Our writing

We link our writing to our topic work and so writing this half term will be linked to the Enchanted Forest theme.
The areas that we will cover in writing from the start of term are outlined below but this is just a short overview. If you would like to know any more about this, please do come and speak to Mrs Steer (Miss Butler).
Year 1 children will be applying their phonics knowledge to their writing, learning all of the letters names as well as how to write each of the capital letters. They will also learn about words and sentences and how to construct these. They will learn about using capital letters at the start of a sentence, for proper nouns and for the personal pronoun I. They will also learn about full stops and how to use them properly. 
Year 2 children will revise all of the above, as needed, and learn about the four different sentence types (commands, questions, statements and exclamations) and how and when to use them. 
Children will write in a variety of different ways - in their books, on paper, on whiteboards and chalk boards, and by completing challenges and labelling objects. We will celebrate all writing and any improvements children make. 
Our English units this term will be based on the following high-quality texts:
Stick Man by Julia Donaldson
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
Hansel and Gretel by the Brothers Grimm