Writing

Encouraging writing at home is a great way to enthuse your child and help their progress.
There are lots of ways you can get your child writing at home. Here are some hints and tips:
  • Provide space for your child to write!
  • Have a writing box full of fun equipment e.g. different pens, gel, felt, glitter pens, different coloured and sized paper, exciting pencils and whiteboards.
  • Let your child see you and other adults write.
  • Provide real opportunities and audiences e.g. shopping lists, diary, thank-you letter, greetings cards, postcards, emails, recipes, scrapbooks.
Each year all year groups will run a writing workshop. These are offer useful ideas and resources, as well as help to develop your knowledge of writing and learning to write. 
See the Parent Workshop sections for Materials from these.
Each year all year groups will run a writing workshop. These are offer useful ideas and resources, as well as help to develop your knowledge of writing and learning to write. 
Resources
For more information see: 
Handwriting

An easy way to improve your child's written work is to support their handwriting at home. Things to think about are: how they hold their pencil, letter formation, letter joins, ascenders and descenders, capital letters and lower case and size.
At school we follow the Nelson Handwriting Scheme.