‘We can make anything by writing.’ – C S Lewis
We help children to build a secure knowledge-base by carefully planning our English curriculum. Links are made with other areas of the curriculum where possible, to help to engage the children and provide reasons for writing. Each term, we provide exciting and meaningful visits, activities and experiences in every class to support learning and to enhance discussion. Experiential learning is also used a stimulus for creative writing, newspaper articles and more: we have had a number of fantastical events, such as hatching dragon eggs, highwaymen, fairies at Watchtree and flying frogs at Wiggonby School. Whatever next?
At Wiggonby, we have used the Letterjoin handwriting scheme for the last few years with excellent results. Children in the early years are taught to write using the printed ‘Letterjoin’ font. Diagonal ‘lead in’ strokes are usually introduced during Year 1, and by Year 2, children are usually ready to learn how to use diagonal and horizontal joins to learn to write using a fluent, cursive, style.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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