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English - Writing


We believe that writing is strengthened by instilling a love for reading within our pupils. We value the importance of reading to supplement writing, providing a purpose and a context to writing. We believe that pupils who are provided a reason for writing demonstrate flair and effective writing composition, leading to high quality outcomes. 


Every half term, the English curriculum is taught by studying a high quality text and writing opportunities are derived from this. Each week, the children are taught to develop an understanding of the text through reading comprehension - exploring the key themes, events, and plot of the text being studied. From this element of the curriculum, pupils are taught the grammar from the National Curriculum which is taught to correspond to the genres being written as part of the writing process. Children are then supported in how to apply the grammatical content taught in identifying features of a high quality modelled text, before progressing to plan, write and re-draft a written piece which is fit for purpose and audience. 

Throughout this process, children receive regular feedback from both teachers and their peers in the writing process; class teachers endeavour to provide guidance and feedback during lesson times in order to ensure this has maximum impact on pupils' outcomes. 

Based on our belief about spaced and distributed learning, genres are revisited and built upon across all key stages.



English Writing Overviews






English Writing Medium Term Plans