Several pages of useful connectives for VCOP display. I’ve used these in both year 5/6 and year 3/4 classes. A range of connectives are listed under headings: time, listing, argument, adding detail and result. Captain Connective (very muscly) gives the children a message: Make your writing powerful - use connectives! (Captain C was downloaded from a kind contributor on here.) Topics also included: word work; high frequency.
A game for 2 children to ‘up-level’ boring sentences using VCOP (vocabulary, connectives, openers and punctuation). Nothing amazingly new, but it is in a format so that a pair of children can work on it independently, including reading the instructions. Topics also include: sentence structure and punctuation.
All the KS2 objectives for Oracy, Literacy and Intercultural Understanding on one sheet (to summarise one pupil’s learning) across the whole of KS2. (Someone else has uploaded a class list to assess a whole class against the year 3 objectives - this might be more useful for some.) I intend to trial using this and a levels assessment sheet (downloaded from here) to see which is more useful.
Smart board file for teaching how to use inverse operation to check a calculation. For year 3/4. Offered as a starting point for your own lessons - probably worth editing the numbers used to suit your class. Last page refers to published worksheet, but this could be deleted or edited to your own worksheet.
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.