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Writing Workshop - FS2 Parents

30 April 2019

What are the end of FS2 writing expectations?

What are the end of FS2 writing expectations?

By the end of FS2, we expect students to:

  • Write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others
  • Include some irregular common words spelt correctly
  • Spell some words correctly and others phonetically
  • Begin to show an awareness of punctuation – capital letters, finger spaces and full stops

How can you help your child to write?

Word writing​

  • Say the word several times
  • Encourage children to count the sounds they can hear in a word. E.g. h-a-t has 3 sounds. E.g. sh-ee-p also has 3 sounds. Encourage children to use their sound mat
  • Read it again

Caption/Sentence writing​​

  • Say the sentence repeatedly in different ways
  • Count the words in the sentence
  • Model segmenting one word at a time, over emphasising sounds when necessary​
  • Ask “Which special friends can you hear?” “What tricky words are in the sentence?” Encourage children to use their sound mat 

Ideas to try at home

  • Pointing out letters and words in the environment
  • Encourage fun writing for purpose, e.g. shopping list, labels, invitations etc.
  • Keep a holiday scrap book or journal. Tell us about your weekend news
  • Send postcards or letters to us at school
  • Writing in different ways- under the table, invisible ink, on a clipboard, chalk outside, with a wet paintbrush on a chalk board
  • Encourage children to type when using technology. With careful adult supervision, allow children to type into a search engine instead of doing it for them
  • Letter formation & name writing
  • Apps on the iPads that allow children to practise their blending and segmenting skills. E.g. Phonics play

Useful link
Correct pronunciation of sounds