Big Write Workshop

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At Long Lane Primary School, we are committed to continuing to raise standards in Literacy for all our children. In addition to the four Literacy skills practised daily – speaking, listening, reading and writing – each class in school now has a weekly Big Writing session. This is the culmination of the skills taught for the four main aspects of writing: Vocabulary, Connectives (joining words or phrases), Openers (powerful words to start sentences) and Punctuation. Children need to develop their skills in these elements in order to increase their confidence and competence as writers. Research shows that children need to gain confidence in using vocabulary orally before they will use it successfully in their writing. We aim to encourage the development of speaking and listening skills in order to develop the children’s writing ability.


During our Big Write Workshop parents joined their children in class to create the opening paragraphs for a space adventure. 


Comments from parents : 

  “Very clear and thorough explanations of how the Big Write concept is used in school to improve the children’s writing.  Very impressed to see how this is carried through into the classrooms and wonderful to be able to participate in the classroom Big Write experience.  A big thumbs up in all respects! " 

  “I found it very informative and have a much better understanding of what my children are doing at school." 

  “A real eye opener for me. I will try and take more time to discuss with my child the topic for the Big Write."

  “Really good to see first-hand how the children are being taught and experience their learning."