Writing is taught as part of daily English lessons and across other curricular areas. We endeavour to create stimulating and meaningful opportunities for children to write across the curriculum.
Writing begins in the early years. In the mark-making area children are shown how to hold mark-making implements with a secure tripod grip and provided with materials and ideas to encourage them to draw, colour and write letters, words and letter like-shapes. They are encouraged to use ‘writing’ in all areas of their play including outdoors.
Throughout school writing is taught in conjunction with Spoken Language and Reading. Children learn to write in a range of styles for different purposes. This becomes progressively more complex. They learn about the different features of types of writing and apply it in their own work
Currently each Class studies topics in Science, History, Geography, R.E and Art. We aim to make meaningful links between subjects where possible and to incorporate and extend children’s reading and writing skills within and across other areas of the curriculum. We place the same expectations on children’s writing within all curricular areas.
A 2 page leaflet with hints and advice for parents to enable them to help children start to write from Hamilton Trust.
Another leaflet from Hamilton Trust with ideas for parents to help keep children writing.