Talk for Writing is used as a basis for how we teach writing across the academy. Children work on 2 – 3 week writing cycles, looking at the features of texts, learning how to edit and improve them before writing their own. Added to this, we use text interrogation to identify all of the key grammatical features in the texts and use these as a base to edit and improve in the middle of a writing cycle. Children use a range of box up plans, text maps and timelines to help support and improve their writing.