Writing at The Leys

“Writing…to me, is simply thinking through my fingers”
Isaac Asimov.

Writing is not a subject; it is part of reading, speaking and listening. Being a writer means being a reader, articulating stories and characters, listening to tales and learning from other writers. Through teaching exciting and engaging lessons you can help children to discover stories, create worlds, record events, mould characters and inspire each other as writers.

Our Vision

At The Leys Primary and Nursery school it is our Vision that every child is given the opportunity to excel in their writing through the use of exciting, engaging and active lessons driven by inspiring and motivated teachers. We believe this encouragement will enable the children to become confident writers who will develop a genuine love for writing.

We believe that the fundamental functions of language as a means of expressing feelings, establishing contact with others and bringing about desired responses, are crucial in underpinning life skills and all aspects of the curriculum. The children will use writing to express themselves creatively and be able to independently write for a wide range of different purposes and audiences. They will be able to reflect on their own and others' writing pieces and have a confident understanding that writing has a real purpose and that word choice and style can bring about change.




Here is some of our writing throughout the school

Here are some of our writing displays across the school

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Look what our Whole School got up to during our Take 1 book- The Secret of Black Rock by Joe Stanton.

Our School Writing Documents:

Resources to help support at home:

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What do our pupils say about their writing lessons?

Press Gang

Press Gang consists of 15 children from years 5 and 6 who are passionate about writing and are keen to develop their skills even further. They meet once a week with Miss Garner and discuss events which have taken place in school and topical issues that may be going on in the world. The children then plan, draft and write their articles and may interview appropriate people before finally going through the editing process in order for it to be published into our termly newspaper.

Please click on the links below to look at the newspapers that we have published. We hope that you enjoy reading the articles. Look out for many more next year!

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The Leys Primary & Nursery School

Ripon Road, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 4QZ.
01438 314148

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Headteacher:  Mrs D Khangura
Chair of Governors:  Mrs Marina Stone