At Southbourne Juniors we aim to produce enthusiastic, independent and reflective writers who are confident in applying their writing skills to a range of genres, audiences and purposes. Key skills are taught through learning journeys which begin with an exciting hook. We place great emphasis on the link between reading and writing, children discuss writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar. Pupils draft, edit and improve their work building towards a final piece. Teachers ensure that there is a real audience and purpose for the children’s writing by enhancing the curriculum through theatre visits, drama activities, book fairs and visits by authors, storytellers and illustrators.