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Our Lady and St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School Part of the Mater Christi Multi-Academy Trust

Year Group Overviews

Working closely with the literacy consultants from Clever Writer, we have drawn up detailed planning overviews for writing, for Years 1 to 6.


These half-termly overviews are based around specially selected, high-quality texts for each half term. The texts are matched, where possible, to topics in science, history or geography and cover a broad range of topics, authors, themes and text types, including classic stories and poems, picture books, poetry and non-fiction texts.


The overviews set out the following:


  • The texts & genres for the half term
  • Progression within the genre(s) for writing sequence
  • Grammar and Punctuation skills to be explicitly taught
  • Handwriting skills to be covered


These overviews enable teachers to plan well-sequenced series of lessons, and inform the key writing skills to be taught week-on-week across the half term.


This approach ensures that teachers' planning for writing is thorough and consistent and supports continuity & progression within each year group, as well as progression year on year.