St Margaret's CofE

Primary School

A welcoming village school in the of the Rottingdean community



Your children have come home with sentence writing books.  Please encourage them to use them, focussing on using the words in the box and writing a sentence to go with the picture.  They are not limited to one sentence, if children want to write more than one, or even a story about it.  This should be encouraged!  When children are writing, we expect them to use their phonic skills to write unknown words, but 'tricky words' such as to, be, me, the etc are expected to be written correctly.  Children who have been at school this week have all got their 'Tricky Word Books' filled up with all 8 cards, regardless of where they currently are.  I have also put a sheet here for them to refer to. 


As wrong as it may feel, a typical sentence from a Reception child may look something like this...


Jack went up the been stork and sor a big carsll.