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:-
- A neat, legible style of handwriting should be encouraged for all pupils.
- The materials provided should be adequate and of the highest available quality.
- Great care should be taken over all books.
- From Y2 margins will be used in writing books.
- 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.
- 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.
- In mathematics, new topics, etc. should also begin with a title/learning objective.
- Until a child is proficient, all work in mathematics must be in pencil.
- 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