Anston Hillcrest Primary School FS2 Writing Workshop Preparation for Writing Children need to develop: • Handwriting Movements: Gross Motor Control Manipulative Skills Fine Motor Control Hand Eye Co-ordination Preparation for Writing Children need to develop: • Letter Formation: Large then smaller scale movements Letters and Sounds Sheffield Handwriting Script Each lower case letter has an approach stroke and a finishing stroke which leads to the next letter. Each letter starts from and returns to the base line, except where a finishing stroke leaves from the top. These letters ‘leave from the top’: Letters and Sounds • Phase 1: Taught in FS 1 • Letter Sounds: Introduced in FS2 • Names of Letters: Children are taught the difference Preparation for Writing Children need to develop: • Pencil Control: Comes from strengthening the muscles in the fingers Progression in Writing Different Stages of Writing: Pre-Communicative Progression in Writing Different Stages of Writing: Pre-Phonetic Progression in Writing Different Stages of Writing: Semi-Phonetic Progression in Writing Different Stages of Writing: Phonetic Progression in Writing Different Stages of Writing: Transitional What are we looking for? Early Learning Goals for Writing: • 9 Scale Points for Writing: Evidence gathered through child-initiated and adult led activities 1. Experiments with mark making, sometimes ascribing meaning to marks. 2. Uses some clearly identifiable letters to communicate meaning. 3. Represents some sounds correctly in writing. 9. Communicates meaning through phrases and simple sentences with some consistency in punctuating sentences. 8. Begins to form captions and simple sentences, sometimes using punctuation. 4. Writes own name and other words from memory. Foundation Stage Scale Points for Writing 7. Uses phonic knowledge to write simple regular words and make phonetically plausible attempts at more complex words. 5. Holds a pencil and uses it effectively to form recognisable letters most of which are correctly formed. 6. Attempts writing for different purposes, using features of different forms. sculpch Spelling • Words that can be sounded out. Through Letters and Sounds • Sight Words sent home. Tricky Words First to read Then to spell when children are ready • No spelling test in FS! • Spellings continued in KS1 Practiced in class and at home Remember! We don’t make writing stressful: • Brave Writing Children are encouraged to be brave and have a go. • Praise Children are given praise when they try their best. • Make it Fun! Thank you for coming! If you have any questions please feel free to talk to a member of the Foundation Stage Team.