Wentworth CofE Junior And Infant School

Wentworth CofE Junior And Infant School

Part of White Woods Primary Academy Trust

Churchfield Lane, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S62 7TX


01226 350246

At Wentworth we use a novel to drive igniting our writing, we focus on one novel/text for an extended period of time allowing
considerable in depth analysis where we:

● Learning through collaboration and play
● Applying critical thinking skills and higher order thinking 

● High focus on language analysis, sentence and word level choices (close reading)
● Developing an understanding of thematic development alongside structures (plot, character, setting,chronology, context)

All genres of writing are developed through the novel where writing develops holistically as a natural and meaningful response to reading providing a quality and range of responses to reflect a deeper understanding of language and context. Our teachers have all engaged with a CPD Writing Project led by Humberstone Academy, winners of the UK Literacy School of the Year.


What are the core elements of novel study? 

● High quality texts as stimulus
● Holistic teaching to develop children’s ability to communicate effectively
● Language development work
● Skill progression within each novel study
● Skill based teaching driven by AfL
● Immersive learning opportunities to bring books to life for children
● High quality outcomes of work
● High expectations of children
● Creativity and originality
● Read novel in sections – builds suspense
● A love for books and learning

All members of the year group team read the text to support a wrap around understanding of the context of the driver for writing and the development of vocabulary