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

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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Literacy

Redressing the Balance

By Laura Lodge on

The NAHT’s independent Assessment Review Group was established in May 2016 to consider the current assessment system and propose an alternative for the future.

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Literacy

Teaching SPaG Creatively

By Laura Lodge on

Whilst children generally succeed well in SPaG assessments, the real challenge is making the learning stick. Without this, children cannot actively apply concepts in their own writing.

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Literacy

Mantle of the Expert

By Jo Gray on

With many schools tailoring the National Curriculum to appeal to the needs of their own pupils, there is no time like the present to explore and research different approaches to teaching and learning; finding the best approach to engage, motivate and inspire your children.

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