At St Bartholomew’s, children are taught writing skills through studying a range of both fiction and non-fiction texts including teacher produced models.

In Early Years and Key Stage 1, children are encouraged and supported to learn texts by heart, before trying to innovate them and gradually apply more independent changes to the model until they can write freely with confidence. In addition, in Key Stage 1, picture books and topic work are used as a stimulus for writing.

In Key Stage 2, children are taught to write through Novel Study and links are made to non-fiction texts. All of their writing is inspired by texts and they have an equal balance between fiction and non-fiction texts. Challenging texts are chosen to ensure that children have an excellent model for their own writing.

Please find the curriculum intent for English below:

Curriculum - English


Curriculum - English - Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Reception children have been practicing reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears using the story map that we wrote as a class. They did a great job of performing the story in front of camera!


Curriculum - English - Spelling

Year 3 and year 4 had a fantastic time playing games to help them learn their spellings. We rolled the dice to find out which game to play and came up with some fantastic sentences using the words, full of conjunctions and fronted adverbial!


Curriculum - English - The Titanic

We enjoyed reading a non fiction text on the sinking of the Titanic.  It was very interesting to read about the Titanic and we made notes on what we felt were important points on the whole event.