At Saint Joseph’s, we intend to develop children’s confidence in the art of writing, inspiring them to use the written word as a powerful form of communication to further their learning. We recognise the importance of developing the art of transcription (spelling and handwriting) as well as composition (articulating and structuring ideas). We nurture a culture where children take pride in their writing, can write clearly and accurately and adapt their language and style for a range of contexts and audiences. We intend to support children in their acquisition of high level vocabulary to be used at school and beyond. We believe that children need to develop secure knowledge which follows a clear pathway of progression as they advance through the school. Alongside the acquisition of a wide vocabulary, our Writing curriculum develops an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for writing. We intend to produce children who write clearly coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences. We want to develop pupils who show high levels of achievement and exhibit very positive attitudes towards all forms of writing across the curriculum. We also want children to be competent, confident and independent in the use of language in their writing. We believe is it very important to develop an awareness of different purposes of writing, such as the ability to inform, persuade, empower and excite.