There is a boy in my nursery class who can write his name. His mum approached me the other day and asked if we could look at starting to write simple words such as 'the', 'cat' etc. This is because they want him to be 'up to speed' before he starts in reception class. I told his mum that I would talk with the other staff members to see how we can implement this in his play. His mum also realises that he doesn't take much interest in writing and is concerned about what will happen in the reception class. As far as I am aware he knows most of the letters and their sounds, and can write some of the letters. I have approached my team leader suggesting that we looked at segmenting words and then blending them back into words before we start on letter formation and writing. (I.E Aspect 7 of Phase 1 of L&S). She is happy for me to do this. I am struggling to find ways to implement what his mum would like us to do. I would like your opinions and ideas about what to do in this situation. Thanks in advance for your contributions.