Our aim at Mayfield school is to give every child the opportunity to become a writer and be excited about writing, in order to do this we follow a mixture of Pen Pals and Read Write Inc. when teaching writing.
We ensure to build strong foundations by placing an emphasis on fine and gross motor skills throughout the school in fun and engaging ways. Pupils make marks in a variety of ways and are encouraged to give meaning to the marks they make.
Pupils are taught letter formation rhymes and how to segment to spell during their Read Write Inc. phonics lessons which is then encouraged throughout the curriculum. When ready to do so children will be taught handwriting formally following our scheme.