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Wonderful WAGOLLs and Grotty Grammar

My intention is to provide an inexpensive, engaging and highly useful What A Good One Looks Like (WAGOLL) and Grammar resources for use across the primary phase. I shall be uploading many WAGOLLs over the forthcoming weeks, across all genres. I also intend to upload many resources from my own scheme Grotty Grammar, which again will be useful across both Key Stages.

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My intention is to provide an inexpensive, engaging and highly useful What A Good One Looks Like (WAGOLL) and Grammar resources for use across the primary phase. I shall be uploading many WAGOLLs over the forthcoming weeks, across all genres. I also intend to upload many resources from my own scheme Grotty Grammar, which again will be useful across both Key Stages.
Traditional tale comparison grid
alexdoncaster

Traditional tale comparison grid

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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.
Traditional tales characters pictorial bingo game
alexdoncaster

Traditional tales characters pictorial bingo game

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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.
Independent  maths challenges for KS1
alexdoncaster

Independent maths challenges for KS1

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

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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.
Grid for investigating traditional tales
alexdoncaster

Grid for investigating traditional tales

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Children investigate the features of a range of traditional stories and record their findings on this grid. Works well when children work in small group. Grid can then be photocopied and stuck in their writing books.
Interactive Phonics 'Alien or Astronaut' game
alexdoncaster

Interactive Phonics 'Alien or Astronaut' game

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This is a good activity to have out all the time in Key stage 1, whether on a spare bit of wall, on the back of a door etc. Laminate the pictures. Make multiple copies of the yellow circle as these will be asteroids. On the asteroids, write real and nonsense words which the children have to blu-tac to the alien or astronaut accordingly. It's a good idea to have a couple of these games out as a useful extension activity for guided reading/literacy if a group finishes early.
Phoneme chart
alexdoncaster

Phoneme chart

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Laminate these then velcro them up to form a useful phoneme chart of the following GPCS: sh ch th ng igh ee oa ur ir or aw a-e e-e i-e o-e u-e
Funky VCOP lettering
alexdoncaster

Funky VCOP lettering

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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.
Chicken Licken descriptive writing
alexdoncaster

Chicken Licken descriptive writing

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

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

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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.
Traditional Tales bingo game
alexdoncaster

Traditional Tales bingo game

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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.