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Assessment grids for writing in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 based on the National Curriculum

Assessment grids for writing in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 based on the National Curriculum

These grids are for assessing independent writing in years 1 to 6 based on the National Curriculum (including grammar from the appendix). They have proved very useful in assessing whether children have met age-related expectations as well as increasing staff knowledge of NC objectives and identifying gaps. Please let me know how they fare in your school, including any suggestions for improvements.

By philshepp

End of School Fun Pack

End of School Fun Pack

End of School Fun Pack A collection of one-off resources ideal for the last days of school. Click on the links for further details. Bundle saves a massive 75%! For a range of other interesting lessons and great resources visit my page here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish

By EngageinEnglish

Word Walls & Activities, English version {BUNDLE!} All 12 months! Whole Year

Word Walls & Activities, English version {BUNDLE!} All 12 months! Whole Year

.·•BUNDLE and SAVE!•·.· All 12 months of my monthly themed English Word Walls & Activities bundled together to help you prepare for Back to School and organize for the year! ·.·•12 monthly themed packets•·.· ★ 411 pages total ★ 308 Word Wall cards total ★ 234 Activities total Included in this packet: (each individual packet is also sold separately in my shop) 1• January / Winter Packet 30 pages, 27 cards, 17 activities 2• February / Valentine’s Day Packet Packet 27 pages, 20 cards, 15 activities 3• March / St. Patrick’s Day Packet 32 pages, 27 cards, 17 activities 4• April / Spring / Easter / Earth Day Packet 33 pages, 17 cards, 19 activities 5• May / Memorial Day / Cinco de Mayo Packet 35 pages, 27 cards, 21 activities 6• June / Summer Packet 40 pages, 32 cards, 22 activities 7• July / Summer / 4th of July Packet 34 pages, 27 cards, 19 activities 8• August / Summer / Camping Packet 34 pages, 27 cards, 19 activities 9• September / Back to School Packet 38 pages, 20 cards, 22 activities 10• October / Dia de los Muertos / Halloween Packet 43 pages, 30 cards, 27 activities 11• November / Thanksgiving / Dia de los Muertos Packet 37 pages, 30 cards, 21 activities 12• December / Winter / Christmas Packet 28 pages, 24 cards, 15 activities The following types of activities are provided to go along with each Word Wall cards set: * Find the word and check the box. * Trace the word. * Find the word and write it. * Choose words to write a story. * Use each word to write a complete sentence. * Rainbow writing. Enjoy! ♥ La Profesora Frida

By LaProfesoraFrida

Setting up your Classroom (EYFS).  NQT or New to Reception.

Setting up your Classroom (EYFS). NQT or New to Reception.

This resources will suggest ideas for resources in curriculum areas around your classroom. With a focus on continuous provision, this resources will tell you what should be available for the children in areas such as the reading area, creative area, sensory area etc. Aimed especially to support NQTs and new to reception teachers, this resource will save you heaps of time planning what resources are needed where. FREE: An on-entry assessment for numeracy FREE: An 'All About Me' booklet to send home to your parents for the children to complete and return.

By MrEarlyYears

Handwriting Patterns - Lines and Letters

Handwriting Patterns - Lines and Letters

Handwriting Patterns – Lines and Letters is a set of pre-writing posters, cards, mats and worksheets that help students to practice the writing patterns needed to form the letters of alphabet correctly. This set encourages students to start drawing different type of lines - the first step in pencil control and enhances both motor planning and fine motor skills. Included in this set are varying handwriting line formats for differentiated practice, letter and word mats, posters and alphabet cards. ---❀❀❀---Handwriting Pattern Mats and Worksheets - The Handwriting Pattern Mats contain tracing lines for multiple practice opportunities. The patterns include: straight, horizontal, diagonal, zig zag, curved, wavy, castle top and lots more! Each mat also hast check boxes for students to keep their posture and hand grip in check! ---❀❀❀---Letter Characteristics Posters -These posters depict both the UPPERCASE and lowercase letters of the alphabet according to these characteristics: Straight letters Tall letters Short letters Donut letters Diagonal letters Letters with tails Letters with curves Letters with humps and closed humps I also included the grouping uppercase (capital) and lowercase (common). These groupings are particularly useful for the teaching and revision of letter and can be used as a sequence for the introduction of the letters. Once the similarities of movement are pointed out, then students are able to develop a metacognitive awareness of letter formation that can support their practices of letter writing. ---❀❀❀---The “Letter Looks Like” Cards is my own creation in which each letter is fixed to an object, animal or person as a visual reminder of form. I have tried to align them based also on initial sound to make a meaningful connection for students. ---❀❀❀---Letter Form Visual “Make It!” Cards - There are 26 cards (2 per print) that show students how to make their own model of the letter using either straight lines, curved or circular shapes. ---❀❀❀---Letter and Word Practice Mats - These mats are geared towards guiding students to write freely within grids or frames. There are 2 x 2 grids (large letters); 3 x 2 grids; multiple grid rows and large single lines then soft double guide lines for more precise handwriting. I also included a handwriting free style sheet and letter formation sheets with start points for students to keep in their writing folders. ---❀❀❀---Fillable Letter Mats - With these letter mats your students can use play doh (playdough), chain links or any medium to fill the space within the letters. These work well as write on and wipe off mats that can be laminated or placed in plastic sleeves.

By nicadez

Activity Book 2

Activity Book 2

Just like Activity Book 1, this one also consists of 50 pages. You can use this teaching resource to help your students consolidate loads of vocabulary and basic verbs. The workbook offers a lot of activities to practise spelling and teaches useful expressions. Have a look below to find out more. Activity Book 2 The Activity Book is divided into eight units. Each of them is followed by a 'test yourself' section. All of the exercises included in the book make it possible for your students to gradually revise vocabulary and useful phrases. The list below shows detailed information on each of the units. UNIT 1 TOYS The unit focuses on names of toys. It's also a revision of colours, numbers and the verb 'have got'. UNIT 2 THE WAY WE LOOK The unit teaches names of accessories as well as further revises the verb 'have got'. In addition, it teaches words such as his and her. UNIT 3 ZOO ANIMALS Obviously, this one focuses on zoo animals. It also teaches basic action verbs such as walk and swim. Finally, it teaches the verb 'can'. UNIT 4 SPORTS This unit teaches names of sports and can be used to revise the verb 'like'. Moreover, it contains exercises with the verb 'love'. UNIT 5 MY CLOTHES The unit teaches names of clothes and the following expressions: 'Im wearing...', He's/She's wearing...'. UNIT 6 WHAT TIME IS IT? Apart from focusing on telling time, the unit also introduces names of basic meals. UNIT 7 MY DAY The unit is great if you want your students to learn some more action verbs and practise the present simple tense. The unit also consolidates expressions to tell time. UNIT 8 DAYS AND MONTHS The unit does not only teach names of days and months but it can also be used to revise the verb 'be' and the present simple tense. Activity Book 2 also contains a two-page test to make your young learners check how much they've learnt using the resource.

By leba87

Tracing Activity - Lines in Spring Pre-Writing Worksheet Bundle

Tracing Activity - Lines in Spring Pre-Writing Worksheet Bundle

Darling tracing worksheet bundle with fun Spring themes. Practice all strokes needed to print A-Z. Includes tips sheet for more craft ideas and interaction. This listing is for printable prewriting activity worksheet bundle. It includes eight tracing pages for Pre-K or Kindergarten. Also includes tips sheet for even more ideas for classroom interaction. Fun spring themes include: Frogs Ladybugs Rain Umbrellas Garden Flowers and Bees Birds and Nests Butterflies This worksheet bundle allows children to practice all the strokes needed for letters A-Z. All the pages are Spring themed, but they would each also be great to work in with other theme weeks matching the various nature or weather themes. You may also love: Tracing Activity - Lines in Nature Pre-Writing Worksheet Bundle Printable | Worksheet | PreWriting | Tracing | Handwriting | Nature | Spring | Stroke Practice If you have any questions about this product, please contact me. Thank you so much for your purchase! Look for my other classroom printables, and please return to leave some feedback! ______________________________________________________ Copyright © Nicole Rethmeier 2016 All rights reserved by the author. This product is for your own classroom or homeschooling use only-NOT for commercial resale.

By nicolerethmeier

Tracing Activity - Lines in Summer Pre-Writing Worksheet Bundle

Tracing Activity - Lines in Summer Pre-Writing Worksheet Bundle

Darling tracing worksheet bundle with fun Summer themes. Practice all strokes needed to print A-Z. Includes tips sheet for more craft ideas and interaction. This listing is for printable prewriting activity worksheet bundle. It includes eight tracing pages for Pre-K or Kindergarten. Wonderful for the end of the school year or summer school. Also includes tips sheet for even more ideas for classroom interaction. Fun spring themes include: Mountains Travel Dandelions Fishing Cloudgazing Swimming Beach Floating in Innertubes This worksheet bundle allows children to practice all the strokes needed for letters A-Z. All the pages are Summer themed, but they would each also be great to work in with other theme weeks matching the various nature or weather themes. Printable | Worksheet | PreWriting | Tracing | Handwriting | Season | Summer | Stroke Practice | End of Year If you have any questions about this product, please contact me. Thank you so much for your purchase! Look for my other classroom printables, and please return to leave some feedback! ______________________________________________________ Copyright © Nicole Rethmeier 2017 All rights reserved by the author. This product is for your own classroom or homeschooling use only-NOT for commercial resale.

By nicolerethmeier

Tracing Activity - Lines in Nature Pre-Writing Worksheet Bundle

Tracing Activity - Lines in Nature Pre-Writing Worksheet Bundle

This listing is for printable prewriting activity worksheet bundle. It includes eight tracing pages for Pre-K or Kindergarten. Also includes tips sheet for even more ideas for classroom interaction. Fun nature themes include: Caterpillars Bugs Rain Jelllyfish and Seaweed Monkeys Flowers Trees and Grass Ants on a Log This worksheet bundle allows children to practice all the strokes needed for letters A-Z. Also great to work in with other theme weeks matching the various nature themes. Printable | Worksheet | PreWriting | Tracing | Handwriting | Nature | Stroke Practice If you have any questions about this product, please contact me. Thank you so much for your purchase! Look for my other classroom printables, and please return to leave some feedback! ______________________________________________________ Copyright © Nicole Rethmeier 2015 All rights reserved by the author. This product is for your own classroom or homeschooling use only-NOT for commercial resale.

By nicolerethmeier