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Talk for Writing

We use a system called Talk for Writing to develop children's writing skills throughout the school. Talk for Writing, which was developed by the author and educationalist Pie Corbett, enables children to imitate the key language they need for a particular topic orally before they try reading and analysing it. Through fun activities that help them rehearse the tune of the language they need, followed by shared writing to show them how to craft their writing, children are helped to write in the same style.

You can see from the video on the Year 6 class page how it is used by children when learning a new text, and how much the children enjoy learning and retelling the poem that they have been learning.