Writing is not just one skill that is taught further down the school and then practiced. It is a progression of skills that start as soon as your child picks up a pencil or crayon at home and it forever continues. At Iqra writing is taught across the curriculum in all subjects and there are clear expectations of presentation and letter formation.
Writing has many elements; phonics, spelling, grammar, genre (type), handwriting and presentation. All of these develop through a child’s learning and some elements may be easier to pick up than others. Writing can be taught at word level – the type of words e.g. verbs, nouns adjectives and at sentence level, statements, commands and questions and then how it is structured. Children can be at different levels in different aspects.
Writing is closely linked to reading and phonics. Once these are developing the child then is able to apply this knowledge into different contexts or genres. These are styles of writing e.g. a story, a report or a play script. Another aspect of writing is grammar which is once again taught throughout the school. The more reading opportunities a child has the more their writing will develop.