Children produce an extended piece of writing each week in KS1 and at the end of the unit in KS2. Children are taught to write in a variety of styles such as narrative, persuasive, journalistic, recounts and reports. Children learn how to vary sentences, make interesting and ambitious word choices, and use grammar and punctuation correctly. Each piece of written work is carefully scaffolded using ‘toolkits’ to guide a child and then marked by highlighting real successes. Children also have weekly spelling lessons, where children are taught spelling rules and conventions. The children are given spellings to learn for homework which they are tested on the following week.

Click here to download a useful English Glossary

Click here to see the ‘Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation’ that is taught in Key Stage 1 & 2

Click on the class / band below to see what the expectations are for writing in each year group.

Poetry recitation

Every half term every class from Reception to Year 6 read, discuss and learn off by heart a poem that they perform in class. The children really enjoy showing off their acting and presentation skills.

Click here for our Y1-Y6 English Curriculum Overview