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Chilworth Church of England

Infant School & Nursery


Dorking Road, Chilworth. Surrey, GU4 8NP

01483 562 476


Curriculum focus- Writing



The aim of the writing curriculum is to provide every child with the opportunity to become accurate and fluent writers.

Being able to communicate in the modern world, through handwritten or typed text is a vital now as it has ever been. We aim to give the children exposure to the different types of text and to ensure that they are able to give examples in a variety of ways.


We plan in 3 stages long term, medium term and short term. Long term is national curriculum, medium term is done on a half termly basis as a result of assessment of the areas covered and secure, short term on a daily basis. We aim to ensure that the children write for a variety of audiences and for a variety of purposes.

Good phonological knowledge is a fundamental in spelling which is an integral part of writing.  From the very beginning at Chilworth Infant School, pupils are taught systematically the building blocks of letters through our daily phonics sessions. These sessions include segmenting and blending skills. Additionally children are taught a series of high frequency tricky words as whole sight vocabulary.


Additional support

The school provides additional support for those children in need of it. We work closely with our learning and language support teachers who provide advice and support for those children for whom were are concerned.


Our end of key stage 1 results demonstrate an effective system of delivering writing with the results being above both the county and national averages