This series of writing units for English-medium primary schools in Wales has a unique methodology that develop skills in Language, Literacy and Communication through the mastery approach. Each unit is centred around a picture book. Many of the texts chosen have a Welsh language version or additional recommended Welsh language text.
The units of work explore a thematic approach to teaching literacy and although they mainly focus on the ‘Languages, Literacy and Communication’ AoLE, they do have suggested links to the other five AoLEs. Comprising 15 sessions, the units allow for a flexible teaching approach designed to meet the interests and needs of your pupils; you may wish to spend longer on developing some of the writing opportunities. Clear skill progression has been developed within each progression step, ensuring teachers are able to develop competent writers.
The units can be purchased individually or as a package with the full key document pack. The key document pack is also available to purchase independently of the units to provide a framework for the organisation and delivery of Languages, Literacy and Communication in Welsh schools.
Supporting documentation has been designed to support teachers in planning further units based on their class needs and interests. Further documentation within the package includes: Progression step overview, Methodology, Feature keys progression, Languages overview for Welsh schools, Writing overview for Welsh schools, Progression step overviews for steps 1, 2 and 3.
Within each unit, there are new skills for pupils to work on and master through a variety of activities and writing opportunities. By limiting the number of skills the units contain, pupils can really master their writing techniques, providing excellent, focused assessment opportunities for teachers.
For each Curriculum for Wales progression step there are opportunities for challenge and support depending on the age and ability of individual pupils. Across a year, pupils will have the opportunity to apply and master a range of Language, Literacy and Communication skills linked to writing.