Kingston Primary School


We Are Writers!

How we get our children to be confident, effective writers, who understand writing for a purpose across a range of genres.


Writing Statement Of Intent

At Kingston we understand how important it is for children to leave Primary school as effective writers, who can write for a range of purposes. We also understand how important it is for our pupils to have a love of writing. We have therefore created a carefully thought out curriculum to ensure the writing journey our pupils take with us is a successful one and prepares them for the next stage of their education.


We Believe:

The Curriculum For Each Year Group Contains:

  • The basic knowledge and skills our children must acquire throughout the year
  • The writing requirements for the year
  • Banding sheets of writing expectations which are to be used during all writing sessions
  • A list of non-negotiables for teaching writing


Implementation Of Our Writing Curriculum


Whole School

  • Literacy lesson every day
  • One piece of in-depth writing a week which is also marked in depth
  • Handwriting practice every week using letter join
  • The English Lead is an experienced moderator who moderates across all year groups
  • The school ensures consistency through internal and external moderation


Year Group Writing Bands

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To ensure our children leave Kingston as confident writers, we have created a progressive curriculum, which includes clear objectives for each year group and how teachers will achieve these.

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Progression In Writing Genres


In order to ensure children develop a strong knowledge of different genres, we have created a progression list of writing genres for Kingston Primary School. The purpose of this is to ensure that children experience different types of writing in each year group but they do not need to experience every type of writing in every year group. Children start in year 1 by learning five different genres in-depth and then as they progress through the school, more genres are introduced and previously taught genres are revisited to help support long-term memory. Therefore, by the time children reach upper KS2, they are able to write a range of different genres with confidence because they have a deep understanding and knowledge of each type of writing style. 


Genre Progression List: 

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Knowledge Organisers

For each genre covered, we have created knowledge organisers for children and families. These show what the children have previously learnt about the particular genre, what they are expected to learn in their year group, strong examples of the genres and key vocabulary they will be taught. The knowledge organisers can be found below:


Year One

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Year Two

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Year Three

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Year 4

 Year 4 Recount Knowledge Organiser.pdfDownload
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Year 5

 Year 5 Poetry Knowledge Organiser.pdfDownload
 Year 5 Recount Knowledge Organiser.pdfDownload
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Year 6

 Year 6 Poetry Knowledge Organiser.pdfDownload
 Year 6 Recount Knowledge Organiser.pdfDownload
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The impact of our writing curriculum means that children can write well-structured pieces of texts across a range of genres. They enjoy writing and can plan well-structured pieces. Pupils will write grammatically sound pieces of writing and have the ability to edit and improve their work. They will understand the features of different genres and develop specific and technical vocabulary for both fiction and non-fiction texts. Children will use their experiences of reading and apply this knowledge in their own writing. Our pupils are ready for the next stage of their writing journey.