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Sandown School


At Sandown School, writing is a crucial part of our curriculum and is linked to so many different subjects. All children from Foundation Stage to Year 6 are provided with many opportunities to develop and apply their writing skills across the curriculum. A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to speak and write fluently, so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them.

The overarching aim for English in the National Curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.

We want to teach our children to become independent, creative writers who enjoy the writing process and are proud of the finished product. They have an excellent vocabulary and are able write coherently and with good solid foundations of accurate spelling and correctly formed handwriting. They have an awareness of the range of skills and techniques required to ensure that writing is cohesive and fit for purpose. We also intend for pupils to leave school being able to use fluent, legible and speedy handwriting.


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