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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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...
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.
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.
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?