Writing represents a number of things. This could be communicating a message, writing for a specific purpose, such as a letter or a report, writing for a particular audience or even to improve handwriting and spelling.

Mallets (2012:351) bold explanation suggests that writing is a powerful way of organising thinking and reasoning. It enables us to communicatie meaning, this is in a relatively permant form to an absent audiences across space and time.

‘The programmes of study for writing at Key stages 1 and 2 are
constructed similarly to those for reading (i.e. word reading and

  • Transcription (spelling and grammar)
  • Composition (articulating ideas and
    structuring them in speech and writing)’

Forms of writing include:

  • Report
  • Explanation
  • Discussion
  • Recount
  • Instructions
  • Persuasion
  • Haiku
  • Rhyming Couplets
  • Narrative
  • Cinquain
  • Shape
  • Myths
  • Fables
  • Legends
  • Mysteries
  • Adventure
  • Horror