Perfect Presentation Guidance

Why do our books need to look good?

We have high expectations and pride in everything we do! Our work is of a high standard and we want to prove that in our books.

Do we use pens or pencils?

Pencils should be used in all Maths books and in draft work if appropriate.

  • We use pens for written work as soon as possible from Year 3 onwards – but only if our teacher says our handwriting is good enough.

  • No felt pens in our books!

How do we make our books look great in English?

  • The long date (KS2) and short date (KS1) is written at the top on the left; the Learning question and success criteria are stuck into books one line below on the left against the margin.

  • At the start of a new piece of work, miss a line under the last piece of work, rule off and start on a new line. Don’t leave a blank page.

  • If you make a mistake, draw one neat line through the mistake and start again – Do not over-write.

  • Write ON THE LINE. Do not write in the margin.

How do we make our books look great in Maths?

  • A margin should be drawn on the left, 2 squares wide.

  • The short date should be written at the top The short date and the Learning question should be underlined, or success criteria stuck in one square below the date.

  • The previous piece of work should be ruled off with the date written in figures on the line below.

  • All numbers or letters must be written neatly and clearly with one number or letter to each square.

  • Make sure your workings are really clear!

  • If you need to, your page can be divided in to two with a ruled line and a margin of 2 squares to the right of it.

What about other subjects?

  • In other subjects, the long date (KS2) and short date (KS1) is written at the top on the left; the Learning question/ Learning Title (KS1) is written on the next line on the left against the margin.

  • From year 2 the date and Learning question must be underlined using a ruler.

  • Leave one line between each paragraph.