Although I have one or two good writers in my Year 6 class, in general the standards are awful and three half terms to go before SATs!!! I am an experienced teacher and I am trying my best to improve the writing skills but this class are really below standards. I know they have been in my class for only one half term but every week feels like the first week! I choose really interesting, up-to-date texts. They get really involved in guided writing. They like the class displays which are well focussed. I model writing regularly. Formal lessons. Fun lessons. Role play. etc. etc. I introduce the process of writing during phase 3 of each Literacy unit and carry out extended writing too. I would love to hear from other Year 6 teachers who have raised standards from nothing. What did you do? Thanks.