We are committed to improving writing at Cheetwood by providing opportunities for pupils to write for a range of purposes and audiences. High quality texts across a range of genres are used to inspire pupils to produce their best written work.  Developing speaking and listening skills alongside writing is a priority in order to allow pupils to plan and structure their writing effectively. All pupils are taught ambitious vocabulary throughout the curriculum and are encouraged to apply this vocabulary in their written work.

Cheetwood Writing Results

Due to school closures during the Covid 19 pandemic, statutory testing in primary schools was suspended in 2019-2020, so Cheetwood’s most recent externally validated data is from the academic year  2018-2019. The data summarised below is the school’s own internal data from 2019-2020.

End of Key Stage 1
   Meeting Expected Standard School 2019Manchester 2019diff to MCRNational 2019diff to NationalSchool 2018Writing79%66%+1369%+1067%   Exceeding Expected Standard School 2019Manchester 2019diff to MCRNational 2019diff to NationalSchool 2018Writing10%12%-2%15%-57.1%   End of Key Stage 2  SubjectCheetwoodMCRNationalDiff to NatCW Greater DepthMCR Greater DepthNational Greater DepthCW Av Scaled ScoreMCR Scaled Score  National Scaled ScoreGPS83%77%78%+5%41%37%38%108106106TA Write79%73%78%+1%17%16%20% 

Regular writing activities throughout the year enabled us to focus on improving writing. As well as daily literacy lessons, the pupils participate in weekly SPAG lessons, vocabulary focus sessions and also have opportunities to write in other areas of the curriculum. Pupils in years 1-6 will receive weekly writing homework such as a creative writing piece, spelling practice or grammar task. If you have any questions about homework, please speak to your child’s teacher.

Below are resources that you can use with your child at home:

Common Exception Words – Year 1 & 2  T-L-5089-Common-Exception-Words-Years-1-and-2-Word-Mat_ver_9 

Common Exception Words – Year 3 & 4   t2-e-4298-year-3-and-4-common-exception-words-word-mat-_ver_3 

Common Exception Words – Year 5 & 6   t2-e-5004-common-exception-words-years-5-and-6-alphabet-word-mat_ver_2 

100 High Frequency Words   hfw100fp 

200 High Frequency Words   hfw200fp 

SPAG Knowledge Organiser – Year 1   SPAG-Knowledge-Organisers-Year-1-PDF 

SPAG Knowledge Organiser – Year 2   SPAG-Knowledge-Organisers-Year-2-PDF 

SPAG Knowledge Organiser – Year 3   SPAG-Knowledge-Organisers-Year-3-PDF 

SPAG Knowledge Organiser – Year 4   SPAG-Knowledge-Organisers-Year-4-PDF 

SPAG Knowledge Organiser – Year 5   SPAG-Knowledge-Organisers-Year-5-PDF 

SPAG Knowledge Organiser – Year 6   SPAG-Knowledge-Organisers-Year-6-PDF

Safeguarding Notice

At Cheetwood Primary School we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.