Could be used in any class and in a range of subjects. Encourages pupils to consider their use of language and focus on how it is used by each other. Hits a lot of targets for literacy. Could be adapted to incorporate subject-specific focus and a word bank to build vocabulary
Chn should plan a holiday for a famous footballer and WAG/family. They should have access to lastminute.com or another holiday website of choice (you could change it to use holiday brochures if you wanted). There is a list of requirements inc. location, car hire etc. Once done, they need to present it and be able to answer set questions e.g. how much per adult per day? It is differentiated - Beckhams for the HA, Walcotts for MA and Huckerbys for LA (note: this is a Y4 top group, therefore, the level will be too high for any average Y4 class - you will need to adapt it for your own class). Please let me know what you think of the resource…many heads helped with this = thank you :)
Massive thanks to Ilovemarmite for creating the original VCOP superheroes! :D
Display incorrect sentences and chn have to say how Dr Punctuation will cure them. Answers also on there. PDF and word format (original font will not work in word, unless you have it - cheri).
ooops...forgot to say that the reason for adding the word document is so you can make up your own sentences, as easy or tough as you like, for your children!
Update: also added an open sign for the surgery. Thought that perhaps you could get a child to be Doc Punctuation - get a white overcoat and write Dr Punctuation on the back. That child could, during the plenary perhaps, 'cure' an ailing sentence - chn could perhaps consult the Doctor once a week (raffle ticket system or something).
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.
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.
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.)
Spring /Easter Poetry Learning Intention : to compose Spring Poems/ Easter Poems
PowerPoint presentation which provides a stimulus for a variety of poetry forms- including acrostic style and free verse.
Some Spring poems to read, enjoy and perform.
Vocabulary and word wall is provided to stimulate composition .
In addition, some clip art and a few pro formas for 2nd draft display or publication.
I have included several slide files in the preview so teachers can peruse the resource more comprehensively.
Hope your learners enjoy composing Spring and Easter poems.
Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com