The CLUSP writing curriculum has been designed as a progressive, coherent yet flexible curriculum, which aims to extend, enrich and consolidate the learning of grammatical and compositioanal features to improve outcomes. Retrieval practice is used to solidify these new features for children to begin to use these independently in subsequent lessons.
In Year 1 through Year 4, children also access sentence composition suites, which gives explicit models for accurate, interesting and purposeful writing. In each unit of work, children are exposed to high quality models before beginning to use these as scaffolds to write their own.
Each lesson is set within the familiar, My Turn, Our Turn, Your Turn structure. Children first build on their knowledge from previous lessons, which cements the learning in their long term memory. Children who finish independent practice are then challenge with a further task in which they can apply their learning.