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Literacy

Level 4 is the expected level for the end of Key Stage 2, but here at Granton we are pleased to have a high number of children exceeding these expected levels, as shown by last year's end of KS2 results in which:

  • 44% of our Year 6 children achieved Level 5 in Reading
  • 25% of our Year 6 children achieved Level 5 in Writing
  • 65% of our Year 6 children achieved Level 5 in Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

Level 2 is the expected level for the end of Key Stage 1, but here at Granton we are pleased to have a number of children exceeding these expected levels, as shown by last year's end of KS1 results in which:

  • 18% of our Year 2 children achieved Level 3 in Reading
  • 5% of our Year 2 children achieved Level 3 in Writing

The increasingly high number of children exceeded the expected Literacy levels by the end of Key Stages 1 and 2, is testament to the skilful planning and hard work from all of the Granton team, to ensure that all children make rapid progress for their level, ability and starting point.


Gifted & Talented Provision for Literacy at Granton

At Granton Primary School we believe that good Literacy skills underpin effective learning for all learners, whatever they are studying.  These skills support effective communication and equip learners for achievement and success within education, life in the wider community and the world of work.

Developing improved Literacy skills is integral to all teaching and differentiated activities and intervention ensure that there is challenge for all learners including our most talented and gifted children.  The expertise of our teachers and support staff has enabled a wide range of intervention groups to encourage our more able learners to succeed from early years to extra booster groups in year 6.

Whole school CPD addressing higher order thinking skills has resulted in a focus on skilled questioning to promote and encourage some of our most gifted and talented children to approach tasks and problems in a more challenging and different way. This is evident in all Literacy planning and monitoring throughout the school and is an integral element of all teaching and learning.

The communication skills of reading and writing, along with speaking and listening, are essential to learners’ understanding of written, electronic & graphic resources as well as being able to express ideas and conclusions with accuracy and clarity in written work.

 When learners learn how to demonstrate high levels of reading and writing skills consistently, they are able to transfer these skills and apply them to all their work across our creative curriculum.

Have a look at pictures of our Granton Book Buddies in action below, just one of the many strategies used at Granton to promote a love of reading as well as contribute to rapid and sustained progress for pupils of all abilities.

 RECENT NEWS: CLICK HERE to have a look at our poems from Writing Week produced by every single class at Granton!

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