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RILLINGTON Primary School

'Every child matters, every moment counts'

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01944 758402

Rillington CP School, High St, Rillington, Malton, YO17 8LA

Mrs Carrie Stabler


The three c's - connect, collect and compose:

In writing we follow the three c's approach, where we build up to quality published pieces of writing with a clear audience, purpose and form.


Our intent is to:

  • Provide a clear sequence, building on children's prior knowledge and skills, and making meaningful connections with reading.
  • Develop a love for writing with a sense of pride when children publish their work.
  • Teach national curriculum objectives in meaningful and inspiring ways.
  • Children to write in a range of styles and genres.
  • Use a consistent approach to teaching spelling.


When we are focusing on the 'connect' stage, we ponder and predict what might happen in the story, analyse WAGOLL's for word, sentence and organisational features as well as connecting to high quality vocabulary from the text, which children can utilise in their own writing. Teacher's use creative and innovative methods and resources to inspire children.

In the 'collect' stage of our learning, we use our connections to collect sentences for our composing stage. We use vocabulary from the first stage of writing and model it into sentences including grammar skills from the national curriculum. We also develop ideas by manipulating sentence structures, constructing paragraphs and use higher-level punctuation.

In the 'compose' stage of learning, we draft sections or paragraphs of text using writing skills checklists and then edit and improve these pieces of writing before publishing a final piece for our intended purpose and audience. This produces a high quality published piece of writing with all feedback embedded. Children's writing opportunities are carefully thought out to make a positive impact on transforming our world and sharing our core values with our local and global community.

The importance of wellbeing and relationships allow teachers to 'challenge' children by giving them immediate, direct feedback. We put great emphasis on children taking pride in their writing and having a critical, editorial eye to create the best work they can.