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At Woodside Academy, writing is a crucial part of our curriculum. Our bespoke writing curriculum is linked to our geography, history, science and wider curriculum. Grammar, spelling and punctuation is linked to each writing unit and is taught contextually. A vast range of genres (fiction, non-fiction and poetry) are covered in each year group to give children the opportunity to explore the features of a range of texts. All children from Foundation Stage to Year 6 are provided with many opportunities to develop and apply their writing skills across the curriculum. 


Our intention is for pupils to be able to plan, revise and evaluate their writing. To be able to do this effectively, pupils will focus on developing effective transcription and effective composition. They will also develop an awareness of the audience, purpose and context, and an increasingly wide knowledge of vocabulary and grammar. We also intend for pupils to leave school being able to use fluent, legible and speedy handwriting.

We have now published two volumes of, "Woodside Words", including a short piece of writing from every child in the school.  National expectations are now for children to show an enhanced knowledge of grammar in their writing, as well as correct spelling and punctuation. You can access online resources for your child at to support them in this. Our English coordinator in Mrs Joiner.