- So I recently blogged about my passion and eagerness to get started with all the things I have learnt through the training with Alison Philipson.
I feel like our ‘Theme’ subject in year one has had a great turn around. The children have formed simpler sentences and we have spent more time practising and creating actions for sentences before writing them down. This has allowed children to focus on remembering capital letters, full stops and finger spaces and we are just practising that non stop!
I also encourage children to use their environment to help them write. Including prompts and tricky words that are displayed on a working wall.
Here is an example of how the use of talk for writing has helped a child write independently:
We used talk for writing to create a recount of our winter walk.
As you can see, this child hasn’t constantly remembered to use capital letters and full stops but has attempted to use them in most sentences. This is a child that previously forgot to put them in at all without a prompt! This child has also done a brilliant job at using their phonics knowledge to spell words.
I think for the end of January this writing is great and I can’t wait to see the outcomes in July!
Many more writing outcomes to come!
I have also set up an assessment folder based on AP Literacy assessment. It gives a clear link to the National Curriculum and where a child is at if they are working towards, meeting or greater depth.
I am going to assess each child with this, noting down what they can do independently.
Keep a look out for more writing posts!