This is a reading comprehension based on The Highway Rat by Julia Donaldson. It features 8 targeted questions; 2 retrieval question, 2 vocabulary questions, 2 inference questions, a sequencing question and a prediction question. The marks allocated for each question are given down the side. This has been created in a ‘SATs style’ and would be great to use with KS1/lower KS2 children. It is provided in an editable word document or a pdf version and comes with an answer sheet.
This is a activity based on The Highway Rat by Julia Donaldson. It focuses on labeling the Highway Rat with adjective phrases in preparation for writing a description of him. It comes with 2 versions; an editable word version and a PDF.
This is a pack of 4 lessons focusing on using coordinating and subordinating conjunctions linked to The Storm Whale by Benji Davies. It works well with Year 2 pupils, towards evidencing the interim framework. It comes in an editable word and PDF format.
This resource support teaching using The Highway Rat by Julia Donaldson. It focuses on filling in thought bubbles for different characters in the story. It comes in an editable word format and a PDF format.
This is a 2-week writing unit based on The Storm Whale by Benji Davies. I have used this with Year 2 pupils but it could be adapted for Year 1 or Year 3. It covers decriptive writing, expanded noun phrases and conjunctions.
This contains 2 weeks worth of resources, planning and SMART boards. (10 lessons. The resources are in words and PDF format.
This is writing frame to support a lesson focused on creating a wanted poster for the Highway Rat. It features lines for writing on, space for an image and space for a reward. It comes in an editable word format and a PDF format.
This is a 2 week English unit based on The Highway Rat by Julia Donaldson. It contains planning, resources and SMART boards for 10 lessons, focusing on teaching writing skills. It would be appropiate for Y1/Y2 and could be adapted for Y3.
This is a tracking sheet for writing assessments, using the KS1 Interim Framework Statements. It is set out in three sections. I find this really useful for tracking children’s progress throughout the year and is a great document to have to hand for moderation.
This is a vocabulary activity based on The Highway Rat by Julia Donaldson. The task to find and record the definitions of 5 interesting words from the text. There is then a challenge to write some sentences using this vocabulary. There are two versions included; an editable word version and a PDF.
This is the second week of planning, resources and SMART boards based around The Twits by Raold Dahl. It covers descriptive writing, creating a wanted poster, writing instructions and SPaG elements. It follows on from the week 1 also uploaded. It is all available in PDF and word format and uses the story from the beginning to the frog chapter.I have used this successfully with Y2 but it could be adapted easily.
This is a week’s worth of planning, resources and SMART boards for The Twits by Roald Dahl. I have planned this for my Year 2 class but it could be adapted easily. It focuses on meeting the Twits and describing them, with a SPaG activity too. It all comes in word and PDF format.
This is 4 lessons worth of activtiies and writing toppers for describing Mr and Mrs Twit. Its comes in a PDF and word format. I have used these with Y2. there is space for an editable success criteria too.