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In order to help us to develop confident, enthusiastic writers who can express themselves in a variety of different styles and across a variety of contexts, our teaching of writing is often cross curricular and linked to our class topics. Writing is often linked to a whole class text which is shared with the children. This provides our children with regular opportunities to write for a range of purposes and audiences. Writing tasks are specific and meaningful, and where possible meet a purpose to engage children and to illustrate how their writing skills can be applied to real life contexts.

Spelling is taught daily in Key Stage 1 through Phonics lessons, and weekly in Key Stage 2.  Children who need additional support with spelling receive a variety of interventions that are tailored to address their gaps.

We monitor judgements in the assessment of writing through termly in-school moderations as well as collaboration moderations throughout the year with partner schools.