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Sunnyside Primary Academy


Writing Curriculum Intent

At Sunnyside Primary Academy, we recognise that reading and writing are closely linked.  Consequently, we support children to speak, read and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others so that they can fully engage within society in a variety of ways. Our thematic approach enables children to acquire a wide range of vocabulary, experience quality texts and apply new knowledge and skills in a variety of writing contexts and genres.  


At Sunnyside children are able to write confidently and creatively for a range of purposes, whilst electing appropriate vocabulary and grammar in order to create a desired effect upon the reader. We strive to ensure that our curriculum is engaging so that children are absorbed in their learning, ensuring that the sequential steps to achievement are explicit so children are able to identify and explain their achievements.


Our children demonstrate perseverance in their writing by learning from their mistakes and striving to achieve even when something is difficult. Pupils use learning environments in order to independently access the necessary scaffolding. Perseverance can also be seen through extended pieces of writing, where careful time and consideration is taken to respond to teacher feedback, proof-read and edit their writing.


We encourage children to take responsibility and it is our responsibility to ensure that our progressive curriculum enables all learners to succeed. At Sunnyside, children to take responsibility for their learning by always striving to do their best. Pupils are able to self-evaluate and set achievable next steps in order to further their writing achievements.


We promote aspiration by exposing our children to diverse, rich and varied literature and this enables them to acquire a wide variety of vocabulary, knowledge and skills. Our thematic approach, ensures that children are exposed to a range of high quality writing, modelled by the teacher, which in turn inspires children to apply taught skills in their own writing.