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English - Writing


At Grove Road Primary School we recognise that English skills underpin all elements of the school curriculum. Given the fundamental importance of Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing in everyday life, we are driven by the need to develop each child’s reading and writing ability, thus enabling them to play a full part in society. Teaching and learning of Writing at Grove Road is an engaging and developmental process to enable all children to succeed.

Grove Road’s Writing Intent Statement: 

Grove Road strives to give children the opportunities to learn and develop writing skills which they can apply across different genres and for different audiences. Children will leave Grove Road independent writers so they are able to access the whole curriculum and succeed. 

At Grove Road, we follow a Talk for Writing approach to plan and deliver English lessons. We have created a Grove Road Long Term Genre plan, to ensure a range of fiction and non-fiction genres are taught across the curriculum and year groups.  The purpose behind the long term planning is to ensure that coverage of genres is coherent, strategically planned and the skills/knowledge within each genre progress upon each year group. It ensures that children have the opportunity to write in a range of genres year upon year, developing their competence and skills. Therefore, by the end of Key Stage Two, children will be able to apply their writing skills across a range of genres, in a fluent, independent manner. By following a Talk for Writing approach, ignites passion, curiosity and engagement within writing and gives children the opportunity to develop their writing in a multi-sensory, sequenced way. 

Intended Impact of Writing:

During the children’s learning journey at Grove Road, our intended impact of Writing curriculum is to ensure that; 

  • Children will enjoy writing across a range of genres.
  • Children of all abilities will be able to succeed in all English lessons because work will be appropriately scaffolded.
  • Children will have a wide vocabulary that they use within their writing.
  • Children will have a good knowledge of how to adapt their writing based on the context and audience.
  • Children will leave primary school being able to effectively apply spelling rules and patterns they have been taught.
  • Parents and carers will have a good understanding of how they can support spelling, grammar and composition at home, and contribute regularly to homework.
  • The % of pupils working at ARE within each year group will be in line with, or above, national averages.
  • The % of pupils working at Greater Depth within each year group will be in line with, or above, national averages.
  • There will be no significant gaps in the progress of different groups of pupils (e.g. disadvantaged vs non-disadvantaged).


"Writing gives you the opportunity to voice your own opinions, experiences and thoughts. When writing, I love letting my imagination flow onto the page!" - Alex, Year 6

"I like writing because I feel like when I write, I let my imagination flow" - Ellie, Year 4

"My favourite writing is creative writing because you have no limits and can make anything come true" - Elsa, Year 4

"You can put down your ideas which helps you remember and be creative” - Connor, Year 3

"Writing allows me to express my ideas" - William, Year 5 

"I like writing because I use my imagination to write my ideas down” - Indigo, Year 2 

"When you get to write, you can write in different ways like stories and poems. I like writing poems because you can make up your own or be inspired by other poems” - Orson, Year 2

Subject Documents Date  
Writing Skills and Knowledge Progression 2023 2024 13th Sep 2023 Download
Learning to Write at Grove Road 2023 2024 13th Sep 2023 Download
Writing Vocabulary Progression 2023 2024 13th Sep 2023 Download
Writing Non Fiction Progression 2023 2024 13th Sep 2023 Download
Talk for Writing Generic Story Plots 13th Sep 2023 Download
Grove Road's English Long Term Plan 2023 2024 13th Sep 2023 Download


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