Our children join us at different stages of development; and we teach them according to their stage of development. At all times we try to make writing fun and give it a purpose. Writing features in all of our 'planning areas' too.
The children learn to write using their phonic skills and once they have mastered this they move on to learning spelling patterns and developing their skills as a writer. Drama plays a significant role in our curriculum - you can't write it if you can't say it! All classes have role-play areas linked to their current topics.
By the end of year two, the children will be able to plan what they want to write, taking into account who will be reading their work. They will be able to review and alter their work to make improvements. They will have gained experience at writing for different purposes.