Sequence of Learning – Learning for the Head, Heart and Hand
At Lady Joanna Thornhill we believe that every child is a writer. Every child has something worth saying and our role as educators is to enable children to find their own unique voices.
“The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart” Maya Angelou.
Through high-quality teaching, children will progressively acquire the skills of spelling, handwriting and using the correct punctuation and grammar necessary to express themselves. These skills are essential but children must also be inspired to write. They could be inspired by what they have read, inspired by what they have experienced or inspired to find out more about the world they live in.
At Lady Joanna Thornhill we teach writing through exposing the children to a range of high-quality texts, through participating in memorable, hands-on experiences including drama and through exploring issues in the wider world. We expect children to take pride in their writing and all our staff model positive attitudes towards writing.
Writing for the head:
Writing for the heart:
Writing for the hand: