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English

Speech Marks | Speech | Apostrophes | Writing Postcards
Writing a letter | Commas | Time Connectives |Non-fiction Reading and Writing |
Planning a Story

Speech Marks

Curriculum Relevance
Key Stage 1 NC Level 2/3
Writing: Use punctuation marks correctly
Sentence level: Use basic conventions of speech

How to Use
This fits with the NC Programme of Study and NLS objectives for Years 2 and 3. Pupils will need a reading level within Level 2.
  • Use a big book that includes some speech and read through it. Ask different children to read the various characters.
  • Take one part of the text and expand upon a conversation that two characters have.
  • Act out and model how to write the speech using speech marks. Then using prepared sentences complete them with the children putting speech punctuation in the correct place, eg . shouted Goldilocks.
  • Children then can complete the worksheet independently/pairs /groups.


  • Extension Activities

  • Captions - Ask children to cut out the pictures of Star, Sky and Hutch from the activity sheet. Then ask them to draw a background/ or cut out a background from a magazine for the three cut-out characters. Once they have finished their scene ask the children to show what the characters are saying to each other, by writing 3 sentences that feature speech marks.
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Speech

Curriculum relevance
Key Stage 1 NC Level 2/3
Writing: Use a range of punctuation marks
Sentence Level: Use basic conventions of speech

How to Use
This fits with the NC Programme of Study and NLS objectives for Years 2 and 3. Pupils will need a reading level within Level 2.
  • Write up some conversations and read through with the children. Demonstrate how difficult it is to understand who says what when all the sentences are joined together.
  • Use the conversation to illustrate how we can lay out speech to make it easier to read. Ask children to complete activity independently.


  • Extension Activities

  • Playwrights - Once the children have acted out the conversation with a friend, ask the pairs to join into groups of four. Give children five minutes to share their ideas so far. Ask them to think of two more characters to add to the conversation and then to act out the conversation further. Ask them to write down the new bits and then to practise their play using the written speech as a script.
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Apostrophes

Curriculum relevance
Key Stage 1 NC Level 2/3 Writing: Use a range of punctuation marks
Word Level: Use apostrophes to spell shortened forms

How to use
This fits with the NC Programme of Study and NLS objectives for Years 2 and 3. Pupils will need to have simple sight vocabulary.
  • Highlight words in a text that are contractions (focus on the contractions from the High Frequency Word list in NLS Year 1 and 2). Look at longer and shorter forms. Compare the differences.
  • Use prepared sentences and children have to make them into negatives using contractions e.g. I can come to your party.- I cannot come to your party- I can't come to your party. Children to play game in pairs.


  • Extension Activities

  • Apostrophe Pick Up Game - Using the cut outs on the activity sheet, ask children to select the words with the apostrophes in and lay them face down on the table. Ask children to take turns to select a card. Both children should try making up a sentence, which includes the word chosen. For every sentence they create, allocate 1 point and for each Starship character they manage to include in their sentence, allot 5 points.
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Writing Postcards

Curriculum relevance
Key Stage 1 NC Level 1/2
Writing: Write in a range of forms
Text Level: Write about significant incidents from stories, use simple sentences correctly punctuated

How to use
This fits with the NC Programme of Study and NLS objectives for Year 1 and 2. Pupils will need to be able to write emergently and with increasing accuracy.
  • Dream Holiday - Ask children to look through old magazines to find a picture of somewhere they would like to go. Choose one and imagine you are there. Brainstorm ideas of what you might do, see etc. Model how to write a postcard- selected words, address etc


  • Extension work

  • Postcard from the Planets - Write some imaginary planets on the board, e.g.: Planet Chocodelic, Bugsgaloria. Ask children to imagine they have visited one of these planets on the KS1. Ask them to write and make a postcard to send back home. Make a classroom post box and ask children to address their postcard to someone else in the classroom.
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Writing a letter

Curriculum relevance
Key Stage 1 NC Level 2
Writing: Write in a range of forms
Text: use story settings in own writing

How to use
This fits with the NC Programme of Study and NLS objectives for Year 2. Pupils will need to be able to write emergently and with increasing accuracy.
  • Blow up the activity sheet to A3 size. Model how to write a letter using the activity sheet as a template. Write a letter to one of the characters to find out some more information about them etc


  • Extension work

  • Thank you Letter - Ask children to imagine they have been to Star's party on board the KS1. Ask them to write a Thank you letter to Star.
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Commas

Curriculum relevance
Key Stage 1 NC Level 2
Writing: Begin to use commas
Sentence Level: Use commas in a list

How to use
This fits with the NC Programme of Study and NLS objectives for Year 2. Pupils will need to be able to write emergently and with increasing accuracy.
  • Collect together objects/draw pictures that could relate to each of the Starship characters e.g. ear muffs, rabbit food, carrots, space book etc. Write up a descriptive sentence to accompany each set of clues eg. He lives in a hutch, has long ears, a fluffy tail, and likes to eat carrots. Ask class to guess who they think the sentence refers to. eg. Hutch.
  • Then ask children to write a sentence describing two of their favourite characters.
  • Ask them to complete the activity sheet independently.


  • Extension work

  • Who Likes What - Ask children to anonymously write one sentence listing 3-4 of their favourite things using commas to separate the items. Collect all the sentences and place them in hat. As a class take each sentence from the hat, write it on the board, read it out and then try to guess who wrote which list.
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Time Connectives

Curriculum relevance
Key Stage 1 NC Level 2
Writing: how sequences of sentences fit together
Text Level: Use language of time

How to use
This fits with the NC Programme of Study and NLS objectives for Year 2 (Use a selection of words to express time and sequential relationships.) Pupils will need a reading level within Level 2 and have experience of sequencing.
  • Read a selection of texts/extracts of text. Ask children to identify words that tell you WHEN something is happening. List the words.
  • As a class make a cup of tea and talk through sequence using some of the words.
  • Ask children to complete the worksheet independently.


  • Extension work

  • Ask children to draw a sequence of four scenes, which depict a day in the live of Star or Sky. Then ask them to write a sentence under each scene, using a time connective.
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Non-fiction Reading and Writing   Page 1   Page 2

Curriculum Relevance
Key Stage 1 NC Level 2
Writing: to organise and explain information
Reading:understand that texts may contain different information, read with fluency accuracy and understanding

How to Use
This fits with the NC Programme of Study and NLS objectives for Year 2. Pupils will need a reading level within Level 2 and should have experience of reading information texts.
  • Share a non-fiction Big Book. Focus on how the text is laid out and the role pictures and captions play in understanding the text.
  • Model how to mark the text when looking for specific information. Demonstrate how to transfer information read into writing. Focus on layout.
  • Children work through worksheets on their own focusing on reading for meaning.


  • Extension Activities

  • Ask children to create an information page about themselves or a teacher in school. Suggest they work in pairs and that they use the template on the activity sheet. Ask them to plan 5 questions to ask, to help them gather the information to write about.
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Planning a Story Page 1 Page 2  

Curriculum relevance: Key Stage 1 NC Level 2
Writing: Assemble and develop ideas, plan and review their writing

How to use

This fits with the NC Programme of Study and NLS objectives for Year 2. Pupils will need a reading level within Level 2.
  • Read a familiar story and ask children questions about the story following the pattern of questions on the space bug's feet. Record answers around a space bug. Children can then relate it to the worksheet and complete the task.


  • Extension work

  • Story Boards - Enlarge activity sheets and have a class brainstorm session to plan an adventure story with Star and Hutch. Work through the questions on the space bugs, and take a class vote on the best ideas, to decide on the final story. Ask children to create a storyboard to match the story plan chosen. Write it up as a whole class story.
  • Story Bugs -The space bugs can be enlarged and kept as classroom resource, for children to refer to when planning other stories. Ask the children to plan a story and write their mind map around their own 'Space Bug' creation, using the print-off's as example. Use the Space Bug's to create a wall display.
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