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Writing

Writing is a major part of the curriculum and makes a significant contribution to the development of children as thinkers and learners. Writing involves a set of complex skills that will not develop without structured teaching and practice.

Throughout the school the children use a variety of texts, to gain more knowledge about improving their own writing and to experience writing in different genres, both fiction and non-fiction. They then have the opportunity to apply their writing skills in cross-curricular enquiries.

Grammar, spelling and handwriting are important technical skills, which are developed through specifically taught lessons and applied during the children’s writing. Each year group has a list of explicit terms and definitions the children will need to become familiar with as they progress through the school.

During writing lessons, across the curriculum, the children will be expected to demonstrate their ability and understanding of these skills. They will become confident with using grammar and stylistic features in a variety of ways in order to engage the reader which will ultimately lead to our children becoming successful writers.

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