READ as a Writer, WRITE as a Reader
During the last year, we have launched our ‘READ as a Writer, WRITE as a Reader’ approach to English lessons. This involves revising and planning an engaging English curriculum using a wide range of high-quality texts for each year group, every half-term. We will be promoting both classic and long-standing much-loved books and novels alongside new and upcoming authors and texts with our pupils. We’ve invested money in bringing in a range of quality texts, including buying whole class sets of books and novels that each class are studying.
Part of our whole-school approach will be to immerse in their class texts, exploring the way the author uses language and to explore this to develop our children as writers. There is a wealth of research to show that one of the most effective ways to become a good writer is to be an avid reader; to unpick language from books and use this as a model for quality writing.
You’ll see us promote our whole school texts and class activities via our website and Twitter. (Look out for the hashtags #READasaWRITER #WRITEasaREADER). We’ll send you newsletters to tell you about the books that each class are studying and texts that we are excited about, with recommendations for reading at home.
For more information about this project and the thinking behind it, see below.