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.