Literacy Support Blog

The One Editorial literacy blog brings you topical articles, news and guidance created by literacy experts.

Literacy Support Blog

With a range of experience, knowledge and skills our literacy experts have created the One Editorial literacy support blog; offering advice on whole-school literacy concepts, practical classroom ideas and up to date research.

Literacy

2017 KS2 Reading Test

By Laura Lodge on

In May, teachers waited with bated breath to see how challenging the 2017 KS2 SATs would be, with reading being under particular scrutiny given last year’s demoralising test. The general consensus has been that this year’s reading test was fairer...

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Literacy

KS1 and KS2 Content Domains

By Jo Gray on

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Reading has been high on the list of priorities for many schools since the New Curriculum in 2014; if it wasn't on your school’s radar in 2014 with the increased curriculum standards, it certainly was after the KS2 SATs reading paper in 2016...

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Literacy

Improving Literacy in KS2

By Laura Lodge on

Last week, the EEF published their latest guidance report, ‘Improving Literacy in Key Stage Two’. The report builds upon the KS1 version issued in September 2016 and evaluates a number of common approaches to literacy in primary schools, providing objective opinion and evidence to promote best practice.

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Literacy

Key Dates for Writing Moderation

By Laura Lodge on

In the last week, schools should have received confirmation as to whether an external moderation visit will take place for either KS1 or KS2 assessments. Although moderation can be seen as stressful, the process is supportive and worthwhile...

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Literacy

Grammar Curriculum Criticised

By One Education on

Government advisers add their voices to criticism of the primary grammar curriculum. On Tuesday, as the nation’s year six children were getting ready to take their SATs SPaG test, further academic weight was added to the evidence against its very existence.

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Literacy

How children learn to read

By Jo Gray on

There has been a lot written recently on reading; it is a skill that all children should be entitled to master. It is a skill that is fundamental to succeeding in school, in work, and in life, but how do children really learn to read? What are we trying to teach them?

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