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Writing expectations in reception

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by marymoocow, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. marymoocow

    marymoocow Star commenter

    I currently work in a deprived area where attainment is well below average. I have to do a teaching interview in a school in a very leafy middle class area. I taught in a similar school years ago and children at this time of year were mainly beginning to use initial sounds in their writing, a few cvc and some just emergent writing. Is this still likely to be the case? I want to include labelling and possibly descriptive words for HA children. Are they likely to be able to do this and to what level? I havent taught reception for a few years. Any advice appreciated as no guidence from school.
  2. NellyFUF

    NellyFUF Lead commenter

    Should be looking at Letters and Sounds for inspiration on this. Imagine they are a couple of levels ahead and then think about where they might be in terms of phonic knowledge.
    But in a leafy school there might be less pressure on literacy and numeracy?
    I might be inclined to keep it simple and use Letters and sounds activities. It is all there for the taking!
    peg lines for word sorting
    phrases to read
    pack a bag for a tiger going on holiday writing a list of things he might need...... basic stuff.. are you teaching? Have a tiger or whatever and things he might or might not need....... then help him to write a list.

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