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At Meadlands, all of our pupils are authors. We are passionate about creating a learning environment that inspires, enthuses and strengthens these authors' voices; leaving pupils with the confidence and skillsets they need to succeed. We believe that writing is, first and foremost, a purposeful and creative tool. Our lessons are driven by providing this purpose through imaginative contexts; it is here where pupils can be innovative both through their language choices and through refining grammar, punctuation and spelling strategies.

 

Writing lessons are taught explicitly every day. Children learn the skills they need to excel as writers through a broad range of fiction and non-fiction genres. We also recognise the crucial role that reading plays in supporting our children as writers. It is for this reason that quality literature is at the heart of all our teaching, providing children with a meaningful context in which they can explore and be challenged. This was recognised in our 2018 Review where inspectors stated ‚Äústudents were given experiences in the classroom so they were then able to refer to them in their writing.‚ÄĚ

 

These contexts do not just feed the imagination, they also ensure that pupils apply the grammatical constructs of writing in a more genuine way. This ensures that all our students are empowered with lifelong skills, applicable to any educational or career route. A recent whole school review recognised how structured talk, classroom displays and feedback through marking supported pupils’ learning.

 

We take pride in ensuring that pupils are both supported and challenged throughout each stage¬†of the writing curriculum. Progress is monitored regularly. Examples of support given to help pupils¬†achieve their best include phonics interventions; within class support; 1:1 pupil conferencing; and handwriting interventions.¬†The effect of this is reflected in our Key Stage 1 and Kay Stage 2 results ‚ÄĒ¬†consistently¬†above the national average.

 

Key Stage 1

Writing

Year

Meadlands

National

 

Expected Standard

Greater Depth

Expected Standard

Greater Depth

2016

84%

24%

74%

 

2017

83%

30%

68%

16%

2018 88% 28% 70% 16%

 

Key Stage 2

Writing

Year

Meadlands

National

 

Expected Standard

Greater Depth

Expected Standard

Greater Depth

2016

84%

24%

74%

155

2017

83%

22%

76%

25%

2018 85% 28% 78%  

 

Grammar

Year

Meadlands

National

 

Expected Standard

Greater Depth

Expected Standard

Greater Depth

2016

92%

32%

72%

22%

2017

92%

51%

77%

31%

2018 96% 31% 78%  

Writing Awards:

 

Handwriting Licences

Children’s hard work and perseverance always pays off! Those children who have consistently maintained a pride in the appearance of their work will be awarded a handwriting pen. This decision is made by Miss Orson, our subject leader, on a Friday morning.

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Information Packs for Parents:

Our writing, spelling and handwriting policy is currently under review, a link will be posted here shortly.

The National Curriculum has set a list of spellings which all children must know by the end of their year group or phase. Please find details of these spellings here so your child is able to practice at home:

Subject Action Plans and Governor Reports

Writing across our school

Early Years

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Celebrating Writing:

Over the Easter holidays, children took part in a story writing competition. The entries produced tales of mermaids, chocolate buttons, ninja agents, chimps, ladybirds, vampires and even a duck who tried to steal McDonalds! As well as this, children were asked to design a Roald Dahl writing shed that will be built in our wildlife area at the end of this academic year.

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Children‚Äôs achievements in writing are celebrated within every classroom, through a ‚ÄėStar Writer‚Äô display. These are update regularly and recognise children‚Äôs efforts as well as inspiring others to do the same.
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Examples of work

Following on from a collaboration between the Rose Theatre in Kingston and our Year 4 children, the class studied Macbeth. They were inspired to create a dualogue in the style of a graphic novel.

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Poetry Slam 2019

 

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Poetry Slam has quickly become a firm favourite at Meadlands. This year we celebrated the centenary of the Votes for Women. With the support of our LAMDA teacher, Louise Lipton, poems are chosen for each class and children are invited to choose a poem to perform individually or in a group. The finalists perform in front of the school and a judging panel. It is always a very exciting, fun and often emotional fternoon. Every class in the school is represented.

 

 

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