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Writing at Bedford 


During English lessons, children are exposed to high quality texts.  Teachers have worked with our English consultant Maddy Barnes to plan writing journeys linked to the focus text.  These writing journeys are carefully planned to show progression throughout the journey and to ensure children are given the opportunity to write extended pieces of writing using a wide range of fiction and non-fiction genres.  Children often complete short bursts of writing and use carefully constructed planning grids to support them in completing extended pieces of writing.  Additionally, year group appropriate grammar objectives are taught explicitly and linked to the type of writing the children are focussing on.  Teachers have worked hard to ensure children have a clear understanding of the purpose of the writing and the intended audience to ensure children are always thinking about their author voice and appealing to their audience.  Once an extended piece of writing has been completed, children are given an additional session to proof read and edit their writing.  These skills are often difficult for children to complete and teachers are beginning to explicitly teach the skills needed