Mark Making to Writing – Focusing on the Progression from ‘Developmental Pathways’ to Progression Step 1
Mark making is integral to the process of creating confident and competent writers.
“Being able to assign meaning to marks is a creative endeavour that enables children to begin the journey of written communication, be that in drawings, writing or mathematical marks” (A curriculum for funded non – maintained nursery settings p29)
- explore the stages of mark making leading to letter formation within rich and meaningful contexts
- highlight drawing as a precursor to writing, storytelling and cognitive development indicator
- share specific characteristics of high-quality provision which appropriately facilitate and support children’s early writing in nursery and reception classes
- emphasise the importance of dance, music and rhyme in supporting fine/gross motor skill development