At Callowell, above all, we want children to be successful communicators. We follow the 'I Am A Clever Writer' approach that is a systematic, step by step approach to writing, which leads to success. It allows children to be exposed to new skills whilst constantly embedding skills already taught. Our writing strategy at Callowell allows children to display progression throughout the year, throughout genres of writing and throughout their time with us at Callowell in different key stages. Our approach allows all children to benefit and progress through empowerment and giving children the skills they need to become confident writers.
I Am A Clever Writer

Creating a consistent approach to teaching writing

We have implemented I Am A Clever Writer at Callowell in order to plan small steps for learning so that children can make significant progress in their writing. We have broken down the key skills in the Writing curriculum into small intricate steps to enable children to have a layered learning approach and ensure there is not 'too much, too soon.'

Each class has a Progression of Skills document that they can refer to, in order to challenge and support pupils with individual strands of English. Teachers at Callowell are confident with how they can move children on in English for each writing skill.