Independent  maths challenges for KS1

Independent maths challenges for KS1

Lots of thought provoking maths challenges for children to complete. Ideal to have laminated and displayed in continuous provision/challenge areas. These can also make useful assessment tools.
alexdoncaster
Wonderful WAGOLLS: Witches: Non-chronological Reports Year 1/2

Wonderful WAGOLLS: Witches: Non-chronological Reports Year 1/2

A simple, effecive plain text WAGOLL for use when teaching Non-chronological reports to KS1. This particular one is based on witches, a topic which will attract the attention of many young children whilst demonstrating the key features of reports. I shall be uploading many more WAGOLLs over the next few weeks, so please look out for more.
alexdoncaster
Wonderful WAGOLLs: Dragons and Witches: Non-chronological reports KS1

Wonderful WAGOLLs: Dragons and Witches: Non-chronological reports KS1

Two WAGOLLs for use when teaching Non-chronological reports to KS1. Both are plain text examples that can be used to model the key features of reports. The texts can be used in a variety of ways: - to introduce and explain the key features of a Non-chronological report - as a starting point for children to plan their own reports - as a reading activity to challenge children to retrieve information and vocabulary The subject matter - witches and dragons - will engage and interest lots of children.
alexdoncaster
Traditional Tales bingo game

Traditional Tales bingo game

This game has been designed as a starting point to generate discussion about the characteristics abd similarities of/differences between traditional tales characters. It's been designed with three levels of challenge, with one pictorial version and two text versions. Ideal for an interactive and engaging starter activity in literacy lessons, or as part of continous provision.
alexdoncaster
Traditional tales characters pictorial bingo game

Traditional tales characters pictorial bingo game

Very simple pictorial bingo game based around characters from traditional tales. The teacher can make the clues as challenging or simple as necessary. Also useful for plenaries, mental starters or as a self-chosen activity when teaching traditional tales.
alexdoncaster
Traditional tale comparison grid

Traditional tale comparison grid

This grid is a quick and easy way for children to jot down comparisons between different traditional tales. It can be used as a starting point/plan for longer pieces of writing. It has been designed for KS1 pupils.
alexdoncaster
Funky VCOP lettering

Funky VCOP lettering

5 examples of super funky VCOP lettering I designed. You can easily adapt the size of the lettering, or even right click and select 'edit text&' if you want to change it to say something else. Hope you all like it.
alexdoncaster
Alphabet chart

Alphabet chart

Laminate, cut out and then stick together to create a simple but effective alphabet chart. Lower case + upper case letters are included.
alexdoncaster
Chicken Licken descriptive writing

Chicken Licken descriptive writing

Weeky plan for simple descriptive writing based around Chicken Licken. This would probably be better suited to earlier on in the year as the model text and outcomes are very simple. In my plan I have tried to put a a big emphasis on orally composing and practising basic sentences in line with the new curriculum. By the way, apologies for the fact that it is written in a black box! I can't seem to fix that.
alexdoncaster
Decodable book for Phase 2/3 book

Decodable book for Phase 2/3 book

Simple home-made book I made for Year 1 during their first full week back at school to get them used to sounding out + blending words. The pictures are all the same to stop the children from guessing or using picture clues and get them to rely on phonemic strategies. The children will draw their own pictures as an extension activity. I intend to make some more of these books over the forthcoming weeks.
alexdoncaster