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Literacy Intervention Writing Programmes

Are you looking for a structured programme for improving children’s writing within your school?

High Quality Resources

High quality resources which can be used throughout primary school.

Saving Teacher Time

Our clubs, programmes and training sessions are designed to save teacher time.

By Teachers, For Teachers

Materials are created by experienced teachers with English specialism.

Monitoring Success

Easy-to-use writing assessment grid for monitoring pupil progress.

Why Writing Matters?

Confidence in writing is key to academic success which in turn undoubtedly plays a fundamental role in economic stability later in life. According to the National Literacy Trust, 16.4% of adults in the UK can be described as having “very poor literacy skills” which affects their ability to enter the job market as well as being unable to support their own child’s learning.

In the national assessment results published in July 2023, 71% of pupils met the expected standard at the end of Key Stage 2, a lower figure than reading and maths, and far lower than pre-covid levels.

Of greater concern are the statistics regarding children who are considered as coming from a disadvantaged background. In January 2018, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) published a report entitled “The Attainment Gap” summarising its key findings relating to academic attainment and economic disadvantage. Their studies showed that the “attainment gap is largest for children and young people eligible for free school meals (the best available measure of economic disadvantage) and those assessed with special educational needs”.

Why is it then, that every year since 2010, the National Literacy Trust has found that children on Free School Meals are more likely to engage with writing in their free time than their non-FSM peers? One would hope that as a result of greater writing for pleasure, children on FSM would score more highly in national writing assessments than their peers.

Our mission is to give greater literacy support to children on FSM, as well as to all children who are not reaching the expected standard in writing. We believe that writing should be an enjoyable process in which children can draw on their own experiences as well as using their own imagination and creativity.

In November 2021, the EEF published its report on Improving Literacy in Key Stage 2. One of the seven key recommendations is for schools to ‘Use high quality structured interventions to help pupils who are struggling with their literacy’.

Read our blogpost here on Why Writing Matters in 2024.

Literacy Intervention Writing Programmes

Literacy Intervention Writing Programmes for Key Stage 2 

Our 5 or 10-week structured Literacy Invention Programmes are designed to support small-group classes in Key Stage 2. As part of each programme, the school receives:

  • 5 or 10 high quality, ready-to-use PowerPoints, and teaching materials for 1-hour classes, to be delivered by in-house teachers or teaching assistants, usually over a half or full term. No planning is required.
  • Writing Assessment Grid for monitoring progress and which aligns with the national curriculum English Writing Framework.
  • Access to a recorded webinar on “Igniting Writing in the Classroom”, which can be watched by individual staff or within a staff meeting.
  • Open communication and ongoing support with us, when needed.

We are currently offering our 5-session “Desert Island Discovery” and “Amazing Amazon Adventure” Literacy Intervention Writing Programmes to schools for free. All we ask for in return is feedback from the school as well as data statistics which will help us to analyse the effectiveness of the programmes. 

Please contact us by email or phone:
info@brightlighteducation.co.uk
+44 7774 102624

Desert Island Discovery Programme (Years 3-4)

This 5-session programme provides a wonderful opportunity for Year 3 and 4 children to write their own adventure story. They will create some wonderful characters, who find themselves drifting to an uninhabited desert island on a family holiday. What problems will they encounter? How will they return back to safe land? Each session, the children will write a different section of their story, together with practising literary devices and developing a rich vocabulary. 

This programme inspires children to write whilst teaching them how to write their very own adventure story!

Desert Island Discovery Club

Imaginative Ideas Programme (Years 3-4)

Our 10-session Imaginative Ideas programme is aimed to support Year 3 and 4 children with writing. Within the club, children create their very own “Ideas Book”. This book will be unique to each child; a book which they can use for many years to find inspiration when writing.

Additionally, the children will learn how to use their sentences when writing different sections of a story.

This programme inspires children to write, whilst teaching them how to add descriptive sentences into their stories, as well as giving children an understanding of how imagery can capture the imagination of their readers.

IMAGINATIVE IDEAS CLUB

Amazing Amazon Adventure Programme (Years 5-6)

This 5-session programme provides a wonderful opportunity for Years 5-6 children to write their own adventure story, with guidance along the way. They will create a wonderful character, who finds themselves immersed in the Amazon rainforest, battling against various encounters and desperate to reach their goal. Will they succeed? Each session, the children will write a different section of their story, together with practising literary devices and developing a rich vocabulary.  

This programme inspires children to write whilst teaching them how to write their very own adventure story!

Amazing Amazon Adventure Club (Schools)

Igniting Writing Programme (Years 5-6)

Our 10-session Igniting Writing Programme is designed to support Years 5-6 children with creative writing.

The programme teaches children a range of writing skills to give them the confidence they need to write independently. This programme uses our Creative Writing Skills book, which must purchased for each student (and can be bought in bulk at a discounted price by the school).

This programme inspires children to write, whilst teaching them how to develop language and writing skills when writing a piece of fiction.

Igniting Writing Club (After-School Creative Writing Club for Schools)

Inspiring Writing Programme (Years 5-6)

Our 10-session Inspiring Writing Programme continues on from the Igniting Writing Programme and is suitable for Years 5-6 children. We very much recommend that children have completed the Igniting Writing Programme before moving on to Inspiring Writing.

The programme teaches children how to structure their writing to give them the confidence they need to write independently. This programme uses our Creative Writing Skills book, which must purchased for each student (and can be bought in bulk at a discounted price by the school).

This programme teaches children how to structure their writing when writing a piece of fiction.

Inspiring Writing Club (After-School creative writing club for Schools)

I have been teaching the Bright Light Education clubs in creative writing and comprehension for almost three years now. From a teacher’s perspective, they could not be easier to teach: all the high quality resources (both PowerPoints and worksheets) are provided, whilst the materials are very user-friendly. Alongside this, the lessons are well-structured and run very systematically, allowing teachers to work their way through the lessons well and with clarity. 

In terms of the children, they always have fun and enjoy the lessons. They approach the activities with great enthusiasm and are eager to do their very best. By the end of the course, the children have made progress and have grown in confidence and skill. 

The lesson activities are varied, but there is a consistent structure to each lesson, which offers the children a regularity that helps them to feel comfortable and relaxed rather than daunted and overwhelmed.

I would definitely recommend the clubs!

Teacher

Get In Touch

Telephone: +44 7774 102624

Email: info@brightlighteducation.co.uk

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