At Senacre Wood Primary School it is our intention for all pupils to be confident and competent writers. We aim to provide them with a high-quality education in English that will teach them to become enthusiastic writers who can write fluently and communicate their ideas effectively. We aim to do this by equipping them with a strong command of the spoken and written language, and to develop their love of literature as well as their understanding of our literary heritage.  


Within English lessons, based on the National Curriculum for English, we aim to ensure that we:

  • Provide opportunities for pupils to plan, revise and evaluate their writing.
  • Develop children’s awareness of different audiences and purposes for speaking and writing. 
  • Use speaking and listening to support learning and influence writing.
  • Enable children to use a wide range of high quality English language and make connections across all areas of the curriculum so that they are competent, confident and independent in their use of language.
  • Provide pupils with a secure understanding of grammar so that they are able to apply this to written work.
  • Provide opportunities for pupils to develop writing stamina so that they are able to write at length.

For details of how we implement this within our school and how we measure the impact, please read our English Policy.