KS1 Talk4Writing: The Three Billy Goats Gruff - Four or Six Scheme of Work

KS1 Talk4Writing: The Three Billy Goats Gruff - Four or Six Scheme of Work

This resource uses Pie Corbett’s ‘Talk for Writing’. Although this resource uses the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff, the resources and activities can be easily transferred to another story. Planning can also be used as a skeleton plan. It includes: • Four weeks or six weeks of plans (imitation, adapation and independent application - each with Lower Ability, Middle Ability and Higher Ability objectives). Four if you just want to complete the Talk4Writing, six if you would like the children to write and illustrate their own book using their adapted/twisted version. • Powerpoint of The Three Billy Goats Gruff using Pie Corbett’s style of retelling (openers, connectives and language all fit in with actions) • Resources for each session Story mountain activity sheets and IWB resource Never Heard the Word Activity Synonym activity Adjective activities Write up for a variety of practical session to have as evidence in literacy books. Write up for the recitation. Labels to stick in Literacy books with objectives and recount of activity for each activity. • Time opener actions • The hot task word bank/prompt sheet.
linman
Huge (100 Pages!) Aeroplane and Airport Role Play Pack

Huge (100 Pages!) Aeroplane and Airport Role Play Pack

CABIN CREW PREPARE FOR TAKE OFF! Over 100 pages of airport and aeroplane resources to support a role play area, travel or around the world topic! In this pack you will find… 20 airport/aeroplane phases written on globes. 39 different flags from countries around the world. Cloud bunting. Writing sheets with both a globe border/aeroplane border. 8 different language speech bubbles. 8 role play badges for children to wear 2 travel posters. ‘What to pack for travelling’ writing stimulus sheets. Role play luggage tags. Huge departures/arrivals board. 30 ‘I can see’ cards featuring photos of famous landmarks/places around the world (can be blown up to use as both posters or cards). 16 airport signs. ‘What to pack’ checklists. 17 ‘Animals Around The World’ cards. These stand up when folded over, and feature both photos of the animal, as well as the name of/outline of the place in the world they can be found on the back of the card. 6 flight departure and arrival to continents posters. Clouds featuring ‘welcome aboard’ insert school name ‘airways’. Boarding passes and role play Passports. This pack truly took me an incredible amount of time to create, but I had a lot of fun making it and I hope that by sharing it with others, I can save them some time too. I hope other children enjoy these resources as much as my class did! The Teacher Traveller
Kayleighm89
Dragons! Rhymes, Simple Writing/Colouring Sheets + 6 Crazy Pictures

Dragons! Rhymes, Simple Writing/Colouring Sheets + 6 Crazy Pictures

Dragons are fun, exciting and versatile - open to any interpretation while offering thrilling and fascinating features. This bundle of activities and imagination-firing colour-sketches will inspire your children’s creativity, while supporting phonics, language and literacy development - not to mention colour clarifying and rhyme, rhythm and performance development. Recommended for Reception + KS1, while the rhymes and pictures will appeal to older children too.
katewilliams_poetry
Curiosity Teaching Ideas for the Klaus Flugge Prize Shortlist 2018

Curiosity Teaching Ideas for the Klaus Flugge Prize Shortlist 2018

Teaching Ideas for the Klaus Flugge Prize Shortlist 2018 Set up to honour Klaus Flugge, founder of Andersen Press, this award is for the most promising & exciting newcomer to children’s picture book illustration. Title: Curiosity Author/Illustrator: Markus Motum Publisher: Walker Studio These notes have been written by the teachers at CLPE to provide schools with sessions which focus on the importance of illustration in building a narrative and supporting children’s response. They build on our work supporting teachers to use picture books to enhance critical thinking and develop creative approaches in art and writing. The teaching notes show you how to use picture books with your class to enhance children’s reading comprehension and understanding of how to convey messages through illustration. We hope you find them useful.
KlausFluggePrize
A Tsunami of Exciting Writing Sheets

A Tsunami of Exciting Writing Sheets

A Tsunami of Exciting, humorous + fascinating writing sheets for Juniors + Able Y2s: Stormy Sea, Sea Monster & Under Sea poetry frames (inc. easy/harder monsters one), crazy Treasure Map names game (Tree of Teachers? Desert of Doom?) and Ahoy There! - a pirate treasure quiz with amusing picture + answers page. Creative, mind-stretching fun & drama!
katewilliams_poetry
'Arty' Creative Story Writing

'Arty' Creative Story Writing

The ‘Arty’ Creative Story Writing is aimed for KS2 learners. The aim is for learners to be inspired through the arts to enable their creative thinking and imagination to grow. Once learners have written their stories, they will then create a 3D model based from their stories. The learners will be able to reflect from their handouts to support their creative writing. The package includes a five week plan (SOW), five session plans, a power point presentation on figurative language, a doodle map, a character handout and a reflection form.
UmbrellaArtsNW
Colourful Dragon Rhymes - for all ages

Colourful Dragon Rhymes - for all ages

Ideal end-of-term fun for classes of all ages, with scope for physical movement and multi-arts development. Once there was a dragon dressed in red. He liked to stay all day in… - but you can guess the last word, and so can the children, although some may prefer to offer alternatives with other rhyming words. Red is just one example of the numerous colours featuring in these crazy dragon verses, which lend themselves to being enacted, and even sung to a made-up tune, as well as chanted and clapped. Follow on with dragon sketches or try my dragon’s menu for easy, crazy writing fun.
katewilliams_poetry
Not Now, Bernard 2018 - Teacher Resource Pack

Not Now, Bernard 2018 - Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘Not Now, Bernard’, an adaptation of David McKee’s classic children’s picturebook, for working with children in Early Years - Year 1. It contains practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
The Velveteen Rabbit 2017/18 - Teacher Resource Pack

The Velveteen Rabbit 2017/18 - Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’, an adaptation of the iconic children’s book, for working with children in Years 1 - 4. It contains interviews with the director, one of the actors, images of the set design by James Button, and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
Seesaw - Teacher Resource Pack

Seesaw - Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘Seesaw’, for working with children in Early Years - Year 4. It contains interviews with the writer, director, and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
Laika - Teacher Resource Pack

Laika - Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘Laika’, working with children in Years 2 - 6. It contains an interview with the directors and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
8 of 8: Jobs in publishing

8 of 8: Jobs in publishing

Chapter 8 of 8: Jobs in publishing KS2: Inferring meaning from evidence, roleplay, heroes, calculating printing costs, planning a project (Reading, Maths, Careers) KS2, KS3: Our readers’ questionnaire was part of the initial evaluation of Freedom City Comics. It’s also a good reading and discussion activity in its own right! (PSHE, English, Maths) This is one section of our larger Freedom City Comics learning framework. To download all resources in one file, please see https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/freedom-city-comics-learning-framework-11919380 This learning framework and resources are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC). You can change this framework and share it with other people as long as you credit our project, but you can’t use it commercially. All artwork remains the copyright of the original artists. KS2 curriculum links include: Science, Art, Citizenship, History, Politics, Writing, Literacy, Reading, Maths, Geography, Drama, Careers, PSHE. Key Stage 2 learning framework developed by Mike Thompson and Lydia Wysocki. KS3 curriculum links include: Media, Art, English, Modern Foreign Languages, History, Drama, PSHE, RE/Ethics, Geography, Maths. Key Stage 3 learning framework developed by Gary Bainbridge and Lydia Wysocki. Freedom City Comics is our free comics anthology presenting snapshots of the history of civil rights and politics on Tyneside. It was created as part of Freedom City 2017. Thanks to all our Freedom City Comics contributors: • Paul Peart-Smith, working with alumnus Paul Barry and researcher Brian Ward • Terry Wiley, working with researcher Rachel Hammersley • Patrice Aggs, working with researcher Brycchan Carey • Mack Chater and Ian Mayor, working with researcher Joan Allen • Sha Nazir, working with researcher Matt Perry • Ragavee Balendran, working with researcher Matt Perry • ‘Brick’, working with project lead Matthew Grenby • Managing editor is Britt Coxon; Editor in chief is Lydia Wysocki.
lyd_w
10 Minute Bullying Play, Primary school Stage Playscript.

10 Minute Bullying Play, Primary school Stage Playscript.

**** STAGE PLAY VERSION **** This is a tried and tested Script, created for a after-school drama club. It was performed by a mixture of Lower and Upper KS2 children. It would be perfect for a Drama Club or PSHE project. It also highlights ‘first days’ and transition along with sibling and peer relationships. It has an appropriate ending to promote ‘doing the right thing’ and forgiveness I give permission for the names and genders to be changed to suit the group performing. Please leave a review to help others thinking of purchasing.
rosie_m
Pack of 5 Drama Games/Activities

Pack of 5 Drama Games/Activities

These are good warm up games or class activities. Each game teaches a different drama skill and the games are brightly printed so could be displayed. Please leave a review for others.
rosie_m
The Gingerbread Man A Reader's Theatre with Props

The Gingerbread Man A Reader's Theatre with Props

Drama! Bring out the risk taking, creativity in your young actors t with this fun script for reading and fluency. Complete with fun props, which are entirely optional, you could have a full blown Oscar worthy performance! With masks, speech bubbles and puppets, let the children decide how to perform this classic fairy tale. Perfect for literacy groups with 9 in the cast. The script is designed for 3rd-5th grade. With a focus on the traditional American fairy story of The Gingerbread Man this drama will reinforce the children’s understanding as well as reinforcing reading fluency. The performance takes approximately 12 minutes once rehearsed. The props are easy to print and go, with simple preparation involving nothing more than construction paper, scissors and glue. Bring this engaging and funny reading activity into your classroom and enjoy the kiddos’ creativity. This readers’ theatre is a part of my complete unit of inquiry of Fairy Tales. You may also be interested in these dramas too - Pilgrims in A Pickle , a tale of the American Thanksgiving story and The Nose Glows, a comedy about Rudolph and the need to be friends. Follow along with my store. You can find many more hands on tips and tools in my store and on my blog. Enjoy! Susan Powers PYPteachingtools.com
susanpowers09
Sample Pages For Romeo and Juliet Play Script

Sample Pages For Romeo and Juliet Play Script

A short extract from the play script Love Me Tender, which is a simple one act adaptation of the first half of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy. The play covers events which lead up to Tybalt’s death, allowing for a cliff-hanger ending and giving students the opportunity to improvise, or write, the remainder of the play. It’s great for scriptwriting sessions at KS2 or KS3 and works really well as a performance. These sample pages give you a taster of what the play is like and allow you to try before you buy! If you like this sample, the full script - with production notes, photocopiable script pages, and fab classroom follow-on activities - can be found in the Arts On The Move Shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/romeo-and-juliet-play-script-for-ks2-ks3-11373888 Thanks everso!
AliJC
A Splash of Seaside Writing, Reading, Rhyming + Colouring Fun For KS1

A Splash of Seaside Writing, Reading, Rhyming + Colouring Fun For KS1

Seaside literacy activities of all sorts are wrapped up in this exciting bundle, stretching phonics, reading and writing skills, plus developing creative expression, rhyme, rhythm and poetic skills, at KS1 + EY levels. Contents: 3 phonics/reading activities - picture-based; 5 poem/creative writing frames (one with 3 graded versions), 3 seaside rhymes to clap, act, build and even sing; guidance notes as applicable. Great price too!
katewilliams_poetry
Comics in Classrooms: Full Bundle Lessons 1-11 (3 Weeks of Lessons!

Comics in Classrooms: Full Bundle Lessons 1-11 (3 Weeks of Lessons!

This is much more than an art lesson unit! These comic handouts and assignments are specifically and strategically designed to teach comic creation AND work with ACADEMIC projects in classrooms. Have students “show what they know” in SCHOOL with COMICS! Lessons 1-10 lead up to Lesson 11, where students put it all together in “Make a Comic”. All of the lessons(included in the above bundle) are listed here, and can be used independently. All documents are pdfs. Each Lesson Includes (at minimum): 1 Tips for Teachers Overview Lesson Directions 1 Handout 1 General Classwork Assignment 1 Advanced Classwork Assignment 2 Lesson-Specific Pages from the Comics in Classrooms Guidebook 1 Homework Sheet Lessons Include: Introduction to Comics Composition Faces Emotions Panels Backgrounds Panel Variety Using Text Characters Style and Symbols put it all together and…MAKE A COMIC PROJECT! Bundle also provides 30 Blank Comic Templates Great for alternate projects, classroom comic projects, or as an arts unit. Use this popular and effective medium of to illustrate classroom novels and literature, bring history to life, discuss science and math concepts, educate about awareness, and MORE. While most resources use an artist perspective, Illumismart’s guides and assignments were designed for any academic purposes. NO DRAWING BACKGROUND required for students OR teachers! Lessons focus more on ideas and concepts rather than art skills. The handouts and assignments were created in a way to improve and entertain students of ALL drawing levels from beginners to advanced. While they work best in order, lessons and Focus Areas can work well as individual assignments. All assignments were designed to lead up to the Original Comic Strip final assignment.
IllumismartClipArt
Comics in Classrooms Lesson: Settings and Backgrounds

Comics in Classrooms Lesson: Settings and Backgrounds

This is much more than an art lesson! These comic handouts and assignments are specifically and strategically designed to teach comic creation AND work with ACADEMIC projects in classrooms. Have students “show what they know” in SCHOOL with COMICS! This lesson focuses on creating better backgrounds and immersing a character in a visually interesting environment. Improve all types of styles and art levels! All documents are pdfs. This Lesson Includes: 1 Tips for Teachers Overview Lesson Directions 1 Handout (Better Backgrounds) Assignment- Believable Backgrounds Advanced Assignment- Mood 2 Lesson-Specific Pages from the Comics in Classrooms Guidebook 1 Homework Sheet (Panels with Purpose) This lesson also includes 30 Blank Comic Templates Includes Rough Drafts/Second Drafts for -Comic Strips -Single Panels -Graphic Novel Pages -Storyboard -Cover Includes “Quick” Versions for your own assignments and projects (apply to any academic! Includes 5 different Visual Note-taking Templates Great for alternate projects, classroom comic projects, or as an arts unit. Use this popular and effective medium of to illustrate classroom novels and literature, bring history to life, discuss science and math concepts, educate about awareness, and MORE. While most resources use an artist perspective, Illumismart’s guides and assignments were designed for any academic purposes. NO DRAWING BACKGROUND required for students OR teachers! Lessons focus more on ideas and concepts rather than art skills. The handouts and assignments were created in a way to improve and entertain students of ALL drawing levels from beginners to advanced. While they work best in order, lessons and Focus Areas can work well as individual assignments. All assignments were designed to lead up to the Original Comic Strip final assignment.
IllumismartClipArt
Red Riding Hood

Red Riding Hood

A fun song with an echo re-telling the traditional Red Riding Hood Story written for a Year 2 class and their dance/gymnastic/mime assembly. Extension activities include creating music for the main characters in the story and composing using graphic notation and exploring major and minor keys.
sallykee
Oral Communication Activity Skills: Interpreting Body Language Using Task Cards

Oral Communication Activity Skills: Interpreting Body Language Using Task Cards

This product has over 50+ Behavior Task Cards to Interpret! Plus additional activity create & play sheets! Body language speaks loud! And a single gesture can be interpreted many ways. This is a fun group exercise targeted to interpreting a person’s body language. 50+ play cards have common gestures with several meanings to interpret. Interactive role play and/or charades is great way to learn body language, or just to have fun with a group. This activity is a great discussion starter and introduces related topics such as: Learning about a person’s own perception; Situations that can influence an interpretation; Body language signals & cross signals; How body language affects others. Use as an icebreaker * Use during a break time * Use anytime!
PattyAnnsPetProject
Line by Line: Macbeth, Lady Macbeth's "Unsex me here" (1.5)

Line by Line: Macbeth, Lady Macbeth's "Unsex me here" (1.5)

This video will take you through an excerpt from Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” Lady Macbeth’s monologue beginning “The raven himself is hoarse” with text and visual annotations. Line by line, you’ll explore Shakespeare’s gift for language and invention. For the complete scene, check out my videos here: http://bit.ly/2J5VtH5 A big thank-you to the following resources. Without such resources, these videos would not have been the same: The New Cambridge Shakespeare, No Fear Shakespeare, the Oxford Shakespeare, and the artists whose work appears in my slides. Please get in touch if you’d like to know the source of any illustration, clip-art, photograph, or animation.
mostbeautifulpoem
A Whirl of Inspiring Poetry Frames for Yrs 2-6

A Whirl of Inspiring Poetry Frames for Yrs 2-6

This exotic bundle of creative writing spurs comprises 15 poetry frames + 1 colouring sheet. Almost all focus on summer themes, or linked ones, with calm and stormy seas, insects, trees, fun in the park, sunshine, and even magic carpet rides - and more! Most best for lower KS2, but also for able Yr 2s and up to Year 6 - some as launch pads for independent development. Home-produced for my poetry workshops. Bargain buy, saving 39% in total.
katewilliams_poetry
5 Seaside Poetry Frames - KS2

5 Seaside Poetry Frames - KS2

A swirl of sea themes are contained in these 5 poetry-frame sheets, and a variety of poetic approaches, too. Themes: summer’s day sea, stormy sea, seabed mysteries, sea monsters and pirate maps. Poetic techniques involved and invited: similes (for both nouns and verbs), rhyming couplets, alliterated phrases, personification, description, onomatopoeia and more. Guidance notes provided for all.
katewilliams_poetry
7 Mixed-Themed Poetry Frames (KS2) + Guides

7 Mixed-Themed Poetry Frames (KS2) + Guides

8 assorted poetry-writing (or creative-prose-writing) frames for KS2 on themes: stormy sea, Pacific Ocean, in the park, creepy crawlies, treasure chest contents, treasure map, space. Poetic focus mostly on description and imagery, but also including alliteration, acrostic, action-words and scope for more.
katewilliams_poetry
7 KS1 WRITING/COLOURING FRAMES - mixed themes

7 KS1 WRITING/COLOURING FRAMES - mixed themes

This assorted pack of picture-poem activities include graded versions for some + guidance notes for all. Themes: Shells, Sea, Stars, Aliens, Castles, Ladybirds, Butterflies. My own designs, hand-drawn, home-produced, successfully used in my poetry sessions.
katewilliams_poetry
Castles + Treasure - Rhymes, Writing Frames, Picture - EY/KS1

Castles + Treasure - Rhymes, Writing Frames, Picture - EY/KS1

These castle-themed activities bring the past alive for children, while motivating creative writing, artwork and history study. The 3 punchy rhymes invite actions, word-exchanges, clapping and performance. The 5 writing sheets (or poetry frames) are generously illustrated with lively, inspiring details. The extra picture (A5 approx) can be used as a prompt for creative writing or a colouring activity. Guidance provided for rhymes + worksheets. All rhymes and artwork original.
katewilliams_poetry
Castle picture, detailed, looking in, up, round... black/white A5 (approx)

Castle picture, detailed, looking in, up, round... black/white A5 (approx)

This picture offers inspiration for creative writing, support for medieval history or castle study and colouring. It depicts an ancient, yet still creepily inhabited, crumbling castle. A mouse (or rat?), a fallen key, a twisty staircase, candlelight, a shadow at the casement window, a narrow passage, lit at the far end, a grand pillar, stone floors - they’re all there. I originally draw the picture to illustrate a castle poem in a book of mine, now out of print.
katewilliams_poetry
Bonanza of Creepy Crawly Rhymes + Picture-Poem Frames (7 activities), guided

Bonanza of Creepy Crawly Rhymes + Picture-Poem Frames (7 activities), guided

This mini-beast feast comprises 10 sheets, including 3 guidance sheets. These contain 3 rhymes to clap, enact, word-swap, perform, sing, inspire writing - Butterfly, Ladybird, Spider respectively - guidance provided below each rhyme; also 4 picture poems to write & colour: Butterfly, Ladybird, Spider x 2 (guidance notes separate). These provide rounded learning experience on mini-beasts, also supporting Literacy and more.
katewilliams_poetry
Seaside Rhymes & Picture-Poem Activities

Seaside Rhymes & Picture-Poem Activities

Sea, shells, fish and seabed mystery feature in these multiple rhyme and picture-poem sheets, with guidance notes and development ideas for each part. All have been successfully used with Early Years and KS1 classes. Contents: 3 rhymes: ‘Sparkly Sea’, ‘Shiny Shells’ & ‘Under the Sea’; 3 picture-poem designs, one with 3 graded variations of difficulty (The sea is…). These writing and colouring sheets are: ‘Fish are…’, ‘Shells can be…’ and ‘The sea is…’ Activities involved: chanting, clapping, word-choosing, acting out, physical movement, sounding out, writing, colouring, and potentially singing and performing.
katewilliams_poetry
Digital Storytelling - iPad ideas

Digital Storytelling - iPad ideas

This resource is aimed at teachers using iPads with students to provide ideas and inspiration for iPad activities in class. It’s suitable for all levels of digital skill, from new starters to experienced digital leaders. The first page provides information about the teaching concept (storytelling) and ideas for the different forms a digital story can take. The second page gives simple ideas to try out with suggested apps. We’ve linked iOS apps but the ideas are adaptable to non-iOS / BYOD digital classrooms too. We hope you’ll find some iPad teaching & learning inspiration here! About us: we’re developing a classroom app, Sparkjar, for use in iPad schools. We’ve made these free resources because we want to give something back to teachers whilst we raise the profile of Sparkjar. We hope you find them useful as part of your iPad teaching toolkit. There’s a link to our website in the resource - if you want to check us out, please do.
Sparkjarapp
4 Exciting Sea-Linked Poem Frames + Guides, KS2

4 Exciting Sea-Linked Poem Frames + Guides, KS2

Stormy Sea, Sea Monster, Treasure Map and Treasure Chest are the themes of these 4 illustrated poem frames. Each has a Guide sheet for use, with example poems, suggested words to prompt for, and ideas for embellishment or development. The Treasure Map is an alliteration-focused activity with scope for art and craft development. The others are for descriptive and atmospheric verse. All are home-produced with hand-drawn illustrations, and tested successfully in schools. 9 sheets, black-and-white, PDF.
katewilliams_poetry
Treasure Map Alliteration Game (Yr1-6) + Guide for Use

Treasure Map Alliteration Game (Yr1-6) + Guide for Use

This is a fun, imagination-firing, creative writing activity, centred on a pirate’s treasure map. It has proved popular with children of all ages and abilities in my workshops. It can be written individually or shared verbally, the challenge being to think up nouns to fit the gaps, with one rule: they have to start with the same letter as that of the starter word (e.g. Forest of Feet). The Guide sheet offers lists of words to prompt for - if needed, and suggestions for embellishing the activity. The challenge of thinking up nouns starting with the same letter as the starter word - and on a treasure map - motivates even reluctant writers to have a go at this mind-stretching, language-enriching game.
katewilliams_poetry
Tic Tac Toe Inquiry Based Activities The Holiday Bundle

Tic Tac Toe Inquiry Based Activities The Holiday Bundle

Homework suddenly becomes FUN and meaningful! Double whammy! Be the coolest teacher in the school with these engaging I.B P.Y.P. inquiry based tasks focusing on holidays & celebrations throughout the year. This EASY print and go packet contains a themed homework sheet with 9 trans-disciplinary activities. Thus, these can be used for 3rd grade up to 5th grade. The children love to independently select their own 3 tasks, horizontally, vertically or diagonally, just like Knots and Crosses. The activities focus on the Key Concepts, Learner Profile and the I.B. Attitudes, requiring the children to show their thinking and explain their solutions. Every one of the trans disciplinary skills is used within these activities as the children get to independently select their homework, research it and communicate their findings in fun, engaging and very creative ways. Included: New Year Valentines Day St. Patrick Day Earth Day Easter Summer Celebrate Our Country Back to School Thanksgiving Halloween Christmas Winter I hope you find this resource useful. There are other Tic Tac Toe packets available in my store, covering math themes as well as social studies. Please take a look at the many other resources that I have in my store and on my blog, all aligned with the C.C.S.S and the I.B Primary Years Programme. Enjoy! Susan Powers www.pypteachingtools.com
susanpowers09
Ladybird Picture Poem Frame, Early Yrs/Yr1 + Guidance Notes

Ladybird Picture Poem Frame, Early Yrs/Yr1 + Guidance Notes

This resource comprises a picture-poem frame and a one-page guide for the teacher’s use. Both are in PDF format. The picture-poem frame features a huge ladybird (hand-drawn). Above it is an opening phrase: ‘This ladybird is’, inviting describing words on the short, thick lines in and around the insect. Below it, there is a line for a simile, with the starting phrase ‘He is as red as’. The sheet is designed for emergent writers and newly independent ones, also providing colouring opportunities. The guidance notes offer tips for preparing children for the activity, followed by lists of words and simile ideas to prompt for. Some thoughts about the colouring aspect are also included. Although principally a Literacy activity, this resource supports other areas of the EYFS curriculum too, such as Understanding the World and Expressive Art & Design. It has been been successfully tried and tested in classrooms.
katewilliams_poetry
'Fish are...' Writing & Colouring Sheet + Guide

'Fish are...' Writing & Colouring Sheet + Guide

This resource comprises a writing/colouring sheet + a one-sheet guide for teachers, both black-and-white, PDFs. The fish-themed writing and colouring sheet - or picture poem frame - is a simple and attractive activity for EYFS. It offers a single line (at the top) for descriptive writing, with the starter words ‘Fish are’. The space below is filled with a large, hand-drawn scene of a patterned fish under the sea. The guide provides a list of relevant words to prompt for as needed, and two suggestions for extending the literacy aspect. The resource supports multiple curricular areas, in particular: Literacy, Expressive Arts & Design, Physical Development (fine motor skills) and Understanding The World. The attractive design has been proven to motivate young children to think up and try to write descriptive words for the fish, and to experiment with colours and pencil control. Enthuse children in the topic first, perhaps by showing pictures or videos of fish in the sea, looking at some in an aquarium, reading a story about a fish and enacting them together.
katewilliams_poetry