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Writing

At Summerseat Methodist Primary School, writing is a crucial part of our curriculum. All children from Reception to Year 6 are provided with frequent opportunities to develop and apply their writing skills across the curriculum. We inspire children to write using creative approaches that include immersion in a rich variety of texts.

In writing, we intend for pupils to be able to plan, revise and evaluate their writing, thinking carefully about the audience and purpose. Our staff work hard to create real opportunities for writing to engage the children and ensure it is purposeful. To be able to do this effectively, pupils will focus on developing effective transcription and effective composition. We work hard to ensure children have an increasingly wide knowledge of vocabulary and that they are meeting the grammar expectations for their year group.

We also intend for pupils to leave school being able to use fluent, legible and speedy handwriting.

With regards to spelling, teachers will show pupils how to understand the relationships between words, how to understand nuances in meaning, and how to develop their understanding of, and ability to use, figurative language. They will also teach pupils how to work out and clarify the meanings of unknown words and words with more than one meaning. Pupils will be taught to control their speaking and writing consciously and to use Standard English.

Please look at our knowledge organisers for spelling and grammar that help to identify some of the technical knowledge children are taught in each year group.