Intent

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.

Implementation

  • We follow the National Curriculum and Early Years Development Matters.
  • We teach a systematic programme of phonics, including intervention for children not working at the expected standard.
  • We have placed writing at the very 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 English lessons which provide rich language models and structures from which children can learn how writing works and the effect it can have on a leader.
  • 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.

Impact

Links to school values

Aspiration We aspire to be confident, fluent and engaged writers.
Independence We can write independently using the skills and knowledge we have been taught.
Communication We use writing to communicate thoughts, feelings and ideas.
Community We write about things that are important to us in our communities of the school, local area and wider world.
Achievement We achieve high standards in writing at all stages and always strive to improve.
Opportunity We have frequent opportunities to write across the curriculum, using real experiences to inspire and stimulate.