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Hawkesley Church
Primary Academy

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Writing

At Hawkesley we aim to give our children a writing curriculum which enables them to become confident , creative and independent writers who are able to articulate their own ideas. We support our children to develop transferable knowledge which they can use across the wider curriculum and throughout their lives and in the next stage of their education. We use educational visits, high quality literature, film, art and music as stimuli for writing which links learning to real life experiences and provides a contextualised meaningful curriculum. Our writers leave with writer's voice and technical skills necessary to communicate in the modern world.

We develop our children to be confident writers by following a 3-week cycle of writing which builds and develops children's knowledge.

Writing - Long term planning 

Reading and writing are so closely linked that we use a variety of high quality literature to feed reading into writing, where children can learn and build their knowledge from high quality examples.

Our writing cycle is based around 4 key principles for each unit of writing:

  • Purpose
  • Form
  • Audience
  • Intended Impact

Children are given these at the start of their writing, then over the course of 3 weeks children develop their skills in reading, speaking and listening, vocabulary and grammatical terms and application.

Key Stage 1 - writing cycle Key Stage 2 - writing cycle