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A Keinton Writer Can

Curriculum Intent:

Each child at Keinton is given opportunities throughout their Primary school life to put pen to paper and become independent, creative and successful writers. This should arise from basic mark making in Early Years and progress into sustained writing of extended pieces, that have detail and solid spelling, punctuation and grammar skills. Children will understand that there are different purposes for writing and be able to convey knowledge, ideas and emotions according to the audience. We want children to be proud of what they produce and to present their work with legible handwriting and look the very best that it can. Children should embrace writing across all subject areas, not just in English lessons and understand that the literacy expectations are just the same.  We aim for our children to become better self-assessors by teaching them the skills to edit and refine their own work and giving them the time to do so; writing high quality texts takes time and is often a process with a number of stages.  Children are encouraged to become improved writers through the books they read, or have shared with others. Using a text-rich curriculum will support this and demonstrate to the children that reading and writing are synonymous.

Writing implementation Statement

A Keinton Writer Can - Skill Progression Document

A Keinton Writer Can - Poetry progression


Reading is vital to every child's learning and at the core of our work.  On this page you will find documents that explain our Intent for reading - what we aim to achieve for every child; our Implementation - how we achieve this and the choices we have made for our teaching and learning and other documents that demonstrate how reading skills develop and progress, as well as documents to support parents in reading at home.

Curriculum Intent:

Our aim at Keinton school is for every child to consider themselves to be a reader, from reception to Year six.  All children here have the opportunity to choose from a variety of texts and explore the imaginary or real world within them. First and foremost, we want our children to relish the written word, as a reader, listener and speaker; to be inspired by classic and modern literature and to experience the power that picture books can hold. We want children to be confident, independent readers and for them to challenge and question what they are presented with. Children will develop new vocabulary and knowledge through being introduced to quality core texts and this supports directly the fluency and comprehension skills, which are fundamental to life beyond the school gates.

Reading implementation statement

A Keinton Reader Can - Skill Progression Document

Reading Handbook