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At NET Academies, we have developed a bespoke English Writing curriculum based on engaging quality books and texts and the sharing of best practice and feedback from teachers. We draw influences from current pedagogy combined with up-to-date DFE guidance.  This practice develops sequential lessons that meet the requirements of the National Curriculum but are also tailored to meet the needs of each cohort and the individuals within it.  


Purpose and Aims


  • Read fluently and with good understanding, in order to aid writing.
  • Write clearly, accurately and coherently, for varied contexts and audiences across the curriculum.
  • Acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and punctuation and the knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language.
  • Use discussion to learn and clearly explain their understanding and ideas.
  • Be competent in the arts of speaking and listening.
  • English writing is taught with an emphasis on developing children’s writing ‘toolkit’ through building their grammatical and punctuation knowledge year on year, following the English Curriculum.
  • All children are given varied opportunities to apply new knowledge in a range of genres using the broad aims of the National Curriculum: reading quality texts, using what they read as writing stimulus and incorporating increasingly sophisticated vocabulary, sentence-structure, grammar and punctuation.
  • Staff and children have high expectations and positive mindsets that all can achieve well.
  • Staff model sophisticated language and grammatical sentence structures
  • Use cursive, neatly joined handwriting by the end of KS1.


Long and Medium Term Plans

English Policy

Primary English Curriculum