At Silver Springs we embrace creativity and have developed our own bespoke, text based, thematic curriculum, which we believe inspires our children to become magical writers.
Fantastic texts are always at the heart of our teaching. More than anything the children are inspired to write through the use of ‘writing hooks’ that engage and fuel their imaginations. Drama and poetry is also used to develop speech and language skills which in turn inspire writing.
Talk For Writing
For each unit of writing, the teacher chooses a text to use for ‘Talk for Writing’. This approach was developed by Pie Corbett, who advises the Government, and thousands of schools across the country have adopted his methods. The aim is that the children learn the text by heart, with actions to support memory. The next stage, is the Innovation Stage where the children use the structure of the text to investigate spelling patterns, story structures and vocabulary choices. Finally, it is the Invention Stage where the children create their own stories based on the structure of the original text, but with the added bonus of their own imaginations.
Here are some useful games to play at home!
KS1 and KS2