Lots of my children were struggling for ideas of characters and settings. So, in order to support them and make their stories more intersting I gave these grids. Some children wanted to challenge themselves so randomly chose a character and setting and wrote a story about them. The results were amusing and interesting.
There are anumber of scenarios which the children could use to base their diaries on. I find often that the children don't always have ideas or can't remember what they have done over the weekend to write about. There are also extracts from other diaries. One being Anne Frank&'s diary.
Children have to label the oa words and use them to write sentences.
An information sheet and comprehension to follow on recycling.
A woksheet where the children have to match up the mother anmal to its babies. Most suited to nursery and reception.
A really lovely way to introduce using commas when writing lists. I did this with myclass, I wrote descriptions of my children and the class had to guess who they were about. You'll obviously need to tweak this for your class.
A welsh booklet with vocabulary and questions based on 'Yn y ty' - At home.
A worksheet using CVC words with 'u' in the middle. The words are at the bottom of the page, children have to read them and match them to the right picture. There is also opportunity for the children to colour in the pictures.
There are 2 ability levels for this activity. In the lower ability version, the number of letters are given for the missing word.
A cloze activity and comprehension about pentecost. Aimed more towards Year 5, but can be altered for your own year group.
This is an Autumn themed version of the game, although I have other versions available aswell. There are different ways of playing this game. This is how I play it. I choose one child to come to front of class. They have their back to IWB. The rest of class have to describe the thing in red to them, without saying the words written in brown.
Here are a list of Victorian jobs, some of which were jobs that a child would have done. The pupils have to read the job descriptions, answer the questions and then write their own advertisement for a Victorian job.
A comprehension activity about Hinduism.
Two levelled worksheets where children have to work out fractions of money.
A bright colourful set of posters for display showing some of the commands that we use in the classroom.
This activity is most suited to reception although it could also be used in Year 1 aswell. I would blow this up onto A3 to make the pictures easier to cut out. The children are given a big autumn leaf, which has shadows of pictures inside it. They have to find the picture on the sheet that matches the shadow, cut it out, and stick it in the right place. The brighter chidren may even try writing the words aswell.
A presentation to introduce the names of different clothes in Welsh. You could also bring in colours with more able children.
I gave the children an alternative ending to the story, where the ark begins to sink and the animals have to persuade Noah to let them stay on the ark. There is a writing frame here for the children to use. This would be suitable for a year 3/4 class,although it could be altered for Year 2.
Childen have to match up the artefact to the label. Higher ability children will need to research the artefact and write about it also.
Children to write the i-e words under the right pictures, then use the words to make sentences.
I cut up these cards, and laminated them. I picked one child, they chose one card, and had to act out the sport. The other children had to ask 'wyt ti'n hoffi ...... tenis?' The child acting out the sport would answer 'ydw' or 'nac ydw'. Whoever got the right answer would then have a turn etc.