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English

Writing:

At Twyning School, we aim to enable our children to become confident and imaginative writers who can write across a range of different text types (genres). They learn to write a variety of styles of writing across Fiction and Non-fiction such as Traditional Tales, Historical Stories, Myths and Legends, Instructions, Debates, Explanations, Reports, Poetry, Play scripts etc.
The childrens' reading will play a key role in the development of their writing and one of our important messages is that THE MORE YOU READ, THE BETTER YOUR WRITING BECOMES! For this reason, we ensure that children read and discuss the different text types within English lessons and recognise the features of each style of writing.
The technical aspect of writing is taught across the school discretely through SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) sessions. This forms an important part of developing the individual writer in terms of accuracy and fluency.
Handwriting is taught throughout the school with the majority of children learning to join their letters at the end of KS1. By the time the children leave KS2, the expectation is that their handwriting is joined fluently and neatly across all pieces of work. 

Reading:

At Twyning School we follow the Oxford Reading Tree levels and book bands. We ensure that each child is reading books suitable for their ability in both reading and comprehension.