Above is an example from Year 4's work on postcards this month. Our children start with the "Imitate" stage, in which pupils rehearse and internalise model texts with additional visual or contextual support where required.
They then move to the "Innovate" stage in which the teacher supports the children to adapt the features of the model text to express new ideas. Additional vocabulary or writing frames support children where required.
In the final "Application" stage, children create their own compositions whilst being supported and challenged by the classroom teacher and teaching assistant so that all children can achieve new, higher standards in their independent work.
Head of Primary