Please CLICK HERE to see the learning targets for your child for this term. We’ll be working hard on these and then sharing your child’s progress at Parent’s Night in March.
A few parents have asked about how to support their children when writing so I thought it might be useful to share the development of early writing. The image below shows the range of writing we see in Primary 1 and all are developmentally appropriate at this point in the year.
The key is that any attempts (lines, shapes, letters) at writing are celebrated. The focus is NOT on having the children learn the correct spelling of words, rather it’s all about allowing them to have the confidence to use their sounds to write. The details in their pictures often ‘tell’ a story and this is great to encourage. If your children ask you to write a word for them, try to avoid this if possible and merely say the word slowly, stretching it out so they can hear the first sound and the last. If they write the sounds they hear they’ll soon start to make connections between sounds, letters and words and as soon as they ‘see’ themselves as writers, then they’re off!