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At St Joseph's we use The Write Stuff to teach writing. Developed by Jane Considine, this rigorous and engaging structure for writing helps to ensure that our children embed key writing skills.


The Write Stuff is based on two guiding principles; teaching sequences that slide between experience days and sentence stacking lessons. With modelling at the heart of them, the sentence stacking lessons are broken into bite-sized chunks and taught under the structural framework of The Writing Rainbow. Teachers prepare children for writing by modelling the ideas, grammar or techniques of writing. 


Key aspects of The Write Stuff system include:
🌟 The Write Stuff builds pupils’ confidence with sentence structure. 
🌟 The approach widens the repertoire of writing options for pupils. 
🌟 Pupils gain and understanding of the ‘whole’ piece that they are writing. 
🌟 Organisation of their ideas and cohesion between them is strengthened. 






The revised National Curriculum 2014 included more rigorous requirements for understanding of grammar techniques. The document below details what will be covered in each year group from Year 1 to Year 6.