At CEC Year Seven students now have the opportunity to celebrate and exhibit their writing using the new Writing Progress Wall in the library.
Mrs McCarthy-Patmore, Miss Telford and the Literacy team have been working together to create this display of our student’s writing. Every few weeks our students write a new timed piece using and applying all of their writing skills. They discuss these pieces of writing with their English teacher and agree targets designed to further improve their written work. Each progress piece reflects the rising standard of a student’s writing and celebrates their achievement and progress. The display also provides exemplars for students to look at and which can be used to support their understanding of how they can further improve their own writing.
As our Year Seven students arrive on campus they write a first piece in the autumn which is constantly displayed beside the most recent piece of writing and reflects the progress made throughout the academic year. The year’s set of writing wall pieces will be kept and then passed on into the following year as a valuable record of the student’s progress in writing. This system of progress writing walls links to the system used in our primary phase and as our school grows and we have year six writers, their final piece of writing will be used as the first piece in year seven. This will ensure that our secondary phase staff will have a very good understanding of the writing abilities of new students and help to provide outstanding cross phase transition for all of our students.
This writing display also includes a system of red badges used to communicate the differing stages of attainment across year seven and giving descriptions of different aspects of the writing. There are also blue badges on the display which are used on displays across the school to highlight examples of where students use school values such as Perseverance to support their own learning.
We believe that our Writing Progress Wall will be a fantastic way to display and celebrate our student’s writing and we hope you will pop in and see it for yourself!