Children at Sleights enjoy being given opportunities to write and develop their own writer’s toolkit of transferable skills. Our approach focuses on understanding genre, audience and purpose and adapting our writing style based on this information. We enjoy developing extended pieces of writing over time and celebrating our creations with others.

Our whole school focuses on the same writing focus across the school, enabling collaborative working approaches for both staff and learners.

The process of writing is developed in the classroom over time as a working wall. This wall acts a learning resource that children can access independently. In addition, the resource is used to celebrate and showcase good examples for children to work towards and understand.

See our full Writing Policy here: Writing Policy and Procedure

Statement of Writing Intent

The children at Sleights will be provided with a writing curriculum offer designed to:

  • Create purposeful opportunities for writing.
  • Establish skill specific progression across a unit of writing, focused on the Expected and Greater Depth age related expectations for each year group.
  • Build and develop new skills that form a child’s writing toolkit. These skills will be transferable to other texts types.
  • Celebrate the writing of all children.
  • Provide opportunities to write across the curriculum.
  • Enable children opportunities to see good examples of writing and use these as models to inform their own constructions.
  • Equip and support all staff to become expert teachers of writing.

Statement of Writing Implementation

Our school vision encompasses working together and this is a key strategy for our implementation of writing. At Sleights, we implement our writing curriculum through:

  • Collaborative approaches, as all children work on the same focus genre across the school.
  • A clear structure of writing, involving studying a good example, unpicking and exploring key features, drafting and editing and finally, celebrating (publishing).
  • Extending writing opportunities across the full curriculum.