We are looking forward to an exciting whole school Talk for Writing project, which will take place over the next two weeks. Talk for Writing is an approach to writing, which enables children to imitate the language they need for a particular topic orally before reading and analysing it and finally moving on to writing their own independent pieces. We all know that it is much easier to write about subjects we know really well and this is the idea behind Talk for Writing. Inspired by the imminent Chinese Spring Festival and Chinese New Year celebrations starting on Saturday 28 January, the theme for our project is ’How to make a magical kite’ and will culminate with an afternoon of kite flying on Friday 27 January. Please keep your fingers crossed for a good breeze at least!