Children become knowledgeable about the different reasons in which writers are moved to write: to teach, persuade or influence, entertain, paint with words, reflect and to make a record. Over time, they become increasingly knowledgeable about the different ways in which these reasons can be realised.
Children become increasingly knowledgeable about the variety of ways in which writers can reach and leave an impression on a variety of audiences through writing.
Children become increasingly knowledgeable about strategies and techniques writers use to realise their writing intentions.
Children become increasingly knowledgeable about how grammar functions within the craft of writing. Through authentic, embedded use, children become knowledgeable about grammatical and linguistic terms.
Children become increasingly knowledgeable about how writers’ use of punctuation and other conventions aids their audience’s ability to read their writing easily and as they intended.
Children become increasingly knowledgeable about how writers proofread their writing effectively and so correct unsure spellings before a piece of writing goes to publication.
Children learn typical spelling patterns and how words are constructed. They also become knowledgeable about different techniques for learning spellings. The use of Spelling Shed to teach specific spelling rules supports this.
Children become more knowledgeable about the importance writers place on word choice and on increasing their vocabulary. This includes seeking synonyms for words when it feels appropriate.
Children become more knowledgeable about automaticity and legibility in handwriting and its importance in relation to future readers accessing their texts.
Children become increasingly knowledgeable about the need for a writer’s writing products to be visually stimulating, accurate and of the highest quality.
How our children’s writing skills progress;
Children become more self-regulating, skilful and adaptable in their use of the different writing processes, including how they plan, draft, revise, edit, publish and perform their writing intentions.
Children are able to apply more writerly techniques and become skilful in discerning which will be most appropriately applied.
Children’s ability and skill to proofread, use a dictionary, and use of other spell-devices increases over time. This means fewer errors find their way through to publication.
Children’s ability to use a thesaurus skilfully increases over time.