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Developing skilled, independent writers is at the core of our writing process.  


The first lesson of each topic is a writing baseline and the final lessons involve the pupils completing and editing their own independent writing pieces. This enables us (and the children) to review the progress made by comparing these writing pieces. 


From Baseline to Final Independent Writing Piece

Narrative: Egyptian Adventure Story

"You can see from my writing that now I am using paragraphs properly and it has a better structure. I used the different skills lessons to help me when I was writing my final piece." Olivia

Persuasive Writing: Visit the World Museum!

"From my baseline, you can see that I have used lots of persuasive language and rhetorical questions in my writing now. I think it is much better compared to my first one!" Hannah G

Diary Writing: A Day in the Life...

"I loved this topic because we got to use our visit to the supermarket to help us in our description.  This really helped me imagine what the character was feeling and gave me ideas when I was writing."  Izabelle

Newspaper Report:

"I enjoyed this topic because I got to use direct speech and report about an event that happened. It was fun to tell everybody about the Zuckerman's finding 'Some Pig' in Charlotte's Web." - Jacob

Non-Chronological Report:

"I  loved learning about volcanoes and, in particular, Mount Etna. I found out lots of fascinating facts and enjoyed writing my report." - Liam K

Writing Across the Curriculum

Pupils are given opportunities to use the skills and knowledge that they have learnt in writing across a range of curriculum topics.

Independent Writing at Home


Take a look at some of the writing that has been completed at home on Google Classroom.