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A.P.P. in Writing - Day ONE (AF5-8)

ASSESSING PUPIL PROGRESS IN WRITING
Alan Peat

A.P.P. Child SpeakThe 8 assessment focuses (AFs) for writing describe thekeyelements of performance in this attainment target. They are linked to the National Curriculum programmes of study and the level descriptions and are designed to give a detailed, analytic view of pupils’ attainment across all the key stages and in all types of writing.” -
The National Strategies

Aim: To ‘unpick’ AF 5-8 AND, for the first time, provide ALL participants with LEVELLED teaching strategies which will facilitate transition from level 1-2 / 2-3 / 3-4 and 4-5 thereby moving participants towards a WHOLE SCHOOL APPROACH to all of the writing elements included in APP.

This programe includes:


AF5


Vary sentences for clarity, purpose and effect

AF6

Write with technical accuracy of syntax and punctuation in phrases, clauses and sentences

AF7

Select appropriate and effective vocabulary

AF8

Use correct spelling

Alan will present a range of PRACTICAL ideas to ensure whole school consistency in this key area ofthe raising standards agenda.
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Top A.P.P. in Writing - Day TWO (AF1-4)

ASSESSING PUPIL PROGRESS IN WRITING
Alan Peat

Please note that attendance at both days will give participants a complete overview and full understanding of a whole school approach to APP.

They will gain the confidence to make APP in Writing a valuable aspect of the ‘Raising Writing Standards’ agenda.

Aim: To ‘unpick’ AF 1-4 AND, for the first time to provide ALL participants with LEVELLED teaching strategies which will facilitate transition from level 1-2 / 2-3 / 3-4 and 4-5 thereby moving participants towards a WHOLE SCHOOL APPROACH to all the writing elements included in APP.

This programe includes:


AF1


Write imaginative, interesting and thoughtful texts

AF2

Produce texts which are appropriate to task, reader and purpose

AF3

Organise and present whole texts effectively, sequencing and structuring information, ideas and events

AF4

Construct paragraphs and use cohesion within and between paragraphs

Alan will present a range of PRACTICAL ideas to ensure whole school consistency in this key area ofthe raising standards agenda.
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Top Raising Non Fiction Writing Standards

The Whole School ‘Success’ Approach
Alan Peat

featured item“Raising Non Fiction Writing Standards, the Whole School ‘Success’ Approach” provides teachers with proven, effective strategies to help improve pupils’ writing in this vital aspect of the literacy curriculum.


SUCCESS
During the day, Alan will explain and expand on ideas from his bestselling book: Improving Non-Fiction Writing at Key Stages 1 and 2: the Success Approach (Nash Pollock Publishing).
Lynn Houston, from Anglesey Primary School, Lozells, Birmingham said in an email to Alan:

“Just a little note to let you know how the SATs went. We’re really delighted with the results. What I’m most pleased about is the difference made in Years 3, 4 and 5 by the use of the adapted frames from SUCCESS. About 40% of Year 5 are already operating at Level 4 – this will make our job in Year 6 much less pressured next year. Your ‘whole school’ approach is doing the trick. You’ve made a big difference to a lot of children – I feel you should know that.”

Alan Peat has an international reputation for INSET and conference teacher training which make a real difference to standards in writing and reading.

Many teachers have already used the SUCCESS approach and report that it really has led to their pupils gaining greater understanding of non-fiction forms and improved the standard of their writing. It follows the key principles of Assessment for Learning by providing specific objectives for pupils’ learning, clear success criteria and self & peer evaluation as an integral part of the writing process.

The acronym SUCCESS is used because the approach provides Structural Understanding, Confident Composition and Evaluation of Self. Through a clear focus on these three key areas, pupils gain confidence across the full range of non-fiction text forms.

The course provides participants with practical whole school and classroom approaches for teaching all of the non-fiction text forms included in the Literacy Framework. Links to the end of Key Stage 2 SAT will also be made throughout the day.

Participants will gain:

  • a wealth of practical ideas for working with children,
  • details of activities for teachers and examples of children’s work using SUCCESS
  • insights and understanding of the SUCCESS approach
  • and its critical features which emphasise the sharing of:
    -learning intentions with pupils
    -assessment criteria for feedback and marking/peer and selfassessment
    -essential review time and flexibility
    -guided sessions for explicit formative assessment.

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Top The 6 Keys to OUTSTANDING Shared & Guided Reading

A brand new workshop for KS1 and KS2
Alan Peat

featured itemNOT TO BE MISSED by literacy leaders, KS1 and KS2 teachers or anyone interested in the fundamental importance of making reading enjoyable and engaging.

 

This programme includes:

  • Motivational lesson openings
  • Practical strategies to generate interest prior to reading
  • Sharpening target setting – talk target cards
  • Critical thinking questioning in guided reading sessions
  • Transformational response strategies – developing ‘deep reading’
  • Effective lesson closure

If you are wanting professional development on reading that isn’t just reliant on phonics and which enables a ‘whole school’ approach based on exciting pedagogy then this conference is for you!

...to imbue our children with a love of reading – we get ourselves hot and bothered about the teaching
of reading, about synthetic phonics... ... and we forget that none of it is much use unless children really want to read in the first place.

Michael Morpurgo

Royal Society of Literature Review 2008

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Top Raising Narrative Writing Standards

The Whole School Approach N—Y6
Alan Peat

IF YOU WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR CHILDREN’S NARRATIVE WRITING—WITHOUT PUTTING
THEM OFF WRITING COMPLETELY—THIS IS THE COURSE FOR YOU!

featured itemOne of Alan’s most popular and effective courses, RAISING NARRATIVE WRITING STANDARDS: THE WHOLE SCHOOL APPROACH starts with the youngest pupils in primary schools and Alan’s game to develop ‘story sense’ - ‘Boxing Clever’. In an ideas-packed day, with material for ALL year groups, Alan will cover:

  • Meaningful target setting for ALL pupils with Alan’s Visual Talk/Writing Target cards
  • Effective punctuation
  • Creative multi-sensory story setting (see this year’s writing SAT!)
  • How to start and end a story
  • The importance of dilemma in a powerful piece of writing
  • Better characterisation
  • Word Games to help develop a love of literacy
  • Motivating the most reluctant writers—including boys!
  • AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!This programme includes:

Dear Alan, Please find attached our Ofsted report! As you can see we've been judged outstanding!! We are, needless to say, delighted that everyone's hard work and
dedication have been acknowledged in such a lovely report.

The team were very impressed with the work that they saw going on with "Boxing Clever" and acknowledged it in the report.”

Kathryn Marston

Sunshine Infant School
Walsall

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Top Developing Early Writing

Nursery—Y2
Alan Peat

A MUST FOR ALL EARLY YEARS TEACHERS!

Participants will be given a wealth of practical new ideas which can be used in the busy classroom to enhance pupils' understanding of the writing process. A particular feature of the day will be how to link early reading and writing experiences more closely. Participants will also learn how to better develop the pupils' sense of story and non-fiction forms.

Developing a 'story' sense
Using Alan's ’Boxing Clever’ game, participants will learn how to 'make' stories with Nursery and Reception age pupils so that they physically sequence all the elements of narrative. Joint book making activities which relate to this will also be explored. Alan will expand on the game to show how it can be adapted with pupils in Y1 and Y2 as well as modelling simplified versions for use in Nursery classes.

Writing for a range of purposes (writing with children!)
Listing opportunities, early instructional writing; shifting the 'accent' from mark making to meaning.

Links will be made to a range of the stepping stones as well as Level 1-3 criteria.

Analysing pupils' writing to inform future progress Nursery—Y2
The session uses examples of early writing and considers practical strategies for assisting writers from the pre-phonemic stage through to Level 2/3

Making early writing fun!
If we want to raise standards we need to make the process of writing fun! Alan will consider early collaborative writing games, ways the teacher can model the writing process and methods of increasing the impact of writing in a structured 'play' context.

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Top Raising Standards in Maths by Making it Fun Again

KS1 & 2
Anthony Reddy

A whole day of inspirational maths ideas!

This conference will enable teachers to experience a varied and FUN selection of ideas to help primary aged children recall facts quickly and use them appropriately in other calculations.

The two sessions on ‘recall’ and ‘playing with numbers’ will give participants a wealth of new ideas and strategies to use in their classroom to develop a repertoire of mental calculation techniques and trickery!

The day includes:

  • Mental recall ideas:-
    • Chanting and singing
    • ‘Mad minutes’
    • ICT based recall games and activities
    • Practical resources
    • Dice and recall games
  • Playing with numbers:-
    • ‘Using what you know’ - finding further facts
    • Alternative strategies—subtraction and multiplication
    • Choosing calculations
    • Maths Magic

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Top Raising Achievement in Writing

Sustainable Approaches for Nursery - Year 6
Lynn Houston

WHOLE SCHOOL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Lynn Houston is available for a limited number of dates during 2009 onwards to deliver whole-school training for individual schools or small clusters of schools.

Both whole day courses share the established Alan Peat Ltd approach: useful, practical ideas which WILL improve writing standards.

This training can be delivered in-school or at Chatterley Whitfield in the excellent
conference facility there

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Top Assessing Writing using AFL and APP Strategies


Lynn Houston

WHOLE SCHOOL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Lynn Houston is available for a limited number of dates during 2009 onwards to deliver whole-school training for individual schools or small clusters of schools.

Both whole day courses share the established Alan Peat Ltd approach: useful, practical ideas which WILL improve writing standards.

This training can be delivered in-school or at Chatterley Whitfield in the excellent
conference facility there

Booking form