Parental Support: readers become writers
Wherever you can, please support your child to help them meet the heightened expectation in literacy with confidence. Please see your child's teacher (or Miss Haji or Mrs Emery) if you would like specific advice as to how you could help your child at home to meet these writing targets, or with any other area of literacy. Reading - anything and often - remains the crucial skill that is essential when developing literacy and is fundamental in developing writing skills. Knowledge of the world is crucial to understanding what is being read, so whilst fiction is very enjoyable and often the 'go to' when providing reading material for children, non-fiction topic-related reading should not be overlooked. As with all learning, writing should be fun and playing games is an excellent way to approach this with your child whilst also helping them to acquire new vocabulary and skills.
Nursery and Foundation Stage children are always busy learning nursery rhymes. Perhaps you could ask at home if your child can sing these to you - to help promote this life skill and love of learning. If you need access to resources, rhymes and songs are available in the Spoken Language section of our page.
Writing Targets: age-related expectation
Writing Wall of Fame
At Hardwick and Cambourne Community Primary School we follow a continuous cursive (looped) style. We start this as pre-cursive in EYFS and gradually switch to continuous (joined) in year 2. Continuous cursive is then taught in ks2 where necessary. Below are some useful links and resources to help with handwriting at home.