KS2 English: Sentence builder game to develop sentence structure

KS2 English: Sentence builder game to develop sentence structure

This is a board game to support KS2 pupils to develop the structure of their sentences. As pupils role the die and move around the board, they must edit their sentences in different ways, according to the instructions on the square they have landed on. Changes include adding conjunctions, building complex sentences, experimenting with relative clauses and adding description with adverbial phrases and expanded noun phrases, Pupils can be independent players, or work together in pairs. The ppt includes an instruction card and a game board which can be enlarged and laminated.
Christianne
KS2 Measuring: Making George's marvellous medicine for Grandma!

KS2 Measuring: Making George's marvellous medicine for Grandma!

This is a differentiated measuring activity which I used for my mixed ability year 5 class, but could be adapted for any KS2 Maths group. I used it as part of World Book Day and it gave pupils a practical opportunity to practice their measuring and converting skills! A range of equipment (ingredients!) is needed, but it is worth it! LA = Orange (following instructions and reading scales to measure) MA = Yellow/ Purple (pupils also need their addition, subtraction and halving skills) HA = Blue/ Green (pupils also need to convert between ML and L)
Christianne
Primary English: End of Year Expectations for Writing

Primary English: End of Year Expectations for Writing

I have made these documents to support Primary teachers to plan focused, purposeful learning challenges for teaching and assessing Writing in their English lessons. They can be used long term plans as they show all of the end of year expectations for Composition, SPAG and handwriting that pupils need to work towards achieving during the year. The documents could also be used as target sheets for pupils to stick into their books in order to track their progress in writing. The columns on the right can be used by teachers to record 3 dates on which the objectives have been achieved. This bundle could be a perfect pack to support English departments to ensure consistent planning and progression of skills across the Primary phase.
Christianne
Key Stage 2 Maths: Shape and Measures Pack

Key Stage 2 Maths: Shape and Measures Pack

This pack includes task cards and resources to support children to understand the properties of 2D and 3D shapes, different types of angles and measurement, including units of measurement and key skills required to measure lines, shapes and angles. The George's Marvellous Medicine resource is a practical activity to encourage children to work together and have fun with measuring. I have used these resources with Year 5, but they could be adapted for any Key Stage 2 Maths group.
Christianne
Key Stage 2 Maths: The Properties of 2D and 3D Shapes

Key Stage 2 Maths: The Properties of 2D and 3D Shapes

This Powerpoint includes step by step learning challenges and task cards to support children's understanding of the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. Tasks include games, drawing activities, practical shape investigations and challenges. Slides can be scaled down to A5 (or printed 2 to a page) and then stuck into children's Maths books to give them clear instructions. I used these resources to support and challenge my MA/LA Year 5 Maths class, but they could be used or adapted for any Key Stage 2 Maths group.
Christianne
Key Stage 2 Maths: Addition and Subtraction

Key Stage 2 Maths: Addition and Subtraction

This Powerpoint includes task cards, word problems and homework activities to support children to understand the vocabulary of addition and subtraction and the written methods needed to solve addition and subtraction questions and problems. I used these resources with my LA/MA year 5 class, but they could be used or adapted for any KS2 Maths group. The word problems contain references to Harry Potter and Peter Pan (and internet images from the films), as we were studying those texts at the time and I wanted cross- curricular links, but they could be adapted for any topic you are studying.
Christianne
Primary English: End of Year Expectations for Writing

Primary English: End of Year Expectations for Writing

I have made these documents to support Primary teachers to plan focused, purposeful learning challenges for teaching and assessing Writing in their English lessons. They can be used long term plans as they show all of the end of year expectations for Composition, SPAG and handwriting that pupils need to work towards achieving during the year. The documents could also be used as target sheets for pupils to stick into their books in order to track their progress in writing. The columns on the right can be used by teachers to record 3 dates on which the objectives have been achieved. This bundle could be a perfect pack to support English departments to ensure consistent planning and progression of skills across the Primary phase.
Christianne
Primary English: Stage Planning for Writing

Primary English: Stage Planning for Writing

I have made these documents to support teachers to plan focused, purposeful learning challenges for teaching and assessing Writing in their English lessons. The bold statements on the left are end of year expectations for Composition and SPAG (specifically vocabulary, punctuation and grammar). I have then broken down each bold statement into focused learning challenges on the right, which can be used as small steps for pupils to build their skills and confidence as they work towards their end of year expectations. Every teacher does not have to use every target; they can choose those appropriate to their ability groups, or use all of them as small building blocks to build up understanding.
Christianne
Blank weekly planning template for Guided Reading

Blank weekly planning template for Guided Reading

This is a blank, adaptable template for a week's Guided Reading. My class were grouped by ability and their activities were rotated each day: Adult- led reading Teacher - led reading Reciprocal reading (a group activity where pupils would read and discuss a shared text, taking on different roles) Paired reading. The plan could be used or adapted for any KS2 group.
Christianne
KS2 Probability: Discussing the probability of events and investigating probability

KS2 Probability: Discussing the probability of events and investigating probability

These are differentiated resources for two lessons about probability, which I used for my mixed ability Year 5 group, but could be used or adapted for any KS2 Maths group. Lesson 1) The language of probability: sorting events by their probability and creating a scale between certain and impossible. Lesson 2) Investigating probability. LA = Orange, Purple/ Yellow = MA and Blue/ Green = HA
Christianne
KS2 Measuring: Making George's marvellous medicine for Grandma!

KS2 Measuring: Making George's marvellous medicine for Grandma!

This is a differentiated measuring activity which I used for my mixed ability year 5 class, but could be adapted for any KS2 Maths group. I used it as part of World Book Day and it gave pupils a practical opportunity to practice their measuring and converting skills! A range of equipment (ingredients!) is needed, but it is worth it! LA = Orange (following instructions and reading scales to measure) MA = Yellow/ Purple (pupils also need their addition, subtraction and halving skills) HA = Blue/ Green (pupils also need to convert between ML and L)
Christianne
Stage 3 (Year 3) Writing: End of Year Expectations

Stage 3 (Year 3) Writing: End of Year Expectations

I made this document to support year 3 teachers to plan focused, purposeful learning challenges for teaching and assessing Writing in their English lessons. It can be used as a long term plan as it shows all of the end of year expectations for Composition, SPAG and handwriting that pupils need to work towards achieving during the year. The document could also be used as a target sheet for pupils to stick into their books in order to track their progress in writing. The columns on the right can be used by teachers to record 3 dates on which the objectives have been achieved.
Christianne
Stage 6 (Year 6) Writing: End of Year Expectations

Stage 6 (Year 6) Writing: End of Year Expectations

I made this document to support year 6 teachers to plan focused, purposeful learning challenges for teaching and assessing Writing in their English lessons. It can be used as a long term plan as it shows all of the end of year expectations for Composition, SPAG and handwriting that pupils need to work towards achieving during the year. The document could also be used as a target sheet for pupils to stick into their books in order to track their progress in writing. The columns on the right can be used by teachers to record 3 dates on which the objectives have been achieved.
Christianne
Stage 4 (Year 4) Writing: End of Year Expectations

Stage 4 (Year 4) Writing: End of Year Expectations

I made this document to support year 4 teachers to plan focused, purposeful learning challenges for teaching and assessing Writing in their English lessons. It can be used as a long term plan as it shows all of the end of year expectations for Composition, SPAG and handwriting that pupils need to work towards achieving during the year. The document could also be used as a target sheet for pupils to stick into their books in order to track their progress in writing. The columns on the right can be used by teachers to record 3 dates on which the objectives have been achieved.
Christianne
Stage 5 (Year 5) Writing: End of Year Expectations

Stage 5 (Year 5) Writing: End of Year Expectations

I made this document to support year 5 teachers to plan focused, purposeful learning challenges for teaching and assessing Writing in their English lessons. It can be used as a long term plan as it shows all of the end of year expectations for Composition, SPAG and handwriting that pupils need to work towards achieving during the year. The document could also be used as a target sheet for pupils to stick into their books in order to track their progress in writing. The columns on the right can be used by teachers to record 3 dates on which the objectives have been achieved.
Christianne
Stage 2 (Year 2) Writing: End of Year Expectations

Stage 2 (Year 2) Writing: End of Year Expectations

I made this document to support year 2 teachers to plan focused, purposeful learning challenges for teaching and assessing Writing in their English lessons. It can be used as a long term plan as it shows all of the end of year expectations for Composition, SPAG and handwriting that pupils need to work towards achieving during the year. The document could also be used as a target sheet for pupils to stick into their books in order to track their progress in writing. The columns on the right can be used by teachers to record 3 dates on which the objectives have been achieved.
Christianne
Stage 1 (Year 1) Writing: End of Year Expectations

Stage 1 (Year 1) Writing: End of Year Expectations

I made this document to support year 1 teachers to plan focused, purposeful learning challenges for teaching and assessing Writing in their English lessons. It can be used as a long term plan as it shows all of the end of year expectations for Composition, SPAG and handwriting that pupils need to work towards achieving during the year. The document could also be used as a target sheet for pupils to stick into their books in order to track their progress in writing. The columns on the right can be used by teachers to record 3 dates on which the objectives have been achieved.
Christianne
Year 3 spelling resources

Year 3 spelling resources

I have been building up this Powerpoint of resources while teaching spellings with my HA year 3 English class this year, but the resources can also be adapted for any year groups in KS2 of LA groups in KS3. It includes editable spelling cards that I have been using to record pupil's weekly spellings so that they can take them home to revise for our tests. The blank rows at the bottom have then been used for pupils to record any words they have been getting wrong in their own writing. The Powerpoint also includes spelling activities that we have been using, including quizzes, card sorts, domino cards and dictionary activities, to support children with their revision of key spelling rules and words. I have used these resources while following the No Nonsense Spelling scheme, but the learning challenges and activities can be used without it as they also link with the National Curriculum spelling focus for year 3.
Christianne
KS2 English:  Improving sentence structure

KS2 English: Improving sentence structure

This is a bundle of games and activities to support children to experiment with their sentence structure and develop their confidence with SPAG vocabulary. It includes two board games to develop detailed sentences and experiment with clauses, differentiated activities for writing with conjunctions and activities to build understanding of adverbial phrases. I hope they will be a fun way for children to build key elements of grammar into their sentences.
Christianne
Key Stage 2 SPAG pack

Key Stage 2 SPAG pack

This is a bundle of games and activities to support children to develop their confidence with SPAG vocabulary and skills. I hope they will be a fun way for children to practice their spellings and build key elements of grammar into their writing.
Christianne
Stage 4 (Year 4) English: Stage planning for Writing

Stage 4 (Year 4) English: Stage planning for Writing

I made this document to support our year 4 teachers to plan focused, purposeful learning challenges for teaching and assessing Writing in their English lessons. The bold statements on the left are end of year expectations for Composition and SPAG (specifically vocabulary, punctuation and grammar). I have then broken down each bold statement into focused learning challenges on the right, which can be used as small steps for pupils to build their skills and confidence as they work towards their end of year expectations. Every teacher does not have to use every target; they can choose those appropriate to their ability groups, or use all of them as small building blocks to build up understanding.
Christianne
Stage 6 (Year 6) English: Stage planning for Writing

Stage 6 (Year 6) English: Stage planning for Writing

I made this document to support our year 6 teachers to plan focused, purposeful learning challenges for teaching and assessing Writing in their English lessons. The bold statements on the left are end of year expectations for Composition and SPAG (specifically vocabulary, punctuation and grammar). I have then broken down each bold statement into focused learning challenges on the right, which can be used as small steps for pupils to build their skills and confidence as they work towards their end of year expectations. Every teacher does not have to use every target; they can choose those appropriate to their ability groups, or use all of them as small building blocks to build up understanding.
Christianne
Stage 5 (Year 5) English: Stage planning for Writing

Stage 5 (Year 5) English: Stage planning for Writing

I made this document to support our year 5 teachers to plan focused, purposeful learning challenges for teaching and assessing Writing in their English lessons. The bold statements on the left are end of year expectations for Composition and SPAG (specifically vocabulary, punctuation and grammar). I have then broken down each bold statement into focused learning challenges on the right, which can be used as small steps for pupils to build their skills and confidence as they work towards their end of year expectations. Every teacher does not have to use every target; they can choose those appropriate to their ability groups, or use all of them as small building blocks to build up understanding.
Christianne
Stage 1 (Year 1) English: Stage planning for Writing

Stage 1 (Year 1) English: Stage planning for Writing

I made this document to support our year 1 teachers to plan focused, purposeful learning challenges for teaching and assessing Writing in their English lessons. The bold statements on the left are end of year expectations for Composition and SPAG (specifically vocabulary, punctuation and grammar). I have then broken down each bold statement into focused learning challenges on the right, which can be used as small steps for pupils to build their skills and confidence as they work towards their end of year expectations. Every teacher does not have to use every target; they can choose those appropriate to their ability groups, or use all of them as small building blocks to build up understanding.
Christianne