This is a worksheet suitable for the fantasy stories topic in year 1. It includes specific sections for senses for children to write down what they might see/ hear/ smell/ taste. When I did this lesson I set up areas with items for the children to see/ hear/ smell etc. - e.g. a large plant, a spiky cactus, a smelly wood-scented candle/ mud/ dry leaves and branches. However it would also work if the children just used their imaginations.
This is a wordbank suitable for year 1 or 2 children to help with fantasy or traditional tale settings. It lists words to use in connection with a forest setting. It lists them into groups defined by which sense they are usually connected with, e.g. Seeing words, Hearing words. For this reason it would be suitable as a support to help independent work.
This is a prompt sheet to use for students in year 1 describing their own fantasy settings. It includes pictures, questions and adjectives and enables them to write a description of the relevant setting. it is useful for groups working independently,
These resources were free to download from the Brighton and Hove site, which has been decomissioned. I know that lots of Year 2 teachers have been looking for these excellent resources and wanted to share them. Please note that Brighton and Hove are the original source. The rest of the resources are in Riddles planning and resources part 2: http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Riddles-planning-and-resources-part-2-6206858/
Planning for pupil progress resource. Improving achievement in Maths: helping children move from level 3 to level 4. A very useful document from the DSCF that is no longer available to download or order. I hope sharing it here will be useful. It identifies where children's weaknesses are and how you can address them to move them on to Level 4.
Have also added a website that has a live version of these resources.
A handy blank map. You can edit the features you wish your pupils to add. I used with the 'Wet and Dry bits' game from Mape to practise the locations and names of the oceans and continents.
Now updated to include Antarctica and working link!
One side shows a selection of high frequency words in alphabetical order, and the other shows reminders of punctuation pyramid, connectives, presenting a sentence, interesting colour adjectives and a selection from the child's targets e.g. read your work through, use commas to pause.
I laminated these mats back to back, and asked children to check through their work and tick with a whiteboard pen before coming to show me they were finished, to try and instil an ethos of checking their work independently.
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.
These ‘Library Challenge’ cards were made for my class library, but they could be used in a school library as well. The idea was just to get the children excited about reading and properly engaged with the books, and they’ve really enjoyed working through the activities – an added bonus being that I use this work to decorate the walls of our library.
There’s a selection of 10 Library Challenge Cards, plus a ‘Library Challenge of the Week’ which just allows for changing things up a little without having to print and laminate more cards.
Resources to introduce dystopian/post-apocalyptic literature conventions to AS students, but also suitable for GCSE or KS3 students. Designed to lead to a comparative essay on 'The Road' and 'The Handmaid's Tale' but easily adaptable for your choice of novels or to stand alone as a study of the four short stories included.
A variety of Literacy Tasks
Word mat provides useful words and phrases to support writing tasks.
Pirate Character Description Sheet with Writing Prompts and Graphics
Island Setting for a pirate adventure with further writing prompts
Simple Drawing Tasks
Label a Pirate
A great additional resource for a pirates topic.