At Lainesmead, we give children the opportunity to write for many purposes and audiences across the curriculum. Children use cursive handwriting and develop their spelling strategies. In the Early Years, play is very important for allowing children to explore and develop their writing. We encourage children to mark-make in a range of contexts and activities. Through role play, children are given clear purposes for writing and are provided with many opportunities to experiment with writing themselves, both indoors and outdoors. Children in Key stage one and two are given the opportunity to write a range of genres for a range of purposes. 'Talk for writing' is used to encourage children to become familiar with the features of text types. Activities such as book talk, story telling, role play and drama are an important part of the writing process. Children are shown how to plan and write both fiction and non-fiction texts and teacher's model writing as part of the lesson. Teachers give children time to review and self-evaluate their writing. Editing and publishing our writing is also an important skill the children learn to do. Teachers and children set individual writing targets together so that all children are clear about how their writing can be improved. We are a power of reading school and the children are given the opportunities to explore and write in response to high quality books that become familiar favourites. At Lainesmead, we feel that children should be given vocabulary developing opportunities so they are able to discuss and explain their ideas with confidence.