Writing

We strive to create a love of literacy in our children, helping them to understand the purpose of writing and the positive impact it can have on both their own and others lives. Children will gain analysis skills; improve their vocabularies; plan and create texts with clear, purposeful structures; and learn to edit their work to maximise the effect it has on the reader. They will also develop their spelling, punctuation and grammar, and learn to write with legible, joined handwriting.


Each half-term, children will be introduced to a new class text, used as stimulus for the activities in their English lessons. Children will produce a thorough narrative text and a non-fiction text. During the terms that are longer than six weeks, children will also engage in “Poetry Week,” where they will use different poetic forms as stimulus for their own creations.

To support what they have learned in English, children will be given opportunities to write in as many curriculum areas as possible. Each term, they will produce two pieces of extended written work in foundation subjects. This will help children gain a greater understanding of writing for different purposes.


When children write a piece of work, teachers will evaluate and discuss its effectiveness with them. At the end of KS1 and KS2, teachers submit their statutory assessments based on the government’s framework, supported by the school’s senior leadership team. Teachers of other year groups will produce termly assessments to monitor children’s progress through the school.


Writing Long Term Plan