Through the teaching of writing we aim to develop independent writers who:
Our writing skills progression map and long term maps can be viewed here:
At EFPS, we use Spelling Shed to support the teaching of spelling throughout the school. All children can access the Spelling Shed website which includes Phonics Shed too. The website can be found here https://play.edshed.com/
As part of the teaching of spelling, children are also asked to learn termly 'challenge words' across the year. For more information on this and how to use the Spelling Shed website, please use the links below.
Initially, children are taught to form their letters using print (pre-cursive). This is taught using our Anima Phonics phonics scheme. We use formation phrases/ rhymes to support the children in learning to form the letters correctly. If you would like to view these phrases, click below:
Once children are confident in this (usually from summer term in year one) they are taught to write cursively using ‘Letter-join’ throughout the school. Children are able to access the Letterjoin website at home which is great for practising the formation of letters. Please see the link below for further information about this.
Grammar is taught throughout the school within English lessons. The links below provide some useful guidance to some of the terminology that the children are familiar with. These may also support any queries within homework that has been set.