To distinguish writing as separate from drawing To write with individual units Expanding name writing from initial letter to complete name Create sign-in for high-traffic centers. Incorporate writing into play activities e. Initiate opportunities to write down the words children speak. Ask children to tell you about their drawing and write their words.
I am in my 2nd year of teaching and 2nd year in reception so this year I have had a big push on self initiated wriiting I have made loads of proformas with vehichles etc 4 the boys not stereotying much but that's what their interested in with the girls who love drawing me pictures I have praised them loads if they write a sentece underneath this is working and now the kids 4 or them do pics without me asking and write something.
Even with all this evidence we have been told that our children aee not capable of achieving any more than 6 points in all the areas and we aren't going to give them more than that!
I have a 6 children who are currently a 7 in all the areas and 2 of them who is working at point 9 in numeracy plays addition and subtraction games independently upto 30 and knows number bonds to 12 and in literacy has written 3 stories 2 were self initiated.
After a 2 hour debate with the FS manager who spends 1day a week in the 60 place unit she says she doesnlt see them doing enough self initiated writing! These 6 ch produce about 3 pieces a week self initiated and a couple of adult directed a week for a reception child I think this is enough.
I was so annoyed about her comments and am feeling really down about the whole thing mainly that I have spent hours writing observations to get evidence for these high points and setting up challenged to stretch the HA children.
I asked the Y1 teacher just by chance as she was walking by to level this work for me and showed her his book which is full of writing loads of self initiated she said he was definatly a 1C probably 1B by end of year.
I am at a struggling school in Leeds and our KS2 results are very poor according to the LEA advisor our reception scores can't be this high if our KS2 results are so low. I beg to differ and was so angry I did actually argue with her!!
We have a good cohort of children who are very bright. I am adamant that these children will have the points they deserve but leadership is telling me I can't'. Anyone else been told to keep their scores to no higher than 6?
I wouldn't mind doing this but last year I had 2 children in my class who were working at the same level as this group of 6 and I have heard the y1 teacher saying they are now a secure level 2.
This surely proves I know what I'm on about when it comes to levelling. Oh and leadership is also saying not to look at the examples in the FS handbook!!!
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