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Witton Middle School



Writing at Witton


Here at Witton Middle School we understand the importance of writing. In each year group, children can expect to develop their skills in the following areas:

  • spelling rules
  • grammatical accuracy
  • composition of written pieces
  • identification of most relevant information to match purpose and organisation
  • use of punctuation to guide the reader and to create effects
  • use of editing and redrafting


Children will do this in a range of different types of writing, both within English lessons and across the curriculum. These will include:

  • fiction
  • non fiction
  • poetry


In order to support the children in their writing development, teachers use the following strategies:

  • discussion – paired and class
  • shared writing
  • guided writing
  • use of individual targets based on assessment
  • marking and feedback
  • assessment during lessons