To encourage children to take responsibility and pride in their work, we use 'non-negotiables' in writing, which outline our grammar and punctuation expectations from children in each year group. Children are expected to write using these skills accurately at all times and are given time to reflect and improve upon their work before submitting it for marking.
Children in KS1 use 'Talk for Writing' (developed by Pie Corbett) pupils learn and internalise texts such as Michael Rosen's 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'.
To build resilience, stamina and accuracy (as well as to allow children the time and freedom to be creative) we encourage the use of regular extended writing tasks each week throughout the school. In KS2 children develop enhanced grammar and punctuation skills to aid creative sentence building. Spellings are taught throughout the school and many strategies are shared and taught to enable children to become competent spellers.