The aim of our writing curriculum is to

  • Equip children with the skills to become confident, competent, writers who are able to use writing as a means of expression and as a communication tool.
  • Ensure that pupils acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language.
  • Ensure that children write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences.

How Writing links with our school values

Resilience – Children are encouraged to write to a high standard. They evaluate, refine, edit and proof read to achieve their best.
Aspiration – Children are inspired to be creative and aim high in their written work through access to a range of authors, genre and immersion in topics. 
Integrity – Children learn about key moral themes and values through their writing and that of others.
Respect – Children show respect for others through the form and purpose of their writing and consideration of their audience.


  • We follow the National Curriculum and Early Years Development Matters.
  • To support children’s transcription skills, we teach a systematic programme of phonics, including intervention for children not working at the expected standard.
  • We have placed writing at the centre of our curriculum and provide rich and real experiences and reasons to write. Through this, children are able to develop authentic personal voice, style, stamina and range as a writer.
  • We use well-chosen, quality texts within lessons which provide rich language models and structures from which children can learn how writing works and the effect it can have on a reader.
  • With a rich diet of quality texts and enriching experiences children will be able to find their own reasons to write and develop a style that fits the purpose, audience and form.

Here you can see our curriculum newsletters for Writing: