Wood Bank School

From strong roots we grow and blossom
Dene View, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX2 6PB


At Wood Bank we recognise the importance of teaching pre-writing and writing skills as a fundamental building block to develop our pupils everyday communication and understanding. Writing is delivered daily by all classes, across all four of our curriculum pathways.

·         Pre-Writing is taught within the Engage Curriculum Pathway.

·         Writing Skills and Composition are taught across the Discover and Develop Curriculum Pathways.

·         Writing Composition and VGP are taught within the Explore Curriculum Pathway.

We understand that our pupils learn in different ways, therefore we have designed our own bespoke writing framework to meet the needs of our children. Our Writing Strategy follows a sequential approach that supports every child’s development at their own pace.

Writing at Wood Bank is interpreted as an activity that communicates and records events, experiences, information, thoughts, and feelings. The most appropriate form of recording should be selected according to the pupil’s need. For those children ready to access formal handwriting sessions, they will follow the Read Write Inc. Handwriting Programme.

Writing at Wood Bank involves a range of activities such as:

·         Gross Motor Skills

·         Fine Motor Skills

·         Mark Making

·         Pre-Formal Handwriting

·         Formal Handwriting

Please click on the link below to learn more about how we deliver writing across school by looking at our Writing Strategy.


Wood Bank Writing Strategy