Raising standards in writing is a key issue identified in the School Action Plan. We are implementing a number of initiatives to address this issue:

  • Big Write, with an emphasis on developing VCOP skills to enhance writing structure and content, develop concentration and produce longer pieces.

  • opportunities to practice writing skills, introduced in Literacy sessions, in other curriculum areas; 

  • drafting, note taking, brainstorming and planning for trying out initial ideas and editing to produce an improved and well-presented piece of work. 

  • a commitment by the staff to provide a stimulating and exciting environment, including displays which value children's work


At Graiseley Primary School we all believe that reading is priority for learning.


We have a clear consistent whole school approach to reading. Competence in reading is the key to independent learning and at Graiseley we enable the children to become enthusiastic and independent readers. Success in reading has a direct effect upon pupil's progress in all other areas of the curriculum and is essential in developing self-confidence, self-esteem and motivation.


At Graiseley we

Provide all children with strategies and skills to become confident and fluent readers.

Encourage the lifelong love of books.

Teach understanding, comprehension and appreciation of the text the children read.

Teach a variety types of texts - fiction, non-fiction, plays and poetry.

Explore and develop the appreciation of different authors.

Encourage individual responses to the texts the children read

Read Write Inc.

Here at Graiseley Primary School we teach our children Ruth Miskin Read, Write Inc.


       (Click here to view their website)


Appropriately graded Dictionaries are introduced in KS1 and Dictionaries and Thesauruses are used throughout KS2.

"Hello and welcome to English...."

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