Parkgate Primary School

Opening the Gate to Success


Parkgate Primary School


Our Writing Leads

At Parkgate Primary School we use ‘Talk 4 Writing’ to plan and teach English. This whole school approach to teaching and learning helps children to develop, use and apply their skills in spoken language, reading and writing. Throughout the whole school, children learn a wide range of quality stories, non-fiction texts and poems by heart which they then use to develop their writing skills. Ultimately, they create their own writing, through the stages of Imitation, Innovation and Invention. (See English Policy).

The 'Talk 4 Writing' approach is underpinned by the daily teaching of handwriting, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

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Handwriting and Spelling

At Parkgate we teach handwriting following a specific structured style using PenPals for Handwriting guidance. Spelling guidance is taken from the No Nonsense spelling approach.  The children take part in regular handwriting and spelling sessions each week.  Spellings are sent home to practise over a half term.

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