ERIC Number: ED472271
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Making Links: Guidance for Summer Schools. Key Stage 3. National Strategy.
Department for Education and Skills, London (England).
Summer schools are an integral part of the Key Stage 3 of England's National Literacy Strategy. They play an important role in giving students, who are still at Level 3 in the National Curriculum tests, a flying start to their secondary school career by making links between the Year 6 and Year 7 curriculum. Students are expected to achieve the targets the summer school coordinator negotiates with them and their Year 6 teachers. This guide is designed for those teachers and administrators running summer literacy and numeracy schools. The guide is divided into the following sections: (1) Introduction; (2) General Principles; (3) Characteristics of Successful Summer Schools; (4) Aims and Objectives; (5) Creating the Right Climate; (6) Management of Summer Schools; (7) Staffing the Summer Schools and Training; (8) Working with Primary Schools; (9) Identifying Target Pupils; (10) Planning the Summer School Curriculum; (11) Pupil Target Setting and Assessment; (12) Teaching Strategies; (13) Structure of Summer School Sessions; (14) Working with Parents; (15) Reward and Sponsorship; (16) Monitoring and Assessment; (17) Summer Schools--How Primary Schools Can Help; and (18) Bibliography (which contains 16 items). Attached are 10 teaching units, which are based on units of work were written by a group of teachers and advisers for summer literacy schools (part of England's National Literacy Strategy) in 2000. The units provide 10 days (50 hours) of literacy teaching and repeat the selected key objectives. They incorporate whole-class teaching as well as small group work covering one Literacy Progress Unit across the 10 days. The 10 units of study are: Language and Comedy; Newspaper Article; Descriptive Narrative; Journeys; Descriptive Writing; Narrative Writing; Letter of Complaint; Writing Information Text; Writing Instructions; and Persuasive Writing. (NKA)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Classroom Techniques, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Literacy, Numeracy, Student Needs, Summer Schools, Units of Study, Writing Instruction
Department for Education and Skills (DfES), P.O. Box 5050, Sherwood Park, Annesley, Notts NG15 0DJ. Tel: 0845 6022260; Fax: 0845 6033360; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/midbins/keystage3/Making%20links:%20guidance%20to%20summer%20schools.PDF.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Department for Education and Skills, London (England).