Big Write has been introduced as part of our continued drive to enhance the quality of our writing. It is based on Ros Wilson’s Big Writing scheme which follows the philosophy that if children can say it, they can write it. Big write involves children bringing home talk homework once a week to discuss at home in preparation for writing the next day. The opportunity to talk about their ideas at home also helps children to develop their writing voice. Through Big Write our pupils will become more confident and ambitious in their writing.
Big write sessions will take place once a week. In reception, children take part in The Big Talk. The sessions will be an hour and half dedicated purely to talking and writing (one hour in year 1). The Big Write session develops four elements of writing –Vocabulary, Connectives, Openers and Punctuation, through fun and engaging activities. This gives our pupils the necessary tools to write with confidence across a range of genres. The sessions will include time for children to plan their writing and teachers will create a special atmosphere for the writing session, such as background music, special books and pens.
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We also have some workshop slides which you may find useful: