We want children to be self-assured writers

We want children to be self-assured writers and so we aim to foster and develop the following writing characteristics with our children:

  • The ability to write fluently and with interesting detail on a number of topics throughout the curriculum.
  • A vivid imagination which makes readers engage with and enjoy their writing.
  • A highly developed vocabulary and an excellent knowledge of writing techniques to extend details or description.
  • Well-organised and structured writing, which includes a variety of sentence structures.
  • Excellent transcription skills that ensure their writing is well presented and punctuated, spelt correctly and neat.
  • A love of writing and an appreciation of its educational, cultural and entertainment values.

At the very heart of learning to write we want all children to be confident in the following key concepts for writing at each stage of their development:


Present neatly – developing an understanding of handwriting and clear presentation.

Spell correctly –understanding the need for accuracy.

Punctuate accurately– understanding that punctuation adds clarity to writing


Write with purpose–  understanding the purpose or purposes of a piece of writing.

Use imaginative description- developing an appreciation of how best to convey ideas through description.

Organise writing appropriately –developing an appreciation of how best to convey ideas through description.

Use paragraphs – understanding how to group ideas so as to guide the reader.

Use sentences appropriately- using different types of sentences appropriately for both clarity and for effect.

Analysis and presentation

Analyse writing –understanding how grammatical choices give effect and meaning to writing.

Present writing – learning to reflect upon writing and reading it aloud to others.