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Reception Writing Examples

In this page, you will find some examples of what is expected of Reception writers who are meeting all the age-related requirements. SCROLL DOWN to find out what to expect from your children and some of the reasons why this is expected at Reception.


Why is this writing at the age-related expectation (ARE) for Reception?

  • Simple sentences containing 4-6 words.


  • Writing is mostly legible with most letters formed correctly (but maybe of varying sizes).



  • Most reception common exception words are spelt correctly.  Children us their taught phonics skills to attempt to spell other words.


  • Finger spaces between words.

Stickman Writing