In the new curriculum, writing consists of two areas: Transcription (spelling and handwriting) & Composition (articulating ideas and structuring them in speech and writing). We use cross-curriculum themes to engage and stimulate writing; adapting our planning to suit the children's interests. Children have opportunities to write for a range of purposes.
Correct letter formation is vital to ensure efficient fluent writing. Our expectations are that the majority of children will leave year 2 with fluent joined writing. Where children need extra support, specific intervention work will take place.
Children are expected to know and use the age-related words in their independent writing. Each week in spelling lessons, the children are taught a new rule/spelling pattern which they are expected to learn for the weekly spelling test. These rules/patterns come from the National Curriculum appendix (please see below).
We would be grateful if you could support your child at home in discussing, learning to read and spell these words.
Below are some resources that will help your children to develop their writing skills at home.