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Delves Writing Progression Map

Throughout a child's writing journey at Delves Infant and Nursery School the children use the 'Talk 4 Write' approach. This approach was developed by Pi Corbett, an English  specialist, to support children's writing skills. Click on the following link to find out more information 


The approach is powerful because it is based on the principles of how children learn. It enables children to imitate the language they need for a particular topic orally before reading and analysing it and then writing their own version. We call the three stages of writing imitate, innovate and invent.  

Each half term, English lessons are planned based upon high quality texts. The English overview below presents the focus texts, activities and the objectives explicitly taught.

The English skills are also promoted and taught through the other curriculum subject areas.

Year 1 English Overview