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Ogbourne C of E Primary School

Ogbourne Writing Rules


“I believe myself that a good writer doesn’t really need to be told anything except to keep at it.”

Chiua Achebe

Ogbourne Writing - Intent, Implementation and Impact 
- Our Wrting Map for 2021-22

Writing Intent 
At Ogbourne CofE Primary School Writing is a crucial part of our curriculum. All children from Foundation Stage to Year 6 are provided with many opportunities to develop and apply their writing skills across the curriculum.

The key objectives in our writing lessons are that pupils are taught to: 

  • have developed a love of writing and to be able to express their thoughts and ideas clearly and creatively through the written word
  • plan, revise and evaluate their writing. To be able to do this effectively, pupils will focus on developing effective transcription and effective composition.
  • develop an awareness of the audience, purpose and context, and an increasingly wide knowledge of vocabulary and grammar
  • to be able to leave school being able to use fluent, legible and speedy handwriting.
  • understand the relationships between words,
  • how to understand nuances in meaning,
  • how to develop their understanding of, and ability to use, figurative language.
  • work out and clarify the meanings of unknown words and words with more than one meaning.
  • control their speaking and writing consciously and to use Standard English.

Writing & SPaG

Writing In Primary Schools - What We Know Works

Taken from research by CLPE: 

1. Understanding the role reading plays in developing our pupils as writers and the value of being immersed in high quality literature

2. Ensuring our children have experience of a breadth of texts including those that are visual and digital

3. Providing our pupils with a range of meaningful opportunities to write for real purposes and audiences and to respond to writing as a reader

4. Developing our pupils' understanding of the craft of writing by engaging meaningfully with professional authors and their processes

5. Understanding and modeling the craft and process of writing authentically


Writing In Primary Schools - What We Know Works

6. Supporting our children to identify as writers and to develop their own authentic voice

7. Giving our pupils time and space to develop their own ideas in writing

8. Using creative teaching approaches that build imagination and give time for oral rehearsal

9. Ensuring our teaching of phonics, grammar and spelling is embedded in context

10. Celebrating writing through authentic publication and presentation across platforms

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