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In this writing section are leaflets that will help with writing at home and the age-related expectations for writing. We know many parents wish to help their child at home, but it can be difficult to know what children are working on at school and to which level.


Age related expectation (Expected Standard: EXS) is the standard each child should achieve for their year group (years 1-6). These expectations are drawn from the programmes of study as set out in the National Curriculum and are end of year expectations, and therefore, it should not be expected that children will have met all of the statements before then. All these objectives will be worked on throughout the year and are the focus of direct class teaching. Our website class pages give half-termly information as to when particular areas are being taught.  


Any support you can provide at home towards these targets is greatly appreciated.

This can be done by:

  • Hearing your child read frequently and discussing books with them. A good grasp of how the written word works and a focus on developing vocabulary feeds directly and effectively into written work.
  • Carrying out homework tasks and supporting written work set.
  • Regularly practising spellings and high frequency words.
  • Encouraging older children to use study books to work on comprehension or grammar.


Some children may not be ready for year group expectations and instead are ‘Working Towards’ (WTS) these key objectives.  They may have goals more suited to their needs, which your child’s class teacher will discuss with you during parents’ evenings or specific pupil passport meetings.


We hope these standards help you to support your child at home. Please don’t hesitate to contact your class teacher for further support or guidance.