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New Year Bundle 2018

New Year Bundle 2018

Three fun new year resources for primary classrooms! Start 2018 off in style with these fun activities that help pupils to think about the year ahead. 1. Recipe for a Happy New Year - a fun activity lesson where pupils reflect on what will make a successful year and creative a recipe to display. 2. Our Class Poem - a teamwork activity to bring your class together at the start of the year. They will create and perform a class poem. 3. Time Capsule - pupils create an 'All About Me' time capsule envelope to seal up and open again at the end of the year! Please follow the download instructions at the bottom of the page to make sure you get all of the files included in this resource. Problems downloading? Click here for download help. Please follow the steps below to access your files: 1. Return to this page and click on each resource to go to the product listing. 2. Scroll to the files included within the resource listed under the header ‘Files Included’/'All Files'. You may need to click on the ‘See all Resources’ to view them all. 3. Use the download arrow icons found to the left of each of the file names for each separate file.
KS2History
Our Class Poem - Back to School

Our Class Poem - Back to School

Special offer: buy this back to school resource today and you'll also get a free Christmas bundle of 12 festive resources worth £23, including our popular Christmas Riddles Lesson Pack! Very popular! This is a great one-off literacy activity and a wonderful teamwork project to help your class work together to make a class poem. You could use this as a great way to start a new year, as pupils come together in unity to create a new class poem using the letters in the name of their class. The pack contains a Powerpoint lesson, teacher instructions and pupil resources - everything you need for this fun poetry lesson, including warm up/getting to know you games and a fun teamwork project based on making and performing a class poem. The activity allows pupils to work together to make a class poem that spells out the name of their new class. The session is based around Edward Lear’s ‘Alphabet Poem’ and the activities include suggestions for adapting the lesson for KS1 or KS2. This resource is structured in the following way: 1. Fun warm up activities and games including name games, a classroom hunt activity, a paper-chain race and 'Find Someone Who' bingo. 2. A poetry time activity following the lesson Powerpoint to help the class to become familiar with Edward Lear’s ‘Alphabet Poem’. There are different options to adapt this for different age groups. 3. A group activity in which pupils create their own stanzas for the alphabet poem, using the letters that spell out your class name or their new teacher's name. 4. A whole class performance of the new poem. Check out our other popular resource packs: All About Me Time Capsule Recipe for a Great School Year! Autumn Poetry Pack KS1 All About Me Fidget Spinner Pack Stone Age Boy Pack Please follow the steps below to access your files: 1. Return to this page. 2.Further down the page you’ll see the files included within the Resource listed under the header ‘Files Included’. You may need to click on the ‘See all Resources’ to view them all. 3. Use the download arrow icons found to the left of each of the file names for each separate file. Please note that due to terms of use in the images used, the Powerpoint file is not editable.
KS2History
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone KS2 Comprehension Activities Booklet!

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone KS2 Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of J.K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.' Teachers have found them particularly useful in comprehension or guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of children towards meeting the upper KS2 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework. Children love learning from these resources, whilst they are also of great use to teachers, as there is explicit information within each task regarding which comprehension strands the task is designed to demonstrate. They also relate to key extracts, characters, and themes from the story, ensuring that children gain a deep understanding of the text. Activities within the booklet include: - 'An Interview with Dumbledore' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Understand what is read by drawing on information from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas, and using quotations for illustration;' - 'Rowling's Description' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Explain meanings of words that they know and ask the meaning of new words. Link the meaning of new words to words that they already know;' - 'Severus Snape!' and 'Ron Weasley!' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Understand what is read by drawing on information from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas, and using quotations for illustration;' - 'Figurative Language in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, to create an impact on the reader.' Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is 22 pages in length!) I've also added it as a PDF in case the formatting differs on your computer. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru
Spin It Getting to Know You Game

Spin It Getting to Know You Game

Do fidget spinners have your students going in circles? Use them with this fun getting to know you activity instead. This is a great back to school icebreaker. It can be used anytime as a way to build relationships and practice social interaction. It is easily adaptable to your students level and is perfect for special education classrooms. Spin and answer questions about things you enjoy. Two spinner boards are included for older and younger students. These games also promote taking turns, listening, speech, vocabulary, problem-solving, organization and critical thinking skills. Spinner questions also make great writing prompts. No fidget spinners in your class? No problem, a variety of paper spinner templates are included. It can also be used with any spinner, such as a pencil and paperclip. (Note: fidget spinners are available from many local retailers and on Amazon. Fidget spinner apps are also available on Google Play and iTunes. No spinners are included with this purchase.) What’s Included: 2 Game Boards in Color and Black and White Recording/Journal Sheets Instructions Paper Spinner Templates ★You may also like Fast & Fabulous Fact Review Games. See them at my store. ★Spin It – Math Facts Practice, Spin It – Reading Comprehension, and Spin It – Vocabulary Practice
Tammys-Toolbox
Imaginative Writing SOW - The Supernatural, Sinister and the Downright Scary Unit - 20 Lessons!

Imaginative Writing SOW - The Supernatural, Sinister and the Downright Scary Unit - 20 Lessons!

This is a 20-lesson unit on imaginative writing, originally designed for Year 9 students. It contains a full Scheme of Work, plus homework menu and accompanying anthology of short stories. Each lesson is complete with PowerPoint and any necessary resources. This is a highly differentiated and organised resource with focus on extending the links between reading and writing. There are two assessment points (baseline and final) plus various extended writing opportunities throughout. This has been incredibly successful at my school and has achieved fantastic results in improving students' writing. I hope you enjoy teaching it as much as I enjoyed making it!
BreathingSpace
Lesson 17 Imaginative Writing: Room 101 Persuasive Speeches

Lesson 17 Imaginative Writing: Room 101 Persuasive Speeches

This lesson is part of an Imaginative Writing Scheme of Work focused on Science-Fiction and Dystopian short stories. This is an engaging lesson in which students present their own idea for Room 101. This is a lighthearted introduction before the very sinister truth next lesson when they read an extract from Orwell's '1984'. PLEASE NOTE: You will need to download my FREE short story anthology for use with this lesson.
BreathingSpace
Animal Farm English Language Component 1 skills

Animal Farm English Language Component 1 skills

A full scheme of work for Animal Farm with a big focus on component 1 skills, particularly that pesky AO2. I have used this with my top set year 8; however, it could easily be adapted. Scheme could also be used for AQA and whole novel study. There are lots of engaging activities and model responses included. Apologies for any errors.
ajpaice
Use a hyphen to create a compound adjective -  fun dice game: 'Creepy compound adjective creator'

Use a hyphen to create a compound adjective - fun dice game: 'Creepy compound adjective creator'

Assessment focus I can use a hyphen to combine words and create compound adjectives. Explanation Children need to understand how hyphens can be used to avoid ambiguity (e.g. man eating shark versus man-eating shark, or recover versus re-cover). Also, an understanding of hyphens can add descriptive depth to noun phrases (e.g. the creature) when they are used to form compound adjectives (the ferocious-looking creature). In the compound adjective ‘ferocious-looking’, the hyphen shows that the two component words have a combined meaning. Aim: using the ‘dice guide’, roll to create six compound adjectives with hyphens that you could use before a noun (e.g. muddle-headed monster). Write definitions for your compound adjectives on your ‘game card’. Keep unusual or ridiculous combinations too! Have fun playing with words!
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