Shape Poem Maker - Interactive Activity - KS1 Poetry

Shape Poem Maker - Interactive Activity - KS1 Poetry

KS1 Literacy - Acrostic Poem Maker This interactive activity helps pupils to explore how different fonts, sizes and shapes suit different words. Pupils add their words and change the shape and size of the text to reflect the word. These words can then be made into fireworks by adding animations and changing colour. This is a great activity to use with the whole class.
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Acrostic Poem Maker - Interactive Activity - KS1 Poetry

Acrostic Poem Maker - Interactive Activity - KS1 Poetry

KS1 Literacy - Acrostic Poem Maker This interactive activity helps pupils to create their own acrostic poem. In an acrostic poem, the first letter of each line spells a word. Pupils firstly write their chosen word, which is then spelled out vertically. Pupils can brainstorm words or phrases that describe their word or idea, and then add these to the lines that begin with the same letters to create their poem.
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Exploring the Senses - Fireworks Lesson Plans - KS1 Poetry

Exploring the Senses - Fireworks Lesson Plans - KS1 Poetry

KS1 Literacy - Fireworks Lesson Plans The unit is split into two sections, both based on building vocabulary to describe sensory experiences. Firstly, children will create a shape poem about fireworks, using onomatopoeic words. In the second part, having expanded their vocabulary, children will progress to making a simple acrostic poem using the word ‘FIREWORK’.
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Harvest Interactive Comprehension Book - Reading Level B - Harvest KS2

Harvest Interactive Comprehension Book - Reading Level B - Harvest KS2

KS2 Harvest - About Harvest Interactive Storybook - Reading Level B This is an interactive information book for the story of Harvest. This text is at reading level B, for pupils comfortable reading independently, and also has a series of comprehension questions to assess pupils’ understanding. This resource is useful for whole class or independent reading, as well as introducing Harvest.
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Harvest Interactive Information Book - Reading Level A - Harvest KS1

Harvest Interactive Information Book - Reading Level A - Harvest KS1

KS1 Harvest - About Harvest Interactive Storybook - Reading Level A This is an interactive information book for the story of Harvest. This interactive has full audio support, speech and colourful illustrations. This text is pitched at reading level A, which is designed for pupils who are beginning to read simple sentences and shorter overall text independently; also has full audio support. This is a useful resource for whole class or independent reading, as well as introducing Harvest.
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Harvest Story Text, Images and Quiz - Reading Level B - Harvest KS2

Harvest Story Text, Images and Quiz - Reading Level B - Harvest KS2

KS2 Harvest - Text, Images and Quiz - Reading Level B This resource contains text and images about Harvest and how it is celebrated. This text is aimed at reading level B, designed for pupils who are comfortable reading more text and complex sentences independently. This also comes with a short set of comprehension questions, which is great for assessing pupils’ understanding of the text and topic.
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Harvest Story Text, Images and Quiz - Reading Level A - Harvest KS1

Harvest Story Text, Images and Quiz - Reading Level A - Harvest KS1

KS1 Harvest - Text, Images and Quiz - Reading Level A This resource contains text and images about Harvest and how it is celebrated. This text is pitched at reading level A, which is designed for pupils who are beginning to read simple sentences and shorter overall text independently. This also comes with a short set of comprehension questions, which is great for assessing pupils’ understanding of the text and topic.
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Newspaper Template: Hanukkah News - Hanukkah KS1

Newspaper Template: Hanukkah News - Hanukkah KS1

KS1 Hanukkah - Newspaper Template - Journalistic Writing This is a blank newspaper template based on theme of Hanukkah, with some headlines as writing prompts. Pupils can use this template to write their own news report on what they think happened. This is a great activity to develop pupils’ creative skills, as well as their ability to structure writing and include reported speech.
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Hanukkah Interactive Information Book - Reading Level A - Hanukkah KS1

Hanukkah Interactive Information Book - Reading Level A - Hanukkah KS1

KS1 Hanukkah - About Hanukkah Interactive Information Book - Reading Level A This is an interactive information book about Hanukkah. This text is pitched at reading level A, which is designed for pupils who are beginning to read simple sentences and shorter overall text independently. It also has full audio support. This is a useful resource for whole class or independent reading, as well as introducing Hanukkah.
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The Maccabees - Story Recount Activity - Hanukkah KS1

The Maccabees - Story Recount Activity - Hanukkah KS1

KS1 Hanukkah - The Maccabees - Story Recount Activity This worksheet tasks pupils with retelling the ‘Story of the Maccabees’ in their own words. Pupils are provided with captions of the main events to help them sequence the story. This is a great activity to assess pupils’ understanding of the story, as well as encouraging them to explore sentence structure and descriptive writing.
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Newspaper Template and Writing Task - Hanukkah KS1

Newspaper Template and Writing Task - Hanukkah KS1

KS1 Hanukkah - Newspaper Template - Writing Task This is a blank newspaper template for pupils to write their own newspaper report about the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, at the time of the Maccabean Revolt. There is an additional task sheet that provides pupils with prompts to help them write their newspaper report. This is a great activity to develop pupils’ creative-writing skills, and to assess their understanding of why Hanukkah is celebrated. It is ideal to use in the run-up to Hanukkah.
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The Maccabees Writing Planner Worksheet - Hanukkah KS1

The Maccabees Writing Planner Worksheet - Hanukkah KS1

KS1 Hanukkah - The Maccabees Writing Planner Worksheet The worksheet provides pupils with a frame to plan their writing based on the ‘Story of the Maccabees’. This could be an informative piece that retells the story or as a creative-writing piece inspired by the story. This is a handy resource to use in the run-up to Hanukkah.
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Harvest Assembly KS2

Harvest Assembly KS2

KS2 Harvest Assembly - Script Introduce Harvest to your pupils with these assembly materials, including an assembly script and accompanying slideshow images.
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Harvest Assembly KS1

Harvest Assembly KS1

KS1 Harvest Assembly - Script Introduce Harvest to your pupils with these assembly materials, including an assembly script and accompanying slideshow images.
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Hanukkah Assembly KS2

Hanukkah Assembly KS2

KS2 Hanukkah Assembly - Script and Images Introduce Hanukkah to your pupils with these assembly materials, including an assembly script and accompanying slideshow images.
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Hanukkah Assembly KS1

Hanukkah Assembly KS1

KS1 Hanukkah Assembly - Script and Images Introduce Hanukkah to your pupils with these assembly materials, including an assembly script and accompanying slideshow images.
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Rama and Sita Sequencing Activity - Diwali KS1

Rama and Sita Sequencing Activity - Diwali KS1

KS1 Diwali - Rama and Sita Sequencing Activity This worksheet has a series of images and captions about the story of Rama and Sita. Pupils are tasked with matching the captions to the images. Alternatively, pupils can write their own captions, explaining Diwali in their own words. This is a great exercise for pupils to work on independently or in small groups. This can also form the basis for a longer explanation writing task about Diwali.
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Rama and Sita Text, Images and Quiz - Reading Level A - Diwali KS1

Rama and Sita Text, Images and Quiz - Reading Level A - Diwali KS1

KS1 Diwali - Text, Images and Quiz - Reading Level A This resource contains text and images about Rama and Sita. This text is pitched at reading level A, which is designed for pupils who are beginning to read simple sentences and shorter overall text independently. This also comes with a short set of comprehension questions, which are great for assessing pupils’ understanding of the text and topic.
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About Diwali Information Book - Reading Level A - Diwali KS1/KS2

About Diwali Information Book - Reading Level A - Diwali KS1/KS2

KS1/KS2 Diwali - About Diwali Text and Images - Reading Level A This resource contains text and images about Diwali. This text is pitched at reading level A, which is designed for pupils who are beginning to read simple sentences and shorter overall text independently. This is a useful resource for whole class or independent reading, as well as introducing Diwali.
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Diwali Assembly KS1/KS2

Diwali Assembly KS1/KS2

KS1/KS2 Diwali Assembly - Script and Images Introduce Diwali to your pupils with these assembly materials, including an assembly script and accompanying slideshow images.
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Rangoli Designs Grid Worksheet - Diwali KS1

Rangoli Designs Grid Worksheet - Diwali KS1

KS1 Diwali - Rangoli Designs Grid Worksheet These sheets provide a template for pupils to create their own Rangoli design. There are three different versions for differentiation, with the most complex including vertical and horizontal lines of symmetry. This is a great activity to use in the run-up to Diwali, providing pupils with an opportunity to practise patterns and symmetry.
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About Diwali Interactive Information Book - Reading Level A - Diwali KS1

About Diwali Interactive Information Book - Reading Level A - Diwali KS1

KS1 Diwali - About Diwali Interactive Information Book - Reading Level A This is an interactive information book for the story of Diwali and Bandi Chhor. This text is pitched at reading level A, which is designed for pupils who are beginning to read simple sentences and shorter overall text independently. It also has full audio support. This resource is useful for retelling or writing tasks, tasks, as well as introducing Diwali.
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About Diwali and Bandi Chhor Sequencing Activity - Diwali KS1

About Diwali and Bandi Chhor Sequencing Activity - Diwali KS1

KS1 Diwali - About Diwali and Bandi Chhor Sequencing Activity This worksheet has a series of images and captions about Diwali and Bandi Chhor. Pupils are tasked with matching the captions to the images. Alternatively, pupils can write their own captions, explaining Diwali in their own words. This is a great exercise for pupils to work on independently or in small groups. This can also form the basis for a longer explanation writing task about Diwali.
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Naming of the Year Sequence and Retell - Interactive Activity - Chinese New Year KS1

Naming of the Year Sequence and Retell - Interactive Activity - Chinese New Year KS1

KS1 Chinese New Year Sequence and Retell Interactive Activity Arrange the scenes from the naming of the Chinese New Year in order. Drag the scenes onto the timeline and play back to check the order. Click the pencil to move to the second screen where pupils have the option of rewriting the text for each scene in their own words. You can print this off with blank spaces so pupils can write away from the screen. This is a great resource for assessing pupils’ understanding and comprehension of the story.
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Naming of the Years Sequence and Retell Worksheet - Chinese New Year KS1

Naming of the Years Sequence and Retell Worksheet - Chinese New Year KS1

KS1 Chinese New Year - Naming of the Years Sequence and Retell This resource contains illustrated images and captions for the story of the ‘Naming of the Years’ about the Chinese Zodiac. These scenes can be cut out and used as a group activity to sequence them into a story. Pupils can then be challenged to retell the story in their own words, either verbally or by writing underneath each image.
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Scene Builder Interactive Activity - Chinese New Year KS1/KS1

Scene Builder Interactive Activity - Chinese New Year KS1/KS1

KS1/KS1 Chinese New Year - Scene Builder Interactive Activity This is an illustrated interactive activity for pupils to retell the ancient Chinese story of the Naming of the Years (the traditional Chinese story of how each year became named after a particular animal). This activity has 3 background scenes for pupils to re-tell the story, or write their own versions. Characters can be dragged into place. There is an optional text area for pupils to type in their own words. This is a useful resource to use in the run-up to the Chinese New Year.
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Animal Story Spinner - Literacy KS1/KS1

Animal Story Spinner - Literacy KS1/KS1

KS1/KS1 Literacy - Animal Story Spinner This interactive tool provides a fun way of generating the basis of a story by working in small groups. Ask each group to spin the story spinner to generate and anima and two characteristics for that animal. Give groups some time to discuss their ideas and work out how the story might unfold. Then, task pupils with writing out the story individually.
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Planning Animal Characters Worksheet - Literacy KS1

Planning Animal Characters Worksheet - Literacy KS1

KS1 Literacy - Planning Animal Characters Worksheet This worksheet helps pupils to create characteristics for their animal characters. Pupils select from a list of animals and characteristics to create sentences that describe what the animal is like. This can be extended by asking pupils to write a short story about their animal character.
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My Animal Profile Worksheet  - Chinese New Year KS1

My Animal Profile Worksheet - Chinese New Year KS1

KS1 Chinese New Year - My Animal Profile Worksheet This worksheet provides pupils with a template to write their own animal profile. Pupils can base this on their animal from the Chinese Zodiac, or choose an alternative animal to describe. This is fun activity to use in the run-up to the Chinese New Year and for pupils to practise descriptive writing.
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Chinese Zodiac Animal Matching Game  - Chinese New Year KS1

Chinese Zodiac Animal Matching Game - Chinese New Year KS1

KS1 Chinese New Year - Chinese Zodiac Animal Matching Game This resource has animal cards and personality cards for the Chinese Zodiac. Share out the cards to the class and ask pupils to match the animal to the personality. The aim of the activity is not to identify a definitive answer, but to spark a discussion opportunity.
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Improving Dialogue Lesson Plans - Writing - Chinese New Year KS1

Improving Dialogue Lesson Plans - Writing - Chinese New Year KS1

KS1 Chinese New Year - Improving Dialogue Lesson Plans for Writing This pack of lesson plans focuses on speech punctuation and grammar. Pupils learn techniques to improve their creative writing by achieving a balance of dialogue and narrative. They are asked to rewrite parts of a traditional tale with an older audience in mind, and with particular attention to improving dialogue passages. At sentence level, they look at speech punctuation and grammar and how to lift dull speech with adverbial clauses.
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Animals Character Planning Sheet - Literacy KS1

Animals Character Planning Sheet - Literacy KS1

KS1 Literacy - Animals Character Planning Sheet This is a blank worksheet for pupils to design their animal character for a story. Pupils draw their animal in the middle box, then add description, characteristics and phrases in the other boxes. This is a useful resource to use as the basis for a longer writing task.
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Story Starters: Chinese Zodiac Animals - Chinese New Year KS1

Story Starters: Chinese Zodiac Animals - Chinese New Year KS1

KS1 Chinese New Year - Story Starters This worksheet contains a series of story starters to help pupils write their own story about the animals of the Chinese Zodiac. There are also questions prompts to help and support pupils in planning their story. Pupils can discuss the different story starters in groups and then work on planning their stories independently.
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Newspaper Article Writer - Interactive Activity - Bonfire Night KS2

Newspaper Article Writer - Interactive Activity - Bonfire Night KS2

KS2 Bonfire Night - Interactive News Article Writer This activity is a fantastic tool for supporting non-fiction writing. This interactive activity provides pupils with a newspaper template to write their article about Guy Fawkes. The picture editor has a range of backgrounds, characters and props to choose from to create illustrations for their article. Creating these scenes also provides a useful springboard for pupils to form their report. Once pupils have written their stories, these can be printed out.
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