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loopylau



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:06 pm    Post subject: Level 3 writing Reply with quote

Hi just wondering if anyone knows where i can find examples of ks1 level 3 writing.  I'm beginning to think about SATs and my level 3 writers and want to know what sort of things get sent off with level 3 writing scripts.

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cottage



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this any use?

http://www.jmes.co.uk/WritingSamples.aspx
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bloott



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We went through this "standardised file" on a "New to Y2" course this week:
http://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/node/151891
Very scary - made me realise how far off L3 my dear ones are... But the main point that came across was that the child needs to be L3 consistently across all their work, so wherever they do writing eg: Topic, RE as well as in the literacy books. Hope this helps.
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whodbeateacher



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remember that the 'Julia' example is SECURE level 3 (ie 3B) and it is only one example.  

3C work will look different - showing elements of Level 3 across the board in most (not all) writing.
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dillsage



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, but also remember that if they get '3c' in KS1 SATs, the system records it as 3b and the year 3 teacher may well then be expected to get them to 4c by the end of year 3!!!!  (I speak as a grumpy year 3/4 teacher.)

Why on earth the standards files don't have any examples of level 3 from year 3 or year 4 pupils I do not know.  I know level 3 should look the same from any year group, but the input to a year 5 pupil ('Jason') just isn't the same as the input to a year 3 pupil - and 'Julia' is clearly not an average pupil at all.  'Julia' and 'Jason' are useful - but not as useful as an ordinary example from a child that has had the year 3 curriculum.  (Sorry.  Bee in my bonnet.)  And why no 3c examples?
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whodbeateacher



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Totally agree dillsage.  I raised the issue of no 3c examples with local auth and was beaten back for raising my head above the parapet with no real reason given why there were none.  So I'm always very cautious about giving Level 3 particularly in writing at the end of the year (I teach Year 2).

As you say, Level 3 should be the same from year to year but in reality the input they've had does make a difference.

So my advice would be go with your gut feeling.  If in doubt, don't give Level 3 despite pressure.
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dillsage



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

whodbeateacher - interesting that you too have been 'beaten back' for asking questions - we encourage children to ask questions, but if adults do it they're considered troublemakers!  (It's happened to me several times - you'd think I'd learn, but I don't - I want to know the answers!)
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whodbeateacher



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I notice you're Midlands  - me too!
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