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Littleton Church of England Nursery and Infant School


At Littleton, through engagement with quality texts and well-planned lessons, we aim to develop writers who have the skills and confidence to express themselves, both verbally and on paper. Through our broad and balanced curriculum, we endeavour to ensure all of our children, regardless of their circumstances, are inspired by the works of great writers. We are aware our location means we are largely mono-cultural therefore, we ensure that we provide children with a range of diverse text that represent different cultures and communities across the world. Our core texts for each year group are mapped out in our Writing Policy.

Research from the CLPE shows us the fundamental relationship between reading and writing; as soon as our children walk through the door in Nursery, they are exposed to language-rich texts and surrounded by good vocabulary role models. All our teaching staff are positive vocabulary role models, showing children the importance of spoken language. Through drama, role-play and character development, lessons offer children the opportunity to explore new vocabulary in an encouraging environment. 

Whilst lessons give children the time and opportunity to develop their own writing style, the teaching of skills in spelling and grammar is essential. At Littleton, lessons combine an element of instructional skills-based teaching, exemplified by modelling and scaffolding of a piece of text. 

As part of our commitment to ensuring all children, regardless of starting points, develop the confidence and skills to become fluent writers, strategies used include lessons planned to support and challenge, interventions and individual scaffolding resources as required in lessons.

Above all, we hope our children leave Littleton with the vocabulary, skills and love of literature that will enable them to express themselves clearly and coherently in the next stage of their learning journey. 

Handwriting Policy

Writing Policy