Welcome To Kimberworth Community Primary School


Early Writing

Our early writing curriculum is designed to engineer success. It has an emphasis on the transcriptional skills as fluency in spelling and handwriting frees up the working memory to focus on the compositional aspects of writing. 

'Talk Through Stories' is used as the basis for planning lots of interesting opportunities for oral compsition.

Writing is carefully planned so that children use only the knowledge of phoneme-grapheme correspondences they have already been taught. This is largely achieved through dictation activities.  

Writing in KS1 and KS2

At Kimberworth we use a 'Purpose for Writing' approach.

The 4 main purposes being taught across KS1 and 2 are

Key Stage 1 Lower Key Stage 2 Upper Key Stage 2
  • to entertain
  • to inform
  • to entertain 
  • to inform
  • to persuade
  • to entertain
  • to inform
  • to persuade
  • to discuss

Year groups teach one purpose for writing each half term creating different outcomes. This approach allows children to practise and embed the skills, grammar and punctuation they have been taught in different contexts.

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Click here to see the National Curriculum programme of study for English.

Please click here to see our Writing Galleries.

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Our Vision

One Community Achieving Together

We work to ensure that every member of our school community is able to reach their full potential by developing the knowledge, skills and confidence needed for their future life.

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Kimberworth Community Primary School
Kimberworth Road Rotherham South Yorkshire S61 1HE
School Business Manager • Roxanne Evans
Headteacher • Alison Stothard
SENDCo • Alison Roddis