At Stanbridge Primary School, we use the below writing grids to regularly gather evidence of what children can do across a range of writing. The principle behind them is that each year group’s grid features key learning from previous year groups so that all learning is constantly reinforced and re-taught.
This will ensure that children reach the end of Y6 with the knowledge and skills needed to achieve age related expectations, reflecting the new assessment guidelines from The Standards & Testing Agency.
As a picture of the child as a writer is gradually built up across the year, gaps in learning can clearly be seen and most importantly they can be addressed. A large amount of evidence can be gathered from one piece of writing or just one piece of key evidence spotted in a piece.
Reading is taught and assessed daily using the below grids. There is a focus on specific skills: inference, understanding new vocabulary, summarising, predicting and explaining with evidence from the text. Children in Years 1-6 will also complete a standardised assessment to strengthen our approach.