Inspire pupils to write simple sentences to create magical spells. This could be used as a Halloween activity or at any point in the academic year to develop Y1 pupils’ sentence writing skills.
They will read our model text ‘Strength Spell’, orally reciting it using actions to develop their performance and exploring its use of rhyme. They will then go on to write their own simple spells, orally rehearsing sentences before writing.
The resource could be used as part of a topic day based on Hallowe’en, or over a series of English lessons. It could also be used as a writing project which would be perfect for home learning.
This resource pack includes:
- Model text ‘Strength Spell’
This is used to inspire writing and can be used as a model for pupils to base their own writing upon.
- Rhyming Cards
A set of PDF cards that pupils can use to explore words that rhyme.
- Vocabulary cards
Printable vocabulary cards that can be displayed in the classroom to encourage pupils to use a broad vocabulary when writing.
- Magical spells idea cards
Printable cards suggesting possible spells that pupils could write.
- Magical spells ingredient cards
Printable cards suggesting possible ingredients for pupils’ spells
- My Magical Spell Writing paper
A beautifully designed sheet that pupils could use to present their writing.
- Teacher’s Notes
Guidance on how to use the resource is given, divided into four smaller activities. Additional activities are also suggested.
National Curriculum English programme of study links
- To discuss word meanings, linking new meanings to known vocabulary
- To compose sentence orally before writing
- To join words to write simple sentences