At Pyrford, writing is at the heart of the curriculum and we encourage our pupils to apply their knowledge of writing skills across all curriculum subjects.
By the end of Year 6, our goal is for all children to leave primary school with a love of writing and with the ability to express their thoughts and ideas clearly and creatively through the written word. In order for children to see themselves as successful writers, they need to be involved in writing for a real purpose, a range of genres and for different audiences.
We also intend to create writers who can re-read, edit and improve their own writing, and confidently use the essential skills of grammar, punctuation and spelling.
There is always an emphasis on immersion at the start of the pupil’s writing journey. We use elements of drama, art, hooks, book talk etc within our English lessons to fully engage our pupils. See some of our exciting hook lessons below.