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Literacy Key Stage 2 Activity

Learning objectives: to identify the gist of an account and recall important points; to write instructions for playing games.

Resources: a selection of extracts, e.g. Sound Yer Holler and Spy Game; examples of instructions for playing games.


  • Listen to the extracts. Discuss the main points of each, e.g., how clear are the descriptions of the toys/games? Could the children play those games from the spoken instructions? Discuss the benefits of having written instructions.
  • Model how to write a set of instructions to play one of the games from the extracts. Discuss the differences between the oral and written versions.
  • Children write their own instructions for playing a toy or game.

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