Writing is an extreme privilege, but it is also a gift. It’s a gift to yourself and it’s a gift of giving a story to someone.
If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.
Martin Luther King
We strive to create a love of writing both for enjoyment and for a purpose. We aim for every child to leave the school with the skills of an excellent writer who is able to think creatively about what they are writing, think about its impact on the reader and how they will achieve this as well as be able to write legibly and fluently. We want our children to be able to organise and structure their writing appropriately and be able to re-read, edit and improve their writing under the knowledge that it is okay to make mistakes when working on a piece of writing in draft form.
We are determined that our children learn more, know more and remember more of the technical features of English, developing a secure understanding of the grammatical features appropriate to their age group. We strive for children to be able to correctly identify and use the technical vocabulary related to spelling, punctuation and grammar at an age-appropriate level.