Big Writing – the whole school writing programme - which was introduced a number of years ago - has been very successful and all classes will continue to participate in these lessons every Friday. The children work on basic skills for the first part of the session followed by the extended writing session in the final part of the lesson. The talk homework, which the children will bring home on Mondays, will be crucial to the success of the Friday session, as this dialogue between parent and child will help to prepare them for whatever topic is presented in these sessions. We look forward to continued parental support with this programme and thank all those of you who have consistently discussed topics with children. It is certainly evident that parental input has benefitted the childrens’ writing progress greatly.