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Writing Vision

To develop pupils’ writing skills to enable them to write independently in a variety of genres and for a range of purposes.

The overarching aim for Literacy at South Hill is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written language and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. This in turn will develop their writing skills in all genres; formal and informal. We aim to support this through the promotion of Literacy and the use of high quality texts in all areas of our curriculum.

Writing at South Hill


In Writing, we follow the Herts for Learning Long term plan for literacy (each unit may be taught in a different order to the Herts plan)






The national curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • read easily, fluently and with good understanding

  • develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information

  • acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language

  • appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage

  • write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences

  • use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas

  • are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate


Use the buttons below to see what each year learns in English lessons.

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Pupil Voice

I love the big library - Eric Y6

I like the different books we read in class - Freddy Y5

Reading helps me learn more!  - Stanley Y1

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