Talk for Writing
At Durweston, we use Talk 4 Writing to help us teach our children to become confident, effective and creative writers. There is lots more information on the Talk 4 Writing website www.talk4writing.com; there is even a Talk 4 Writing facebook page!
As the name suggests, Talk 4 Writing is based on children talking before they write. Expect your children to come home with a story map to help them talk a piece of writing to share with you.
We teach cursive script from the time our children come into Reception. Although this might make for a slower start, it's worth the effort in the long run! Start on the line and don't lift your pencil until the end of the word!