Writing

 At St. Kent's we want to ensure that everyone is the best writer they can be. Here are some useful sites to help support your child from home. 

Click on your child's year group to see more specific objectives for their writing.

Ways to Support Learning

There are lots of ways you can encourage your children to write. It is important to think about word development as well as writing whole sentences and texts.


Encourage your child to:

  • explain a game or activity
  • describe a person, place, picture or thing
  • retell stories
  • talk about things they have done (encourage detail)
  • predict what might happen next in a story, TV programme or sequel to a film
  • play word games (Hangman, Guess Who, Boggle, Scrabble, Who am I?)


When reading with your child discuss the ways authors use words to shape their ideas. Good readers make good writers!


Where possible, encourage your child to write alongside you for real purposes e.g. shopping lists, birthday lists, labels, letters (to friends, family, authors), emails to friends, postcards, cards for relatives, scrap books, diaries, posters, short stories or poems for family members, menus, bedroom or house rules.

If you can, have an exciting selection of writing materials available e.g. a range of pencils, felt tips, coloured crayons and/or gel pens.

 

 

There are many sites that can support your child's learning. Here are some that you may find useful.

The Literacy Shed contains a range of ideas to stimulate creative writing.

BBC Bitesize offers information on all the skills that children learn in school.

Children in Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 can developing spelling strategies using IDL. Ask your child's teacher for their login details.

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