TALK FOR WRITING
In Year 4 we continue with the talk for writing approach that is used across the school. We look at a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts throughout the year. Whether it is a quest tale based on the Midnight Gang by David Walliams, poetry inspired by Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes or brochures and newspaper reports on our local area. We try to look at it all. At the beginning of each topic we start with a COLD WRITE. This is where the children are set a task based on information they know, it shows the teacher what they have retained from previous years of attempting these styles of writing. Following this, the teacher gives the children specific targets to work on and we look at the different technical features of writing that specific genre. We have a model text that we learn and analyse, we write together, share and improve each others' ideas and then we do a HOT WRITE. Here the children can show how much they have learnt and show progress against those initial targets. These are displayed in the classroom, so the children can be reminded of what they can achieve.
In Year 4 all children start back in September with a pencil, then children get the opportunity to earn their pen license. They will receive this from the teacher when they are writing fully cursive consistently in their work.
PUNCTUATION AND GRAMMAR
. We use SPAG.com to grow in confidence in these areas, see the link below or look at the homework page for more information. In Year 4 we cement the punctuation and grammar expectations of Year 3 and Key Stage One
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