“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” Toni Morrison
"If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”
Writing and storytelling are not easy. They take effort, time, practice and the courage to begin. Writing and storytelling give our chldren the tools to express themselves and to communicate with others and themselves. They are a way to escape and create and understand the world.
There is evidence that teaching reading and writing as distinct disciplines enhances our chldren's achievement in all subjects. Without strategies for reading and opportunities to write, children have difficulty mastering concepts. Writing and reading support one another and are firmly linked with both thinking and learning.
The programmes of study for writing at key stages 1 and 2 include:s 2 dimensions: