Children are encouraged to become confident, fluent, independent writers.
The teaching of writing at St Peter’s consists of composition (articulating ideas and structuring them in speech and writing) and transcription (spelling and handwriting).
Effective composition involves articulating and communicating ideas, and then organising them coherently for a reader. This requires clarity, awareness of the audience, purpose and context, and an increasingly wide knowledge of vocabulary and grammar. Children are also taught how to plan, revise and evaluate their writing
Writing down ideas fluently depends on effective transcription. Children are taught to spell words quickly and accurately through knowing the relationship between sounds and letters (phonics) and understanding the morphology (word structure) and orthography (spelling structure) of words. They are also taught to write in a fluent, legible and joined style.
"The impact of these Christian values is shown in the exemplary behaviour of the children and their growing empathy and compassion for others."