Being an Author

At St Barnabas, we believe that the development of language and literacy skills is of the highest priority. Language is the main tool of learning and communication. Our authors learn to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through being readers and listeners, others are able to communicate with them. We want to create fluent readers and writers with all the skills and knowledge they need to be confidently literate in life.

At St Barnabas, there are daily author lessons. A book study approach is used and teachers plan sequences of learning which lead towards a written outcome. These sequences cover a range or genres and include non-fiction, fiction and poetry. Teachers planning is guided by the National Curriculum (2014) and includes grammar and spelling objectives. Teachers select quality texts which, where appropriate, support the class enquiry question, and therefore, the wider curriculum.