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Brockley Primary School

‘The Brockley Way – Only My Best is Good Enough’

Arts Mark




At Brockley, we follow the 'Talk 4 Writing' method of teaching writing - we firmly believe that this interactive, engaging and inclusive model is key to improving the quality of our children's writing.

In Elephant class, we begin each writing focus by reading, studying and discussing a quality 'model text,' which allows the children to see what a good example looks like. To embed the rhythms, vocabulary and style of the text, we use things like story maps, chanting the text and drama games.

The next stage of the process is 'imitation,' where the children watch me write my version of the model text, then have a go at adapting it into their own piece of writing.

Finally, when the children have had chance to 'have a go,' they write their own independent piece, which is then published in their Big Write books.

To inspire the children in their writing this term, we will be using extracts from The Vanishing Trick by Jenni Spangler, Street Child by Berlie Doherty and Cogheart by Peter Bunzl.