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Our vision for Writing at William Lilley:


Our children become confident and independent writers who are able to write for different purposes.  We inspire children through sharing a range of high quality texts.  Pupils learn to apply their phonic knowledge, use adventurous vocabulary and edit their work to form creative, interesting, varied and relevant texts pieces of writing.




Daily Phonics through Read, Write Inc – relevant to child’s individual age and phase of development

Intervention phonic sessions

Cross curricular writing activities

Speaking and listening activities including talk for writing and homework tasks

Reading and writing challenges

Writing for ‘real life’ purposes including visitors, visits, experiences

Indoor and outdoor specific child initiated writing areas (EYFS)

Writing toolkits (EYFS)

Pop and Cath the elves (EYFS)

Writer of the week rewards

Handwriting teaching and pen licence

Big write sessions (KS1)

Regular ‘cold write’ sessions (KS1)

SPaG whole class teaching

Consistent writing aids including

Phonics , tricky word mats, SPaG mats

Consistent environmental support – working wall, phonics walls,

Self and teacher assessment through quality marking symbols

Weekly independent writing activities

Objective led planning intervention (F2)

Emphasis on physical gross and fine motor skills and progression within this

Topics focused around high quality text

Learning journeys and learning journals ensuring application of skills are appropriate and relevant

Progressive homework tasks and activities from F1 to Y2

Red editing pen to review, reflect and improve

Vocabulary development and introduction to new high order vocabulary

Please click the links below to find the recent Talk for Writing presentation and a helpful parent guide.


Writing intent, implementation, progression and assessment

Writing mixed age planning coverage across KS1