At Valley View, we want our children to leave school as confident, competent, imaginative and accurate writers; ready and equipped with the necessary skills to undertake their writing tasks at high school and in the wider world. We believe that at the heart of a successful writer, is a child who has a love of reading and is a confident speaker with a rich vocabulary. We provide our children with a variety of quality texts in both reading and writing lessons and a range of opportunities to develop speaking skills through discussion and performance.
At the heart of Valley View are our core values and it is our aim to explore and develop these through the children’s writing. Children have a range of opportunities to become reflective learners through the drafting, writing and editing stages of writing and are actively encouraged to work together; sharing initial ideas for their writing and peer assessing their work. Through the varied quality texts that we use to inspire and drive our writing, children gain a deeper understanding of a range of concepts and themes. Through stories about migration, those about inspirational people and events that have shaped our word and stories set in different places, children enrich and develop their understanding and appreciation of living in a very diverse world. Regular opportunities to explore stories and texts about nature and environmental issues broaden our children’s understanding of how to become more environmentally minded and to grow a respect and appreciation for the world in which we live. Throughout our writing units across school, we aim to enrich and enhance our curriculum through opportunities that offer rich discussion and where possible, link to and further enhance our children’s wider learning.