Intent of Writing

Please see below for an overview of Writing.

Our writing curriculum is coherent, planned, sequenced, progressive, challenging  and meets the requirements of the National Curriculum from EYFS to year 6. It gives opportunities for mastery in writing, helping all children to aspire, to achieve the best they can in all the learning they explore.

Our writing curriculum is designed to meet the context of our school. It equips our children with the knowledge, skills and attitude to master their learning in writing and be confident writers now and for life. At St Paul’s, we foster an ethos where children take pride in their writing.

We ensure our pupils are able to plan, draft, edit and revise their writing. They are given the opportunities to correctly apply a variety of punctuation, spelling and grammatical functions to their independent writing (in relation to the National Curriculum objectives for their year group) which create cohesion or effect. We intend for our pupils to leave school being able to write fluently, legibly and speedily.

Our pupils will develop an increasingly wide range of vocabulary and grammar knowledge. We emphasise the enjoyment and understanding of language, especially vocabulary, to support their writing. We encourage our pupils to use their knowledge of language gained from reading widely, in order to facilitate them as writers.

We teach children how important their writing skills will be in the real world, thus giving context to their learning. Our pupils are encouraged to independently express their ideas through writing in a range of different styles and across different contexts.

Aims and Objectives

The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.


At St Paul’s, we aim for our children to be masters of their own learning in writing. 

In order to meet these aims, our children

  • acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for writing and spoken language
  • write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
  • use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
  • are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate








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