At Chilton Academy we are all Authors
At Chilton Academy, we believe that written communication is an essential element of expression; the ability to articulate oneself through the written word provides one with the opportunity to share their knowledge in a meaningful and effective way. Developing written skills will enable our students to learn how to compose ideas, organise their thoughts and arguments, support key points and share information. Acquiring these skills will also prepare students for their future academic and professional endeavours.
We also believe that writing facilitates reflection, expression and enables individuals to compose their thoughts, therefore providing us with the framework for one of the most prominent methods of daily communication. In an electronic world where verbal communication has become less frequently used, learning to write in a cohesive, structured manner allows individuals to convey their thoughts effectively.
Completing and feeling good about a piece of writing that a student has worked on promotes confidence and this is an essential element to personal productivity in all facets of education. When a student sees a piece of work that they have successfully completed, this leads to positive emotions. We work best when we are happy and feel positive about our achievements. This leads us to continue on a path of success.
At Chilton Academy writing is linked directly to carefully chosen texts in each year group. These include shorter texts and novels. Children plan and write in response to these, utilising reading, speaking and listening to support the writing process. Writing is also used as an outcome in foundation curriculum subjects. You will see two extended pieces each half term which link to prior genres taught and the curriculum subjects being taught.
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