1stclass@writing “Pirate Writing Crew” is a highly effective writing intervention programme which forms part of the Every Child Counts (ECC) suite of intervention programmes that target effective use of Pupil Premium funding. Pirate Writing Crew is aimed at children in Years 3 and 4 who have fallen behind in writing. Throughout the 3 sessions TAs will be trained in using the ready-made lesson plans, materials and resources so they can deliver high quality stimulating and motivating 40 minute lessons to a group of up to 4 children, 4 times a week. The children develop key skills of spelling, handwriting, grammar, and punctuation in order to complete daily writing tasks relating to the pirate adventure story. All resources and access to online materials and data analysis are included in the cost.