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“I really like how we get to write mix of stories with different themes where we can let our imagination run wild. But I also like writing about ‘real things’ when we do our non-fiction writing. It’s a really good mix and I really enjoy it.”

– Evelyn, Year 5


At St Peter’s, our Writing is developed through a text-based approach. These texts link directly to our half-termly curriculum topics and are carefully chosen to deepen pupil knowledge of the wider curriculum whilst ensuring that our children are immersed in our rich and varied literacy heritage. Writing across the school is taught using the principles of Pie Corbett’s ‘Talk for Writing’ approach. Pupils are introduced to the text at the start of the topic and explore it in order to build an understanding of the writer’s craft. From this, pupils develop a deep understanding of the components of writing – planning, drafting, sharing, evaluating, revising, editing and then publishing.

Each half term, children complete one non-fiction piece of writing, and one piece of fictional writing. Across the year, a range of genres and text-types are covered – diary, non-chronological reports, different story types, etc. This ensures that children will experience and grow confident in different writing styles and the necessary grammatical elements that are needed. This develops their knowledge of writerly choices, and devices that are used for effect.

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar is taught discreetly within our approach with teachers planning for opportunities to introduce different aspects in a meaningful way that can be used in the type of writing being produced. If this is not possible, teacher will plan standalone opportunities where aspects of SPaG are taught to ensure coverage and knowledge.

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