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 What we say about Writing at Minety Primary School...

"I love English because I really like using my imagination and I love writing because it is like I am bringing my own stories to life."  Jack

"I love writing and learning about how to build my sentences." Sadie

" Supporting children to tune into the creativity needed for writing through a range of experiences is key to developing imagination and ideas for writing in all forms. We encourage children to explore ideas prior to composition, through book talk, talk for writing, drama and role-play, which enables them to articulate their ideas effectively and provides opportunities for the children to write independently, in order to develop these ideas into extended pieces." Mrs Grayson (subject leader)

Curriculum Intent

At Minety C.E. 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 life-long learners; English learning is key in this. We aim to ensure all of our children develop a genuine love of language and the written word, through a curriculum rich in knowledge and skills.

Careful links are made across the curriculum to ensure that children’s English learning is relevant and meaningful: where possible making purposeful connections between subjects through a broad and balanced curriculum. 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.

We are committed to creating a positive, safe and nurturing Christian environment, where all members of the school community will be respected and valued and SHINE. By SHINE in writing we mean children:

  • Sparkle - sparkle and have confidence to be the best writers we can be.
  • Help - help each other understand how important the skills are that we are learning.
  • Imagine - to be imaginative and articulate writers.
  • Nurture - nurture each other’s ability to produce well structured, detailed writing.
  • Excel - excel in all that we do in our writing.

To read our full intent, implementation and impact, click the link:

Statement of intent

To read our progression and content for writing, click the link:

Progression and content

Useful websites
Short clips organised into themes. Most come with suggestions for writing ideas, comprehension questions and wider learning opportunities.
Lots of inspiring images to provoke and inspire writing.
Images and prompts to inspire writing.

Scholastic Resource Bank is packed with educational resources for Early Years and Primary. Included are activity sheets, interactives, videos, plus much more!
KS1 English
KS2 English
Teach Handwriting
This is another writing website for kids that can help your child become a better writer.

I like this writing website for children particularly because it's a visual thesaurus with graphics. Children will definitely love it.

World Book Day Class 1 enjoyed the Fish Who Could Wish by Korkey Paul and used their phonics to write their own wishes.

Class 1 practice their writing with different mediums such as whiteboards and pens as well as pens and paper and use games to help them with their writing.

A selection of pages from class 5 dragonflies by children for the Sarah Oliver author’s workshop.

We have been making posters about the lifecycle of bees.

We have been writing letters as evacuees and diary entries as Anne Frank.

We have been writing pieces to encourage people to eat our healthy lunches.

We have been writing test based on the book Ironman.

Class 3 have been creating their own puppet shows.

We have written letters of complaint about planning .

We have been writing about Jewish celebrations.

We have written poems about the wind.

We have been writing quest based stories.

We have been looking at filling buckets with happiness. 

We have been writing about eagles.

Class 5 have been doing  poetry on a witches brew and looking at what might go into the brew.

We have been looking at fingerprints.

We have  made booklets on predators.

We have been writing tiger poems.

We have been writing letters based on the behaviour of the wolf in the three little pigs.

Class 5 have been describing settings based on their Alchemy Island topic.