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Welcome toGhost Hill Infant & Nursery School





At Ghost Hill, we teach writing through ‘Talk for Writing.’ It enables children to imitate the language they need for a particular topic orally, before reading and analysing it and then writing their own version. It builds on three key stages - Imitation, Innovation and Independent Application." Each unit of work begins with a Hook to instantly engage the children; this may be giant footprints, a video of reindeer dancing, a message or a crime scene in a classroom!


Once introduced to their texts the children learn and analyse them. This could be by oral rehearsal of the text using a story map, or through drama. The children have opportunities to examine the vocabulary and key features of the text before writing their own versions. They are encouraged to 'Magpie' ideas from the original text and apply them into their work. Letter formation, Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation Skills are taught discretely and within the Talk for Writing Sessions and texts include fiction, non-fiction and poetry


The whole school uses the same teaching process and planning format to support consistency and progression.


  Click here to read our English Policy.

  Click here to read our Handwriting, Spelling & Presentation Policy.

  Click here to view our Talk 4 Writing gallery.