Stanley Green Infant Academy & Starfish Nursery


Subject Lead - Writing (ID 1279)

At Stanley Green we use the unique process 'Talk for Writing'. This process uses spoken activities to develop writing skills. Quality writing is created by first expanding and developing students' oral language skills and then teaching the necessary steps for exceptional sentence, paragraph and text construction.

The Talk for Writing approach enables children to internalise the language of story so that they can imitate it, innovate on it and create their own effective stories independently. It is a fun, creative yet also rigorous approach to develop writers. During this phase the children create actions to accompany the oral re-telling of the story.

Talk is vital at all parts of a young writer's process. Firstly, talking with peers helps children generate ideas for what it is they want to write about. Talk also supports pupils to plan what it is they want to write down. It helps them draft fluently, to revise, and to proof-read with a readership in mind.

Talk for Writing has three key phases which work together to develop knowledge, confidence and independence in Writing.


Writing (ID 1282)

  • Imitation
  • Innovation
  • Invention

  Please click here to read our Writing Overview

Intent, Implementation, Impact

What Writing looks like at Stanley Green Infant Academy

Progression of Skills

EYFS - Writing

Year 1 - Writing

Year 2 - Writing

Writer's Toolkit