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English reading and writing resources at primary level
Coastal Poetry to inspire and support Greater Depth Writing  at KS2 High Level Punctuation
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Coastal Poetry to inspire and support Greater Depth Writing at KS2 High Level Punctuation

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A powerpoint that features 3 poems to inspire high level Poetry (theme: Coast) Links to Geography- coastal study. Key questions given to analyse a poem. Provides reading phase: opportunity to look in depth how poets: -Manipulate grammatical structures for deliberate effect -Use precise noun and verb choices to create atmosphere -Use High Level punctuation at the KS2 Greater Depth Standard for deliberate effect (Hyphens, dashes, commas to separate clauses and semi colon.) Children can use the language choices to create own poetry.
Travel Guide Writing based on the NEW Geography  Curriculum N/SAmerica Study and NEW English KPIs
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Travel Guide Writing based on the NEW Geography Curriculum N/SAmerica Study and NEW English KPIs

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2 Resources to support a personal study on a US state, supporting the NEW Geography KS2 Curriculum. 1. An example Travel Guide Text based on the USA State of Montana. Aimed at higher end of expected level. 2. A planning format for students to plan each paragraph of own chosen US State (North America/South America) Students can research chosen state during lessons or for homework using planning frame. Meets many of the NEW English reading and writing KPIs - parenthesis, managing clause structures and manipulating for effect.
Travel Guide Writing based on NEW Geography curriculum N/S USA study -NEW KPIs Writing Standards
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Travel Guide Writing based on NEW Geography curriculum N/S USA study -NEW KPIs Writing Standards

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Travel Guide Writing Modelled on The Popular destination of Florida- Why Visit? Includes key elements of the NEW Geography KS2 Curriculum: Climate , North America Study, Location, Physical and Human Features and Key landmarks. 1 x written modelled guide based on Florida- Why Visit? 1x Student planner to research own state and provides Key Questions to direct the search and structure own guide. (modelled on teacher example) Writing covers the NEW English KPIs and aimed at higher end of expected standard/ Greater Depth. Features include: Parenthesis- Hyphens, commas, dashes and colons Subordinating Conjunctions Fronted Adverbials Balance of Pronouns for Cohesion Noun phrases
Quality Ks1 Writing NEW  KPIs  Viewpoint letter writing on  'The Pirates Next Door'  Jonny Duddle
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Quality Ks1 Writing NEW KPIs Viewpoint letter writing on 'The Pirates Next Door' Jonny Duddle

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A Short KS1 Writing unit based on the popular children’s picture book: The Pirates Next Door. The unit inspires quality, structured writing that meets the new KS1 writing KPis at Expected and Greater Depth Level The unit covers: Reading phase: inferring a character’s thoughts and actions Writing with a clear purpose and viewpoint Organising related ideas into sections and paragraphs short openings and endings past tense regular and irregular verbs using capital letters for proper nouns I started this unit with drama - getting into the role of the villagers and focusing on their viewpoint. How were they feeling when the Pirates arrived in town? Why were most villagers angry? What did they think? say? Then they completed the reading inference speech bubbles for 2 different character viewpoints. (see example) Then I held a council meeting for the residents of ‘Dull-On-Sea’ and the children were given a format to record the ‘notes of the meeting’ From the notes- they used a structured letter template to create a letter to the council complaining about the Pirates’ arrival. This was highly successful and created fantastic letters with clear viewpoints. The pack includes: 1x character though bubble recording sheet 1x example speech bubbles inferring a character viewpoint 1x template for council notes recording sheet 1x letter to council template/structured support sheet 1x word mat containing regular past tense verbs and character names from the book to support spelling. Powepoint for guided group work- exploring which phrases are preferable for persuassive writing. utube videolink for the audio book (free link via utube)
'The Mock Turtle Song/Poem' By Lewis Carroll  Modal verbs teaching based on NEW KS2 Standards 2016
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'The Mock Turtle Song/Poem' By Lewis Carroll Modal verbs teaching based on NEW KS2 Standards 2016

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A Whole Class Powerpoint introducing the classic Poem 'The Mock Turtle' by Lewis Carroll that features in Alice in Wonderland novel. The lesson (presented in Powerpoint ) focuses of the students reading aloud the poem and discussing/learning the effects of modal verbs in fiction writing. (Requirement elements for NEW end of KS2 Writing Assessments) Students are able to interrogate the text, understand and comment on how modal verbs are used for effect in quality writing. Key Questions on each slide are provided. This can lead onto the children choosing 2 different animals and writing their own version- adopting the same structure or writing a sequel to the poem applying Modal verbs.
Quality Christmas Narrative and Poetry Unit to inspire Reading and Writing Greater Depth KS2/3
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Quality Christmas Narrative and Poetry Unit to inspire Reading and Writing Greater Depth KS2/3

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A quality classical Literacy/ English unit to inspire greater depth Reading, Speaking and Listening, Poetry recital / responses and Descriptive Writing based around a Georgian Christmas Theme. Contains a comprehensive powerpoint and all resources to support a Literacy unit: The classic poem 'Twas the Night before Christmas' Imagery of a Georgian Christmas Extracts from classical texts (Persuasion by Jane Austin) describing a Georgian Christmas to interogate and promote quality speaking and listening Key facts about how Christmas has been celebrated in the past A slow reveal image linked to 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' Structured questions for discussion Pupil sheets
KS1 SATS Reading Assessment 1:1 T/P Conference for Familiar Book This Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown
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KS1 SATS Reading Assessment 1:1 T/P Conference for Familiar Book This Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown

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KS1 Reading Assessment form to assess Expected Level Reading at end of KS1 based on NEW KS1 Reading KPIs / National Curriculum A 1:1 assessment format for teachers that contains ALL end of KS1 (Year 2) Reading KPIs to meet the Expected Standard Based on popular picture book: This Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown Assessement: Child reads the book 1:1 with teacher (Should be familiar with book and had it read before hand) Assessment sheet designed as tick sheet against national standards for expected level and space to record children's responses to inference questions. This form has been created using the exemplification materials from the STA for reading (online) as a guide and model.
Information Page writing on Bird Migration to meet KS1 and lower KS2 New Writing Curriculum KPIs
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Information Page writing on Bird Migration to meet KS1 and lower KS2 New Writing Curriculum KPIs

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A short unit of writing inspired by an image from the Christmas Narrative 'Coming Home' by Michael Morpurgo (This years Waitrose Advert) featuring a Robin which migrates in search of food but faces dangers along the way. The unit of work uses the image to inspire children to learn about the migration of two species of migrating bird over the Winter period in Great Britain and understand their amazing journeys. Once the children have learnt about migration and facts about each bird, they can take notes and create an information page about their chosen bird. The resource pack includes: -a short powerpoint for the teaching unit (staring with an image of migrating birds from the book) -Facts sheet to cut up and give to children to read and present to others around the class (JIGSAW) (mixture of compound sentences and complex using cordinating and, or, but subordinating conjunctions when because that if ) -student note taking sheets for both species of bird 2 student templates for an information page about chosen Migrating bird I have trialled this with my own class and it has produced high quality information writing (a majority of which is at Greater Depth level) and the children were very interested about bird migration. Writing KPIs Cover: Subordinating and Cordinationg conjunctions Writing Statements Writing Questions Writing a range of sentence types Selecting relevant content Possible futher tasks: create bird seed balls (following and writing instructions) to provide food for the migrating birds over the winter)