2014 Age 9-11: Y5/6 (4/5 Grade US) Feedback from Day 2


Teachers were focusing more on effect on the reader in children’s writing.

In one school success criteria were pasted in children’s books as school policy and not co-constructed with children having less ownership.

Criteria had been created using the teacher doing it wrong strategy.

Peer marking using criteria took time to develop and train but children were more engaged and have a better perception of what is required.

LO Writing a letter of complaint

Before I asked the children to write I asked ‘How do you want your reader to feel after they have read your letter? What would you like them to do?’
Child 1: I would like the reader to feel unhappy in a guilty way. I would like the reader to give me a full refund and sign up for a monthly health and hygiene inspection.
Teacher: How would you achieve that?
Child 1: I might use imperative verbs like ‘I demand..
Child 2: I want them to feel ashamed of themselves. I want them to sack the person. I want a refund.”

Simon Collis, Emmaus Primary School


Peter Hardwick | headteacher@beck.sheffield.sch.uk