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Writing in Our Curriculum


'Reading is the creative centre of a writer's life. I take a book with me everywhere I go, and find that there are all sorts of opportunities to dip in.' - Steven King


Immersion within a genre of writing, be it fiction or non-fiction, is at the centre of our approach to teaching writing. We endeavour to provide diverse and quality experiences of texts to give children the appropriate tools to produce their own quality writing. Through our teaching, we try to ensure that children have ample opportunities to write creatively and for pleasure (for example, through our 'Exciting Writing' weeks) whilst building on the technical features of writing composition, grammar, spelling and handwriting through discrete instruction and dedicated lessons. We also strive to include cross-curricular writing wherever possible. All this goes towards building well-rounded writers, who can write in an appropriate and engaging manner for a range of purposes and audiences.