At Springwood Heath, our writing provision for Y1-Y6 follows the Read to Write programme. Ready Steady Write is a comprehensive and evidence-based writing unit of work provided by Literacy Counts. It provides a sequential, ambitious curriculum that places high quality literature at its core. The units we follow have been carefully mapped out to match the entire statutory national curriculum for writing. Each one centres on engaging, vocabulary-rich texts, with a wealth of writing opportunities within and across the curriculum whilst also signposting wider curriculum enrichments. Children are taught explicitly how to edit and re-draft writing. They write for a range of purposes and publish their work in a variety of formats.


Implementation (Overviews)
Early Years

Writing in EYFS involves transcription and composition

-articulating ideas and structuring them in speech, before writing). Language comprehension (necessary for both reading and writing) starts from birth. It only develops when adults talk

with children about the world around them and the books (stories and non-fiction) they read with them, and enjoy rhymes, poems and songs together.






Lesson Design
Daily Sentence Accuracy is a vital element of Read to Write and encompasses word, sentence, and punctuation from the statutory National Curriculum programme of study for writing and Vocabulary, grammar and punctuation. This daily practice also helps build fluency and stamina for writing.

After the Daily Sentence Accuracy, the lessons follow the immerse, analyse, plan then write sequence.

Within each lesson, children explore, enjoy and respond to the text in different ways; through teacher led, teacher modelled, shared activities, partner work and independent parts of the lesson.


How do we know what children have learnt

Literacy Counts draws upon a range of current assessment information, including statutory National Curriculum requirements and research to provide us with a comprehensive assessment resource. Through assessment and moderation, we will gain a thorough understanding of the progress and attainment of pupils, thus identifying gaps in learning and informing planning.

Children write confidently and ably for a wide range of purposes demonstrating both understanding and enjoyment of writing. Pupils show sound knowledge of all year group National Curriculum objectives in reading, writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Children showing Great Depth qualities to their writing are able to write using all of the above showing richness, flair and finesse.