Writing at SKA
At SKA we strive to develop the children’s ability to produce well structured, detailed writing in which the meaning is made clear and which engages the interest of the reader. Attention is paid throughout the school to the formal structures of Literacy, grammatical detail, punctuation and spelling. Teachers model writing strategies such as spelling strategies in daily grammar sessions. Guided writing sessions are used to target specific needs of both groups and individuals. Writing is taught through a ‘Book based’ curriculum with a focus on the Classical Texts, particularly in Upper Key stage 2.
SMSC in Writing at SKA
Spiritual development is concerned with developing the non-material aspects of life, focusing on personal insight, values, meaning and purpose. Beliefs that help provide perspective on life may be rooted in religion, but equally may not.This refers to children’s beliefs, religious or otherwise, which inform their perspective on life and their interest in, and respect for, different people’s feelings and values. This is developed in Writing by giving pupils the opportunity to understand human emotions and feelings, the way they impact on people and how an understanding of them can be helpful; for example, through Literacy and Drama.
Moral development is largely about making choices, behaviour and how you live your life. Its also about personal and societal values, understanding the reasons for them and airing and understanding disagreements. Moral Development refers to a pupil’s understanding, attitude and behaviour to what is right and what is wrong. Giving pupils opportunities to explore and develop moral concepts and values throughout the curriculum; for example, truth, justice, equality of opportunity, right and wrong through Literacy Assembly and Drama.
Social development shows pupils working together effectively, relating well to adults and participating in the local community.Social Development refers to a pupil’s progressive acquisition of the competencies and qualities needed to play a full part in society and become informed citizens of the future. This is supported by encouraging children to recognise and respect social differences and similarities; for example, where they live, different kinds of family models, age issues as explored through Literature.
Cultural development is about understanding and feeling comfortable in a variety of cultures and experiencing a range of cultural activities (art, theatre, travel, concerts). Understanding and tolerance regarding the cultural traditions and beliefs of others. Cultural development refers to pupils developing their understanding of beliefs, values and customs in social, ethnic and national groups different to their own. This is supported by introducing the children to a range of cultures by looking at stories from a vast variety of cultures.