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Our Intent

“The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create.”  Barack Obama.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” Dr. Seuss.

Our intent at Kew Riverside Primary School is to equip all children with a love of literacy which they carry with them into their secondary placements and beyond. We believe all children should be able to read and write confidently and fluently to communicate their ideas. Teachers embed our four key drivers of Talk, Active engagement, Stories and Community within their English lessons to ensure all children progress and become independent and insightful writers. We promote a vocabulary rich school, and we want children to gain a solid understanding of grammar and be able to spell new words. Our ambitious curriculum provides children with the opportunities to write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences. Teachers set high expectations for all pupils to take pride in their work. With this, children are expected to have a fluent, cursive handwriting style alongside allowing their imaginations to flourish.

When planning, teachers take into account influences that affect children’s literacy development to inform their teaching.

At Kew Riverside we promote inclusive quality first teaching where all children are included in learning.

Our implementation

The teaching of writing follows a two-weekly English writing journey of skills beginning with an immersion into a text or film clip to capture the children’s imaginations and fascination. This can range from a mystery box of objects, creating art work linked to a text, leaving a trail of clues for children to solve and much more.


We implement our English journey by following the curriculum maps and writing targets below.