English Writing

What is talk for writing? 

Talk for Writing is an approach to teaching writing that encompasses a three-stage pedagogy: ​‘imitation’ (where pupils learn and internalise texts, to identify transferrable ideas and structures), ​‘innovation’ (where pupils use these ideas and structures to co-construct new versions with their teachers), and ​‘invention’ (where teachers help pupils to create original texts independently). These tasks aim to improve writing ability by giving pupils an understanding of the structure and elements of written language. 

Writing assessment objectives

Writing assessment objectives

How we support children with SEND in Writing

English - Strategies for supporting pupils

Our Golden Threads

In English, we become GLOBAL CITIZENS by exploring a range of genres and literature that are from different countries and cultures.


We are LIFELONG LEARNING by developing a love of literature and different genres.

Our learning PREPARES US FOR LATER LIFE by developing our skills in a range of contexts. 

What books will the children explore?

We have carefully identified 36 key fiction texts which all children will explore during their time at Tregadillett Primary, children will use these texts as they follow the Talk for Writing sequence outlined above.  The texts may not be linked to the History or Geography area of focus however, children will have the opportunity through their 'invent' phase to make these links. In Year 1 for example, the children will explore The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers, while focusing on the theme 'Our Local Area'. Through this unit the children may decide to write their own story with a focus on making links to the local area, for example using Google earth to explore their local area from above, children could explore an appropriate place to land the plane e.g. Davidstow airfield and explain features they may see on their way home e.g. Launceston Castle,  the beach at Bude or Trethorne from above! 

English Books Progression

Our Books!

Year 2 Man On The Moon inspired stories!

Writing examples

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Spelling and Grammar

Grammar Explained
Writing Progression