Eldene Nursery School

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Statement of Intent for Writing


We strive to foster the in the children the desire to craft their writing in order to develop the skills and confidence to write well for a range of purposes.


Curriculum design for Writing:

SPaG is linked to the daily ‘Talk for Writing’ lesson. Model texts include examples of the Grammar and spelling focus. SPaG is taught discretely.

Talk for Writing has been adopted throughout the school. Talk for Writing is taught in three phases - Imitation, Innovation and Invention. Children are gradually introduced to Talk for Writing in EYFS and this is built on as they move up through the school.

Phonics is taught through a multi-sensory approach using Letters and Sounds. The Jolly Phonics actions are used in Early Years.

Curriculum Choices for Writing:

  • Talk for Writing
  • Letters and sounds
  • Children have a daily phonics or spelling lesson based on the National Curriculum.
  • Spelling journal
  • Somerset Literacy Network Resources
  • Westover Green spelling resources  

Skill coverage Composition

Skill coverage Handwriting

Skill coverage Spelling 

Skill coverage Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation