We believe that writing is a key skill for life, both inside and out of education. We provide high quality learning experiences which prepare our children with the tools they need in order to be successful in their writing, developing their confidence in both transcription (spelling and handwriting) and composition (articulating ideas and structuring them in speech and writing).
Writing is linked to our topic work and to the class book being studied. We want to develop children's imaginations, for children to be able to express themselves clearly and to have the secretarial skills to produce high quality writing and we use real books to do this. Children learn to write in different styles and for different audiences, for example narrative, non-fiction, diary entries, discussion texts and poetry.
Vocabulary plays a vital role in our writing lessons and we strive to introduce our children to a range of words. Teachers ensure that children are provided with a wide bank of rich and carefully selected vocabulary for each genre so that they can make their own, well-advised choices when selecting vocabulary to suit the genre and purpose of their writing.
Children are expected to join their handwriting as they progress through the school. We consider good presentation to be an important element of writing.
Grammar is not only taught through specific lessons but also naturally through every lesson. Children are taught and guided to use correct grammar when talking as well as when writing and word classes and punctuation are identified and taught through the school.