At Carlinghow, we used a text based approach to stimulate children’s ideas and imagination to help them become successful writers. Our discrete teaching of grammar, helps children to be equipped with the tools to write effective pieces of writing, engaging a range of audiences and writing for a range of purposes. We use ‘Whizzy’ Cauldrons to help create success criteria, allowing our children to explore the effective features to use in different writing styles. As part of the writing process, children use visual stimuli, drama activities and create story maps/emotions graphs to help them understand the way in which writers create mood and feeling through a text. Reading to our children regularly, helps them see a range of genres of writing they can apply into their own work.