The school uses the National Curriculum as the basis of English planning. English is also taught through cross curricular topics as part of the Creative Curriculum.
Pupils will experience many forms of writing and will be encouraged to write for different audiences and purposes eg. Thank you letters, play scripts, stories, poems, explanatory writing in science.  Writing is cross-curricular, tying in with class themes where possible.

Children are taught to form letters and blend sounds to form words as part of their phonics lessons.

Handwriting is taught throughout Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1.  Children begin by printing (see the sheet below for correct letter formation) and move on to cursive (joined up) writing in Year 1.

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