In order to improve standards in writing we have developed a set of non-negotiables to be used throughout the school. These are a clear set of guidelines which are used to ensure the children maintain the writing skills they have already developed as they progress towards mastering more complex writing objectives.
This is not a comprehensive list of writing objectives for each year group. The skills we have identified here are the ones children begin to lose as they focus on more complex writing objectives. We believe that if the children are already competent with the objectives we have identified as non-negotiables, they should apply these skills every time they complete a writing task. Please encourage your child to maintain standards set by these non-negotiables whenever they complete writing tasks at home.
In year 6 the children are expected to maintain the non-negotiables for all the previous year groups.