English - Writing


Writing equips children with communication and thinking skills. Writing expresses who we are as people. Writing makes our thinking and learning visible and permanent and it fosters our ability to explain and refine our ideas to others and ourselves. Here at Rockcliffe CE School we passionately believe in the teaching of high quality writing opportunities, hooking children and allowing them to write for purpose and a range of audiences.  We build on and refine skills across school and writing is celebrated.  

To help us do this we use a range of resources and stimuli, we use Literacy Shed to provide high quality films and animations that can be used in the primary classroom to enhance the teaching of reading and writing.   


Our handwriting is taught using LetterJoin, a whole school handwriting programme and more information can be found using the link below.  Handwriting is taught discretely, and as part of the English lesson, where appropriate.

Below you will find a copy of our Handwriting Policy and instructions for logging on to Letter Join at home.

Pupil log-in details:
iPad and tablet log-in        
User name:   qr8071    
Swipe code:   A capital 'L' shape starting at top left.
Desktop log-in        
User name:   qr8071    
Account Password:   home



Another element of writing, is spelling, and here at Rockcliffe CE School we use No Nonsense Spelling, a complete spelling programme designed to meet the needs of the 2014 National Curriculum in a manageable way.  No Nonsense Spelling teaches spelling in a 'little-but-often' structure which allows children to revisit and review, learn new strategies and apply.

Cross-curricular writing has an important place in our curriculum and is key to ensuring children can write for different purposes and audiences, building stamina and pace.  

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Summer Term 1 2022 and we decided to have a poetry theme in our school hall.  Every class studied a different form of poetry and our displays look fantastic!  The children did a great job at writing their own poetry too.  

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September 2022

A new school year and our hall displays reflect the work that has been going on in the first few weeks of term - our reading to writing journey from Early Years through to Year 6 shows the range of books, reading, writing and progression of skills across school. 

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