Home Learning - Writing

There are lots of ways you can encourage your children to write. It is important to think about word development as well as writing whole sentences and texts.

Encourage your child to:

  • explain a game or activity
  • describe a person, place, picture or thing
  • retell stories
  • talk about things they have done (encourage detail)
  • predict what might happen next in a story, TV programme or sequel to a film
  • play word games (Hangman, Guess Who, Boggle, Scrabble, Who am I?)

When reading with your child discuss the ways authors use words to shape their ideas. Good readers make good writers!

Where possible, encourage your child to write alongside you for real purposes e.g. shopping lists, birthday lists, labels, letters (to friends, family, authors), emails to friends, postcards, cards for relatives, scrap books, diaries, posters, short stories or poems for family members, menus, bedroom or house rules.

If you can, have an exciting selection of writing materials available e.g. a range of pencils, felt tips, coloured crayons and/or gel pens.


At St Kentigern's we teach writing using 'The Write Stuff' method created by Jane Considine.


During school closures, Jane will be delivering free English sessions every school day during the school closures via her YouTube channel. 

www.youtube.com/c/ thetrainingspace

She says that the session will be great for all ages. First session starts at 9:45am.

The following three sites are great for providing ideas for writing.

The following three sites will help children develop their spelling, punctuation and grammar.



IDL is a program which can ensure that your child makes progress in many areas, such as reading, spelling and typing skills. Just one or two lessons each day can have a significant impact. All children in Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 have an account.


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