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What Does My Marking Mean?


Rationale


Marking is an essential part of planning, teaching and learning. Responding to pupils work through constructive comments acknowledges achievement, promotes positive attitudes and behaviour and leads to an improvement in standards.

 

Teachers follow an agreed system and consistent procedures in responding to pupils work in order to give clear messages to pupils, parents and other teachers about individual progress. We use our judgement as professionals in a constructive way when working with young learners to take them forward.

 

Aims


  • To raise standards
  • To assist learning
  • To provide information for assessment
  • To encourage, motivate, support and promote positive attitudes
  • To inform planning
  • To clear up misunderstandings
  • To recognise achievement and progress towards the learning objective
  • To provide constructive feedback
  • To show pupils that we value work
  • To allow pupils to reflect on their past performances and to set new targets together with the teacher
  • To provide pupils with opportunities to assess their own work and that of others
  • To encourage a dialogue between teacher and child

 

KS1 Daily Literacy and Numeracy Books


  • Marking is to be done in pink and green.

 

Tickled pink – all positive responses

 

Green for growth – all corrections and targets

 

  • Marking should be completed in school.
  • Literacy books must be marked daily.
  • Symbols to be given to each child for every piece of work as a target for them to achieve during the lesson.
  • Symbols drawn in a thought bubble at the top right of the page, are for pupil assessment. Symbol drawn at the bottom of the page are for teacher assessment within Literacy.
  • It is the teachers’ discretion as to how many symbols a child is given, however this should not exceed a maximum of 3 per lesson.
  • At the end of every piece of work the symbols that were given should be reviewed/ marked by colouring them in either pink if met or green if they need to continue with the target.
  • Any green symbols should be continued into the child’s next piece of work.
  • Children who are 2b and above must be given written comments instead of the symbols.
  • If L.O is met the full L.O is highlighted in Pink e.g. L.O – To write a rhyming poem
  • If L.O is partly met just the L.O is highlighted e.g.  L.O – To write a rhyming poem
  • If L.O is not met none of the L.O is highlighted and a comment as to why they did not meet it must be written in green.
  • Every teacher guided group must have their books marked in detail (every group should have 1 piece of detailed marking once a week). This should include 1 star and 1 simple wish for the next day.
  • TA guided groups should also have a written comment done by the TA.
  • Codes must be used during guided groups to say whether the children have achieved their L.O. The correct code must be put in the top right corner of the pupil’s work S – any additional support T- Teacher, TA -Teaching Assistant. However, if the pupil then completes the work independently an ‘I’ will also be put in the top right corner. (e.g. T I = teacher group but done independently or T = Teacher group supported)
  • Self and peer assessment is crucial and must be done in yellow for self assessment and blue for peer assessment.

 

KS1 Symbols for Literacy


 

Aa

 

Capital letters

 

 

 ______

 

 

Writing on the line

 

C

 

Connectives

 

.

 

Full stops

 

 

W

 

 

Wow words

 

,

 

Commas

 

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Finger spaces

 

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Used Phonics

 

?

 


Question marks

 

H

 

 

Handwriting

 

O

 

 

Openers

 

“ ”

 

 

Speech marks

 

P

 

 

Paragraphs

 

 

 

 


KS2 Daily Literacy and Numeracy books


  • Marking to be done in pink and green.

 

Tickled pink – all positive responses

 

Green for growth – all corrections and targets

 

  • Marking should be completed in school.
  • Literacy and Numeracy books must be marked daily.
  • Children who are 2b and above must be given written comments instead of the symbols.
  • If L.O is met the full L.O is highlighted in Pink e.g. L.O – To write a rhyming poem
  • If L.O is partly met just the L.O is highlighted e.g.  L.O – To write a rhyming poem
  • If L.O is not met none of the L.O is highlighted and a comment as to why they did not meet it must be written in green.
  • Every teacher guided group must have their books marked in detail (every group should have 1 piece of detailed marking once a week). This should include 1 star and 1 simple wish for the next day.
  • TA guided groups should also have a written comment done by the TA.
  • Codes must be used during guided groups to say whether the children have achieved their L.O. The correct code must be put in the top right corner of the pupil’s work S – any additional support T- Teacher, TA -Teaching Assistant. However, if the pupil then completes the work independently an ‘I’ will also be put in the top right corner. (e.g. T I = teacher group but done independently or T = Teacher group supported)
  • Self and peer assessment is crucial and must be done in yellow for self assessment and blue for peer assessment.
  • Children should be given the opportunity to self correct and this should be done in red.

 

Weekly Literacy and Numeracy Targets


  • Sheet must be stuck in neatly on the reverse of the front cover.
  • Targets to be written in green for growth.
  • Weekly Target to be set ready for Monday’s Literacy and Numeracy lesson.
  • Time must be given for the children to read their new targets and to be reminded about them throughout the week.
  • Targets must be child friendly, short and measurable.
  • Does not have to be APP related.
  • Symbols could be used for children 2c and below.
  • Smiley face to be coloured in pink if met and green if not met.
  • First smiley face is for self assessment, second smiley face for teacher assessment.
  • Review of target to be done at the end of week – Friday.
  • If a child is absent they must do this on their first day back.
  • KS2 children to write target review
  • KS1 teachers or TAs to discuss review with children and then write response.
  • Both KS1 and KS2 must provide evidence of where the target has been met.

 

Date: 22/03/2013

Target: To use adjectives within writing.

 

Review: I have used adjectives in my work on the 26/03/13 and 28/03/13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • If children do not meet their target they must say why, do they need help, did they not understand the target or was it too difficult to meet in one week?
  • If a target has not been met on 2 occasions then written in the review section would be that this target would be a focus within an intervention session.

 

Creative Writing


  • Marking must be completed before the next creative writing lesson.
  • Appropriate APP sheet must be stuck in neatly on the reverse of the front cover.
  • APP sheet must be updated on a weekly basis.
  • Coloured VCOP Grid must be stuck in on the left hand page at the top and all marking below it.
  • Previous target must be commented on first in either pink or green depending on whether the target has been met.
  • At KS1, for children 2c and below, a stamp may be used, either green or pink, to show whether the target has been met.
  • The children will then be given 2 stars, written in pink, which must be relevant to APP or genre features.
  • A new target will then be set in green.
  •  If a child does not meet a target on two occasions, written for the review must be that this target will become their weekly Literacy target.
  • Self and peer assessment is crucial and must be done in yellow for self assessment and blue for peer assessment.

 

KS1 and KS2 Foundation subject Books


  • Marking is to be done in pink and green.

 

Tickled pink – all positive responses

 

Green for growth – all corrections and targets

 

  • Marking should be completed in school.
  • Books must be marked before the next lesson.
  • If L.O is met the full L.O is highlighted in Pink e.g. L.O – To write a rhyming poem
  • If L.O is partly met just the L.O is highlighted e.g.  L.O – To write a rhyming poem
  • If L.O is not met none of the L.O is highlighted and a comment as to why they did not meet it must be written in green
  • Self and peer assessment is crucial and must be done in yellow for self assessment and blue for peer assessment.

 
 
Contact

Seymour Road Academy

Seymour Road South
Clayton
Manchester

M11 4PR


Tel: 0161 370 2616
Fax:
Email: admin@seymourroad.manchester.sch.uk

 
 
 
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