Statement of Intent

Our aim is to empower our children through the inspiring teaching of writing. Pupils will be able to use writing to drive their curiosity forward. They will leave our school as passionate, confident writers who can communicate their ideas effectively. We will build a foundation of fluency in writing through high-quality teaching that places a focus upon stamina and independence. A passion for writing will be developed alongside fluency. Children will have a clear, real life purpose for writing and will feel driven to communicate their ideas. The work of other authors will be enjoyed and analysed as a further tool to drive passion.

Statement of Implementation

Writing is at the heart of our school. Opportunities to develop writing have been embedded throughout our curriculum.

  • Pupils develop high-quality speaking and listening skills which underpin their development as writers. In EYFS and Key Stage One, children develop their oral story telling skills through the retelling and mapping of high-quality texts. Across the school and wider curriculum, we provide regular opportunities for rich discussion.
  • A focus is placed upon enabling children to build a wide vocabulary. Texts are analysed and pupils take part in interactive games with a focus on vocabulary. Exciting and relevant vocabulary is displayed within classrooms.
  • A ‘reading into writing’ approach is taken throughout school. Pupils regularly read the work of other authors and identify key features. This is a driver for greater depth writing.
  • Opportunities for writing are provided throughout the curriculum to enable pupils to embed their writing skills. Extended written pieces are evidenced across a range of subjects. Children write in a range of genres across different subjects.
  • ‘Letter Join’ is used in Key Stage One and Two as an approach for handwriting. Children in EYFS follow the approach from Little Wandle.

Statement of Impact

Pupils will become confident, fluent writers who can apply their writing skills in the wider world. They can write effectively in a range of genres, taking account of their audience and purpose. Our children use writing to underpin learning in other areas of the curriculum. Pupils have a passion for writing and feel excited to write for a range of purposes. They are familiar with the writing of a range of authors and can talk confidently about this, identifying a range of features.

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