At Townville Infant and Nursery School, we aspire to offer the best possible early education for all our children in a happy, safe, inclusive environment. Through our writing curriculum we aim to ensure our children:
Write legibly using upper- and lower-case letters.
Ensure that letters sit on the line and are consistent in size with ascenders and descenders that are the correct length and formation.
Leave the correct space between words.
Form capital letters and use where appropriate.
Form numerals that are consistent in size and sit on the base-line.
Begin to form printed letters and understand when they are to be used.
Spell words correctly using their phonics knowledge.
Plan what they are going to write about.
Write coherent sentences in a sequence.
Read their writing aloud to an audience.
Improve the speed of writing and begin to write automatically, promoting creativity in independent writing.
Our Key Stage One curriculum builds upon children’s learning in the EYFS ensuring full coverage of National Curriculum. They will leave Townville Infants with the fundamental skills needed to continue their writing development in KS2 and beyond.
Writing in Early Years
In Early Years the children are supported to develop as writers through Read, Write Inc, their ‘storying’ lesson and the work they do around different texts.
Please see our Foundation Stage Policy for further information.
Children are introduced to the appropriate letter formation through their Read, Write Inc sessions. In the EYFS we support the development of fine and gross motor skills through a broad range of activities including, but not limited to; playdough, finger-gym, outdoor play and creative play.
Please see our Handwriting and presentation policy for further information.
If you would like further information on School Gateway, please call into the office or call us on 01977 554185.
Children are taught to spell as part of the Read, Write Inc sessions. However, in addition KS1 have a weekly ‘Red Rhythms’ spelling lesson. Where children are taught to emphasise the low frequency grapheme in order to make the spelling more memorable.