Writing Intent Statement

At Wootton, our children will leave Year 6 with the multitude of skills that they need to be able to write confidently for a wide variety of reasons. They will learn to write: wonderful, creativeengaging stories; beautifulemotiveinspiring poetry; and a range of clear, concise and purposeful non-fiction pieces.

Indeed, every year our children will progressively acquire a richer vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and spelling conventions and develop their ability to write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences. A variety of rich and engaging stimuli are used to help the children write effectively across a range of genres with increasingly joined and legible handwriting. Children are further equipped with the skills of editing and improving to make their writing as effective as possible within a wide range of opportunities to include narratives, explanations, descriptions, comparisons, summaries and evaluations.

Opportunities are given across all curriculum subjects to apply their skills and knowledge of writing. This means that it becomes embedded within them as an important life-skill that they acquire before they progress on their learning journey to secondary school.

“There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story.  You never quite know where they’ll take you.”  Beatrix Potter

Key Concepts

  • Acquire a wide vocabulary
  • An understanding of grammer and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading and spoken language
  • Appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage, write clearly, accurately and coherently
  • Adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences