Literacy Starters Year 5 / 6

Literacy / English starter activities / warm ups for KS2 (Y5 and Y6): writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG). Fun and printable, these can also be used for early finishers challenges and involve minimal planning. Might suit other ages and classes too. These are 3 of my most popular resource packs, all in PDF format.


  • 6 editing and proofreading puzzles worksheets (homophones and other common spelling errors, full stops, capital letters, question marks, commas, colons, speech marks, proper nouns, missing words, repeated words, tenses, subordinate clauses and embedded clauses full stops) - Ideal for SATs revision

  • 40 complex sentence structure writing game cards (for students to create ambitious sentences, using interesting vocabulary)

  • 20 dyslexia-friendly creative writing prompt cards (TES RECOMMENDED story starters with photos, word banks, prompt questions etc for short pieces of writing in varied fiction genres)

These resources will also suit some KS3 classes. Find lots more information about these on the separate resource pages. Please click on each one to read more and see previews.

I hope your students enjoy using these Literacy / English starters and I would be grateful for any reviews you can leave here on TES. Many thanks.

Here is another popular Key Stage 2 / early KS3 literacy resource you might be interested in to help students construct more ambitious sentences:

<strong><a href=“”>Improving Sentences</a></strong>

For lots more engaging, great value Maths, Literacy and French resources, visit <strong><a href=“”>FullShelf Resources</a></strong>

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Resources included (3)

Creative Writing Story Prompts

Creative Writing Story Prompts

Editing / SPaG Worksheets

Editing / SPaG Worksheets

Complex Sentences Writing

Complex Sentences Writing

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Created: Apr 15, 2018

Updated: Dec 2, 2018

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