Support for handwriting in KS1

Hello Parents!

We are working hard at school to develop your child’s handwriting skills. Here are a few simple ways you can help support your child with their handwriting…

1. Practise letter movements

Children get better at producing letters by practising letter movements: big letters on concrete with chalks; little letters in shaving foam; letters in sand, jelly and on paper.

The same is true of joins between letters. If children learn the correct movements for basic joins, they will use them efficiently when writing on paper.

2. Plan handwriting into every day

Try to encourage your child to write something everyday. This could be a shopping list for your weekly shop or writing a story of their own to share with you.

3. Reward all writing

Children need to build confidence in their writing. By rewarding their writing efforts with a simple sticker or tick chart will encourage them to continue writing and build their confidence in their own abilities. We will always give extra house points in school to encourage anything extra your child does at home!

If you would like any support with handwriting or the cursive scheme Green Top follow, please feel free to see me or your child’s class teacher.

Happy writing!

Mrs Hay 🙂

Story Predictions

Class 7 made some excellent predictions today for what they thought might happen in the story of ‘Oliver’s Fruit Salad’, Oliver’s Vegetables’ and ‘Oliver’s Milkshake’. The children all thought carefully about what would make a sensible prediction. Well done Class 7 for your awesome collaboration during literacy today.

Mrs Hay 🙂




Easter writing challenge!

Class 7,

I hope you are enjoying your Easter break!

Using this to help you with spelling rules, how many suffix words can you think of? Can you put them into a sentence?

Please record your words and sentences in your homework book. There will be a prize the first week back for the child who has written the most words or sentences.

Spelling Challenge!

Who can win 40 house points for their team?

You will be awarded with 20 house points if you can find 5 words which end in the suffix ‘es’.

You will then get a further 20 house points if you can put 3 of them into sentences.

Can you include the conjunction ‘and’ and ‘because’?

Can you add a range of punctuation (, ! ? ‘) that you have been taught?


Please record your words and sentences in your homework book. I can’t wait to read them!


Mrs Hay 🙂

Literacy Predictions

Today in Class 6 we have been exploring our new text in Literacy. The children put together the jigsaw pieces of the front cover and did some predictions of what they think the story will be about.

We can’t wait until tomorrow to find out if we were right!

We will keep you posted.

Mrs Wallace 😊

Fabulous Phonics

Well done to all of the children in Class 6 for some amazing phonics work! We had lots of fun playing reading games and spotting our Phase 5 sounds in real and alien words whilst reading those words.

Keep up the hard work Class 6!

What a super first week back!

Mrs Wallace 😊

Literacy Labs

This week in Literacy Labs we have been making containers to transport our dragon. The children had art straws and lots of problems to solve. I was super impressed by the ideas that they planned and then transferred into their models!!

Well done guys 😊

Mrs Wallace