Our intent is to develop pupils who…

Speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas to others.
Have knowledge, skills and the understanding to develop a strong command of the written word.
Can confidently communicate their knowledge, ideas and emotions through their writing.
Can acquire a wide vocabulary, a solid understanding of grammar and be able to spell new words by effectively applying the spelling patterns and rules they learn throughout their time in primary school.
Can write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences.

Writing

How do we promote learning in Writing?

We aim to equip pupils with knowledge, skills and the understanding to develop a strong command of the written word. We believe that all pupils should be able to confidently communicate their knowledge, ideas and emotions through their writing. We want pupils to acquire a wide vocabulary, a solid understanding of grammar and be able to spell new words by effectively applying the spelling patterns and rules they learn throughout their time in primary school. We want them to write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences.

‘I like using my imagination to create epic stories!’ Charlie Y4
‘I can express my feelings through writing’ Olivia Y6
‘It allows me to be creative’ Flynn Y5

What does writing look like at St John's?

At St. John’s School, we recognise the importance of writing in every aspect of daily life. As one of the core subjects taught in Primary Schools, we give the teaching and learning of writing the prominence it requires.

Click on a class to find out what skills are learned in each year group.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6