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Writing and Spoken Language




At Gawber School, our teaching of writing and spoken language covers the content of the National curriculum. Children at Gawber are taught to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them.


All elements of English (reading, writing and spoken language) are heavily intertwined and we  provide our children with rich opportunities to use the language and vocabulary skills that they have acquired in focused English sessions as well as across the curriculum.


In our curriculum, we promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping children with a strong command of the spoken and written word. We ensure that all children acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language by integrating this across our curriculum. At Gawber, our children use discussion in order to learn; they elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas.


Gawber children are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate. The progression of spoken language is interwoven throughout our whole curriculum.


Through writing, our children use the knowledge of the spoken and written word combined with their knowledge of other areas of the curriculum to produce writing for a specific audience and with a specific purpose.

We speak to real authors about our writing!

Hear the winning story of our Jeffrika writing competition

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Example of Year 5 story writing

Our key curriculum aims

Spoken Language Progression Document

Spelling Progression Document