Our aim is that all children will be confident and fluent writers so that they can communicate with others. In this way pupils will develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually and socially becoming the best they can be. Writing is an integral part of our curriculum. All children from Foundation Stage to Year 6 are provided with many opportunities to develop and apply their writing skills across the curriculum. It is our intention that pupils develop a clear understanding of the writing process in order to establish themselves as an author in their own right.
Pupils are taken on a writing journey which builds their knowledge of writing for context and purpose, allowing the opportunities for the children to explore a variety of genres, planning, drafting and editing their writing. In order to establish this, pupils will develop their knowledge of genre features, audience, language and effective composition. It is our intention to broaden our pupils' exposure to high level vocabulary to allow pupils to apply their understanding of vocabulary and grammatical features within and across the English curriculum. We intend that pupils learn how to understand the relationships between words, word meaning, implied meaning and figurative language within writing lessons, whilst ensuring that children are supported in their spelling strategies. We intend that pupils will be taught to control their speaking and writing consciously and to use correct Standard English. We also ensure there are many occasions where the cultural diversity within school and British Values are both valued and celebrated.