Writing Workshop

Report
Year 6
Writing Workshop
English
What do your children learn?
Speaking
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Listening
Reading
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Writing
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Taught every year.
Assessed at the end of each key stage.
Phonics - letters and sounds becoming words.
Comprehension – understanding of the words.
Spelling.
Handwriting.
Sentence structure and punctuation - accurate writing of
sentences.
Grammar - choosing the correct words so the sentences make sense.
Composition and Effect – writing a text in the correct way to do a job
(inform, describe, persuade).
New Curriculum
September 2014
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What is the National Curriculum?
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A document that tells schools what they must teach.
Why is it changing?
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The current curriculum is now 14 years old and
the Government believe that it is out of date and is
no longer satisfactory.
What is new?
YEAR 6
SPaG Test
Handwriting
Writing
•Use and understanding of grammar.
•Use and understanding of technical terms.
•Spelling test – now worth 20 marks instead of 7.
•Joined, legible and formed correctly.
•A move away from word processing.
•No test.
•Level given must be reflected across several
pieces of work.
Working Together
child
home
school
How To Help Your Child at Home
Talk
Environment
Opportunities
Read
•Practise ‘good grammar’.
•Can’t write in sentences if you don’t speak in sentences.
•Quiet place to write – table.
•No background noise.
•Equipment – paper, pens, pencils, dictionary.
•Thank you letters, diaries, shopping lists etc.
•Model writing.
•Regularly – for enjoyment as well as school books.
Further Support
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https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/grammar-games
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/spelling_grammar/
http://resources.woodlandsjunior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/literacy2.htm
http://www.funbrain.com/grammar/
http://www.english-online.org.uk/games/gamezone2.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/english

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