Writing at Merton Abbey Primary
“Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers”. Isaac Asimov
“You can make anything by Writing”. C.S Lewis
Writing is a crucial part of our curriculum at Merton Abbey. We believe that all pupils should be able to confidently communicate their knowledge, ideas and emotions through their writing. We have high aspirations for all our children and we encourage them to fulfil their potential as writers. We strive to help our children develop into articulate and imaginative communicators, who are well-equipped with the basic skills they need to become life-long learners; English learning is key to achieving this. We inspire our children to develop a genuine love and appreciation of language and written word. We want pupils to acquire a wide vocabulary, a solid understanding of grammar and be able to spell new words by effectively applying spelling patterns and rules they learn throughout their time at Merton Abbey. We want them to write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences. Teachers set high expectations for all pupils to take pride in their work. Children are expected to have a fluent, cursive handwriting style alongside allowing their imaginations to flourish. We aim to create independent, reflective writers. Throughout children’s time at Merton Abbey, they are encouraged to develop their independence in identifying their own areas of improvement. Children are taught to re-read, edit and improve their own writing in order to maximise their potential.