Overchurch Junior School

Writing & Spelling

Overchurch Junior School uses the Literacy Counts Read to Write planning for the daily teaching of writing.

Read to Write follows a text-based approach for the teaching of writing. The units of work centre on engaging, vocabulary-rich texts, with a wealth of writing opportunities and are carefully mapped out so the entire statutory curriculum for writing is covered for each year group. The units of planning are planned sequentially and follow evidence-based teaching of writing. Progress is mapped out using the Literacy Counts, Read to Write assessment document.

Read to Write

Has clear sequential episodes of learning

Has example texts (greater depth WAGOLL)

Has learning objectives that link to the teaching sequence (Immerse, Analyse, Plan and Write)

Includes vocabulary learning

Includes contextualised spelling, grammar and punctuation

Includes sentence accuracy work linked to the national standards

Includes progression documents with year group expectations

Includes wider reading for the whole curriculum


At Overchurch Junior School, we use spelling Shed for our daily spelling practice. The scheme of work gives and organised progression through the spelling and grammar objectives in the English National Curriculum.

Children can access Spelling Shed website at home and in school using their individual login. Their word list for every week is assigned to them and children play spelling games based on their work list as homework each week.

If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” – Toni Morrison

Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar Long Term Plans

Year 3 SpAG Long term plan

Year 4 SpAG Long term plan

Year 5 SpAG Long Term Plan

Year 6 SpAG Long Term Plan

How can parents help at home

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