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Writing Curriculum statement


The intent within writing is for all children to have the skills and confidence to write for a range of purposes across genres. They should develop a passion for writing while using a wide range of vocabulary and applying strong SPaG skills within their work.

Writing progression across the year groups is carefully mapped to support cognitive/long-term memory.

Well-structured units of work move through imitation to innovation to independent application; adapted to suit the needs of learners at all stages. Rich texts and high quality models are carefully selected with every child in mind.



Children are inspired to write through engaging starts including drama, film, high quality books, visits and visitors.

Opportunities to write at length are planned into each unit of work to build stamina and enable children to explore their understanding and imagination. Children are encouraged to experiment with language building on high quality models of literacy.

Children learn to reflect on and improve their writing. This is supported by high quality feedback including marking and writing conferencing. Individualised writing targets provide targeted direction to increase the writer’s skill set. Children also share writing with peers and develop editing skills to improve their work.

Grammar is both explicitly taught and embedded in units of work. The introduction of Talk for Writing inspires a high level of engagement while ensuring the children understand and use the key elements to write successfully across a range of texts and genres.

Scaffolding includes an agreed planning format which enables children to both evaluate model texts and plan for their own writing.



Children write to a high quality across a range of different genres and for a variety of purposes, including across the curriculum. Stimulating units spark creativity and develop a flair and love of writing.

Correct grammatical language is used across all year groups and within work produced.

Children are confident when talking about their work and can provide constructive feedback to their peers.

Children acquire an expansive skill set which ensures they are well equipped for the next stage of their education.

Reading Curriculum statement


The intent within all reading lessons and approaches is to promote a love for reading for every child. Through comprehensive exposure to high quality texts, children experience rich language broadening their vocabulary and understanding of the wider world; this provides access to future educational opportunities.

Systematic teaching ensures all children can fluently decode and understand age appropriate texts.

We develop the children’s understanding of the text, which inspires them to build their comprehension, discuss their ideas and form opinions. This provides individuals with essential key life skills.



Children are exposed to a wide range of texts through: individual readers, use of school library, explicit reading lessons, use of high quality texts across the curriculum. The curriculum is language rich and opportunities to read individually, paired, group are maximised.

Reading lessons are topical and support the children to make links across the breadth of the curriculum.

Through our explicit focus on VIPERS, children develop a comprehensive set of fundamental reading skills to apply and continually develop across the curriculum.

Assessment and systematic tracking ensures children with weak reading skills have targeted support to secure phonological awareness, confident decoding and a high level of comprehension.

We develop the children’s ability to answer a lexicon of questions which deepens their understanding that they can support with appropriate evidence.



Children read widely and with confidence. They have full access to a broad curriculum and are developing a rich vocabulary which they can use within their speaking and writing.

Children can discuss texts in depth. Reading is evident within children’s writing through their choice of vocabulary and differing writing techniques.

Children can access the full curriculum and are well prepared for the next stage of their education.

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