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Writing at Parklands

The overall aim of the curriculum is to enable pupils to articulate their ideas and to express these in a written form with a focus on spelling and handwriting.


At Parklands, we teach our children to become effective writers through the following skills

  • Segmenting words and using phonics to write words
  • Handwriting skills including correct letter formation, size and consistency of letters
  • Grammar so that children can form coherent sentences and write using Standard English
  • Compositional skills including the forming of their ideas into sentences and organising them in a logical order
  • Editing and Drafting skills such as reviewing their own work and proof reading for spelling or grammatical errors.



At Parklands we want to raise the profile of and develop vocabulary across the school.


Each class has a set of key story books that are rich in vocabulary.  Each half term a book is chosen and time is spend teaching a bank of words from the story. Activities are then carried out that week relating to the new vocabulary to develop children's understanding of the words.

In KS1 new vocabulary learnt is kept in a class vocab book for children to refer to and looked at by the children.


Ways you can support your child at home:

-sharing and reading stories and talking about the the meaning of words with your child is crucial.

-just because your child might be able to decode and read a word correctly doesn't mean they understand what that word means. Never presume and always discuss vocabulary you come across in stories.




A selection of stories across the school (Nursery to Year 2) that are taught for being rich in vocabulary

At Parklands we aim to promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all pupils across the school. All opportunities across the curriculum are exploited. The image below demonstrates some of the ways we promote this in both Reading and Writing.

Key Documents

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