At Kemsing children are encouraged to be self-motivated in their learning, developing their awareness of how different writing techniques can be used effectively across different genres. Through exposure to high-quality texts, we aim to help children value the experiences of others, develop empathy and respect for differences they may encounter between characters, circumstances and cultures. Children are given the opportunity to develop their writing ideas both individually and as part of a group, and draw upon real and imagined experiences to add detail to their written work. In addition, regular opportunities for extended writing allow children to demonstrate new learning. They are taught to review and edit their own work, fostering independent self-evaluation and encouraging the children to always strive to achieve their full potential.