Writing is an essential part of our curriculum and we provide lots of wonderful opportunities to inspire pupils, which makes sure they enjoy writing. In EYFS children learn how to hold a pencil properly and begin to form letters, words and sentences. We explicitly teach cursive handwriting from year one onwards and we encourage the children to write across a range of subjects and genres. We link our writing context to our curriculum topics, where appropriate. We find real life reasons for children to write -recent examples include letters to our MP, reports for our newsletter, performance poetry and speeches.