Maximising progress in writing: Suffolk project

As part of a school-led action research project, groups of primary schools across Suffolk have identified  priority areas to develop. Lowestoft Network identified writing as their priority area.  With support from Suffolk’s Learning and Improvement Service, it was decided to use a Lesson Study approach as a means of collaborative planning, teaching, observing & reflecting on learning in order to maximise progress.

34 teachers from eighteen Lowestoft Primary schools are involved in the project.

You can download their case reports by clicking on the links below:

KS1 Case study Elm Tree CPS Lucy Parker

  • Motivation? Confidence? Nuts and Bolts? Experience? Why are some children not fulfilling their potential?

KS1 Case study Northfield St Nicholas PS Gemma Constantine

  • Maximising the use of speaking and listening to improve the quality of storywriting.

KS1 Case Study Whitton Green Jacqui Pennington

  • Why doesn't his writing get better? How can I help him write on his own?

KS2 Case study Kevin Wright Poplars PS

  • Enabling students to become confident writers through maximum use of experiential activities and establishing a clear purpose for writing.

KS2 Case Study Pakefield Rebecca Haste

  • The aim of this Lesson Study was to try and improve independence and the quality of writing through creative curriculum lessons.

KS1 Case Study Carlton Colville Angela Tregear

  • How to persuade children that writing is useful and fun.

KS2 Oulton Broad Primary School, Lowestoft

  • How does providing a strong focus on reading and speaking and listening impact on the quality of writing?
  • Does teacher demonstration of the conventions of writing, as well as the modelling of imaginative ideas, improve on the content of the writing produced?




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