Click here to see amazing Year 6 poetry writing in action.

Come and visit Mrs Martin in our library after school on a Monday. You might like to browse our new magazine selection too!

Wonderful Writing Walls

This is a snapshot of some of the wonderful writing taking place across our Academy.

New Curriculum 2014

Progression Skills in Reading and Writing

Reading Progression Curriculum 2014

Writing Progression Curriculum 2014


These writing checklists will give you an indication of the areas your child is working on at school.

Please use these checklists as a guide to support your child at home.

Year R Writing

Year 1 Writing

Year 2 Writing

Year 3 Writing

Year 4 Writing

Year 5 Writing

Year 6 Writing


From year 1 the children will be taught to form cursive letters with a lead in and a lead out. This supports the progression to joined handwriting.

Lindfield Primary Academy Handwriting Policy 2016

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

The current curriculum highlights the importance of children's grammar, punctuation and spelling knowledge. The attached booklets will be helpful to support their learning.

GPS booklet part one

GPS booklet part two

Read Write Inc

Read Write Inc. developed by Ruth Miskin, is a whole-school literacy programme for 4-11-year-olds. It is designed to create fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers.

To find out more visit ruthmiskin.com

Teaching set 1 sounds

Teaching set 2 sounds

Read, Write Inc. takes place Monday-Friday, 10.45-11.15am for all children in Early Years and Key Stage One and Monday-Wednesday for Key Stage Two.

Read Write Inc. pure sounds

Simple speed sounds chart

Complex speeds sounds chart

Handwriting phrases

Here you will find letters outlining the learning taking place in each Read Write Inc. group.









Off book

For some fun phonics games to play at home visit




Phonics Screening Check


  1. The phonics screening check is a statutory assessment that was introduced in 2012 for all children in Year 1.
  2. It will take place in early June.
  3. It comprises of a list of 40 words (20 real and 20 nonsense).
  4. Expectation from the Government is that pupils should achieve at least 32 out of 40 to reach the expected level. The pass mark varies year on year.
  5. The check will take up to fifteen minutes per pupil and will be conducted by the class teacher.
  6. Children who do not achieve the expected level at the end of Year 1 will retake the screening in Year 2.

You can generate your own sample word lists for practise at home here

Show and Tell in Years one, two and three.

Look at our new show and tell bags!

Look at our new show and tell bags!


As a school, we follow the The ‘Babcock No Nonsense Spelling’ programme in order to fully meet the requirements of the National Curriculum and ensure spelling is progressive and consistent across the school. The programme is targeted at years 2-6 and is designed to build firmly on the foundations of high quality phonics teaching and support a shift to the wider understanding of spelling conventions, patterns and rules whilst providing the opportunity to promote the learning of spellings, including statutory words, common exceptions and personal spellings.

Lindfield Primary Academy Spelling Policy 2016

Appendix 1 National Curriculum Spelling Overview

English Apendix 1: Spelling

Apendix 3: Early Years

Apendix 4: Year 3

Apendix 4: Year 4

Apendix 4: Year 5

Apendix 4: Year 6

Key Stage One

Below is a list of common exception words taken from the National Curriculum that children are required to read and spell by the end of key stage one.

Helping Your child with spelling

Year 1 common exception words - A

Year 1 common exception words - B

Year 2 common exception words - A

Year 1 common exception words - B

Key Stage Two

Within the new curriculum are a list of key words that children are expected to be able to spell by the end of Year 4 and Year 6. These words will be the words that your child will be focusing on at home. We have divided the list into smaller groups of words, to be learnt on a half-termly basis. We will assess your child at the beginning of the half term and then at the end. We expect your child to regularly practise these words at home. Back in school, your child will be learning strategies to help spell these words and he/she will also be learning other spelling rules and patterns given in the curriculum.

Marking Card

This marking card shows the marking symbols you will see on your child's work and a key to their meanings.

Developmental marking card

Ink Pots

Inkpots is a new after school club for children in Years 4, 5 and 6. The material here is by George, Tess, Hannah, Lily, Georgina and Rory.

The trainer twins by George

Here are some examples of the work we are creating in Inkpots.

See below for information on our exciting writing club- Inkpots!

Click here to view more information on the Inkpot Workshops

More Book Week Photos

Look at us on World Book Day!

A special thank you to Beth Mercer for taking these photos

World Book Day 2016 Photos

A Special thank you to Beth Mercer for taking these photos

Video Book Reviews

View our winning video book reviews! Congratulations to: Key Stage Two winner Tess and joint runners up Tom and Edward. Key Stage One winner Oliver and runner up Will.

Termly Text Overview

Termly Text Overview

Assessment Framework 2017


Writing Key Stage 1

Writing Key Stage 2

Amazing Year 6 poetry writing in action