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KS2 SATS: Year 6 TAF writing evidence - a narrative (fleeing disaster)

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Do you have enough independent writing to assess your year 6 pupils against the writing Teacher Assessment Framework for the end of key stage 2?

Plazoom has created a selection of writing activities linked to the foundation subjects to provide opportunities for cross-curricular writing.

In this writing task, pupils will write a narrative about a natural disaster. This could be used within a geography topic based around natural disasters such as a volcanic explosion, an earthquake, flood or hurricane.

Year 6 writing checklists with TAF statements can be used to assess pupils against the year 6 writing standards for working towards, expected and greater depth, which could be used for internal or external moderation.

This resource pack includes:

Personal writing skills checklist: for pupils to write their own writing checklists to encourage independent editing.
Narrative writing skills checklist: a list of features, without modelled examples, for pupils to use as a checklist for editing writing.
How to describe settings, character and atmosphere poster: a poster for display with the key features when describing characters, setting and atmosphere.
‘Fleeing Disaster!’ story start: an engaging start for pupils’ narratives to inspire fantastic writing.
Natural disasters image cards: a collection of images to inspire creative writing.
Narrative planning sheet: to support pupils when planning and organising their ideas.
Themed writing paper: a PDF writing sheet for pupils to use when writing their final draft which includes the story start for ‘Fleeing Disaster!’
Teacher assessment sheets: for teachers to use to assess pupils against the year 6 writing TAF statements which could be placed in pupils’ books as a record of evidence seen.

End of KS2 TAF Statements the writing could provide evidence for:


To describe settings and characters.
To use capital letters, full stops, question marks, commas for lists and apostrophes for contraction mostly correctly.


To describe settings, characters and atmosphere in narratives.
To integrate dialogue in narratives to convey character and advance action.
To use a range of punctuation taught at KS2 mostly correctly


To distinguish between the language of speech and writing and choosing the appropriate register
To use the range of punctuation taught at KS2 correctly and, when necessary, use such punctuation precisely to enhance meaning and avoid ambiguity.

  • Teacher notes
  • Personal writing skills checklist
  • Narrative writing skills checklist
  • How to describe settings, character and atmosphere poster
  • ‘Fleeing Disaster!’ story start
  • Natural Disasters image cards
  • Narrative planning sheet
  • Themed writing paper
  • Teacher assessment sheets
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