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Literacy has a pre-eminent place in education and in society. At Hadrian Park high-quality education in Literacy is provided which will teach pupils 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. Through reading in particular, pupils will have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Literature, especially,will play a key role in such development. Reading will also enable pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know.


We are a Talk for Writing School

As a Talk for Writing school, all children learn to write through Talk for Writing. We use talk for writing to stimulate and ignite the children's imagination in English. Talk for Writing was developed by the author Pie Corbett. It is a fun, creative yet also rigorous approach to develop writers. Talk for Writing starts with enjoying and sharing stories. Throughout the school, we place a strong emphasis on children reading stories and enjoying a range of literature.  It focuses on children learning the language structures of key text types through rehearsing example texts verbally, whilst also using actions and games, until the text becomes internalised. Through regular reading, we want children to build up an extensive and rich vocabulary for use in their own writing. During the initial 'imitation' stage of Talk for Writing, children learn to tell a story off by heart. They retell a text with expression and actions and make use of a story map to support their retelling. Once the story is learnt, children are encouraged to adapt it. At the 'innovation' stage, children make the story their own, for example, by changing the character or setting. Finally, at the 'invention stage, children write their own text independently.



The Key Core Values:

  • Passion for purpose

  • Integrity

  • Openness, kindness and consideration

  • Learning from each other and sharing good practice

  • Providing real value for money

  • Respecting teachers’ professionalism

  • Accrediting other people


Spelling- Read Write Inc

At Hadrian Park, we use RWI Spelling which is an interactive spelling programme which teaches spellings in a fun and engaging way.  When children have reached the end of the phonics programme, they then begin their learning of exploring a range of spelling rules and strategies. This consists of regular, pacey spelling activities centred on a key spelling rule or strategy.  This programme is also based around the stage not age model, where we look closely of the spelling in application aiding confidence during independent writing.  






Picture 1 Miss J Martin- Literacy Subject Lead
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