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Lydney Church of England Community School (VC)

Lydney Church of England Community School (VC)

A caring Christian community where every child achieves a love of life and of learning

Luke 10:25-37

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How does writing meet our curriculum drivers?

How does our writing curriculum meet our curriculum intent: Drivers and Values


World aware

Our programme of writing includes the opportunity for children to examine and to write in the style of a story from another culture. In addition, when Traditional tales are examined in key stage 1 the children will experience traditional tales from other cultures so that they can consider similarities and differences. Our non-fiction progression gives the flexibility for teachers to use the genre to highlight an issue which is current and to discuss that issue; teachers are then able to use the writing opportunity to enrich the children’s understanding of the world in which they live. 




In our classrooms, students come to us from different backgrounds, experiences and they come to us with very different writing ability. Our classrooms are supportive environments where all children are valued and all children are supported to achieve their best. We find that when that sense of belonging is there, children throw themselves into the learning environment and studies have shown that motivation, persistence and academic performance have a direct correlation with feelings of belonging.



We raise the self-esteem of our pupils by ensuring that our children become confident and enthusiastic writers. We are determined that every pupil will learn to write fluently with a neat cursive style of handwriting, regardless of their backgrounds, needs or abilities. We seek to ensure that all pupils, including the weakest writers will make sufficient progress to meet or exceed age-related expectations.  Our on-going assessment is sufficiently frequent and detailed to identify any pupil who is falling behind.



Spirituality is not something we can see; it is something we feel inside ourselves. It is about awe and wonder, asking questions, inspiration and being aware of something ‘bigger’ outside of ourselves. Writing opportunities to explore spirituality are endless and because our curriculum is topic based teachers can use discussion, debate, stories and writing as a tool to enable their children to explore their own spirituality.



Our writing curriculum sets high expectations for all of our pupils: as confident writers our children are able to achieve in all other curriculum areas. Our topic based curriculum encourages the discussion of future possibilities in the wider world and this is reinforced by our exploration of different writing genres. By studying different styles of writing the children will become familiar with writing conventions that will equip them for their future.