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Sharp Lane Primary School

Aspiration, Belief, Commitment & Discovery


Our Intent in Writing

At Sharp Lane Primary School, we recognise the importance of WRITING in every aspect of daily life. 

Our intent is for our pupils to have high ASPIRATIONS by developing their love of writing and discussion by providing them with the skills and opportunities to express their creativity.

We want our children to BELIEVE in themselves by equipping them with a variety of literacy skills which they are able to apply with confidence.

Our children COMMIT themselves to their learning when reading a variety of genres and showing resilience when writing for a range of audiences.

We allow our children to explore and DISCOVER by exposing them to a variety of ambitious vocabulary, grammatical structure and high-quality texts.

Writing at Sharp Lane Primary School


At Sharp Lane Primary School we believe that writing should be an interesting and engaging process. One which allows pupils to use their imaginations through exciting narrative, and show off their brilliant subject knowledge through non-fiction writing. 


As part of our curriculum design, staff are encouraged to build in as many cross-curricular writing opportunities as possible. Staff will use class novels, topic lessons and many other media to ensure that pupils are 'hooked' into the writing process.


Throughout their time at Sharp Lane Primary School, pupils are encouraged to consolidate basic skills. These fundamental aspects of writing (neat presentation, spelling etc...) are extremely important for pupils to progress and we offer specific taught sessions in these areas to ensure that pupils are given support where needed. 


To promote writing in school, weekly celebration assemblies are used. We champion a writer of the week and this child will be given a certificate as part of our Friday assembly. In addition to this, children's writing plays a huge part in shaping displays around school. Our aim this year it to celebrate the pupils' work in the wider community.