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Littlebourne Church of England Primary School

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It is our intention to provide our pupils with high-quality English education which gives each and every child the skills and opportunity to speak, read and write fluently so they are able to communicate and record their ideas and emotions effectively.


Balanced skills are important to us and we work hard to ensure that all children leave our school well equipped with the expertise they need in order to articulate their thoughts and visions through writing.  In order to do this, we ensure our pupils are given the opportunity to focus on developing effective transcription, composition and cohesion skills as well being taught to show awareness for the reader and to understand the purpose for which they are writing.




All of our children are given the same opportunities therefore, English is taught as whole class lessons.  We believe this enables all children to have access to rich vocabulary, discussion sessions and sentence stacking techniques regardless to any barriers they may have. Wherever possible, we use texts as a stimulus for writing allowing sequential lessons, structure and composition to be used to support writing tasks.  Rapid graspers are given opportunities to deepen the moment within their writing to ensure they are maximising the use of their taught skills.  GPS is threaded throughout every English lesson to ensure application is relevant although it is expected that these are transferred to all writing tasks regardless of the curriculum subject.  We encourage the children to develop their language and pride ourselves on providing strong language building sessions to expose children to new rich vocabulary.  Spelling rules are taught in line with the National Curriculum recommendations.




Our children will be able to:


  • Write in a range of styles and genres cohesively
  • Confidently use language effectively to create a range of effects for the reader
  • Write for passion and pleasure showcasing their flare and style
  • Demonstrate they have a good knowledge of how to adapt their writing based on context and audience
  • Independently find and use supporting materials to make purposeful alterations to their writing