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 are asked to write a letter of complaint about a faulty product (a game). This could be used within a design technology unit, evaluating existing products, before creating their own.
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
- Formal letter writing skills checklist: a list of features, without modelled examples, for pupils to use as a checklist for editing writing
- How to write a formal letter poster: a poster for display with the key features of a formal letter
- Using the subjunctive form posters: a series of posters to display explaining the subjunctive form
- Game image cards: a collection of images to inspire writing
- Collecting ideas: a PDF worksheet for pupils to record initial ideas for writing
- Formal letter 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
- 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 write for a range of purposes
- To use simple devices to structure writing and support the reader
- To write effectively for a range of purposes and audience, selecting language that shows good awareness of the reader
- To select vocabulary and grammatical structures that reflect what the writing requires doing this mostly appropriately (modal verbs, passive voice)
- To exercise an assured and conscious control over levels of formality, particularly through manipulating grammar and vocabulary to achieve this
- To use the range of punctuation taught at KS2 correctly (colons and semi-colons)