TargetHow?Resources…Success Criteria/measures Improve Writing Skills reinforce basics: punctuation, sentence variety, paragraph structure (AfL); knowledge of text types and features; purpose, audience, form; planning, drafting, editing, redrafting, proof reading (AfL/ICTAC); collaborative writing (PLTS, AfL); modelling the writing; sharing good examples of the genre; talk for writing (PLTS, AfL); writing to learn (AfL); using enquiry activities (PLTS); support for the weakest writers (NN/CS); thinking time for writing; handwriting workshops for those with needs (SEN/MJ); PMT targets for all. Text features displayed in all classrooms; Alan Peat’s Writing Frames; PPT text type features; County Purpose/Text grids; Planning Frames; PLTS; Phonics intervention; Smaller groups in English in Y6 for set 3; Use of TAs to support the weaker writers; MJ/DJW/LAB available to support with planning or team teach the lesson for the writing skills content; One to one tuition for identified pupils; TipTop paragraphs; diagrams of the structure of texts for pupils’ books; Book trawls by subject co- ordinator’s to include response to evidence of planning in all subjects’ books/folders; Better structured and detailed writing; Improved levels of writing across all subjects; Improved levels of attainment; Better redrafted and re- crafted work; Writing Skills written into schemes of work; cohort tracked throughout the year; Action plan review throughout the year; use of MJ/DJW/LAB within CPD and PMT reviews; individual portfolios of evidence (PMT) Improve Spelling Availability of spelling ages for all staff; Subject specific vocabulary on sheets in books, displayed on the walls, referred to in the spelling section in planners; Word wall with key vocabulary displays changed regularly or added to as needed; LCSW subject specific spelling grids for learning; Book trawls by subject co- ordinators to include response to evidence of better spelling in pupils’ work; Ofsted Writing Skills and Spelling Action Plan
TargetHow?Resources…Success Criteria/Measure Improve Spelling contd. LCSWC sheets for learning and testing key vocabulary; teaching of subject specific vocabulary; Learning subject specific and high frequency spellings for homework; Marking and testing high frequency words; Phonics intervention groups (CS); One to One tuition for identified pupils; encourage the use of dictionaries; reinforce spelling strategies; Subject specific vocabulary sheets for reference in pupils’ books; Spelling strategy sheets for display or use by all; Improved spelling ages; Subject specific vocabulary on display in classrooms; Improve opportunities for extended writing in non- English subject areas. Subject schemes of work review; Discussion of text types and where they can be addressed in other subjects; PLTS day incorporating extended writing skills across subjects; Knowledge of when different text types are covered in English. Time to discuss opportunities for extended writing and different text types; Extended writing opportunities within schemes of work; more extended writing pieces in pupils’ work books; individual/subject portfolios of evidence (PMT) Ofsted Writing Skills and Spelling Action Plan
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