Each classroom will have put aside an area where children can share ‘WOW WORDS’. These are new and impressive words that the children have found and wish to share with their peers. Children then try to use these words in their everyday writing, if applicable, and of course during their Weekly Big Write.
These are words that the children will use to join clauses in their sentences. They are again displayed in the classroom and the children are encouraged to use them to organise and improve their writing.
Not only capital letters and full stops! Each class will have a set of punctuation pyramids that illustrate the different types of punctuation that children should be using in their writing. These are based on National Curriculum levels and children are introduced to the various forms of punctuation from Year 1 onwards.
These are the words and strategies that children use to begin their sentences. A variety of words and techniques, that illustrate how children can open their sentences, are displayed in the classroom. These encourage children to add more variety to their sentence openers.