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MAHPS English Writing


In writing, from Y2 onwards, we use the Talk 4Writing approach. This approach helps us build up the children's skills necessary for them to write a half termly final written product. This is often based on one of the children's topics they are studying at the time or a memorable experience or school trip.

To achieve this we:

  • teach specific sentence structures related to the writing genre.
  • teach the children how to edit for themselves.
  • ensure the texts have a clear audience and purpose.  
  • use a carefully chosen class text to excite the children.



The Five Stages of the Talk 4 Writing Process

The Talk 4Writing approach enables our children to read and write independently for a variety of audiences and purposes within different subjects.

A key feature is that children internalise the language structures needed to write through ‘talking the text’, as well as close reading. The approach moves from dependence towards independence, with the teacher using shared and guided teaching to develop the ability in children to write creatively and powerfully.

MAHPs underpin our English work with our core reading spine of quality fiction, poetry and non-fiction that all children experience and draw upon (see our Reading page for more details).

The key phases of the Talk for Writing process, as outlined on your left, enable children to imitate orally the language they need for a particular topic, before reading and analysing it, and then writing their own version.

For a more indepth view of this process, visit the link - https://www.talk4writing.com/about/