At Meole Brace C of E Primary School and Nursery we recognise the importance of writing, not just in Literacy but throughout the curriculum and as a life skill.  Children are given every opportunity to  develop  technical writing skills and to then apply this learning to a range of styles, purposes and audiences. Units are planned so that children are exposed to a range of genres including fiction, non- fiction and poetry.  Children continually evaluate and improve their own work and understand their next steps for learning.  Clear learning objectives with success criteria enable children to recognise the steps they need to make progress in their writing. 

Children are taught to use a cursive script and joining is encouraged as soon as letters are formed correctly.  Children take pride in their books and work is well presented. 


We use Bug Club Phonics from Nursery to Year One to teach phonics in our school. Children have access to word mats containing alternative spelling patterns and Common Exception Words which they use to aid them in their writing. Each year group have a personalised writing mat which reminds them of expected standards for writing by the end of their year.  Children from Year Two upwards, take part in weekly spelling tests which they practise throughout the week when they come into school.

In Key Stage Two there is a dedicated spelling lesson each week.

Please find further information below in our whole school progression documents for Witing.

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Christian Theme of the Month

The Christian theme for this half term is 'Respect'.

"Do to others as you would have them do to you." Matthew 7.12

In school we will be:

Exploring the value of respect.

Encouraging pupils to show respect to everyone.

Exploring ways in which we can show respect as one of our School core Christian values.

Parents and carers, please help us at home to support your child in their understanding of the above concepts.

Contact the School

Meole Brace Primary School

Church Road, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Tel: 01743 351027