We believe in the importance of developing good writing skills. We encourage the children to write imaginative stories and poetry and teach them the skills to write for practical purposes such as preparing short news articles and sports reports, setting out letters correctly and writing up their science investigations. Emergent writing leads eventually to a more structured approach in which our pupils will have frequent opportunities to write for different purposes and audiences.

As children become more competent writers they are encouraged to revise and redraft work, paying attention to clarity and meaning as well as to the skills of punctuation, consistency in tense and spelling. Great emphasis is placed on sentence construction, grammar, punctuation, spellings and handwriting.