T1 2020 Writing with Gina and Mel
Each week we will explore a Big Book, reading it aloud every day and using this as a springboard for exploring surface features of text, (correct use of capitals and other punctuation, spelling patterns, grammar etc) as well as the deeper features such as writing for a specific audience and a specified genre, ideas, poetic writing techniques such as alliteration or simile/metaphor etc.
After reading and discussing specific points from the text each day we will write ourselves, in a variety of genre and styles. A big focus is to write without fear, getting down ideas that can be refined and edited later in the session.
We will have structured handwriting sessions twice a week to refine handwriting and fast word practise twice a week to support spelling.