The Literacy Company have produced this set of Exemplification Materials to support teacher assessment of writing for pupils working at greater depth within their year group.

The resource covers Year 1, Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5 (detailed support for teachers in Year 2 and Year 6 is available from the DfE).
The materials give detailed commentary across a range of pieces of writing to exemplify how the work meets the greater depth standard for each year group. Pupils’ work is broken down into terms to help teachers see how pupils build towards the standard throughout the year.
Key grammar and punctuation skills are featured, with clear greater depth application of age-related skills highlighted.

This resource:

  • Ensures clarity of greater depth standard across year groups
  • Supports staff with making secure judgments relating to pupils’ work
  • Provides clear, real-life examples of what greater depth writing looks like in different year groups and throughout a school year