Writing Intent
“Literacy is the means though which every man, woman and child can realise his or her potential.”
Kofi Annan

Writing units are supported by high quality texts using the Read to Write scheme. Aspirational modelled writing helps provide our children with an increasingly wide knowledge of vocabulary and grammar. Each unit carefully builds on the learning of the previous one.

Before a child can write a sentence, they must be able to be speak in one and considerable emphasis is placed on thinking about an idea and saying it aloud before writing it. At Black Horse Hill Infant School, we have high standards for spoken language, and provide a language-rich environment for our learners. We strive to equip our children with the vocabulary and grammatical awareness needed to communicate their ideas effectively.

Children develop a fluent, legible handwriting style and are able to spell quickly and accurately applying their learning of letters and sounds appropriately.

Ready, Steady, Write empowers teachers to provide high-quality teaching of writing through high-quality literature. These detailed units of work centre on engaging, vocabulary-rich texts, with a wealth of writing opportunities within and across the curriculum and they also signpost wider curriculum enrichments.

These units provide:

  • Clear sequential Episodes of Learning
  • Model Texts linked to writing outcomes within the unit
  • Vocabulary learning and contextualised spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Wider reading for the wider curriculum
  • Curriculum Enrichments
  • A wealth of resources
  • Explicit links to the national curriculum

Ready, Steady, Write is evidence-based teaching of writing. These units have been carefully mapped out so the entire statutory curriculum for English is covered for each year group, supporting our school to build a rich curriculum.