Children are provided opportunities to write wherever possible through cross-curricular means ensuring that writing is a real, valuable and purposeful means of communication. Throughout their time at our school, children develop their skills and have a distinct voice through writing. Children learn how to compose sentences and punctuate these, as well as how to use language for effect. They experience writing in many different forms and our children are very keen to ‘have a go’ during guided writing sessions with the teacher which allows children to improve their skills. Handwriting is taught discretely once a week and emphasis is placed on children to use this in independent pieces of writing. Spelling is taught following the six phases of ‘Letters and Sounds’ along with high frequency and common words. Spelling and phonics homework is sent home each week.