Similarly with reading, we support the development of writing skills through the teaching of synthetic phonics. From the Early Years Foundation Stage, writing is modelled on a daily basis, and it is important that children see themselves as writers and understand that through the development of speaking and listening writing is a form of communicating. Children develop their confidence through talk and oral rehearsal to practise phrases and sentences with their peers before making marks on paper. Through story making and rhyme using actions to support learning, children begin to develop their skills as early writers.
As the children move through the school they are taught to write for a range of different purposes and audiences. Children learn to write in different styles including fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Punctuation and spelling are both taught as essential parts of writing and children are taught and encouraged to edit and improve their writing through drafting. A more detailed breakdown of the text types taught can be found on the class curriculum page.