Years 3&4 Writing Assessment and Moderation: Securing age-related expectations

November 9, 2022 10:00 am £50 Online

Session runs 10am – 12noon

This series of three sessions aims to support Year 3 and Year 4 teachers to develop their understanding and application of the National Curriculum requirements for Writing through termly opportunities to meet and moderate with colleagues. 

Teachers may attend all three sessions or select individual sessions from the series. 

The journey towards end of KS2 standards requires all teachers to have a secure understanding of the expectations for their own year group, as well as an overall awareness of the progression across KS2. This series of sessions is designed to give lower KS2 teachers the opportunity to consider the expectations for writing in their phase and teaching strategies to support their pupils towards them, as well as to moderate writing with Year 3 and Year 4 colleagues from other schools. The sessions are suitable for both Year 3 and Year 4 teachers, either as colleagues from the same school, or attending independently. English subject leaders are also welcome to attend in order for them to gain an overview of progress towards end of lower KS2 writing expectations. 

Session 1 – Securing Age Related Expectations 

In this session, teachers will secure their understanding of the Year 3/4 National Curriculum requirements relating to Age Related Expectations and explore teaching approaches to develop their pupils’ writing towards these. Participants will then moderate samples of their pupils’ writing to develop and secure their understanding of Age Related Expectations in context and to consider next steps. 

Participants will: 

  • unpick the National Curriculum requirements for writing in years 3 and 4 
  • consider how these requirements are applied in the context of writing 
  • explore effective teaching approaches to develop and secure pupils’ writing skills towards the requirements 
  • participate in moderation of pupils’ writing in order to discuss, refine and secure judgements and next steps 

Due to the interactive nature of the session, a ticket admits one delegate only.

Other sessions in this series:

  • Spring term: Greater Depth
  • Summer term: Cross School Moderation

Training team

Susie Spolander