We want children to be able to communicate their ideas and emotions effectively to others through the written word. Over time, children will increasingly make links between their reading and their writing and use models and language developed from reading a wide variety of books to compose their own texts. They will identify the purpose and audience for their writing and choose the appropriate form and voice for their written work.
Class texts are the main stimulus for the teaching of writing. Through these children develop their skills of composition, transcription and vocabulary, grammar and punctuation in line with national end of year expectations. Over time, children will increasingly develop an understanding of how to write for different purposes and for different audiences and they will use styles, word choices and techniques that have been acquired from studying a range of authors and genres in reading.
As with all subjects, able children are extended further and those requiring support receive intervention. All children from Foundation Stage through to Year Six are provided with many opportunities to develop and apply their writing skills across the curriculum.
By the end of their time in primary school, we want our children to:
- Make good progress in their writing skills.
- Enjoy writing and take pride in their work.
- Be able to produce written work in all areas of the curriculum to a high standard.
- Be confident to write for a range of purposes.
- Produce clear, legible hand writing.
Have a look at some great examples of writing in our school.