Our writing curriculum is closely linked to our reading curriculum. Carefully chosen, vocabulary rich texts, which include fiction, non-fiction and poetry, spark off children’s imaginations and form models for the different types of texts that children learn to write. Our bespoke English curriculum is clearly structured, so that children can progress and build their writing skills over time.
The teaching of grammar and punctuation is woven progressively through our writing curriculum, so that children are enabled to write with increasing skill. Children have a daily English lesson in which writing is taught and they have many opportunities to write longer pieces. Writing longer pieces helps children to become fluent, independent writers, with good stamina for writing. Children have opportunities to practise their writing skills in the other curriculum subjects; this helps them to apply what they have learned in their English lessons, become confident and creative writers and be well-prepared for their move to secondary school.