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The aim of our writing curriculum is to enable the children to become confident and enthusiastic writers who understand the characteristics of a wide range of genres, both fiction and non-fiction.


We teach the children to:

  •  Write with confidence, fluency and with an understanding of genres;
  •  Understand the sound and spelling system and use this to spell accurately;
  •  Have fluent and legible handwriting;
  •  Have an interest in words and their meanings and a growing vocabulary;
  •  Know, understand and be able to write in a range of genres in fiction and poetry, and understand and be familiar with some of the ways in which narratives are structured through basic literary ideas of setting, character and plot;
  •  Understand, use and be able to write a range of non-fiction texts;
  •  Plan, draft, revise and edit their own writing;
  •  Have suitable technical vocabulary through which to understand and discuss their writing;
  •  Through reading and writing, develop their powers of imagination, inventiveness and critical awareness.
In Reception and Key Stage One teachers use the Teach Handwriting Scheme to help children develop fluent and legible handwriting. Alongside the development of a cursive handwriting style, this scheme promotes the development of core strength and good posture. In KS2, children continue to develop a fluent and legible joined handwriting style.

How we teach writing


Daily Literacy lesson

This includes  speaking and listening, reading and learning new writing skills.


Talk for writing

The children memorise different types of texts so that they learn words and phrases to use in their own writing.



Guided writing

Groups of children writing at the same level write with an adult who helps them with the next steps in their learning.


Writing across the curriculum

Children produce a piece of writing every day – this might be part of a literacy lesson, or writing in other subjects.


The children learn to write for lots of different purposes:


Letters           Recounts      Discussion texts

To persuade      Reports       Instructions 

Explanations       Different types of stories