Early Writing - a progression from EY to KS1

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Gill McCleave

Who is it for?

English subject leaders, KS1 teachers

What are the benefits?

Writing is a complex skill. Achieving the expected standard by the end of KS1 requires children to master a significant amount of knowledge about how written language works, to develop the physical control to write for sustained periods, and to be able to make decisions based on an awareness of others. Unsurprisingly, a significant number of children do not secure the expected standard by the end of KS1 - and some of the consequences of that are still evident at the end of KS2.

This course aims to:

  • Consider child development in relation to the teaching of early writing skills
  • Explore the EYFS framework and KS1 national curriculum for writing
  • Raise awareness of best practice and research in teaching early writing
  • Support leaders and teachers to consider how best to structure the early writing curriculum to support progress - both within KS1 and in the longer term
  • Provide an opportunity for leaders and teachers to reflect on current curriculum intent and implementation and consider where this may need to be adapted to support progression

Further Information

Any documents that delegates should download prior to course:

You will find it helpful to have copies of your own writing curriculum documentation for EY and KS1.


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