Sunday, 19 May 2019

Year 2 English: Professors of Prediction

2HM have been working really hard on developing their reading comprehension skills. Last week, in preparation for the end of KS1 reading assessments, they consolidated all that they had learnt so far this year by looking at some short pieces of text. They practised the skills of retrieval, inference, understanding vocabulary, sequencing and predicting.

The children were particularly good at making predictions, using clues from the text in order to decide what a character may do next or what event may happen next. They were very surprised when, after reading a short playscript of a scene from Jack and the Beanstalk, their prediction answers did not match up to the published mark scheme.

Having looked together at the mark scheme, they decided that the predictions they made were correct and that in fact, the mark scheme was wrong! Feeling that this needed addressing, a polite email was sent to the publishing company to let them know their thoughts on their marking guidance. They were delighted when they received an email back to say that they agreed with them and that the mark scheme would be amended.

Well done 2HM - you are truly Professors of Prediction!