Thank you I will be using it as my starter for tomorrow with Year 2 with a little twist. Shoukd be fun as they worked on Julia Donaldson's books earlier this year with their teacher. (I'm student teacher on teaching practice)
This is a fill in the missing words activity based on the story - pupils are provided with a passage from the book with several words missing. pupils have to select the right word from the box and put them in the suitable place so that the passage makes sense
A PowerPoint that I used to introduce the topic of Variation to my KS1 class: they had cards saying 'living' and 'non-living' and lifted them up in relation to the pictures. They were then asked to give some similarities and differences between two different living things shown on the same slide.
I gave this biography to a Year 5 class in a Roman Catholic school who were studying funerals as part of Festivals, and asked them to write a speech about Mother Teresa that could have been read out at her funeral, using the information given.
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.)
This scheme takes the group step by step through the stages of how to write a story. It is adapted from the government initiative 'Improving Childrens Writing' getting children from level 3 to level 4. I have changed it a little, so that it is also suitable for level 2 and 3 as well. Some resources you will have to get from the government published folder 'improving childrens writing'.
This PowerPoint includes definitions and examples of the different types of adverbial phrases, as well as Grammar and writing activities to consolidate children's understanding and encourage them to use adverbial phrases to build and up-level detail in their description. The activities have been split into two sessions - 1) understanding and identifying adverbial phrases and 2) using the different types of adverbial phrases to build sentences and to up-level description - but they can be used for an extended lesson. Each writing activity includes answers or modelled examples to use.
I used these resources with an HA group in year 5 who were writing a setting description of a factory during the Industrial Revolution, but they could be used for writing and up- levelling any narrative description and for any KS2 or lower KS3 group.