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Gorsemoor Primary School

Gorsemoor Primary School

Growing together, hand in hand

English Writing

Welcome to English at Gorsemoor


It is our belief, that the purpose of education is to provide young people with the knowledge and skills to prepare children for their diverse working lives, build character, teach knowledge for its own intrinsic value and ignite a love of learning.  We believe that English is the bedrock of our curriculum.  The ability to read unlocks a wealth of information across the whole curriculum and beyond, allowing our pupils to travel to far off places, discover endless fascinating facts and see the world from a different perspective.  Writing enables them to communicate this knowledge and their own ideas, opinions and feelings. We aim to provide pupils with a rich bank of vocabulary and speaking and listening skills to enable them to express these thoughts and views considerately and effectively.  At Gorsemoor Primary School, we strive to promote the relationship between reading and writing and encourage a life-long love of literature, which will continue to inspire them throughout their futures.    


English: unlocking the voices of others; facilitating our own.


At Gorsemoor Primary School we use The Write Stuff approach to teaching writing.  Developed by Jane Consadine, The Write Stuff is based on two guiding principles; teaching sequences that slide between experience days and sentence stacking lessons. With modelling at the heart of them, the sentence stacking lessons are broken into bite-sized chunks and taught under the structural framework of The Writing Rainbow. Teachers prepare children for writing by modelling the ideas, grammar or techniques of writing.

Key benefits for pupils using The Write Stuff approach include building confidence with sentence structure, a full understanding of the 'whole' piece that they are writing, widening their repertoire of writing options and the organisation of ideas and cohesion between them is strengthened.    








The Writing Rainbow

Click here to download the I am a writer document.

Click to download a copy of 'What Writing looks like at Gorsemoor'


Click to download the statutory spelling lists for Years 3 & 4 and Years 5 & 6 and spelling guidance for EYFS and KS1