Camps Hill Primary School





At Camps Hill we aim to develop imaginative, competent writers by providing opportunities for all to access high quality teaching models and texts to inspire writing and to develop the key skills of writing to create confident, independent writers ready for adult life.  




  • HFL English scheme used as a basis for progression map alongside the National Curriculum 
  • Sequential genre focused lessons that work towards a writing outcome
  • High quality texts and models to inspire writing
  • FANTASTICs used to develop and improve vocabulary
  • Cross curricular links to topics to excite writers
  • Using purple pen to support the editing and redrafting process
  • The importance of 'authors' when publishing our work
  • Discrete spelling lessons to learn spelling rules and conventions with opportunities to apply in their writing
  • A whole school approach to pre-cursive handwriting to develop children's fluent, joined, legible handwriting 
  • Whole school writing project implemented alongside other local schools


How we measure impact:

  • Half termly independent writing opportunities
  • Writing judgements are updated on our assessment system and reviewed in termly Pupil Progress Meetings. 
  • Moderation of writing across the school, trust and county
  • Target Tracker used half termly to monitor progress 
  • SEND children have ISP targets linked to writing which are reviewed termly by the SENCO and Class Teacher



Handwriting Booklet

Handwriting Policy

Top Tips for Pencil Grip

KS1 Spelling Terminology

KS2 Spelling Terminology

LAP Handwriting Booklet

Sequence of Writing

Spelling Policy


 Skills Wheels






 Progression Map

English Progression Document


Skills Wheels: 





Chells Way, Stevenage, Herts SG2 0LT

01438 233800