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Kingshurst Primary School


Writing at Kingshurst Primary School

Our Vision

Our vision at Kingshurst Primary School is to give every child the opportunity to become a writer and be excited by writing. We believe that high expectations and encouragement will create a confident and capable writer. We want our children to write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences. We believe it is important for all children to be exposed to quality writing texts and given the time to reflect upon their writing and the writing of others. Children at Kingshurst will develop the tools they need to become a proficient writer and develop a genuine love of Writing. 

What does Writing look like at Kingshurst Primary School?
Writing for Purpose

At Kingshurst Primary School, we encourage children to take pride in their writing, whilst nurturing creativity and building confidence. 


As a school, we develop writing through four purposes. These are:

  • writing to entertain;
  • writing to inform;
  • writing to persuade;
  • writing to discuss.
For more information about the four text types and how they are covered by each year group, click on the document below.

Below are the texts/units studied: 


Year 1

  • Oi Frog (Kes Gray & Jim Field)
  • The Queen's Hat (Steve Antony)


Year 2

  • Fantastic Mr Fox (Roald Dahl)
  • The Way Home for Wolf (Rachel Bright & Jim Field) 
  • Man on the Moon (Simon Bartram)
  • Diary of a Killer Cat (Anne Fine)


Year 3

  • Iron Man (Ted Hughes)
  • Matilda (Roald Dahl)
  • Paddington Bear (Michael Bond)


Year 4

  • Day I was Erased (Lisa Thompson)

  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (C.S. Lewis)

  • How to Train a Dragon (Cressida Cowell)


Year 5

  • Beowulf (Michael Morpurgo)
  • The Boy at the Back of the Class (Onjali Q. Rauf)
  • The Wizards of Once (Cressida Cowell)


Year 6

  • Skellig (David Almond)

  • The Lost Magician (Piers Torday)

  • The Highwayman (Alfred Noyes)

  • Macbeth (William Shakespeare)

  • Journey to the River Sea (Eva Ibbotson)



For a detailed overview of how these are covered throughout the academic year, click on the document below.

Key Documents 

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