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Speaking and listening

Explains how in Year 6 speaking and listening, as well as being critical skills in their own right, continue to form the foundation of reading and writing skills, and of the development of mathematical thinking and ideas across a broad and rich curriculum. Some of the key aspects covered include: Oral and mental work in mathematics, persuasion, improvised and scripted drama, and discussions and debates on the accuracy of measurement.

The National Strategies Last update: 2011

Creating and shaping texts

ICT based activities that support children's writing in Years 5 and 6 through creating and shaping texts. Activities include: ICT instructional texts, multimedia books, persuasive text through TV advertisements, Screen recorder to record ICT procedures.

The National Strategies Last update: 2011

Planning guidance supporting learning and teaching of literacy: Year 5

General guidelines on year 5 literacy units. The areas of work include plays and scripts, non-fiction and poetry.

The National Strategies Last update: 2011

Planning guidance supporting learning and teaching of literacy: Year 4

Outline guidance for Year 4 literacy units. The areas of work include plays and scripts, non-fiction and poetry.

The National Strategies Last update: 2011

Primary literacy: The Midnight Fox

Teaching notes for the Year 5 and 6 literacy unit, 'The Midnight Fox', based on a children's novel written by Betsy Byars. 'This is part of the web-based literacy support set of materials for Year 5 and 6 primary teachers.

The National Strategies Last update: 2011

Boys' writing: Year 3 'The Iron Giant'

Case study looking at raising boys' achievements in literacy through studying characters' feelings and behaviours, and looking at author techniques. A variety of literacy strategies, including dramatic, are used. The case study covers: School context; Class context; Reasons for choosing focus children; Reasons for choosing focus objectives, text types and outcomes; Impact on children and their writing; Visual and drama strategies used during the project. Includes exemplar teacher planning.

The National Strategies Last update: 2011

Impact

The impact of a case study focusing on planning opportunities for talk throughout the curriculum. This is part of the 'Talk for writing' set of case studies. This case study includes the aims, procedure, outcomes and the key findings of the study.

The National Strategies Last update: 2011

Pupils' skills and achievement in speaking and listening

Three downloadable planning resources to gauge the strength and scope of long- and medium-term plans for the teaching of speaking and listening.

The National Strategies Last update: 2011

Planning guidelines for Year 5 literacy lessons

An outline of Year 5 literacy units of work, showing which units are exemplified. This document was produced in 2008.

The National Strategies Last update: 2011

Planning guidelines for Year 3 literacy lessons

An outline of Year 3 literacy units of work, showing which units are exemplified. This document was produced in 2008.

The National Strategies Last update: 2011