NEW Embedding grammar by writing for different purposes and audiences – a list of National Curriculum objectives matched to authentic writing purposes. Read the blog post here.
Grammatical glossary – an adapted form of the National Curriculum grammar glossary but with links to well-known teaching resources. A must for busy teachers.
Patterns of Direct Speech – posters exemplifying how to punctuate direct speech when the reporting clause is in different positions within the sentence.
Progression in Grammar– a useful document for linking the statutory objectives from the National Curriculum to Appendix 2: Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar. This document is particularly useful for KS2 teachers looking to identify the specific objectives for their year group.
Apostrophes for Contraction – a simple kinaesthetic activity for children to cut or fold words to create contracted forms.
Sentence Expansion and Construction – a kinaesthetic activity where children construct sentences with given word classes. This is useful for coming to understand which word classes can be moved within a sentence.
Is it a Sentence? – a simple activity suitable for use in YR and Y1 for helping children to identify sentences.
Punctuation_fans – printable punctuation fans. Simply print, laminate, cut out and attach with a brass tack.
Phonics Donkey – Fun small group game for children working in phase 5 Letters and Sounds.
Grapheme Chart – A photocopiable resource for display in the classroom. Particularly helpful in KS2 for those children who know their sounds but forget which grapheme to apply in their writing.
KS1 Guided Reading Questions– questions matched to the 2014 National Curriculum Content Domains. Suitable for guided and whole class reading activities.
Updated 2016_GR question prompts_KS2– updated to include 2016 SAT style question stems. Suitable for guided and whole class reading activities.
KS1 Reading Journal Activities – ideas to support independent learning. Organised by the reading content domains.
KS2 Reading Journal Activities – ideas to support independent learning. Organised by the reading content domains.
TA reading booklet – advice and ideas about reading for teaching assistants.
KS1 Guided Reading Planner – includes the KS1 content domains
KS1 Guided Reading Planner with GR structure – includes the Guided Reading teaching sequence and the content domains
KS2 Guided Reading Planner – includes the KS1 content domains
KS2 Guided Reading Planner with GR structure – ncludes the Guided Reading teaching sequence and the content domains
Glossary of Poetry Terms – a glossary of poetic terminology to help children and teachers.
Y3_Y4 Statutory word list– flashcards for displaying in the classroom or using as flashcards for games and activities.
Y5_Y6 Statutory word list – flashcards for displaying in the classroom or using as flashcards for games and activities.
This video of beautiful book quotes is just the thing for promoting a love of reading in your school.
Clips from two guided reading sessions in John Shelton Primary School in Coventry. Rachel is using two of the titles from The Mini Tales Pack with a year 5 and year 6 group of children whilst addressing some key reading objectives.