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Our approach

In Year 3, we use a range of engaging and interesting texts to teach the children different aspects of literacy.  We use ‘Power of Reading’ where the children study a text and the literary techniques used so that they can apply them to their own writing. Children will explore and discuss the text through creative activities and will write in a range of genres. For example, they might write a diary in role as a character or a letter to persuade. 


In each half term, we choose one piece of writing to 'cold' write. This gives children the opportunity to show us the skills that they are already aware of with regards to writing for a specific purpose. In subsequent lessons, the children are encouraged to develop their writing through the introduction of new skills or assisting their ability to write in a more purposeful manner. On completion of a unit of work, the children then complete a 'draft' write where they try to incorporate all of their new learning. After this, children will have the chance to edit their work and then publish in their Writing Journey book. Comparing the 'cold' write to the 'hot' write allows teachers and pupils to see progress over such a short period of time.


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