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At Charlestown Primary School we strive to help our children develop into articulate and imaginative communicators, who are well-equipped with the basic skills they need to become proficient writers. 

We aim to ensure all of our children develop a genuine love of language and the written word, through a text-based approach. 

Careful links are made across the writing curriculum to ensure that children’s Writing learning is relevant, meaningful and has a clear skills progression. We ensure that children develop an understanding of how widely writing is used in everyday life and, therefore, how important and useful the skills are that they are learning. 

Our intentions in writing are for children to: 

? Write for a purpose 

? See themselves as real writers

? Take ownership of their writing 

? See writing as an interesting and enjoyable process 

? Acquire the ability to organise and plan their written work

Implementation of the Writing Units

Units are designed to provide children with a clear pathway to the intended outcome. They build up the knowledge and skills needed to be able to write their end product.  There are three phrases to each unit: 

  • Interrogate
  • Capture
  • Create

Hook/Stimulus texts have been carefully chosen to provide exposure to a variety of fiction genres, lead characters and authors. 


In 2023/24, teachers will be using PIXL therapies to address any misconceptions the children may have during their personalised learning time and in intervention sessions. Teachers will also be planning the first week of lessons each half term using PIXL therapies to revisit SPAG content learnt in the previous term. During the 'capture' stage of writing, lessons will be SPAG focused, teaching the relevant techniques needed to write a specific text type. 


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