We have just started doing Big Writing, but I'm a little confused about it all. We were told to do about 5 mins of VCOP work each day - is this part of the literacy lesson or is this in addition to the literacy? Is the VCOP stuff like the mental & oral equivilant of a maths lesson, is it incorporated in the teaching part or is it completely separate? Also I'm assuming that in Year 1 the theme of the big writing follows what we are doing in literacy, so if we are doing poetry next week we can think if WOW words, look at punctuation,etc related to poetry & write a poem as our big writing at the end? Is that right? If anyone has any Year 1 Big Writing planning it would be much appreciated. I'm sure it's not as complicated as I seem to be making it!!!