We are Writers!

Writing Curriculum Intent

At St. Martin’s we believe that all children have the potential to become great writers.

It is our intent to provide pupils with a high-quality education in English in order to develop the children's abilities to listen, speak, read and write for a wide range of purposes and audiences, whilst developing their own individual flair. Our aim is to inspire a love of writing where all our children can communicate their ideas and express their emotions, thoughts and opinions to others effectively, creatively and successfully. We want our children to be able to write with grammatical accuracy and be able to apply spelling patterns correctly using a neat handwriting style. We aim to expose our children to a wide range of vocabulary, so that they can decipher new words and use them in their writing. We also aim for our children to apply all of these English skills to all areas of the curriculum.


At St. Martin’s we aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • Acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing 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
  • Use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and clearly explain their understanding and ideas.
  • Are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal and informal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debates.


We follow a Mastery approach to the teaching and learning of English through Pathways to Write. Units of work are delivered using high quality texts and children in all year groups are given varied opportunities for writing. Skills are built through repetition within the units, and children apply these skills in the writing activities provided.  Many opportunities for widening children’s vocabulary are given through the Pathways to Write approach and this builds on the work we do in school to provide our children with a rich and varied vocabulary. 


The English subject lead is Mrs Hayes

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