Writing is the fuel that drives communication which in turn works as a framework for society. Our duties as a school is to ensure that children are given this cultural capital so they are prepared for future success. Writing is arguably one of the most important communication skills in our history because if we did not write it down, we would not know of our history.
Our intention is that every child will be a writer and our ambitious curriculum has been intentionally designed to achieve this. We teach writing as transcription (spelling and handwriting) and composition (articulating ideas and structuring them in speech, before writing them down). Fluent transcription skills are a critical focus for Early Years and KS1 with dictated sentences used to apply and practise spelling.
Writing is the painting of the voice – Voltaire