Writing skills are a key priority within the school. It plays a major role in all areas of our curriculum; children use writing to model their development and understanding. Our English curriculum is text-based, giving children a purpose for writing. We encourage children to explore texts and we foster and encourage them to use their imagination to create pieces of writing. Within all units of writing we stress the importance of spelling, punctuation, grammar and presentation. The correct formation of letters and the development of a cursive style of writing begins at a very early stage in Herne CE Infant School, and is taught progressively throughout the school, with the aim to have the children writing in a joined cursive style by the time they commence in the Juniors (Year 3).