understanding language provides access to the whole curriculum. The teaching of writing at our school is a ‘skills based’ approach carefully woven into the genres we select for each year group based on our children’s interests and needs. At all levels, there is emphasis on spelling, punctuation and grammar, as well as vocabulary development. It is our vision that every child will learn to write by being given exciting materials and opportunities that will inspire them to pick up their pencils and write: a love we hope lasts a life-time. We foster in our children an understanding that writing has a real purpose in this world and that word choice and style can bring about change.