Northern Federation

Writing journey

What does writing look like in Year R?

In school we use many strategies to support good development of gross motor (body and core strength) and fine motor (strong fingers and precise movements). We use fun movements and music to deliver engaging and active gross motor development, including ‘Dough Disco' alongside lots of fun in class challenges to build strong fingers. Take a look at videos available online and try them out at home. 

Dough Disco - Get your playdough ready!

The journey of writing for children is a very exciting one! Take a look at the video below which highlights the importance of 'valuing the squiggle'.

Parent Workshop - Phonics, Reading and Emergent Writing