Lewisham Literacy Strategy
Medium Term Plans

Lewisham Literacy Team have revised the medium term Literacy Plans in order to incorporate the new NLS Materials and best practice in planning and teaching.

  • The Grammar for Writing, Spelling Bank (KS2), PiPs and DEW (Developing Early Writing)(KS1) are mapped on the plans.
  • Text level work is blocked around identified focuses.
  • Each term includes focuses on non-fiction, poetry and fiction.

Medium Term Plans

These units of work have been produced to support teachers.

They aim to

  • Link reading and writing objectives so that reading work is used to support writing;
  • Work on a set of objectives over a longer block of time in order to focus on quality writing tasks;
  • Use quality children's literature as a basis for fiction work rather than a succession of decontextualised texts;
  • Provide opportunities for children to work on a more extended piece of writing;
  • Focus on moving from dependence to independence, where children are able to explore and experiment with specific techniques they have been taught both in guided and independent time. In this way children are always being shown how to be successful at something first;
  • Link guided work to focus for the teaching of the shared text level work;
  • Emphasise the use of collaborative tasks.

The units provide an outline of the text level work. Key sentence level objectives, that are linked to the text level focuses, have been identified, but may need to be added to depending on the needs of the class. Word level objectives have also been identified from the Medium Term Plans but the focus of teaching of work level objectives will need to be based on teacher's assessment of the needs of the children.

Key resources accompany the units. Those activities that have a supporting resource are indicated on the weekly plans by *R.

Although key texts have been identified for each unit, the units have been produced so that they allow for teachers to use other texts within the range.

It is envisaged that some teachers will adopt the units of work as the basis for their literacy teaching using many of the activities and resources provided, whilst others might find the basic progression of teaching through the units helpful, but want to use different texts, activities etc. that meet the particular needs of their class and school. Others may be interested to look at how someone else might tackle this work but have much more exciting ideas already!

We hope these practical materials are useful and supportive. We would appreciate any feedback on how you found them.

 

Lewisham Literacy Team
July 2001/October 2002/January 2003


Medium Term Plans - with links to weekly plans and resources

Year 1:

Term 1

Year 2:

Term 1

Term 2

Term 2

Term 3

Term 3

Year 3:

Term 1

Year 4:

Term 1

Term 2

Term 2

Term 3

Term 3

Year 5:

Term 1

Year 6:

Term 1

Term 2

Term 2

Term 3

Term 3

Talent Primary English

Talent Map