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St John's CatholicPrimary School

At St John’s we grow and learn in the footsteps of Jesus.




The Programmes of Study for writing are constructed similarly to that for reading:


  • Transcription (spelling and handwriting)
  • Composition (articulating ideas and structuring them in speech and writing)
    We aim to develop pupils competence in spelling, handwriting and composition. In addition, pupils are taught how to plan, revise and evaluate their writing. They are taught to spell quickly and accurately through knowing the relationship between sounds and letters (phonics) and understanding the morphological (word structure) and orthographic (spelling structure) patterns of words. Pupils are also taught fluent, legible and eventually speedy handwriting. Effective composition skills are taught involving articulating and communicating ideas and then organising them coherently for a reader. The School follows the “Talk for Writing” approach.