At WGPS we believe that all children are capable of producing a high-quality written outcome that reflects the very best they can achieve. The teachers at WGPS have high expectations of all pupils and strive for all pupils to fulfil their potential and develop a genuine love of writing. We aim to promote the use of standard written and spoken English, provide pupils with a range of strategies to develop accurate spelling skills, develop confident, independent writers who value their own and others writing and develop creativity through writing across the curriculum.
Our writing curriculum is based on the National Curriculum objectives and are incorporated into the WGPS year group progression documents.
Our children make good progress in writing and our Key Stage Two outcomes demonstrate that the majority of pupils achieve age related expectations in writing and the school performs broadly in line with national averages.
Written work in children's learning books demonstrate the impact of the English learning journey, drafting and writing process at WGPS.
Our children enjoy writing and are able to talk creatively and technically about the writing process.
Writing is assessed formatively by teachers with regular verbal and written feedback given to children to develop their learning. Each unit of work is planned for with the aim of a high-quality written outcome being produced. Teachers are then able to assess these 'hot tasks' to identify how much progress the children have made from the original 'cold task'. These extended pieces of writing are also assessed against year group expectations.