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English - Writing

As Linguists...

Children will:

  • Read easily, fluently and with good understanding and develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information.               
  • Write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences  
  • Use discussion in order to learn; and elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas both formally and informally   





Intent, implementation and impact of writing in our school.




We believe that the ability to write with confidence and accuracy is an essential life skill

We aim, wherever possible, to create cross curricular writing opportunities, as we believe that in order for children to see themselves as successful writers they need to be involved in writing for a real purpose and for different audiences.




At Oake, Bradford and Nynehead writing is taught in a range of ways:


Modelling Writing: The teacher talks aloud the thought processes as a writer with the children. They model strategies in front of the children, communicating the strategies being used. Teachers may model writing skills such as punctuation, rehearsal, proof reading, editing, word selection, sentence construction and paragraphing.

Shared Writing: This is a collaborative approach in which the pupils contribute their ideas and thoughts for the teacher to write. The teacher models and teaches specific writing skills and there is the opportunity for discussion to choose the most effective or suitable ideas. 

Guided Writing: Pupil groups are needs led and are identified through ongoing assessments. The teacher or other adult works with the group on a carefully selected task appropriate to that group’s needs and targets. This will focus on a particular aspect of the writing process rather than writing a complete piece. Misconceptions, gaps in learning and common errors will be addressed through targeted group work. Independent Writing: Children are given opportunities to apply their understanding of the text type in their own writing. They are encouraged to plan, draft, write, edit and publish their work, applying the skills they have learnt throughout the unit of work on that particular genre.



The impact of curriculum will be that all pupils Oake, Bradford and Nynehead not only achieve the age appropriate standard at the end of Key Stage 2, but are also enable to:

Write with confidence, clarity and imagination.

Understand and apply their knowledge of phonics, grammar and spelling accurately.

Understand how to write for a range of purposes and audience, in a range of genres (including fiction, nonfiction and poetry), using the appropriate style, structure and features.

Plan, draft, revise and edit their own work, and learn how to self and peer assess against the success criteria.

Develop a technical vocabulary through which to understand and discuss their writing.

Develop their imagination, creativity, expressive language and critical awareness.