Writing at Luxulyan

English Writing

Intent, Implementation & Impact


Intent- Why are we teaching this?

At Luxulyan, by delivering an exciting, innovative English curriculum we enable and empower children's written and oral communication and creativity. The foundation for our children’s education at Luxulyan, and future success in life, is underpinned by the development of their English language skills.

We aim for our pupils to develop confidence in speaking and listening and a love of language, which they then transfer confidently into their writing. Through exposure to and teaching of vocabulary embedded within our curriculum, we aim to meet the needs of all learners, ensuring that every child is taught the vocabulary they need to achieve.

We want our children to develop a love of English and the opportunities that our language provides. The children at Luxulyan will see themselves as writers; experiment with and explore language within their own work, whilst developing a secure understanding of the technical components of spelling, handwriting, punctuation and grammar.


Implementation- How is this being taught in the classroom? 

In writing, we teach the National Curriculum in a way that is structured and progressive, giving children varied opportunities to apply their writing skills.

Children will be immersed in their half termly Imaginative Learning Projects (ILP) or Knowledge Rich Projects (KRP) from Curriculum Maestro. They will learn in text and language rich environments in order to develop a love of story, poetry and information. The children will have opportunities to learn through high quality teaching by their teachers in: RWI, English lessons, discrete handwriting lessons and through applying English skills in the wider curriculum. 

  • Our curriculum is driven by high quality texts, linked to the half termly topic which the children enjoy and study in order to develop their skills in reading and writing.
  • In EYFS​, children learn how to hold a pencil properly and begin to form letters, words and sentences.
  • In KS1, children are supported to transfer their phonic knowledge from RWI sessions to their writing.
  • In Years 1-6, children learn rules and rehearse spelling patterns using our school scheme Spelling Shed.
  • Children will be taught handwriting in handwriting sessions in every year group.
  • Teaching of grammatical concepts will usually be woven in with the English teaching, with other elements being taught discretely as necessary.
  • Children will be taught using models from a range of high quality texts, to develop vocabulary, write for a range of purposes and compose their own writing using these skills. 


Impact- What is the effect?

Pupils will make good progress from their own personal starting points. By the end of Year Six they will be able to write clearly and accurately and adapt their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences. Our pupils will acquire a wide vocabulary and have a strong command of the written word. Most importantly, they will develop a love of writing and be well equipped for the rest of their education.

  • Pupils will enjoy writing across a range of genres.
  • Pupils of all abilities will be able to succeed in all writing lessons.
  • Pupils will use a range of strategies for spelling words, not solely relying on phonics.
  • Pupils will have a good knowledge of a range of authors.
  • Pupils will be ready to write in any subject in their forthcoming secondary education.
  • The percentage of pupils working at the expected standard within each year group will be at least in line with national averages.
  • The percentage of pupils working at greater depth within the expected standard will be at least in line with the national average.
  • The will be no significant gaps in the progress of different groups of pupils (e.g. disadvantaged vs non-disadvantaged).