Pupils should be able to confidently communicate their knowledge, ideas and emotions through their writing. Through their English work, it is our intention that pupils acquire a wide and rich vocabulary, a solid understanding of grammar and to be able to spell new words by effectively applying the spelling patterns and rules they learn. They learn to write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences. They take pride in the presentation of their writing, in part by developing a good, joined, handwriting style. Children develop independence in being able to identify their own areas for improvement in all pieces of writing, editing their work effectively during and after the writing process.