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Elmhurst School

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English Curriculum Content

At Elmhurst, we use Talk for Writing as a tool to deliver the requirements of our English curriculum.  Talk for Writing is an engaging teaching framework developed by Pie Corbett, supported by Julia Strong.  It is powerfu because it is based on the principles of how children learning.  It enables children to imitate the language they need for a particular topic orally before reading and analysing it, and then writing their own version.  Talk for Writing is proven to raise progress and boosts standards.  


We have worked alongside a Talk for Writing Consultant to develop our writing curriculum.  Each year group covers several National Curriculum objectives for English over the course of the school year.

Page last updated: 06/09/21