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 regular opportunities for pupils to plan, revise and evaluate their writing.
  • Develop children’s awareness of different audiences and purposes for speaking and writing so that they can adapt their style appropriately. 
  • Use speaking and listening opportunities to support pupils’ learning and influence their writing.
  • Enable children opportunities to acquire and use new vocabulary, 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.
  • Enable pupils the opportunity to develop fluent, legible handwriting.
  • Teach pupils methods, and understanding of spelling, so that they are able to spell words accurately.

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