The linked article underscores the problem with the present direction of travel for writing in Key Stage 2, which many teachers feel is not only complex, unwieldy and hugely time-consuming but is so prescriptive that creativity, enjoyment and freedom are markedly reduced. Instructing children that in order to reach a certain standard they need to engineer their writing to include modal verbs, noun phrases and adverbials is not teaching writing. It is the equivalent to believing you are helping a child learn to paint by telling them they need to include three splashes of red, two of green and between them both a splash of purple. Wouldn’t giving children a full palette of colours, whereby they have the freedom to experiment, change and improve be a better approach? We certainly believe so at Love Teaching Writing with each pack linked to engaging works of English literature and a range of speaking, listening and writing tasks which immerse the child in a particular theme. Whatever your requirements, if you want to make a real difference in the standard of writing for your pupils, try one of our packs today.