This one works a treat!<br />
Fronted adverbials should now be taught from Year 3 upwards and this is a useful way in - it will also stretch talented KS2 writers.<br />
This dice-based activity encourages children to add a wide variety of fronted adverbials to a main clause.<br />
The game is differentiated into three different versions. In its simplest version, less confident writers can pick appropriate adverbs to open sentences. In the most challenging version writers must elaborate and include more than one adverbial at the start of the sentence. This can produce some stunning sentence work.<br />
My class have been able to apply this skill in their own writing and I'm sure yours will too.<br />
There is a presentation to provide your class (or any less confident teachers) with the knowledge needed to use the activity creatively.<br />
NEW! I have added a new game 'Warrior Swords!' to develop the skill of varying the length of fronted adverbials. It is more challenging than the other 3 versions attached.<br />
I hope you find the games as useful as I have.
A pack of 5 revision worksheets - Each one containing 46 different past paper SATs style questions, all fitted onto one double sided A4 sheet <br />
Great for keeping photocopying down whilst practising loads of past questions!There is a record sheet (including key skills) for each pupil to record their score after each attempt and try to beat it the next time! Each worksheet has similar questions & key skills but with new numbers each time in order for pupils to build confidence, fluency, and consolidate their learning. <br />
Answers for all questions are provided (as pdf and ppt) - each on a single page which can be projected onto IWB in one go or printed out on a single sheet to allow for self/peer marking.<br />
Could be done in class with support or at home for revision - Ideal for some intensive last minute SATs preparation. (PDF files)
These are differentiated spelling lists for a junior or primary school, and there is a file here which explains exactly how it could work in your school. It means each child has exactly the right spelling list for them regardless of age. This was a very popular resource with over 100 ratings and 5 stars. Lots of schools have adopted it and I've had very positive feedback from teachers, but took me all summer to make and so I thought I'd start to charge for it. It encourages independence as the children test each other at the end of the week. There are enough spelling lists on one A4 sheet to last a term. The lists start with cvc words and phonic sounds, progressing to very challenging words. They also contain all the High Frequency Words. There are free assessment sheets in another resource to work out which sheet each child starts at. See my other resources to see how to learn the Government statutory lists along side this.Also hold Spelling Bees (see my free resources for this!
This lesson is a fraction investigation and a simpler investigation, is included for any children who are unable to access the harder task. A detailed lesson plan accompanies the children's worksheets as well as all you will need for the whiteboard. The main investigation involves children exploring which fractions can be made from the total number of Smarties, e.g. 1/2 of 40, 1/4 of 40, 1/5 of 40, 1/8 of 40, 1/10 of 40, 1/20 of 40, 1/40 of 40 and linking these to the factors of a number. They also draw conclusions about which of the numbers are prime numbers and give reasons for this. Once they have done one number they eat a Smartie and start again. Whiteboards and pens are required for the warm up activity (on IWB resource). Each child also needs a box of mini Smarties (available in multipacks). The simple investigation looks at which numbers it is possible to find 1/2 of with the children looking for patterns, e.g. even numbers, multiples of 2.
Get your class thinking and talking every morning with 200 fun challenges!<br />
Simply put up a slide from the PowerPoint show each day, ready for the children to look at as they come in to the classroom.<br />
Ask the children to use their imaginations, tackle design challenges and consider the properties of different materials. <br />
Example questions:<br />
Imagine that you have found a magic ticket. What could you use it for?<br />
How many things can you think of that are spotty?<br />
Can you design a new kit for a football player?<br />
Who do you think each pair of shoes belongs to?<br />
Make a list of things that roll.<br />
Younger children could draw pictures to show their ideas while older children can write lists and sentences. <br />
Also included is a grid showing the key learning objectives that will be covered for each year group. The Year 1 and 2 objectives are taken from the 2014 National Curriculum.
These booklets have been updated from previous versions. If you have already bought this before, then you can re-download with no purchase necessary.<br />
Two booklets that cover the AQA IGCSE 8705 Specification for Exam on 7th June 2016.<br />
The Foundation booklet gives:<br />
1. guidance and activities on exam structure and assessment objectives.<br />
2. A comprehensive list of past tasks and questions.<br />
3. Outline of techniques and strategies to apply in the exam to improve grades<br />
The Higher Tier Booklet includes all of the above, plus detailed exemplar answers with grades and commentaries.
Complete lesson with starter, teaching input and peer-assessment based plenary all on the included PowerPoint. Children discuss, plan and then create writing based upon an inspiring, historical story starter writing prompt. The planning sheet asks thought provoking questions ensuring an original, well thought out piece of cross-curricula writing that is full of their own ideas. Other writing genres can also be applied to the plan. Suitable for big writing, creative writing, assessment, moderation or just a regular English lesson. There is also a creative drawing sheet included and lined writing sheet. Variable length: can be done in 1 hr or extended to nearer 2 hrs if required. Children will also practice empathy skills and have the opportunity to demonstrate their historical knowledge.
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.
64 fun and engaging topics on which to base short/extended writing activities. Adapted from 642 Things to Write About (Young Writer's Edition), this resource comes complete with inspirational picture 'hooks' to really stimulate writing.
- Appropriate for use at KS1/2/3/4
- Ideal for literacy starters
- Easily differentiated
- Incredibly open-ended
- Thought provoking and challenging
- Sparks creativity and technical writing skills
- Perfectly adaptable (videos, role play, etc.)