Junior Leadership Team pupil voice

We met with our Junior Leadership Team to find out their views on writing within the school. 

This was a very valuable meeting and it was lovely to hear their opinions on the teaching and learning of writing across the school. Here are some of our findings:

  • On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you like writing?  10 out of 13 children gave a score of 10, 3 out of 13 children gave a score of 9.
  • What sort of writing do you enjoy most?  The children particularly enjoy: poems, stories, diaries, reports.
  • What do you find easy about writing?  The children find handwriting and coming up with ideas easy.
  • What is hard about writing?  The children find vocabulary and punctuation difficult.
  • What do you need to do in order to improve your writing?  The children shared some of their next steps/targets: extend my punctuation; use full stops; use modal verbs; use capital letters and full stops; check my spelling; join my handwriting.
  • What does the teacher do that helps you write well?  The following things help us write well: SPAG lessons; displays; flipcharts; washing lines; story maps; Writer's Toolkits; teacher modelling; videos/dvds; making it fun!
  • What stops you from writing well?  The following things stop us from writing well: people distracting us; managing our own distractions; rushing our work; not having enough room.
  • Think about your best piece of writing - what made it so good?  'I enjoyed writing a story because it was fun using my imagination and thinking of ideas.'  'My presentation and handwriting made it my best piece of work.'  I loved writing my Batman story because I used powerful verbs and wrote multi-clause sentences.'

Take a look at some pictures from our meeting below. 

Mrs Williamson and Miss Fisher