In this activity students determine whether or not words end in 's' or 'es.'Children can try sorting the words into the correct column in the table before trying to finish off the words correctly with either -s or -es.
The Magic Plural Pot transforms the singular into the plural! Here is a fun way to introduce the spelling rule for adding -s and -es to plurals. Drop a singular image card into the pot, say the magic words, pull out the plural image and use the posters to help apply the spelling rule to the new image.
This resource includes an outline on how to use the printables for a whole class introduction to the lesson, posters that display the spelling rules, two worksheets and some ideas for extension.
The image cards that are dropped into the Magic Plural Pot are included with and without labels so that you can differentiate the level of challenge for your class.
This Word Sort helps students work out which words take the s plural and which use es. Word Sorts are an excellent way to encourage students to look ‘inside’ words and think ‘why’. In the early stages they can be whole class activities: later group or individual. As a group exercise it works best with mixed ability groups. Encourage students to use correct terminology when discussing ideas.
Simple Excel sheet which generates a new random two digit number whenever you press F9 on your keyboard. The colours can be changed by simply changing the fill or text colour of the relevant cells so you can make it as exciting and bright as you want!
To be used during the investigation stage of Rocks and Soils. I placed five different rocks around the classroom and got the children to look at them, pick them up and think about words to describe them, what they could be used for (we already had a list of possible uses of rocks so they were able to get inspiration from there) and draw a quick sketch of what the rock looks like. Lower ability children could do a cut-and-stick picture to match the rock they are looking at to a picture they have and can stick in the 'Picture' column.
A Full scheme of work covering writing objectives using various of Roald Dahl's works (including Matilda and The BFG). It is easy to differentiate for KS 2 (7-11 year olds) and KS3 (11-14 year olds)and contains many worksheets for activities including vocabulary and punctuation use as well as descriptive and creative writing techniques.
Set of five digraphs: AY, EE, I, O, OO (bundle 1 of 2)
These resources are aimed at Years 1-3 and include comprehensive spelling lists and worksheets for each sound. There are two levels to cater for differing abilities for each activity.
Useful for both higher ability children in year 1 and also lower ability children in years 2 or 3.