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Year 2 SATs - ‘A Letter to Neil Armstrong’ KS1 Writing Assessment resource pack -  Formal Letter

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This Year 2 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 a formal letter to Neil Armstrong, asking questions about the moon landing; the pack could be used as part of a history topic on significant people from the past. 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 KS1 teacher assessment framework for working towards, expected and greater depth standards.

What is formal writing?

Formal writing is often used in academic and business work, and is characterised by a serious tone.

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 letter writing resource?

  • 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 prompts like ‘Have you written in the style of a letter?’ and ‘Have you asked Neil Armstrong some questions?’

  • Pupil writing sheets

    This printable PDF has a cool space-themed border around a lined 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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