Updated for 2017! Very popular Stone Age Boy planning downloaded by hundreds of teachers.
Download the original Stone Age Boy resource pack from KS2History. This two-week unit of English work, based on the book 'Stone Age Boy', works well alongside the topic Stone Age to Iron Age for Year 3 and Year 4. The pack contains ten full lesson plans and accompanying pupil resources.
The lessons in this Stone Age Boy Planning Pack use drama, discussion and debate to help pupils to engage with the text and then gives them the opportunity to write and edit their own Stone Age narratives. There is also a grammar focus on using adverbials of time and place and a chance to develop thesaurus skills.
The English objectives covered in this unit are:
- To ask and answer questions about a text
- To use a thesaurus to improve my writing
- To use adverbials of time and place
- To prepare a short drama piece based on a text
- To take part in a class debate
- To make a story plan
- To write my own narrative
- To edit my writing
- To make decisions about how to present my writing
All of our lessons are planned by Outstanding-rated teachers and English experts.
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A great additional resource for a pirates topic. I would be delighted to receive feedback.
Children loved making pizzas at our Italian pizza class. Resources have been exported from an Activ-primary flip-chart. (Which also includes Italian Pizzeria style music.) Fun to play when the children are making their pizzas or working. If you would like original please message me.
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A PowerPoint designed to challenge pupils and get them thinking creatively! Based on another ppt from TES that I have used and my classes love.
There are four categories - 10 Minute Stories; Whose is it?; Location, location, location; Word Limit. Pupils choose a category and then a number from 1-9 as their inspiration. There are given time limits or word limits and instructions on each slide.
Each slide has clickable content so good to use on IWB or just as a normal ppt.
These writing targets are specifically aligned with Australian Curriculum English Years F-6 , which allows teachers to easily provide feedback and future learning targets to students; however, they could be easily used in any educational setting. These also strongly support Visible Learning approaches to teaching and learning, in particular success criteria (WILF).
These writing targets also help unpack the Australian Curriculum for teachers.
Print, fold and laminate (two to a page). Select the level appropriate to each student in the class (allows for differentiation) and use it like a bookmark in students' writing book.
Set goals or learning targets, with students, based on these text level writing targets. Indicate on the star (e.g. sticker) each time you see a target being independently demonstrated.
A massive collection of Dinosaur activities to make and create with children.A collection of Dinosaur editable templates to use in your child's portfolio/learning stories.
Insert your own photos and write and edit your text. Print off and add to your portfolios. This packs also includes a huge collection of activity pages and ideas. Educator Resources, Dino poems and craft and cooking recipes. Activities include Apatosaurus writing, Dino Feet, Masks and T-rex claws, Dino Fossil Activities, Dino Awards, Dino Counting and Matching, Alphabet, Mini Dino Books, Weekly program templates and so much more. Everything you need to assist with you Dinosaur topic and documenting your experiences.
A collection of Australian Animals EYFS editable templates to use to document your learning and experiences for your end of year Learning Journeys. A lovely keepsake to document learning for families and children. Includes EYFS curriculum guidance for each template and sections for you to document characteristics of learning and future planning. Plus a collection of factual short stories-Bella Bilby and the Witchetty Grub Surprise, The Crocodile Who Couldn’t Stop Sneezing, The Not So sleepy Koala, Willy the Tail Thumping Wallaroo, The Dancing Dingo. All of these fantastic short stories combine factual information about Australian Animals created for young children.
Hundreds of teachers around the globe have adopted this as their go-to resource for reading and writing activities. It can be tough to keep students engaged with reading for the long haul. You can solve that problem easily with this bundle by going for months on end without repeating a single activity. It almost completely eliminates your prep time too: all your students need is a text from home or school and the activity tasks will take care of the rest.
This set of beautifully presented literacy assignments will ensure your students are engaged and on task during literacy rotations, and can be used for both groups and independent study. Each of these 40-60 minute lessons contain multiple activities and are “evergreen,” so they can be applied to any student or text. Every activity has clear instructions and open ended outcomes to meet the needs of all ability ranges. We know this through experience: an exemplary teacher designed each one and they have all been used in our classrooms for over two decades.
When you download this pack, you will get:
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Teach your students to independently check their own narrative / story writing with these beautiful checklists and rubric.
These editable checklists are specifically for narratives or story writing. We will be creating more for other writing genres in the near future.
There are three age variations in the bundle for Junior (Ages 5 - 7), Middle (7 - 11) and Senior (11 - 15). Each bundle contains both a student checklist for independent assessment and a student / teacher rubric for conferencing. Check the preview for a visual example.
Each age group has been stylised and written to appeal to different age groups.
With six to a page you can easily print these out and distribute to students an re use them over and over.
Best of all they are completely editable if you wish to change any element of it.
Give your students the tools they need for writing great stories.
Creative thinking task cards, perfect for independent fast finisher activities!
These are task cards and fast finisher activities based on Bloom's taxonomy. Have your students practice important thinking skills such as comparing, examining, ordering, judging as a fast finisher activity! It works with any topic or unit you are working with all year round.
Use this resource in two ways - as whole class creative thinking lessons, or as independent fast finisher activities. First, you can print off the task cards and keep them handy to use as time-filling, 'before-the-bell' type activities as a whole class or even as standalone creative thinking lessons.
Second, you can use them as independent fast finisher activities. Instructions and card sets (if needed for the task) are all provided and can be made into additional "file folder offices". My students would love choosing a task card and then taking the corresponding file folder office back to their desk to quietly work on an activity in their 'Bloom's Book' (a coverpage for this is also included!).
This resource has 8 pdf files containing:
• 60 task cards. For each of Bloom's levels there are three verbs and three task cards for each verb.
• 6 files that has everything you need for setting up the 18 file folder offices (1 folder for each verb). All card sets and extra instructions for each task card is provided.
• Display inspiration
• Cover page for a student's "Bloom Book", where they can record their answers.
This complete package covers a number of spelling patterns for students to engage with in a fun way through games. It covers spelling patterns suitable for 'derivational relations' stage of Words Their Way such as 'tion/ sion' words, prefixes, suffixes and greek roots. Take a look at the free version for a sneak peak. The games include American and English spelling.
Flip- chart moves through stages of multiplication as repeated addition and then an array. Can be made more practical (fun) by having a collection of small pairs of socks and lots of real life examples of an array. Also children love the chocolate challenge!
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This revision tool has unlimited questions all modelled on past NAPLAN/ SATs exams, simply hit ‘generate question’ (macros enabled) to get a new set of 20 questions.
This resource can form a lesson starter, revision activity during a lesson or can be used for independent study. It’s been designed to not only give students the best opportunity to revise and improve on the key mental maths skills need for SATs, but also reduce a teacher’s prep time!
While a booklet to record answers (for tracking or focus intervention purposes) has been included; it is easily adaptable to suit you. It also includes space for corrections, self-assessment and teacher comments.
Differentiated with questions generating into 10 easy question, 5 medium and 5 hard. Answers are included. The question slides are timed from 5 seconds to 15 seconds depending on question type. The quiz will take approximately 3 and a half minutes.
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This bundle contains 50 problems (with solutions) to provide students with the opportunity to apply their mathematics.
The problems also make very good lesson starters to encourage mathematical thinking.
This is a great product to use to teach your students all the different ways to represent the numbers 1.10. It allows your students to really grasp the understanding of what a number really means! The best thing about these number flipbooks is that once they make their booklets, they can keep them or glue them into their notebooks. The best thing about these flip books? They are each on one page! So you save paper and printing ink.
My students need visual representations of numbers. Once my students knew and understood all the different ways to show a number, they begin to truly understand the meaning of numbers.
Numbers 1-10 color flipbooks
Numbers 1-10 B&W flipbooks
RESOURCES ARE INCLUDED FOR THE FOLLOWING NUMBER RHYMES:
TWO LITTLE DICKIE BIRDS
THREE BLIND MICE
THREE DUCKS WADDLING
FIVE BEARS BOUNCING ON THE BED
FIVE LITTLE FIREMEN
FIVE STRONG POLICEMEN
FIVE ENOURMOUS DINOSAURS
FIVE SNOWMEN STANDING IN A LINE
ONE BANANA TWO BANANA MORE
UNDER A WEB
PLUS GENERAL RESOURCES FOR DISPLAY
This is a collection of 15 Math Games that require dice and very little other resources. Some activities require a worksheet (which is included) and others require a notepad or whiteboard. These are games you can use as a math lesson, or as a warm up. Some games can be played over and over again!
Page 3 – Around the World (K-2)
Page 4 – Roll a Number Line (K-1)
Page 6 – Race to 100 (1-3)
Page 7 – Nasty Game (2-3)
Page 9 – Sweet 16 (1-3)
Page 10 – Three or More (1-3)
Page 11 – Greedy Pig (2-3)
Page 12 – Skip Counting (2-3)
Page 17 – Number Paths (K-3)
Page 19 – Double Trouble (K-1)
Page 20 – Beat It! (K-3)
Page 21 – Climb to 100 (K-1)
Page 23 – Connect 4 (1-2)
Page 26 – Fair Racetrack (3)
Page 28 – Add it Up! (K-2)
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Has that pile of books been sitting on your desk for over a week? Why not print out some stickers and get sticking! I use a range of stickers to encourage student feedback. It's an excellent way to save some time but also encourage a dialogue. Credit to A. Wilkes for inspiration. You will require various label size papers but there are some standard envelope ones. Sticker sizes include: standard address label, 25x25, 64x64 and others. Comments are appreciated. This paper can be purchased online and put into any printer. Comments are appreciated. Images are taken from Microsoft Office Clip-Art collections and used in line with MS policy.
A set of colourful posters with the different types of punctuation. You could arrange as the VCOP pyramid, have them as flashcards or just as a permanent fixture to remind children what punctuation is needed where! You can edit the text to suit the needs of your learners, add examples to it as well perhaps. Hope it’s useful :) xx
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This is a whopping 132 page word document containing all 38 of my grammar games. Unlike a lot of sellers, my work is NOT a PDF, so you can edit and adapt to make it work in your classroom. This resource represents a many, many evenings and weekends (I know - get a life!). All of these games have been tested in class, and adjusted if needed - they have a real impact on learning.
For each grammar skill there is:
a child friendly explanation of the grammar concept; printable rules and resources for a lively dice game; suggestions to challenge or support learners; suggestions for application of the skill in written work.
For some grammar games there is also a lesson plan and a presentation.
Here are some of the skills covered:
determiners/plurals/commands, questions and statements/ simple and compound sentences/ adverbs/ proper nouns/ classifying nouns/ contractions/ pronouns/ prepositions/prepositional phrases/ apostrophes/ adjectives/ sentence variety/ parentheses/semi-colons/ discussion/ persuasion/ complex sentences / causal connectives/ fronted adverbials/ speech/ relative clauses/ modal verbs/spelling/language of persuasion/argument/discussion