We aim for all pupils to leave us able to write clearly, accurately and coherently. Each half term, children study different genres of writing, considering the different audiences they may be writing for. Teachers skilfully immerse children in these different genres and support them in their planning of their writing. A weekly ‘extended writing’ lesson provides the opportunity to write at length on a regular basis both linked to the topic or with topical tasks that link with other areas of the curriculum. Writing is not, however, solely a focus in literacy lessons, children also have planned opportunities for extended writing in other subjects such as RE, topic and science, where, using their skills and understanding of the different styles of writing, they can apply them in context.
Handwriting is rigorously taught throughout the school focusing on pre-cursive letters in EYFS and developing to cursive script.