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At Wistaston Church Lane Academy, we encourage all pupils to become fluent writers, who are able to communicate their ideas confidently and effectively, allowing them to express their thoughts, feelings and creativity in a variety of styles and genres.


We recognise the importance of all areas of writing and support children to develop these, including: planning, drafting, editing, spelling, handwriting, vocabulary, grammar and punctuation.


Children will consider audience, purpose, structure and language through the exploration of quality texts and use these to inspire their own writing.


In each year group, children are taught a set of objectives devised from the National Curriculum, where key performance indicators are used to assess children's writing according to year group expectations.


Writing is largely taught at Church Lane using the writing cycle, which includes:

  • an exciting 'hook' to inspire the children
  • SPaG focus
  • planning lesson to collect, develop and record ideas
  • drafting a written piece in a given genre
  • proof-reading and editing
  • producing a finished product for a purpose


Writing projects will also be taken from SFA where this is followed in KS2.


Aspects of SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) and Handwriting are also taught alongside this.