Writing Across the Curriculum: Pitfalls and Positives

We all know that children write better when they have something engaging to write about, and Foundation Subject knowledge has long been used as an inspiration for writing lessons. But how do we maintain high standards in the original subject area when it becomes a ‘learning aid’ in English?

  • Explore a tricky area of teaching and learning that has been highlighted by Ofsted
  • Find out about TT Education’s 'Bridge Edit' approach to connect writing in more sophisticated ways
  • Improve disciplinary knowledge across the curriculum

About this INSET

TT Education's popular ‘Path to Success’ model emphasises the importance of Experience and Connectivity in learning, and writing is no exception: children need rich experiences from across the curriculum to give them something to actually write about. However, Ofsted's new framework warns that we can lower standards in other subjects when we reduce them to an English 'learning aid'. This training will help you

  • Make objectives more focused and explicit, so children distinguish between English learning and learning in other subjects
  • Use the 'Bridge Edit' approach to connect writing across the curriculum but in a sophisticated way
  • Find out how disciplinary knowledge can actually improve children's understanding of 'audience and purpose'


Audience:
This INSET is appropriate for primary schools.

  • SLT and English coordinators
  • Class teachers
  • KS1 and KS2

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this INSET day, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please fill in the form below to send us a message. Alternatively, feel free to get in touch with us by email: info@tteducation.co.uk

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