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; 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. 

Using a story map to retell a story

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!

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