The Write Stuff


“You can make anything by writing.” 

C.S. Lewis

Welcome to our writing page. Writing at Clapgate is taught through The Write Stuff approach by Jane Considine. This method allows pupils to improve their oracy and widen their vocabulary in every lesson, whilst deepening their understanding of writerly choices through the use of the shade’o’meter. Pupils love their writing lessons and can’t wait to show what they’ve learnt in their independent extended pieces at the end of each unit.  

All our writing is taught through the ‘writing rainbow’ which provides a lens for the writer to focus through in order to ensure all writing is effective and engaging for the reader, whilst meeting the intended purpose. 


The Writing Rainbow
Year 6 writing book showing a sentence stacking lesson with the chotting/planning side on the left and the child's writing on the right.
The FANTASTIC Lenses: Feeling, Asking, Noticing, Touching, Action, Smelling, Tasting, Imagining, Checking
An Overview of Our Approach
An Overview of Our Approach

Please click on the following link to see our learner profile. This document illustrates how our pupils meet our school values through their writing lessons.

Writing Learner Profile