Writing, along with reading, makes up literacy, and is one of the four specific areas within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). This area encourages children to link sounds and letters and begin to read and write.  Park View children have access to a wide range of reading materials such as books, poems and other written materials which is very important in order to ignite their interest in reading and writing.

The key areas within literacy are: comprehension, reading and writing.


Children at the expected level of development will:

– Demonstrate understanding of what has been read to them by retelling stories and narratives using their own words and recently introduced vocabulary;

– Anticipate – where appropriate – key events in stories;

– Use and understand recently introduced vocabulary during discussions about stories, non-fiction, rhymes and poems and during role-play.

Word Reading

Children at the expected level of development will:

– Say a sound for each letter in the alphabet and at least 10 digraphs;

– Read words consistent with their phonic knowledge by sound-blending;

– Read aloud simple sentences and books that are consistent with their phonic knowledge, including some common exception words.


Children at the expected level of development will:

– Write recognisable letters, most of which are correctly formed;

– Spell words by identifying sounds in them and representing the sounds with a letter or letters; – Write simple phrases and sentences that can be read by others.