Units of work
Writing Outcomes are selected and taken from the Core Text stimuli for each Topic.
English Units of Work
Writing at Whitstone school is a focus across the whole curriculum. Units of work are planned using objectives from the National Curriculum. When planning a unit of work, consideration is given to what type of writing will give the children the best opportunity to demonstrate the skills they are being taught. Across each year, children will write a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. We ensure that there is a clear purpose and audience for each unit, giving the children a real reason to write. We use the ‘Talk for Writing’ approach in our units of work with each unit beginning with a ‘cold task’ to assess pupils’ prior knowledge and level.
The next phase of a unit is ‘imitation’ and ‘immersion’; children immerse themselves in a set text and engage in a range of activities, which prepare them for their own writing. Following this is the innovation phase, where children have the opportunity to develop the new skills they are taught within a supported framework. The final element of a unit is the invention phase. At this time, children develop their drafting and editing skills before putting everything they have learned into practice in their end of unit progress write. More about Talk for writing can be found here https://www.talk4writing.com/about/