The impact on our children is that they have the knowledge and skills to be able to write successfully for a purpose and audience. With the implementation of the writing sequence being established and taught in both key stages, children are becoming more confident writers and have the ability to plan, draft and edit their own work. By the end of key stage 2, children have developed a writer’s craft, they enjoy sustained writing and can manipulate language, grammar and punctuation to create effect.
By the time they are in upper Key Stage 2, most genres of writing are familiar to them and the teaching can focus on creativity, writer’s craft, sustained writing and manipulation of grammar and punctuation skills.
A weekly spelling test is completed in Year 2-6 linked to the spelling focus taught that week. In KS1-KS2, independent writing tasks are marked and assessed using the National curriculum and Writing Checklists (kept within individual writing books). GPS assessments are carried out 3 times a year.