Phone:

01253 790282
School Office

Address:

Fluke Hall Lane, Ladies Hill,
Pilling PR3 6HA

Phone:

01253 790282
School Office

Pilling St John’s CE Primary School

Presentation of Work Policy

Rationale:  How children present their work is of the utmost importance.  Therefore, all children should be encouraged to take a pride in their work and present it to the best of their ability.   Children should also be encouraged to respect school property and equipment, ensuring that they leave their table/classroom tidy at the end of the day and are responsible for their equipment and belongings.

 

The following guidelines have been outlined to promote standards of presentation:-

  1. A neat, legible style of handwriting should be encouraged for all pupils.
  2. The materials provided should be adequate and of the highest available quality.
  3. Great care should be taken over all books.
  4. From Y2 margins will be used in writing books.
  5. In English and other writing tasks, pupils in KS1 &KS2 should write the full date, i.e. Monday 2nd The short date should be used for mathematics.
  6. Most pieces of written work should have a title/learning objective, from as early a stage as possible from Y1 onwards. The title/learning objective should be underlined with a ruler.
  7. In mathematics, new topics, etc. should also begin with a title/learning objective.
  8. Until a child is proficient, all work in mathematics must be in pencil.
  9. Unless otherwise directed, all working out in mathematics must be clearly shown.
  • There is a one digit one square policy.
  • If there are corrections in mathematics, these should be written out clearly and not erased unless there is a minor error in a chart/graph which can be simply corrected. In such a case, the teacher should underline the aspect to be corrected and write a c next to the work once corrected.
  • Any illustrated work to be of high standards.
  • In KS2 it is not necessary to use a new page for each piece of work, unless directed, eg. at the beginning of a new topic but children are expected to use a ruler to rule it off.
  • From Y1 (when ready) may use word books/personal dictionaries for tricky words and introducing new vocabulary. When capable, the children should be encouraged to use a range of dictionaries.
  • Presentation of work for display should always be of a high standard and mounted neatly. Work for display should not, ideally, contain any errors but if this is the case, they should be neatly amended.
  • Targets are kept at the front of maths and literacy books and tracked regularly by the teacher in conjunction with the children.
  • Maps, diagrams are labelled using a pencil to draw the lines and written horizontally
  • All tables etc should be drawn in pencil and children taught to use a ruler to measure equal distances etc
  • All books apart from spelling logs are to be kept separately from desks and kept together in curriculum subjects.
  • Where children mark their work- it is to be done restrained ticks
  • Staff may mark in any colours
  • There is a nofelt tip rule in any school books.
  • Staff will look at books at staff meetings on a regular basis
  • The HT may ask for different children’s books at different points in the week.

 

Reviewed January 2018