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Cardinal Road Nursery & Infant School

‘Creating Opportunities’

Mark Making

Making their mark – children’s early writing Penny Tassoni

Mark Matters Document 2018

'When children are making these early marks, they are practising to hold a pencil and are attempting to control their marks with their muscles. This enhances their physical development by improving their fine motor skills and helps to develop their hand- eye coordination.' (Importance of Mark Making from Early Years Resources 2018).

Lots of opportunities for mark making

Some of our children are beginning to write letter-like shapes in the mark making. Some of the them are even writing their names either independently or by using their name cards.


The children love the RWI sessions they have every week. They feel all grown up 'like the big children.'



RWI Phonic Chart from Carlton Junior and Infants School