English – Writing

Writing Leader: Mrs S. Cranson


Writing Intent Statement

Our writing curriculum aims to create well-rounded writers, that understand different text types, audiences and purposes. English lessons are taught through engaging texts and children are immersed in a writing sequence that supports planning, drafting, editing and publishing their work. Built within our curriculum, children gain a knowledge of vocabulary, grammar and punctuation skills progressively. We intend for our children to be able to write independently and apply their skills cross curricular.

We aim to develop children’s speaking, listening, reading and writing skills through the use of Pie Corbett’s ‘Talk for Writing’ model. Pupils are given opportunities to develop speaking and listening skills through role play, book talk, drama and conversation.

Throughout the Early Years setting, children are encouraged to mark make and explain what their marks represent. As they start to learn how to form letters, children begin to use recognisable letters when writing simple words.

The Read Write Inc Spelling programme is used from year 2 to 6 to teach spelling skills progressively following on from Read Write Inc phonics. Children use the sequence of lessons to develop their understanding of spelling patterns and have an understanding of where words originate from.

View our Writing Progression Map for EYFS & KS1

View our Writing Progression Map for KS2 & KS3


Long Term Progression Plans
File Type Subject Date Posted
Year 1 Long Term Progression Plan June 2023
Year 2 Long Term Progression Plan June 2023
Year 3 Long Term Progression Plan June 2023
Year 4 Long Term Progression Plan June 2023
Year 5 Long Term Progression Plan June 2023
Year 6 Long Term Progression Plan June 2023

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We are Authors

During World Book Day this year, St Mark’s were challenged with the task of creating a book around the theme of ‘aspirations.’ Each class, wrote their own text, drew illustrations as well as designing a front cover and writing a blurb for their book. We are very excited as these have now been turned into real books that we can share in our school library!

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