Writing Programme

Writing is a crucial element in the English curriculum. When your children write well, they have mastered the following skills:


Impact the rest of their lives
Invaluable life skills throughout their school life
Improves not just their English but all other English subjects


Register Here

Writing is a crucial element in the English curriculum. When your children write well, they have mastered the following skills:


Impact the rest of their lives
Invaluable life skills throughout their school life
Improves not just their English but all other English subjects


Register Here

Highlights and Features


Overview of Programme

Course Description

All levels
  • aim to help kids not be apprehensive of writing and to instil a love for writing
  • use primary school learning outcomes for writing as a guideline
  • expose students to different writing genres- fiction, non-fiction, picture books, poems, posters etc.
  • fun creative writing projects.
  • potential scholarship to a free mentoring programme for talented and outstanding writers
Level 1: Budding Scribe
  • Focus on sentence structure & construction, paragraph construction, accuracy of word choice, picture recognition, spelling and punctuation
  • Personal recounts: retelling and reflecting on their experiences and past events
  • Narratives: (Non-fiction & Fiction) writing about situations, feelings and points of view about the world or fictional world through imaginative accounts
Level 2: Promising Wordsmith
  • Focus on building on the skills taught in level 1, paragraph construction, sequencing, basic plot structure (beginning, middle, end), punctuation, appropriate word choice and phrases, vocabulary development
  • Personal recounts: retelling and reflecting on their experiences and past events
  • Narratives: (Non-fiction & Fiction) writing about situations, feelings and points of view about the world or fictional world through imaginative accounts
  • Four pictures which tell a story in progression
  • The concept of proper structure will be reinforced. Student will be taught that a story has a beginning, middle and end and what goes into each part
  • Eventually, the student will be introduced to 3 pictures with the last frame left empty, allowing the student to interpret the ending as he/she sees it. The idea of introducing a problem to enhance a story will be taught. (Essay word count: 80-120 words)
Level 3: Aspiring Novelist
  • Focus on building on the skills taught in level 2, more complex plot structure (includes an introduction of conflict), better word choice and phrases, vocabulary development
  • Teachers will show pupils how to reflect on the choice and organisation of ideas, facts and details in their drafts, and instruct pupils to consider if the texts they have created are appropriate to the purpose and audience
  • Introduction to use of dialogue, description using the 5 senses to spice up a narrative
  • Concepts like impactful beginnings, early problem introduction, strong, relevant endings and better vocabulary etc. will be introduced
  • Three pictures with the last frame left empty. Concepts like early problem introduction, strong, relevant endings and better vocabulary etc. will be introduced. (Essay word count: 120-160 words)
  • Introduction to the concepts of prewriting, reviewing and self-editing
Level 4: Accomplished Author
  • Focus on building on the skills taught in level 3, more complex plot structure (includes an introduction of rising action, conflict, climax, falling action, resolution), more sophisticated word choice and phrases, varying sentences to create interest
  • Concepts like impactful beginnings, early problem introduction, strong, relevant endings and better vocabulary etc. will be further developed
  • Concepts of prewriting, reviewing and self-editing will be developed
  • Factual and information reports
  • Format of three pictures with students given the choice of choosing one, two or all three pictures (Essay word count: 150-180 words)
Levels 5 & 6: Skillful Writer & Experienced Essayist (PSLE focused)
  • Concepts like impactful beginnings, early problem introduction, strong, relevant endings and better vocabulary etc. will be emphasized. Also, clever, better and apt choice of words and descriptions.
  • Focus on improving and strengthening character, setting and plot development
  • Factual reports and introduction to persuasive writing
  • Compo theme given together with three pictures. Students can choose to use one, two or all three pictures. Students will be taught how to zero in on the one picture that gives them the best chance of crafting a great story. Skills like better word choice, creating suspense, attention-grabbing intros, time management, self- checking and revision etc. will be emphasized. (Essay word count: 160-250 words)
  • For level 6, there will be more emphasis on honing the skills for the picture compositions and writing within the exam time limit