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?
- 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
- 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
Correct pronunciation of sounds