Reception Curriculum Information

Term 3 – Curriculum Overview

Literacy Development – Writing

Early Learning Goal – By the end of Reception, children will use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They also write some common irregular common words. They write a simple sentences (independently) which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.

At this point of the year, the children will be working on the following writing skills in order to reach the Early Learning Goal:

Gives meanings to marks as they draw, write and paint.

Begins to break the flow of speech into words. Continues a rhyming string.

Hears and says the initial sounds in words.

Can segment the sounds in simple words and blend them together.

Links sounds to letters, naming and sounding the letters of the alphabet.

Uses some clearly identifiable letters to communicate meaning, representing some sounds correctly and in sequence.

Writes own name and other things such as labels and captions.

Attempts to write short sentences in meaningful contexts.