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The children at The Grenestede Academy Trust benefit from a creative approach to Literacy, inspired by their Curriculum Experience. We use the Edison Learning achievement statements to deliver the national curriculum in each year group.  Lessons are planned to develop writing skills within the Learning Experience but there are also plenty of opportunities for independent, sustained writing. This ensures that the children have the chance to apply the skills that they have learnt and receive meaningful feedback from their teacher about how they are progressing. We also plan opportunities for children to self-assess their work and peer-assess the work of others. This focuses the children on the key characteristics of effective writing for their age. In these Literacy lessons, reading is key. We endeavour to use exciting and relevant texts in a range of genres to enrich the children’s learning.  It is the aim of every teacher in the Grenestede Academy Trust to ensure that their class enjoy reading, writing and responding to texts, whilst raising standards for every pupil.