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Writing

'There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they’ll take you.' Beatrix Potter

Intent

When children leave our school, we aim for them to be able to write at length in a range of genres, having clearly identified their audience and purpose. We aim to develop a love of writing through quality first teaching, which responds to the needs of all learners in order to ensure they succeed in their writing journey.

Our writing curriculum recognises that many children at our school have low starting points and need to develop their vocabulary. Therefore, vocabulary development and progression drives our teaching of English. Quality texts, and children having access to a range of literary genres, inspire our writing curriculum.

We believe that our children will become able writers through talk, drama, access to quality texts and an understanding of grammar.

We ensure that children continue to improve the quality of their writing, through editing and regular opportunities to write at length, allowing them to practise their skills and develop greater writing stamina.