This is a collection of six lesson primary Literacy observations ranging from reception to year six.
These professionally filmed sessions include lesson plans, professional feedback reports, and additional resources to use in staff training and development.
The filmed lessons and support materials promote discussion and encourage reflection to improve observation skills and your own practice.
Lessons included in this package are:
In this early years session the focus is to inspire children to write. Previously children had found clues in the playground including droppings, bones and footprints and had to decide what creature left them. The class agreed it must be a dinosaur, making this the topic of the lesson. A range of activities including messy play encourage the children, boys in particular, to extend vocabulary and have a go at writing.
This year 1 Literacy class are looking at the topic of growing things. They have learned the story ‘The Enormous Turnip’ and the associated actions.
This lesson sees the children moving on to the ‘innovate’ stage where they begin to think about changes to the story. The story is reviewed verbally in groups. Carousels of activities to do with adjectives and improving sentences take place. Finally, the children retell the story using puppets and sequencing.
This is one of year 2 children's daily reading sessions. The focus of this session is using expression and the class is split up into 5 groups. The teacher and assistants work with 3 groups in activities such as guided reading and response, whilst the remaining children read and write independently.Year 5 Maths - Negative numbers
In this Year 4 Literacy lesson the topic is dragons and the class are looking at stories about imagined worlds. In the lead up to this session, children have done several drama-based activities, such as a dragon hunt and investigating habitats.
In this lesson the class look at forming complex sentences in their writing. This follows on from the work done on visual literacy and the focus has been on story writing. They are now at the point where they are working on the climax and resolution of their stories, and by using complex sentences they aim to improve the quality of their writing and make it more interesting to the reader.Year 6 English - Writing story endings using flashbacks
Video of narrative linked to memories of World War 2 are studied. Focuses on flashbacks in developing writing. SATS are looming, so building independence and confidence is a key part of the lesson, whilst providing opportunities for extended writing.
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