• Lander Road Primary School,
  • Pennington Road,
  • Litherland,
  • Merseyside,
  • L21 8HY
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“You can make anything by writing.” – C.S. Lewis

Purpose of Study


At Lander Road Primary School, growing independence and individuality is essential in all areas of the curriculum and is a vital tool for learning.  The teaching of writing includes specific knowledge, skills and attitudes regarding composition and transcription.  Different genres of fiction writing and different text forms of non-fiction are introduced, modelled developed within literacy lessons and also in other areas of the curriculum.  The skills of phonics and the rules of spelling and grammar are taught through synthetic phonics session and discreetly during literacy sessions.




  • To encourage a love of writing and to enable pupils to find their own style and voice

  • To offer and model a wide range of written forms which pupils can use in their own writing

  • To respect and encourage emergent writing; to support initial efforts and to help develop their knowledge and understanding of the writing system and its conventions

  • To enable pupils to encounter a variety of audiences for their writing encouraging them to select and use forms that are appropriate to the situation and context

  • To give opportunities for pupils to write collaboratively with their peers, teachers and other adults

  • To give children the opportunity to appreciate that their teacher is an active writer with whom they can share their writing experiences

  • To encourage pupils to see their own writing as worthy pieces of reading materials for themselves and others

  • To make pupils aware of the different forms of writing, offering them a vocabulary that will enable them to present a critical appreciation of texts they encounter

  • To give pupils the opportunity to draft and redraft their writing and when appropriate to discuss these processes with their peers and other adults

  • To help consider the reader of their work by developing their competence in spelling, punctuation and grammar

  • To provide children with the strategies to aid correct spelling and grammar

  • To teach pupils to use writing as a means of developing , organising and communicating ideas


National Curriculum for Writing


The programmes of study for writing at key stages 1 and 2 are constructed similarly to those for reading:


  • transcription (spelling and handwriting)
  • composition (articulating ideas and structuring them in speech and writing)


It is essential that teaching develops pupils’ competence in these 2 dimensions. In addition, pupils should be taught how to plan, revise and evaluate their writing. These aspects of writing have been incorporated into the programmes of study for composition.


Writing down ideas fluently depends on effective transcription: that is, on spelling quickly and accurately through knowing the relationship between sounds and letters (phonics) and understanding the morphology (word structure) and orthography (spelling structure) of words. Effective composition involves articulating and communicating ideas, and then organising them coherently for a reader. This requires clarity, awareness of the audience, purpose and context, and an increasingly wide knowledge of vocabulary and grammar. Writing also depends on fluent, legible and, eventually, speedy handwriting.


Let's Get Writing!


At our school, we strongly believe that giving our children a vast and varied range of experiences to write about about is key to the writing process. We are extremely proud of the wide ranging enrichment programme, which takes place both in school and out, that we provide.  Take a look at some of the exciting trips, visits and learning opportunities that our pupils access which have ignited their imaginations and inspired them to write. 

Whole School 95.7%
  • Year 1 96.3%
  • Year 2 95.1%
  • Year 3 96.8%
  • Year 4 96.1%
  • Year 5 93.9%
  • Year 6 96%
  • Delamere 909
  • Mersey 882
  • Sherwood 921
  • Great North 744