At Carpenters, we have developed the ‘Carpenters Writing Journey’ as a consistent approach to writing across the school. This approach follows the principles of ‘Talk 4 Writing’ but has been tailored to fit the needs of our school and context.

Our approach enables children to read and write independently for a variety of audiences and purposes within different subjects. A key feature is that children internalise the language structures needed to write through ‘talking the text’, as well as close reading.

Our approach enables children to move from dependence towards independence, with the teacher using shared and guided teaching to develop the ability in children to write creatively and powerfully. The phases of: imitation, innovation, invention and invention challenge gradually guide the children towards being creative and independent writers.

Our yearly overview ensures that children experience a range of poetry, fiction and non-fiction texts over the school year and have frequent opportunities to write across the curriculum. In addition to this, we have a core reading spine of quality fiction, poetry and non-fiction that all children experience and draw upon.

For more information - please see the Carpenters Learning Journeys below.

EYFS learning Journey
KS1 Learning Journey
KS2 Learning Journey