This year we are continuing to use a system we introduced last year to help improve the quality of children’s writing. We want to help the children use the things that they have been taught to help them achieve their writing goals therefore we are using a system called Non-negotiables.
Our first non-negotiables are to use:
- Capital letters
- Finger spaces
- Full stops
- Think it, say it, and write it.
When the children use these consistently in their writing they are rewarded with a writer’s medal. The non-negotiables will change for each individual child as they progress throughout year 2. Children will be given time in each session to check back through their work to make sure they have remembered these features of good writing.