Children learn to write by using the language they speak. We encourage children to 'have a go', and then with skilful teacher input and support we work through the recognised stages of development to achieve standard written English. Spelling, phonics and punctuation are developed gradually through the children's writing.
As they develop, children are encouraged to see writing as a powerful means of self-expression and communication and to write for a range of purposes.
They develop the stamina and skills to write at length, with accurate spelling and punctuation. They are taught the correct use of grammar, in context. The writing we do includes narratives, explanations, descriptions, comparisons, summaries and evaluations: such writing supports them in rehearsing, understanding and consolidating what they have heard or read.
For handwriting we use a cursive script.