In order to develop enthusiastic and confident writers who can express themselves through a variety of different styles and across a variety of contexts, our teaching is often cross-curricular and linked to topics. This enables us to provide regular opportunities to write for a a range of purposes and audiences through writing tasks that are meaningful and specific so that children engage and see how their writing skills can be applied to real life contexts.
Spelling is taught daily in school in Key Stage 1, through phonics lessons, and weekly in Key Stage 2. Children learn spellings at home each week and these are tested in school. Children who need additional support with spelling receive a variety of interventions that are tailored to address their individual needs and gaps in knowledge.
Pupils will make good progress from their own individual starting points. By the end of Key Stage 2, they will be able to write clearly and accurately, adapting use of language and style for a range of purposes, contexts and audiences. They will enjoy using a wide vocabulary and have a strong command of the written word. Pupils will have developed a love of writing and be well-equipped and ready for the next stage of their education.