Primary Writing Curriculum Coverage Checklists! (Year 1-6)

Primary Writing Curriculum Coverage Checklists! (Year 1-6)

These checklists provides an academic overview of the writing curriculum content to be covered year-by-year from Year 1-6. I provided these to teachers in my own school, who marked the individual elements of the curriculum as they were covered (their aim was to ‘tick’ each element twice over an academic year). They have found it extremely useful, as it offers a useful breakdown of the curriculum statements into the individual components to be taught, which is not always as self-explanatory as one would assume! It is broken down into Composition, Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation, Spelling, and Handwriting sections. Please note that the spellings listed are indicative of the patterns to be learnt - it is not the exhaustive list. Furthermore, the composition section details our interpretation of what needs to be covered over a year, some schools vary from this. For this reason, the document is provided in Word, for easy editing. It is also provided as a PDF, to prevent formatting issues between computers. Hope that this proves helpful to you too!
TandLGuru
Year 1 Writing Curriculum Coverage Checklist!

Year 1 Writing Curriculum Coverage Checklist!

This checklist provides an academic overview of the writing curriculum content to be covered in Year 1. I offered this to teachers, who marked it off as they covered individual elements of the curriculum (their aim was to ‘tick’ each element twice over an academic year). They have found it extremely useful, as it offers a useful breakdown of the curriculum statements into individual components, which are not always self-explanatory. It is broken down into Composition, Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation, Spelling, and Handwriting sections. Please note that the spellings listed are indicative of the patterns to be learnt - it is not the exhaustive list. Furthermore, the composition section details our interpretation of what needs to be covered over a year, some schools vary from this. For this reason, the document is provided in Word, for easy editing. It is also provided as a PDF, to prevent formatting issues between computers. Hope that this proves helpful to you too!
TandLGuru
Emotions sentence building - writing using colourful semantics

Emotions sentence building - writing using colourful semantics

Develop writing and composition skills, by building sentences to say what people are feeling. 3 levels of worksheets: Level 1: 1 key word sentence - What emotion? (e.g “sad”) Level 2: 2 Key word sentence .- who? + what emotion? (e.g "the boy is sad" Level 3: 3 Key work sentence - who? + what doing + what emotion? (e.g “The boy is feeling sad” 4 picture cards at each level 32 picture cards in total. Full colour and white background worksheets and symbols. Worksheets are accessible for writers and non-writers Includes information on how to use the Colourful Semantics system.
ASpecialKindOfEnglish
Football Phonics (Phase 3)

Football Phonics (Phase 3)

A set of worksheets combining Phase 3 digraphs and trigraphs with football questions. Pupils read through the sentences, with support if necessary, filling in the missing words with the options at the bottom of the page. Be careful of the red herrings, they can be discounted straight away by eagle-eyed students. Each sound has a page of football-based questions dedicated to it. Great for pupils who love their football, need some extra practice at certain sounds or as a way of introducing new sounds. This could also be done as a quick comprehension exercise or even as homework. I hope your children enjoy!
colinthespider
Grade 2.3 - Bring, Show and Pass.

Grade 2.3 - Bring, Show and Pass.

Lesson for ESL/EAL students. Starter reviews that and those and introduces new command words. A lesson plan is provided. Where is says me and us, insert a picture of yourself and a picture of yourself with friends or family to get across what me and us are. The same with the black arrows, insert a picture of me or us at the opposite end.
stevensimnett
Grade 2.1 - Introduction and Rules

Grade 2.1 - Introduction and Rules

An introduction lesson for EAL/ESL learners going through who you are, your rules and some simple commands and terminology. The main activity is to play Simon Says which allows you to break the ice with students in your first class. There is a word unscramble for students to practice commands which could also be given as homework. I have also linked a video which goes with command words and students seem to really enjoy watching and singing it.
stevensimnett
Grade 2.17 - prepositions

Grade 2.17 - prepositions

A simple lesson teaching ESL/EAL students useful prepositions. Allows lots of opportunity for practice and a very simple yet fun starter to ease students into using language taught in previous lessons. The PPT has images so students remain interested and focussed and allows for lots of creativity and speaking opportunity. A simple lesson plan is provided of how I did this lesson.
stevensimnett
Initial 'R' resources linked to Colourful Semantics

Initial 'R' resources linked to Colourful Semantics

This is a little pack to concentrate on the sound 'R’ It can be used in one to one Speech and language sessions or as a classroom resource. I know that laminating and cutting out takes a long time but once done they will be a really useful. I like rounded corners as it makes the cards more tactile. I have a corner curved punch which makes this job really easy. I have also popped a few adjectives and verbs in to extend the activities.
Perfectlycreative
The Bear in Bed - Image Based Lesson Plan

The Bear in Bed - Image Based Lesson Plan

‘Okay Goldilocks. How do you like it?’ This lesson is based on a single image of a bear lying in bed surrounded by books. The lesson includes a variety of discussion and conversation tasks that you can use to get students thinking and talking about the image. These are followed by language focus tasks and some more creative tasks. Finally, there are some suggestions for digital research and creation follow-up tasks. It’s not necessary to use all of the tasks in the plan, you can choose to use any of the tasks individually or change the order of the tasks depending on the approach you want to take and the level of your students.
nikpeachey
Would you like a /some  boardgame

Would you like a /some boardgame

Throw the dice and make a question: Would you like a? or Would you like some?. If there is a tick, answer: Yes, please… If there is a cross, answer: No, thank you… Two or three players can be on the same square. Continue until someone reaches the finish.
Olynj
Bunny Contractions Activities

Bunny Contractions Activities

Activity 1 Give hands to this cute bunny by looking for the matching contractions. Have your students match contractions to the words which create them. This can be done by placing the new shortcut word on the wooden board and find the two words that create it so the students can give hands to the bunny. Students can either slide the correct words in their place or else use blue tack or velcro. Activity 2 Have your students match contractions to the words which create them. This can be done by placing the new shortcut word on the cloud and have your students write with a whiteboard marker on the wooden board the two words that create it. Students can either slide the contraction on the cloud or else use blue tack or velcro. This activity pack includes 58 different contraction words. Content: Picture of the bunny with hands Picture of the bunny without hands 58 different contractions Hands for the bunny with the different words which create the contractions. Empty hands template
TheTeachersResourceShop
Contractions

Contractions

Have your students match contractions to the words which create them. This can be done by placing the new shortcut word on the cloud and have your students write with a whiteboard marker on the wooden board the two words that create it. Students can either slide the contraction on the cloud or else use blue tack or velcro. This activity pack includes 58 different contraction words. Content: Picture of the bunny 58 different contractions
TheTeachersResourceShop
Contractions

Contractions

Give hands to this cute bunny by looking for the matching contractions. Have your students match contractions to the words which create them. This can be done by placing the new shortcut word on the wooden board and find the two words that create it so the students can give hands to the bunny. Students can either slide the correct words in their place or else use blue tack or velcro. This activity pack includes 58 different contraction words. Content: Picture of the bunny 58 different contractions Hands for the bunny with the different words which create the contractions.
TheTeachersResourceShop
Guided Reading and Fine Motor Planning for Reception

Guided Reading and Fine Motor Planning for Reception

I use this planning to support my daily ‘guided reading’ sessions for my reception class. I used this planning in Autumn Term 2, so I have focused on reading, communication and language and physical development objectives (taken from Development Matters). I split the objectives into three groups to suit my class, but the table can be edited to suit a different cohort. Objectives and ELGs can also be added throughout the year. I will also add some of my tricky word and spelling practise resources to my TES shop soon. :-) Please note - the TES preview looks a little different, see my picture preview for how it will look when you download.
harleyharleydee
The Day of the Dead Vocabulary Pack

The Day of the Dead Vocabulary Pack

A crammed vocabulary pack to support the teaching of The Day of the Dead video as seen on The Literacy Shed. Lists of words linked to the main characters and environments. Plus a full page of associated verbs, nouns and adjectives. All designed to improve pupil independence when writing. Other resources include synonym sections where pupils explore up-leveled vocabulary. Perfect to support your teaching of this video unit.
VocabularyNinja
The Alchemist's Letter Vocabulary Pack

The Alchemist's Letter Vocabulary Pack

A crammed vocabulary pack to support the teaching of The Alchemist’s Letter video as seen on The Literacy Shed. Lists of words linked to the main characters and environments. Plus a full page of associated verbs, nouns and adjectives. All designed to improve pupil independence when writing. Other resources include synonym sections where pupils explore up-leveled vocabulary. Perfect to support your teaching of this video unit.
VocabularyNinja
Roads End Vocabulary Pack

Roads End Vocabulary Pack

A crammed vocabulary pack to support the teaching of the Roads End video as seen on The Literacy Shed. Lists of words linked to the main characters and environments. Plus a full page of associated verbs, nouns and adjectives. All designed to improve pupil independence when writing. Other resources include synonym sections where pupils explore up-leveled vocabulary. Perfect to support your teaching of this video unit.
VocabularyNinja
A Cloudy Lesson Vocabulary Pack

A Cloudy Lesson Vocabulary Pack

A crammed vocabulary pack to support the teaching of The A Cloudy Lesson video as seen on The Literacy Shed. Lists of words linked to the main characters and environments. Plus a full page of associated verbs, nouns and adjectives. All designed to improve pupil independence when writing. Other resources include synonym sections where pupils explore up-leveled vocabulary. Perfect to support your teaching of this video unit.
VocabularyNinja
The Windmill Farmer Vocabulary Pack

The Windmill Farmer Vocabulary Pack

A crammed vocabulary pack to support the teaching of The Windmill Farmer video as seen on The Literacy Shed. Lists of words linked to the main characters and environments. Plus a full page of associated verbs, nouns and adjectives. All designed to improve pupil independence when writing. Other resources include synonym sections where pupils explore up-leveled vocabulary. Perfect to support your teaching of this video unit.
VocabularyNinja
PLURALS

PLURALS

Students learn several pairs of nouns, identify those with the same ending and complete the rules. Plural of noun to practice
Olynj
Achieving, creating, building Greater depth in persuasive writing KS2 Year 3, 4, 5

Achieving, creating, building Greater depth in persuasive writing KS2 Year 3, 4, 5

This resource structures persuasive writing for your whole class. In the past I have used this a whole lesson and written each sentence as a class to really create an in depth piece of writing. I would ask the children for their ideas and they would collaboratively come up with ideas and then write down after sharing them with whole class. I have also cut the sentence strips out and allowed my higher attaining pupils to play around with the structure. This resource allows the lowers a structure to follow and the opportunity to write without worrying about content and structure. I hope that you enjoy using this resource and that your children’s writing is wonderful! Many thanks
Chesholivia
Likes and Dislikes - writing using colourful semantics

Likes and Dislikes - writing using colourful semantics

Worksheets designed to encourage independent writing on topics of interest, using the colourful semantics approach and vocabulary support boards. Have students build full sentences around things they like and don’t like. 8 topics to choose from: Animals Colours Food Movies Sport Technology Transport Weather Colourful semantics is an exciting language intervention that indirectly works on developing a child’s grammar through the use of: •Spoken sentences •Answering W/H questions •Use of nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives •Story telling skills •Written sentences and language comprehension Colourful semantics works particularly well in the special education classroom, helping students with difficulty in understanding language to compose sentences. These worksheets are designed to give students support to develop writing and composition skills. The sentence strips at the top of each worksheet demonstrate the sentence structure.
ASpecialKindOfEnglish
Interactive book: emotions - sentence writing using colourful semantics

Interactive book: emotions - sentence writing using colourful semantics

Get students identifying different emotions and commenting on people’s emotions. This activity can be made into interactive books or used as task cards. 2 levels of sentence building: LEVEL 1: emotion. LEVEL 2: Person + emotions 8 emotions -Happy -Sad -Angry -Confused -Excited -Scared -Bored -Tired 4 pictures cards for each emotion. 32 pages per level. Title pages supplied for each emotion, as well as general “My Emotions Books” title page. Create different type of books. Create each different emotion book with 4 pages per book. OR Mix the emotions together in a book, to have students identifying different style. Colourful semantics is an exciting language intervention that indirectly works on developing a child’s grammar through the use of: •Spoken sentences •Answering W/H questions •Use of nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives •Story telling skills •Written sentences and language comprehension Colourful semantics works particularly well in the special education classroom, helping students with difficulty in understanding language to compose sentences. These worksheets are designed to give students support to develop writing and composition skills. The sentence strips at the top of each worksheet demonstrate the sentence structure.
ASpecialKindOfEnglish
PLURALS

PLURALS

Students learn several pairs of nouns, identify those with the same ending and complete the rules. Plural of noun to practice.
Olynj
English Language Techniques Posters

English Language Techniques Posters

English Language Techniques classroom posters, aimed at students in all key stages, from ks1 - GCSE Posters that can be printed in a4 or a3. Content includes; -adjectives -alliteration -hyperbole -metaphors -onomatopoeia -personification -similes
HannahFaki
Writing colourful sentences

Writing colourful sentences

Worksheets with 5 various sentences structures. + options to create own sentence strips. 36 pictures to use as writing prompts. Pictures are of various situations, cultural groups and include both single people and groups of people to write about. Colourful semantics is an exciting language intervention that indirectly works on developing a child’s grammar through the use of: •Spoken sentences •Answering W/H questions •Use of nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives •Story telling skills •Written sentences and language comprehension Colourful semantics works particularly well in the special education classroom, helping students with difficulty in understanding language to compose sentences.
ASpecialKindOfEnglish