Diss Church of England Junior Academy

Diss Church of England
Junior Academy



Writing Composition

Children’s writing is underpinned by a secure grammar knowledge that has a clear progression throughout the school. Linking their work to a class book and topic, ensures that children are engaged in their learning, always having a reference point for their work and not being left scared of an empty page. Knowledge of grammar underpins our children’s writing and there is a clear progression of skills as children move up the school with many Talk for Writing principles used in support of this.

From Early Years, children are exposed to high quality texts which they are supported to reenact, retell and recreate using ambitious vocabulary. English lessons are planned with the learning outcome at the forefront of our mind with a clear, age appropriate, example explored thoroughly to ensure the children know the purpose of their writing and what they will need to do to be successful. Each lesson builds towards a published piece of work which is proudly displayed in children’s own folders. 

Year 3 Writing Assessment

Year 4 Writing Assessment

Year 5 Writing Assessment

Year 6 Writing Assessment



Grammar encompasses the core word and sentence level elements of the KS2 curriculum. Children are taught grammar and spelling skills weekly and are expected to apply these across the wider curriculum. The application of grammar is a daily focus as part of their ongoing writing assessment. 

In Year 6, children are expected to demonstrate the entirety of skills taught thus far; this is assessed in a stand-alone test during the May SATs. 

Grammar and Punctuation Curriculum

Parents' Guide To Grammar