We aim to treat our children as writers from the earliest stage. We provide experiences through which our children can acquire confidence and positive attitudes towards writing. We encourage mark making and emergent writing in our Nursery and Reception classes and build on this skill gradually. By the end of Year 2, children will have experienced writing for a range of purposes such as lists, notes, instructions, factual accounts, letters, stories, invitations and poetry. Children are given a range of strategies to develop their writing skills. In class children are supported in small groups and individually; they are frequently given opportunities to write independently. We use guided sessions to model writing skills to our pupils and teach them how to compose, amend and revise their writing.
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar is an important part of the new curriculum, and it is incorporated throughout English lessons.