"You can make anything by writing."
--C.S. Lewis


Writing is a crucial part of our curriculum at R.L. Hughes Primary. By the time our children leave Year Six, our aim is for them to leave as confident, skilled, and well-balanced writers who have developed a love of for the craft of writing and are able to express their thoughts and ideas clearly and creatively through the written word.


As our children journey through our curriculum and gain new knowledge, we want pupils to acquire a rich vocabulary and a solid understanding of grammar, acquiring this contextually through engaging, stimulating, and creative writing outcomes, hand in hand with our whole-text approach across school.


We want our pupils to write independently, accurately and coherently, adapting their language choice and style for a range of real contexts, purposes and audiences. We want them to be unafraid of making mistakes, understanding that as part of the writing process, editing, drafting/redrafting and proof-reading are all opportunities to improve our work and improve as writers and how it can impact their audience.


The Four Writing Purposes

Here at R.L. Hughes, we focus on the four key writing purposes across school: writing to entertain, writing to inform, writing to persuade, and writing to discuss. This mastery approach ensures children are exposed to a wide variety of writing purposes on their journey through school and understand the real reasons for writing.


Guidance Notes for the four writing purposes in KS1 & KS2 https://michaelt1979.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/4-writing-purposes-guidance1.pdf