This unit of work was designed by two teachers, one a writing moderator and literacy lead, still practising in year 6. Collaborative learning is a key aspect to building the foundations of our work so there are opportunities for mixed ability seating whether you set or not.
This unit of work is to designed to push writers towards the expected standard and beyond whilst using formal writing and a scientific report. The children will first have to complete an experiment of your choice, we chose lung capacity as it was science week. Then children record their findings as a class.
Children are given the opportunity to use a range of elements from the Teacher Assessment Framework. In this piece there is the opportunity to showcase almost all the elements: use of subheadings and headings ,use of colons, a range of cohesive devices, a range of tenses, passive voice, opportunities for higher-level punctuation, distinguishing between tone and a range of clause structures.
The unit provides a model which can be annotated and amended to suit all abilities. As well as the model, we have created a background which you can write on to add a bit of wow to your writing.
Overall this unit gives the user ample opportunities to refine skills, assess writing (self, peer or teacher), draft, edit and up level writing.