Part of the Glyn Academies Trust

English: Writing Curriculum





During their time at Warlingham Village, our pupils are continuously developing their writing style.. As the children go through the school, their writing skills evolve so they are able to write for an expanding audience and purpose. Children will be able to transfer their skills to successfully communicate in real-life situations with confidence and clarity. We provide our children with writing opportunities that are purposeful and meaningful which empower them to become passionate writers.


Writing lessons are taught daily through ‘The Write Stuff’ approach. Throughout the writing journey, children have the chance to explore examples of the genre, consider their audience, develop the voice of the writer and look at the structure and organisation of the text. Language is at the heart of every lesson and children are encouraged to be ambitious in their use of vocabulary. 


Each unit ends with independent writing. The detailed planning and writing process, ensures children produce independent writing of a high quality. As children move through the school, they will build on their proofreading skills and will be able to edit their own work. 



Handwriting is explicitly taught throughout the school to develop a continuous cursive style and to ensure pencil grip and letter formation is accurate. Children have opportunities to rewrite their compositions using best presentation for publishing. 



As well as the rich language experiences provided through The Write Stuff,  vocabulary is developed in a daily Tier 2 or Vocabulary Ninja word which  is shared, classified and unpicked. Children are encouraged to use these words orally and in their written work. 

Our children are inspired to write, to challenge them to improve and refine and discover new writing techniques and vocabulary to create writing they can be proud of.


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Links to pupil resources:

Fun English Games - games to improve English skills such as debating and writing in different genres.   

Vocab Lab App -helps to deepen children's understanding of vocabulary.

MC Grammar -fun videos to help children understand and remember different elements of grammar.




Links to parent resources:

Bitesize Creative Writing -help with writing in a more organised, infomred way.

Oxford Owl  -fun resources to support children in getting started with story writing.            

Reading rockets - suggestions of acitivities for writing that can be carried out at home.




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