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Writing at Barnham


At Barnham CEVC Primary, we believe that all pupils should be able to confidently communicate their knowledge, ideas and emotions through their writing.  


We want pupils to acquire a wide vocabulary, a solid understanding of grammar and be able to spell new words by effectively applying the spelling patterns and rules they learn throughout their time in primary school.  We want them to write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences.


We believe that all pupils should be encouraged to take pride in the presentation of their writing, in part by developing a good, joined, handwriting style by the time they move to secondary school.


We believe that all good writers refine and edit their writing over time, so we want children to develop independence in being able to identify their own areas for improvement in their writing, editing their work effectively during and after the writing process.


We do not put ceilings on what pupils can achieve in writing and we do not hold pre-conceptions about any pupils’ ability to make progress.

English Curriculum Map 2020-2021

Pompeii Diary Entries

Fox Class have been working really hard on writing their very own diary entries, with a twist.  The children had to put themselves in the shoes of a citizen of Pompeii in 79AD when Mount Versuvius erupted.  The children showed great empathy for the people of the city and this is reflected in their diary entries.  We are all so proud of their hard work.  Well done, Foxes!