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British Primary School teacher (now living the good life in Spain!) sharing planning and resources to make those planning weekends a little bit easier! Please check-out my Instagram page (the_diary_of_an_nqt) for more tips, ideas and advice!

British Primary School teacher (now living the good life in Spain!) sharing planning and resources to make those planning weekends a little bit easier! Please check-out my Instagram page (the_diary_of_an_nqt) for more tips, ideas and advice!
Year 1 Writing Planning: Where The Wild Things Are (Week 1 out of 2)
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Year 1 Writing Planning: Where The Wild Things Are (Week 1 out of 2)

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Talk For Writing Termly target: To use wow words, a range of openers, connectives and punctuation. Main outcome: Retelling a Fantasy Story through role play and writing. Text: Where The Wild Things Are. Monday: LO: I can explore a main character Tuesday: LO: I can describe a main character Wednesday: LO: I can write in role as a character Thursday: LO: I can use question marks (SPAG) Friday: LO: I can describe a setting Includes all resources for each day: Includes Guided Reading activity. Includes a weekly SPAG lesson. Includes teacher model of 'where the wild things are' to be used for Talk for Writing. Includes assessment grids.
Year 1/2 Writing Plans & Resources: The Snail and The Whale (Week 1 out of 2) (FUN BOOK WEEK IDEA!)
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Year 1/2 Writing Plans & Resources: The Snail and The Whale (Week 1 out of 2) (FUN BOOK WEEK IDEA!)

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Curriculum Target: To write an extended piece of writing Main outcome: To create an ending for a story Text: The Snail and The Whale Day 1) LO: I can explore different settings Day 2) LO: I can describe a range of settings Day 3) LO: I can sequence a story Day 4) LO: I can explore a character Day 5) LO: Learning Outcome: I can explore my senses Includes: All daily resources required (labelled and listed in lesson plan) Images for classroom display A child friendly version of the story for the teacher to model daily (without an ending) as the lesson starter so children can create actions (Talk for Writing). This supports the children when they come to write independently in week 2 (so they can copy the model from memory). * I created a flag and stuck it in the middle of the school field and the initial hook. I also planted a message in a bottle from the snail. (Detailed in lesson plan). Lots of opportunities for creative thinking and talking.
Year 1/2 Writing Plans and Resources: The Day The Crayon's Quit (Week 1 out of 2)
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Year 1/2 Writing Plans and Resources: The Day The Crayon's Quit (Week 1 out of 2)

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Curriculum Target: To articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions. To give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for different purposes. Main outcome: To write a letter based on an opinion Text: The Day The Crayon's Quit Day 1) LO: I can use persuasive language Day 2) LO: I can use joining words (SPAG lesson) Day 3) LO: I can explore the features of a persuasive letter Day 4) LO: I can explore a main character Day 5) LO: I can explore a main character Includes: All daily resources required (labelled and listed in lesson plan) A weekly SPAG lesson A child friendly version of the story for the teacher to model daily as the lesson starter so children can create actions (Talk for Writing). This supports the children when they come to write independently in week 2 (so they can copy the model from memory).
Year 1, Fantasy Writing Planning: Where The Wild Things Are (Week 2 out of 2)
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Year 1, Fantasy Writing Planning: Where The Wild Things Are (Week 2 out of 2)

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Talk For Writing Termly target: To use wow words, a range of openers, connectives and punctuation. Main outcome: Retelling a Fantasy Story through role play and writing. Text: Where The Wild Things Are. Monday: LO: I can create a story map Tuesday: LO: I can participate during class discussion Wednesday: LO: I can plan a story Thursday: LO: I can write a recount Friday: LO: I can edit my work Includes teacher model of 'where the wild things are' to be used for Talk for Writing. Includes assessment grids.
Year 1/2 Writing Plans & Resources: The Gigantic Turnip (Week 1 out of 2)
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Year 1/2 Writing Plans & Resources: The Gigantic Turnip (Week 1 out of 2)

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Curriculum Target: To write an extended piece of writing using punctuation. Main outcome: To write a recount of a story Text: The Gigantic Turnip Day 1) LO: I can retell a story (Language through Experience) Day 2) LO:I can explore characters from a book Day 3) LO: I can explore different settings (Images for flip chart paper included) Day 4) LO: I can sequence a story Includes: All daily resources required (labelled and listed in lesson plan) Images for classroom display
Year 1/2 Writing Plans & Resources: The Snail and The Whale (Week 2 out of 2) (FUN BOOK WEEK IDEA!)
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Year 1/2 Writing Plans & Resources: The Snail and The Whale (Week 2 out of 2) (FUN BOOK WEEK IDEA!)

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Curriculum Target: To write an extended piece of writing Main outcome: To create an ending for a story Text: The Snail and The Whale Day 1) LO: I can sequence my ideas Day 2) LO: I can draft a story Day 3) LO: I can draft a story Day 4) LO: I can edit and improve my work Day 5) LO: I can publish a story Includes: Some daily resources required (labelled and listed in lesson plan) Images for classroom display Guided Reading Independent Activity A child friendly version of the story for the teacher to model daily (without an ending) as the lesson starter so children can create actions (Talk for Writing). This supports the children when they come to write independently in week 2 (so they can copy the model from memory). * I created a flag and stuck it in the middle of the school field and the initial hook. I also planted a message in a bottle from the snail. (Detailed in lesson plan). Lots of opportunities for creative thinking and talking.
Year 1, Writing: Jasper's Beanstalk recount - Days of the week, verbs and suffixes (Week 1 of 2)
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Year 1, Writing: Jasper's Beanstalk recount - Days of the week, verbs and suffixes (Week 1 of 2)

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Termly target: To add suffixes: _ing, _ed, _er and _est to a root word. To learn the days of the week. To use a capital letter for names of people, places, the days of the week. To use the personal pronoun ’I’. Main outcome: To write a recount. Text: Jasper’s Beanstalk. Monday LO: I can explore a main character Tuesday LO: I can describe a main character Wednesday LO: I can use adverbs Thursday LO: I can use a suffix (weekly SPAG lesson) Friday LO: I can describe a setting Includes: Daily resources Teacher recount for daily lesson starter - Talk for Writing to create actions Homework Assessment grids for writing Weekly plan - SPAG lesson
Year 1, Writing: Jasper's Beanstalk recount - Days of the week, verbs and suffixes (Week 2 of 2)
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Year 1, Writing: Jasper's Beanstalk recount - Days of the week, verbs and suffixes (Week 2 of 2)

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Termly target: To add suffixes: _ing, _ed, _er and _est to a root word. To learn the days of the week. To use a capital letter for names of people, places, the days of the week. To use the personal pronoun ’I’. Main outcome: To write a recount. Text: Jasper’s Beanstalk. Monday LO: I can create a story map Tuesday LO: I can participate during class discussion Wednesday LO: I can plan a story Thursday LO: I can write a recount Friday LO: I can edit and improve my work Includes: Daily resources Teacher recount for daily lesson starter - Talk for Writing to create actions Assessment grids for writing Weekly plan
Year 1, Writing: Poetry - The Five Senses (Week 1 of 2)
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Year 1, Writing: Poetry - The Five Senses (Week 1 of 2)

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Termly target: To develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding by listening to and discussing a wide range of poems. Children explore their senses/ capture sensory experiences and learn how to follow rhymes. Main outcome: To write and perform a poem to their peers. Text(s): A range of poems Day 1) No Learning Outcome as it was a bank holiday - Can be used to respond to feedback in books or for children to go on an outside 'observational walk' and/or using instruments etc. to use their 5 senses. Day 2) Learning Outcome: I can explore a range of poems Day 3) Learning Outcome: I can explore my 5 senses (Collaborative carousel activity for 2 sessions). Day 4) Learning Outcome: I can explore my 5 senses (Collaborative carousel activity for 2 sessions). Day 5) Learning Outcome: I can identify and discuss describing words Includes: Weekly plan, links to websites, lists of resources for activities, a whole variety of simple poems using the 5 senses (can also be used for Guided Reading).
Year 1/2 Writing Plans and Resources: The Day The Crayon's Quit (Week 2 out of 2)
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Year 1/2 Writing Plans and Resources: The Day The Crayon's Quit (Week 2 out of 2)

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Curriculum Target: To articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions. To give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for different purposes. Main outcome: To write a letter based on an opinion Text: The Day The Crayon's Quit Day 1) LO: I can sequence my thoughts and opinions. Day 2) LO: I can express an opinion Day 3) LO: I can express an opinion Day 4) LO: I can edit and improve my work Day 5) LO: I can publish a letter Includes: Some daily resources required (labelled and listed in lesson plan) - (Others available from Twinkl) A child friendly version of the story for the teacher to model daily as the lesson starter so children can create actions (Talk for Writing). This supports the children when they come to write independently in week 2 (so they can copy the model from memory). Tens and Ones Maths Homework (unrelated) For classroom display inspiration please look at my Instagram page. Thank you.
Year 1/2 Writing Plans & Resources: The Gigantic Turnip (Week 2 out of 2)
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Year 1/2 Writing Plans & Resources: The Gigantic Turnip (Week 2 out of 2)

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Curriculum Target: To write an extended piece of writing using punctuation. Main outcome: To write a recount of a story Text: The Gigantic Turnip Day 1) LO: I can sequence my ideas Day 2) LO: I can structure a story Day 3) LO: I can structure a story Day 4) LO: I can edit and improve my work Day 5) LO: I can publish a story Includes: Some daily resources required (labelled and listed in lesson plan) (Lined border paper available from Twinkl)
Year 1, Writing Instructions (Creating Sock Puppets - Week 2 of 4)
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Year 1, Writing Instructions (Creating Sock Puppets - Week 2 of 4)

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Termly target: To use joining words, adverbs, verbs and specific text type features. Main outcome: To create a set of instructions. Text(s): A range of instructions (Teacher's own model of balancing a feather and creating a sock puppet). Monday: LO: I can research (children looking at existing puppet ideas - evaluating) Tuesday: LO: I can plan (mind maps) Wednesday: LO: I can work creatively (creating ideas for sock puppets) Thursday: LO: I can plan (Children plan and evaluate their own sock puppets) Friday: LO: I can plan Includes: Homework activities Puppets from around the world presentation A range of instructions for KS1 Daily lesson resources SPAG lesson on time connectives
Year 1, Writing: Poetry - The Five Senses (Week 2 of 2)
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Year 1, Writing: Poetry - The Five Senses (Week 2 of 2)

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Termly target: To develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding by listening to and discussing a wide range of poems. Children explore their senses/ capture sensory experiences and learn how to follow rhymes. Main outcome: To write and perform a poem to their peers. Text(s): A range of poems Day 1) LO: I can sequence my ideas Day 2) LO: I can explore my senses and use repeated language Day 3) LO: I can edit and improve my work Day 4) LO: I can publish a poem Day 5) LO: I can understand suffixes (SPAG lesson) (Will need to download matching suffix cards from Twinkl or make your own. One with a root word, one with the added suffix to match partners.) Includes: Weekly plan, SPAG lesson, links to websites, lists of resources for activities, a whole variety of simple poems using the 5 senses (can also be used for Guided Reading).
Year 1 Writing Planning: The three little Pigs (Week 1 out of 2)
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Year 1 Writing Planning: The three little Pigs (Week 1 out of 2)

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Year 1 English - A week of English lessons, including SPAG lesson on Connectives Termly target: To use wow words, a range of openers, connectives and punctuation. Main outcome: Retelling a traditional tale through role play and writing. Differentiation and extension activities. Monday LO: I can create main characters from a story Tuesday LO: I can explore a text through drama techniques Wednesday LO: I can use connectives to link ideas Thursday LO: I can make predictions about the main events in a story Friday LO: I can give give reasons for a character’s feelings. Resources listed in lesson plan. I have also attached a child friendly version of the story for the teacher to model daily and create actions to (Talk for Writing), so the children can copy the model from memory.
Year 1, Fantasy Writing Planning: Winnie In Space (Week 1 out of 2)
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Year 1, Fantasy Writing Planning: Winnie In Space (Week 1 out of 2)

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Talk For Writing Termly target: To use wow words, question marks and exclamation marks. Main outcome: Retelling a Fantasy story through role play and writing. Text: Winnie in Space Monday: LO: I can explore a new book Tuesday: LO: I can describe a main character Wednesday: LO: I can use a question mark (SPAG) Thursday: LO: I can explore a character Friday: LO: I can describe a setting Includes teacher model of 'Winnie in Space' to be used for Talk for Writing. Includes a weekly SPAG lesson. Includes resources for lessons and learning grammar - question marks.
Year 1, Writing Instructions (How to make a sock puppet - Week 4 of 4)
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Year 1, Writing Instructions (How to make a sock puppet - Week 4 of 4)

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Termly target: To use time connectives, joining words, adverbs, verbs and specific text type features. Main outcome: To create a set of instructions. Text(s): A range of instructions. Monday: LO: I can sequence events on a picture map Tuesday: LO: I can plan my instructions Wednesday: LO: I can sequence/write instructions Thursday: LO: I can sequence/write instructions Friday: LO: I can edit and improve my work Includes: Homework activities A range of instructions for KS1 Lesson resources Puppets Presentation (Lesson Starter)
Year 1, Fantasy Writing Planning: Winnie In Space (Week 2 out of 2)
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Year 1, Fantasy Writing Planning: Winnie In Space (Week 2 out of 2)

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Talk For Writing Termly target: To use wow words, question marks and exclamation marks. Main outcome: Retelling a Fantasy story through role play and writing. Text: Winnie in Space Monday: LO: I can remember main events in a story. Tuesday: LO: I can participate during a class discussion. Wednesday: LO: I can plan a story. Thursday: LO: I can write a recount. Friday: LO: I can edit and improve my work. Includes teacher model of 'Winnie in Space' to be used for Talk for Writing. Includes a weekly SPAG lesson. Includes resources for lessons and learning grammar - question marks.
EYFS to Year 1) Transition Week. Writing Planning - Lists, Captions and Labels (Week 1)
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EYFS to Year 1) Transition Week. Writing Planning - Lists, Captions and Labels (Week 1)

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Main Outcome: To be able to write a list, a caption and a label Context: Sentence-level progression Children should be used to seeing and reading one-word labels in their classroom setting. In this unit the emphasis is on developing children's understanding of complete sentences. The focus is on using the medium of labels, lists and captions to consolidate the fact that writing carries meaning and to support children in developing the concept of a sentence. Day 1) LO: I can explore the purpose of a label. Day 2) LO: I can explore the purpose of a lists. Day 3) LO: I know a verb as a doing word. Day 4) LO: I can participate in shared writing. Day 5) LO: I can explore the purpose of captions. Powerpoint on lists, captions and labels available from Twinkl as lesson starter each day.
Year 1, Writing Instructions (Introduction to features - week 1 of 4)
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Year 1, Writing Instructions (Introduction to features - week 1 of 4)

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Termly target: To use joining words, adverbs, verbs and specific text type features. Main outcome: To create a set of instructions. Text(s): A range of instructions (Teacher's own model of balancing a feather and creating a sock puppet). Monday: LO: I can give clear instructions (Bossy/Imperative verbs, Speaking and Listening) Tuesday: LO: I can identify features of instructions - SPAG (Time Connectives) Wednesday: LO: I can plan Thursday: LO: I can sequence instructions Friday: LO: I can list features of instructions Includes: Homework activities A range of instructions for KS1 Daily lesson resources SPAG lesson on time connectives