Fostering a love of writing
At Berkswich, we believe that language is a powerful tool for learning and development and are committed to developing children’s English in the spoken and written form. We understand that reading and writing go hand in hand; children need to be capable and fluent readers in order to become capable and fluent writers.
Furthermore, we recognise that writing can be a challenging process and therefore, in order for children to succeed, our planning provides a range of opportunities to support success. These include: drama and role play; real-life stimuli; writing for a range of purposes and audiences; explicit grammar teaching in context; exposure to high quality texts, visual and language models as well as the systematic teaching of spelling and handwriting.
Parents can support children’s writing by encouraging them to write for a range of real-life purposes and audiences at home. For example:
For more ideas and information, please visit the 'Supporting Learning' area on the website.