We teach children to write using exciting stimuli (such as stories or drama) at the start of units and ensure that children's writing has a real life purpose wherever possible (for example stories being read to a younger year group, articles going in the school newspaper or entering national competitions). Writing is cross- curricular and links to the class topic using a variety of different genres. Towards the end of a unit of work, children apply the skills they have been learning and recapping, through writing an independent 'Star Write'. This will then be edited and fed back on, before children write a 'best' version to be shared.
Handwriting is taught regularly throughout the school following the Nelson Handwriting Programme.
Early writing - useful advice: