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Big Write

 

Big Write is an approach to teach writing and raising writing standards that focuses on:

 

  • The importance of talk and oral rehearsal.
  • Basic skills - spelling, punctuation, grammar and handwriting.
  • Regular and meaningful assessment and target setting. 

 

Each week Year 1 complete a Big Write. Here are some examples of our writing from Autumn 1:

Not A Stick - writing captions

Not A Stick - writing captions 1
Not A Stick - writing captions 2

What Can You See in Space?

What Can You See in Space? 1
What Can You See in Space? 2
What Can You See in Space? 3

Winnie the Witch - space stories

Winnie the Witch - space stories 1
Winnie the Witch - space stories 2
Winnie the Witch - space stories 3

Neil Armstrong fact files

Neil Armstrong fact files 1
Neil Armstrong fact files 2

Enterprise Week - recipes

Enterprise Week - recipes 1
Enterprise Week - recipes 2

Big Write Mission - Goodbye message to Zag

Big Write Mission - Goodbye message to Zag 1
Big Write Mission - Goodbye message to Zag 2
Big Write Mission - Goodbye message to Zag 3

Have a look below at some examples of our writing from Autumn 2:

Character speech bubbles (Hedgehog group)

Character speech bubbles (Hedgehog group) 1

Story writing - changing parts of a Traditional Tale (linked to The Sly Fox & the Little Red Hen)

Story writing - changing parts of a Traditional Tale (linked to The Sly Fox & the Little Red Hen) 1
Story writing - changing parts of a Traditional Tale (linked to The Sly Fox & the Little Red Hen) 2
Story writing - changing parts of a Traditional Tale (linked to The Sly Fox & the Little Red Hen) 3
Story writing - changing parts of a Traditional Tale (linked to The Sly Fox & the Little Red Hen) 4

Describing the big, bad wolf (Hedgehog group)

Describing the big, bad wolf (Hedgehog group) 1
Describing the big, bad wolf (Hedgehog group) 2
Describing the big, bad wolf (Hedgehog group) 3

Three Little Pigs - house design

Three Little Pigs - house design  1
Three Little Pigs - house design  2
Three Little Pigs - house design  3
Three Little Pigs - house design  4
Three Little Pigs - house design  5

How to catch a Giant - instructions

How to catch a Giant - instructions 1
How to catch a Giant - instructions 2
How to catch a Giant - instructions 3
How to catch a Giant - instructions 4

Menu for the Big, Bad Wolf (Hedgehog Group)

Menu for the Big, Bad Wolf (Hedgehog Group) 1
Menu for the Big, Bad Wolf (Hedgehog Group) 2
Menu for the Big, Bad Wolf (Hedgehog Group) 3

Examples of Big Writes from Spring 1:

'How to wash a woolly mammoth' recount

'How to wash a woolly mammoth' recount 1
'How to wash a woolly mammoth' recount 2

'How to wash an animal' instruction booklets

'How to wash an animal' instruction booklets 1
'How to wash an animal' instruction booklets 2
'How to wash an animal' instruction booklets 3
'How to wash an animal' instruction booklets 4
'How to wash an animal' instruction booklets 5
'How to wash an animal' instruction booklets 6

Acrostic animal poems - Poetry Safari competition

Acrostic animal poems - Poetry Safari competition 1
Acrostic animal poems - Poetry Safari competition 2
Acrostic animal poems - Poetry Safari competition 3

How to make a healthy pizza - instruction writing

How to make a healthy pizza - instruction writing 1
How to make a healthy pizza - instruction writing 2

Nocturnal animals

Nocturnal animals  1
Nocturnal animals  2
Nocturnal animals  3

Look at our writing from Spring 2:

Jasper's Beanstalk stories - using suffixes

Jasper's Beanstalk stories - using suffixes 1
Jasper's Beanstalk stories - using suffixes 2

Minibeast riddles

Minibeast riddles 1
Minibeast riddles 2
Minibeast riddles 3
Minibeast riddles 4

Blackpool Zoo recounts

Blackpool Zoo recounts 1
Blackpool Zoo recounts 2
Blackpool Zoo recounts 3
Blackpool Zoo recounts 4
Blackpool Zoo recounts 5
Blackpool Zoo recounts 6

Minibeast Cafe recipes (Special Interest Week)

Minibeast Cafe recipes (Special Interest Week)  1
Minibeast Cafe recipes (Special Interest Week)  2
Minibeast Cafe recipes (Special Interest Week)  3
Minibeast Cafe recipes (Special Interest Week)  4

Walking round the zoo - performance poems

Walking round the zoo - performance poems 1
Walking round the zoo - performance poems 2
Walking round the zoo - performance poems 3

Summer 1 - Big Write

Retelling Handa's Surprise

Retelling Handa's Surprise 1
Retelling Handa's Surprise 2
Retelling Handa's Surprise 3

Changing main parts of Handa's Surprise

Changing main parts of Handa's Surprise 1
Changing main parts of Handa's Surprise 2
Changing main parts of Handa's Surprise 3
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