At Horbling Brown’s, we aim to produce writers who can express ideas and emotions for a wide range of purposes and audiences. Though high-quality class texts and engaging experiences children are inspired to write imaginative, informative or persuasive texts. We aim for children to have a wide range of high-level vocabulary and an appreciation of the nuances of the English language which they can apply in English, and across other curricula.


We aim to build a writing community in classrooms from EYFS to Upper Key Stage 2, and deploy a consistent approach to the teaching and learning of writing, whether the pupils be writing to teach, persuade/influence, entertain, reflect or make records.


The school values of ‘courage’ and ‘hope’ can be seen as drivers for the curriculum as we encourage children to have the courage to strive for excellence in writing and have hope that timely feedback will help them to improve their writing.


We aim to help children to become successful and confident writers by embedding handwriting, spelling grammar and editing throughout each year group. Successes are celebrated and errors are seen as a positive step on a learning journey.