Writing forms a significant part of all subjects across the curriculum. We pride ourselves on good presentation skills in literacy and therefore we teach children at the Mount Stewart School to write using a cursive script from the beginning of their time here. We know that using a cursive script helps most children become more confident, fluent writers and also helps improve spelling.
Our consistent aim is for all our children to develop into skilful and imaginative writers across the curriculum. Writing is organised around a clear learning sequence where-by children study and engage with a high-quality model text and practice the grammar skills necessary for the specific genre, before progressing into extended writing and editing independently.
We encourage all children to be able to read and write in cursive script and reward all children when they make progress in reading and writing across the curriculum areas.