The teaching of writing is at the heart of the Early Years where we seize every opportunity to develop children's early literacy skills. A range of mark making tools are made available and the children are encouraged to write in a variety of situations. This can be during their own investigations and more formally in guided sessions planned to match their developing needs.
As children progress into Key Stage One they are taught through a more formal literacy lesson. These lessons focus on delivering a range of skills needed to make them confident writers. Well-planned lessons allow the children to learn key skills linked to spelling, grammar and punctuation. In Key Stage One we continue to develop their handwriting skills by teaching them cursive script. We have high expectations of our children and challenge them to write to the very best of their ability to produce a piece of writing which they feel proud of.
Please find below links to the National Curriculum documents for English and further information on the handwriting programme.