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“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”  Stephen King

Our intention is to develop pupil’s knowledge, enhance their vocabulary and teach them the skills they need to become independent confident writers.  


From Reception to Y6 children are exposed to a vast range of high quality texts.  When choosing our texts we ensure that we expose children to a variety of texts with a rich vocabulary to support their writing.  Daily writing lessons take place linked to the high quality text being read in class and where appropriate link to the termly enquiry.  Children write daily and also complete regular longer pieces of writing over several days.

Discrete spelling lessons are taught daily using the No Nonsense spelling scheme.

EYFS Literacy

Children should develop into enthusiastic writers with the confidence to communicate their ideas to a range of audiences.  Children should be able to speak positively about writing and have the ability and skills to continue to develop their writing onto the next stage of their learning and beyond.


Writing across the curriculum
We encourage children to practice and develop their writing skills in a range of non-core subjects.  Children are given opportunities to complete extended pieces of writing across the curriculum.

In Reception and Y1 we teach children to form their letters using print as part of discrete handwriting lessons and in English lessons.  As children move into Y2 we teach them to join their writing.  Children n KS2 are expected to write in joined up handwriting.

In Reception and Y1 children cover spelling in their daily phonics lessons.  Children also begin to spell Common Exception Words as part of these daily lessons.  From Y2 to Y6 children will follow No Nonsense Spelling and learn spelling patterns.  Children will have weekly spelling tests focusing on the patterns being taught that week.  In KS2 children have termly spelling tests linked to the National Curriculum Statutory spelling list.