Hi, I have wanted to post this for a few weeks now, but have finally decided to do it after marking the set of Big Write books I bought home with me. I feel as though the children in my class are not making enough progress in their writing. Every time I mark their books I seem to be writing similar comments for each child, even though I know they are reading my marking they just can't seem to improve on it. For example, I have about 10 children who's work just doesn't make sense and I don't know if they are checking through their work and changing it or not. Some are EAL but some just don't seem to be putting in any effort to check their work. My assessment shows that some children have made no progress this year, and considering it's May i'm really worried. Sometimes I go back to the beginning of their book and it honestly looks as though their work hasn't changed. I'm not saying it's every child that hasn't made progress, but it seems a lot more than usual. Our school doesn't follow the Literacy strategy anymore, instead we plan based on a book which changes every couple of weeks. We also do the big write, which started off great but now I feel that I just get frustrated when I read their writing because they are still making the same mistakes. I've tried lots of different things to try and improve their writing, but i'm at a loss. Maths is much more of a strong point for me! Sorry for the essay (especially on a Saturday!) I would just like any advice on ways to help my children progress more in their writing. They are year 4 by the way. Thanks.