TALK FOR WRITING AT ST GEORGE'S
St. George’s C of E Primary School is a Talk for Writing school. This means we follow the Talk for Writing programme created by Pie Corbett to teach Literacy throughout the school.
The inspiration for this choice of Literacy scheme came from a desire to improve engagement and achievement in writing throughout the school to help our pupils make the best start to their future lives. As the introduction to the national curriculum says: ‘Fluency in the English language is an essential foundation for success in all subjects.’ We required a clear, creative and active pedagogical approach to inspire our students. The Talk for Writing framework suits our needs perfectly as it creates a collaborative and consistent delivery of Literacy lessons throughout school. This shared method is rich in vocabulary and stories which has enabled our students to flourish.
Following in-depth training we have embedded the Talk for Writing method into our daily teaching. We have found the teaching style is perfect for our students as they benefit from the strong principles of the scheme.
Talk for Writing lessons feature talk and discussion at their heart. This boosts the self-esteem of our students who all benefit from their personal ideas and opinions being shared each day. They are encouraged to express themselves through vocabulary study, grammar games and collaborative writing activities. Informal talk gives our students the chance to experiment and build their vocabularies and grammar knowledge in an informal and fun way.
Please see the following Powerpoint for an overview of the teaching process. Please contact the Literacy coordinator, Fiona Hall, for any further information.
Just before we ended for the Christmas holiday some mysterious, tiny doors popped up in our woodland area! We had great fun as a school writing about what they might be, where could they have come from and where they might lead to.
National Poetry Day!
We had a wonderful time as a school celebrating National Poetry Day on Thursday 5 October 2023. The theme this year was Refuge. We enjoyed writing poetry throughout the week and we are invited parents into school on 5/10/23 to enjoy poetry story time with their children.
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Phonics and Early Reading
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