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At Wednesbury Oak Academy, we follow a quality text-led curriculum, from Year 1 to Year 6, which aims to provide quality first teaching of writing and writing skills. This approach to the teaching of English comes directly from the purpose of study, which states, ‘Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Literature, especially, plays a key role in such development. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know.’


The books studied in our writing curriculum have been carefully selected to give children a breadth of reading and writing experience that includes exploration of themes, philosophical questions, context, the children’s own experiences as well as the emotional journey the characters go on in the stories. Thus, helping children to develop in the ways intended from the purpose of study, whilst acquiring knowledge and broadening their vocabulary, using all that they learn to express themselves in writing. In this way, our curriculum develops children’s understanding of themselves, others and the world.