What is Big Write?
Ros Wilson is the creator of the ‘Big Writing’ concept. She developed a way of teaching writing to children which focuses on four main aspects of writing – Vocabulary, Connectives, Openers and Punctuation (VCOP).
Big Writing takes place for 1 hour per week in Years 1 and 2. We play classical music and on each table we place tea lights to help create a positive atmosphere during the writing session.
Each child has a ‘special’ writing pencil which they have chosen that they use for Big write only!
To help prepare the pupils for big write we use many strategies and methods during the weekly Literacy lessons.