Subject: English

At Orchard Head, we aim to inspire our children to become creative and enthusiastic writers, and we have high expectations of the standards of writing they can produce. Throughout school we work on the drafting and editing process, so that children become independent writers who can improve their own work to make their final draft the best it can be.

Our children are taught to be reflective writers who can work collaboratively to identify their strengths and areas to develop further. We want our children to be proud of their finished pieces of writing, so we display work throughout school for the children to share with family and visitors.

We place a lot of value on exciting and stimulating lessons at Orchard Head, and teachers are always on the look-out for new and interesting ways of engaging our young writers. We use drama activities, video clips, interactive resources and visitors to inspire our children to write for different purposes.