Writing



Welcome to the Writing Area

 
We promote the importance of writing throughout the school as well as across all taught subjects within the curriculum.  Whenever a writing opportunites arises, we take advantage as we want all children to understand the value of being able to communicate in many forms including letters and emails.
 
Each classroom contains a dedicated writing area allowing children opportunities to write independently within a given purpose.  From YR, children are taught a wide range of writing genres as well as sentence construction.
 
 
Click on the link above to access our writing leaflet.
 
 
Below is the current Curriculum guidance for writing:
 

EYFS Writing

Development Matters Look, Listen and Note Effective Practice Planning and Resourcing
Use writing as a means of recording and communicating. Attempt writing for different purposes, using features of different forms such as lists, stories and instructions.Write their own names and other things such as labels and captions, and begin to form simple sentences, sometimes using punctuation. Begin to break the flow of speech into words. Use their phonic knowledge to write simple regular words and make phonetically plausible attempts at more complex words. Instances of writing for different purposes such as labelling the contents on the outside of a box. How children use writing to record things or to communicate, for example, Marcus writes “Marcus, fz (Faraz) and tm (Tommy)” on a drawing of himself and his two friends playing together. How children make use of phonic knowledge as they attempt to write words and simple sentences, for example, “I went to see fiyuwercs and hat to pc by the hut” (I went to see fireworks and had to park by the hut). Encourage children to re-read their writing as they write. Act as a scribe for children. After they say a sentence, repeat the first part of it, say each word as you write, and include some punctuation. Play games that encourage children to link sounds to letters and then write the letters and words. Encourage children to use their ability to hear the sounds at the beginning of words and then in the order in which they occur through words in their writing. Plan occasions where you can involve children in organising writing, for example, putting recipe instructions in the right order. Provide materials and opportunities for children to use writing in their play, and create purposes for independent and group writing. Provide word banks and other resources for segmenting and blending to support children to use their phonic knowledge.
 
 
 
 
 
Fun activities to improve your writing skills
 
Sequencing sentences
 
Penguins on Ice
sentence games
Putting sentences
into order
Rhyming words
Code calling game
 
Adding capital letters
and full stops