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  • At Marton we want children to be inspired and creative in their writing so they are able to write for relevant and meaningful purposes.  
  • We want children to achieve excellent standards no matter what their starting point.  
  • We want to inspire a love of writing and for children to take pride in what they create.  
  • At the core of what we do is a focus on learning vocabulary and working in a way that provides opportunities for deliberate practice to reduce cognitive overload.  


  • In EYFS children are taught to write alongside a rigorous phonics programme. 
  • In EYFS children are given many opportunities to mark make creating their own lines, patterns and shapes to help make sense of their world. 
  • Throughout the school children are taught to write through the process of collect, connect and create. They identify key features from exemplar texts, magpie ideas, connect with and practice skills and use this as a vehicle to produce their own published work they can take pride in.  
  • Gaps are identified quickly using KUNCU and corrective reviews.  
  • There is an emphasis on cross curricular writing so that children are able to practice the skills they have learnt.  


  • Work in children’s publishers are of a high standard. 
  • Children are now at least matching national data in key stage tests.  
  • Children have a love of writing and speak enthusiastically about their work.   


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