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Year 2 SATs - ‘A letter from ...’ KS1 Informal Letter Writing Assessment Resource Pack

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This Year 2 ‘A Letter From…’ writing assessment resource pack provides the opportunity for Key Stage 1 pupils to produce cross-curricular writing that can be assessed against the KS1Teacher Assessment Framework (TAF).

Pupils will write an informal letter from a contrasting location, after revisiting vocabulary to describe places in geography. A pupil writing checklist is provided to encourage independent proofreading and editing.

Year 2 writing checklists with TAF statements can be used to assess pupils against the year 2 writing standards for working towards, expected and greater depth standards.

What is informal writing?

Informal writing is similar to a spoken conversation, and is characterised by a more personal tone, and often includes things like contractions, slang and figures of speech.

What is included in this resource?

  • Letter writing Teacher slides PowerPoint
    With questions for the pupils to consider and prompt for the writing activity
  • Pupil success criteria checklists
    This tick list for pupils to self-assess their writing contains question prompts such as ‘Have you described human and physical features?’ and ‘Have you written in the style of a letter?’
  • Pupil writing sheets
    This printable PDF has a linked to the theme for their writing
  • TAF writing assessment checklist
    To be used by the teacher to show evidence against the KS1 Teacher Assessment Framework writing statements
  • Teacher’s notes

National Curriculum English programme of study links

To write for different purposes

planning or saying out loud what they are going to write about

writing down ideas and / or key words, including new vocabulary

re-reading to check that their writing makes sense ...

proof-reading to check for errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation

  • Teacher notes and teaching sequence
  • PowerPoint
  • Writing sheets
  • Pupil success criteria checklist
  • Year 2 writing TAF checklist
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