Here at St. John's, we use the 'Novel Study' approach, which uses high quality literary texts as a stimulus for writing. This approach promotes the creation of stimulating environments that reflect the novels and picture books which are being studied in each class. Using high quality texts, allows advanced vocabulary and language features to be experienced by all pupils and consequently children are encouraged to use this in their own writing. The books chosen reflect the overall topic being chosen or can sometimes be stand alone.
In key stage 2, the development of writing is supported using the IPEEL process as championed by the Education Endowment Fund. Using the strategies from IPEEL enables children to take ownership of their own learning process.