At Carbeile, our aim is to develop confident, independent writers. We teach writing following the ‘Talk 4 Writing’ sequence, which was developed by Pie Corbett. It is a powerful technique because it is based on the principles of how children learn. It enables children to imitate the language they need for a particular topic orally before reading and analysing it and then writing their own version. Coupled with Alan Peat’s work on sentences, and regularly assessed Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar learning the children at Carbeile are given all the tools they need to write to a very good standard in all genres.