheme of work.
Why use The Write Stuff?
As a school we have adopted “The Write Stuff” by Jane Constantine to bring clarity to the mechanics of writing, to realise our priority of developing children’s vocabulary and to ensure the National Curriculum is being followed.
‘The Write Stuff’ follows a method called ‘Sentence Stacking’ which refers to the fact that sentences are stacked together and organised to engage children with short, intensive moments of learning that they can then immediately apply to their own writing.
This approach makes sure that all of our children are exposed to high quality texts that stimulate quality responses to reading, high quality writing and purposeful speaking and listening opportunities.
An individual lesson is based on a sentence model, broken in to three chunks:
The Write Stuff is based on two guiding principles; teaching sequences that slide between experience days and sentence stacking lessons. With modelling at the heart of them, the sentence stacking lessons are broken into bite-sized chunks. Teachers prepare children for writing by modelling the ideas, grammar or techniques of writing.
Key benefits of The Write Stuff: