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  • Sequences of work around a core text provide motivating and meaningful writing opportunities
  • For a variety a variety of texts types to be taught, including fiction, non-fiction and poetry within each year group
  • For children to be exposed to a variety of high quality texts and picture books from a range of genres and authors
  • For children to be taught the purpose, generic structure and language features of each writing genre
  • For children to be taught how to plan, revise and evaluate their writing before producing a finished piece
  • For children to be taught a skills and knowledge based approach to spelling, punctuation and grammar
  • For children to be accurate, confident spellers
  • For children to acquire a rich and varied vocabulary
  • For pupils to develop strategies to become independent writers, such as through learning spelling patterns, self-editing
  • For pupils to take pride in their writing and present their work to a high standard
  • For most children to gain a pen licence by the end of Year 4
  • For children to be able to apply their English skills in other curriculum areas