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The Witches' Spell - Teaching Pack of lessons and presentation

The Witches' Spell - Teaching Pack of lessons and presentation

Here are the full set of lesson plans, presentations and printable resources that you'll need for sessions with EYFS, Key Stage 1 or 2 children and their teachers. These lessons introduce the famous 'Double, double, toil and trouble...' verses from the play, Macbeth, said by the witches as they create a spell and is a great way to bring children to the Bard for the first time. Children get to act out the spell and build their own verses, using key vocabulary, and rhythm and rhyme. There are also lessons on capacity, counting, sorting, music, and art. Differentiation is built into the sessions, and the lessons can be seen as a starting point for your own ideas. There is scope for further development into a longer term project, with potion making and hallowe'en activities etc. A follow-up to the drama and music work could be a musical scene based on the spell, which could become a longer more demanding drama and movement performance for an assembly or end of term production, depending on the ability of your pupils. Every lesson has clear aims and success criteria, a comprehensive list of resources, helpful key words and specially designed worksheets and/or presentations, which are all created to be adaptable for your settings and your classes. My aim to make something that is useful and usable for teachers, that is fun for everybody, while creating memorable educational experiences. I have used the extract here with 3 to 11 year olds many times, and it is always a guaranteed winner, becoming a firm favourite warm-up game for drama activities. To hear a FREE recording of the poem, please go to my website: http://emblabee.org/the-31-days-of-scary-day-1/
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Arts Award Bronze Log Book

Arts Award Bronze Log Book

A user-friendly log book for students to use to complete their portfolio for Arts Award Bronze. Perfect for those who are lower ability or KS2/3. This has been used and approved through moderation.
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Ready, Steady Elves! Christmas musical play for ages 5 - 9

Ready, Steady Elves! Christmas musical play for ages 5 - 9

Look at the date – Santa’s going to be late! There’s pandemonium at the North Pole - Santa Claus has overslept! Worried that there are just a few hours till Christmas, Santa calls a crisis meeting – the Elves need to speed up! But that’s not quite as easy as it seems… The presents are still not wrapped, the magic sleigh is in the garage for repairs, and there’s disaster at the laundry when Santa’s Christmas suit shrinks in the wash! Can things get any worse…? Yes, they can - the reindeer have all caught colds! Join us for a rollercoaster ride of festive frolics, packed to bursting with fun-filled songs and hilarity. And with one final surprise that even Santa doesn’t see coming, this might be the most magical Christmas ever… Running Time (including music): Approximately 35 minutes. Cast: 29 speaking parts (easily adaptable to approximately 15 - 55). The cast can also be expanded further with non-speaking parts; suggestions for expanding or reducing the cast are provided in your Play Pack. Your Play Pack includes: - Instrumental and vocal backing tracks for 7 songs; - MP3 of all audio tracks , incidental music and sound effects; - Click-n-Sing karaoke-style videos for every song; - Editable scripts; - Cross-curricular educational activities; - Cast and props list, - Staging advice; - Printable posters and programmes. - Lyric sheets and music scores; Everything you need for the perfect play - just add kids! Want to upgrade to include the Book and CD? Just copy and paste the following URL into your browser: www.easypeasyplays.co.uk/collections/plays-by-term-autumn-winter/products/ready-steady-elves-3-age-options-1
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Treasure Chests Galore!

Treasure Chests Galore!

A creative and fun set of five lesson plans linked by the theme of a Treasure Chest. Each plan has carefully constructed aims and success criteria, learning sequences and relevant key words, lists of requirements and resources, and additional notes to help you have great lessons. The lessons include: list writing, counting and addition, drawing and painting, designing and making, music and drama, sorting and classifying. Differentiation at three levels in built in to the plans, and there is ample opportunity for extension or ideas to develop into bigger projects. Worksheets are included were applicable, but workbooks or alternatives are easily used instead, according to school policy. Relevant to the EYFS and National Curriculum, any teacher, supply teacher or NQT can pick up and use these lesson plans. All resources or their alternatives should be easily found in teaching bases, and there is a good mix of teacher- and child-led activities. Please see https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/pirates-galore-6013941 for my FREE pirate resources
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LITERACY bundle - EXPLORE IT - sounds, music, film, technology, apps  x3 workbooklets

LITERACY bundle - EXPLORE IT - sounds, music, film, technology, apps x3 workbooklets

THREE fantastic units of work that focus on basic literacy skills - listening, visuals, technology (1) SOUNDS & MUSIC is about recognising everyday sounds, listening mindfully, exploring music and songs (2) FILMS & DOCUMENTARIES focuses on viewing a variety of visual tools through films and documentaries and linking ideas (3) TECHNOLOGY & APPS helps students develop awareness around apps that help them explore ideas and themes and how technology has changed over years. Each workbooklet is filled with active, visual and practical tasks for primary or lower secondary and special education students and offers staff flexibility about who delivers the workbooklet and how many tasks are completed. With an easy-to-follow format, a non-specialist teacher or teacher aide can deliver this workbooklet with confidence, add ideas and many student will self-direct their learning. Each workbooklet also includes a Student Learning Checklist and Assessment for Learning Feedback sheets.
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LITERACY - EXPLORE IT (1) - SOUNDS & MUSIC student workbooklet

LITERACY - EXPLORE IT (1) - SOUNDS & MUSIC student workbooklet

EXPLORE IT (1) - is a 20 page workbooklet filled with tasks about the sounds and music around us. EXPLORE IT is all about how we use multi-media and technology around us to explore different ideas, themes, events using different sounds and music and how it can make us aware of our surroundings and encourage us to listen. Key topics include: every day sounds, sounds & emotions, memories, music styles, song lyrics, favourite songs, artists, visuals etc. This workbooklet is filled with active, visual and practical tasks for primary or lower secondary and special education students and offers staff flexibility about who delivers the workbooklet and how many tasks are completed. See also the corresponding literacy EXLORE IT (2) - FILMS & DOCUMENTARIES and EXPLORE IT (3) - TECHNOLOGY & APPS workbooklets. With an easy-to-follow format, a non-specialist teacher or teacher aide can deliver this workbooklet with confidence, add ideas and many student will self-direct their learning. This workbooklet also includes a Student Learning Checklist and Assessment for Learning Feedback sheets.
supportedlearning
The Bass The Bass (Bass Guitar Song)

The Bass The Bass (Bass Guitar Song)

This is a song designed to teach about the bass guitar--terminology used for playing the bass, how many strings the instrument has, and how the instrument sounds. Perfect for teaching a young student or child about an instrument that gets overlooked sometimes.
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Composers & Music Lapbook: Introduction to Opera

Composers & Music Lapbook: Introduction to Opera

Students age 11 and older will enjoy assembling this lapbook about Opera, in which special attention is given to the well-loved comic opera ‘The Pirates of Penzance’, by Gilbert & Sullivan. Here you will find a thorough but general description of the history and development of opera, with special emphasis on comic opera and opera in England (and in English). This description of opera is less complicated than those found in music dictionaries or textbooks. However, it is a dense topic which will be of greater interest to students who already have some interest in classical music. Contents: Introduction, Opera History and General Description I, About Arias, Opera History and General Description II, Characters and Types of Voices, Opera History and General Description III, Comic Opera, Opera in England, Gilbert & Sullivan, Pirates of Penzance Plot Summary. After each main section, there are other, smaller sections which investigate one other element of opera. These are: The Opera House, The Camerata, ‘Drama In Music’, the ‘Da Capo’ Aria, Nationalism, Comic Operas vs. Musicals, Singing in English, Other Operas by Gilbert & Sullivan and the ‘Patter Song’, and Libretto. Following the text are 10 activities to be completed, and lapbook templates to go with each activity (with instructions). The text is written in short sections, with pictures (in black and white, 24 pages of text). Upon completing the reading and activites/cut-outs, the student will be familiar with the basic facts of opera, its major composers, plots and styles, and hopefully have an appreciation for this complex and well-loved type of classical music.
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Composers & Music Lapbook: J. S. Bach

Composers & Music Lapbook: J. S. Bach

Students age 11 and older will enjoy assembling this lapbook about Johann Sebastian Bach. Here you will find a thorough introduction to the life, times and music of one of classical music’s towering figures. This is more than a mini-biography – but somewhat less complicated than textbooks used for music history examinations in conservatories. It will be of particular interest to students who are learning to play a musical instrument – perhaps even practising a piece by the great master himself! Students who think they may one day take more advanced conservatory exams could benefit from this lapbook as preparatory work. The text is written in short sections, with pictures (in black and white). Upon completing the reading and activites/cut-outs, the student will be familiar with the basic facts of Bach’s life (dates, places, names) and will also have been introduced to more general concepts about Bach’s music (Baroque style, sacred versus secular music, Baroque musical forms, etc.). Contents: Introduction, Bach’s Era: The Baroque, Bach’s Family, Bach’s Travels, Bach’s Professional Life, Bach’s Instruments, Bach’s Style, Bach: The Man, Bach And Later Musicians, Bach And Other Composers. There are also nine ‘Musical Notes’, in which a paragraph is dedicated to one of Bach’s compositions or musical forms. Following the text are 10 activities to be completed, and lapbook templates to go with each activity (with instructions).
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LITERACY AND SCIENCE SCHEME OF WORK BASED ON 'THE CRANKY CATERPILLAR' PICTURE BOOK

LITERACY AND SCIENCE SCHEME OF WORK BASED ON 'THE CRANKY CATERPILLAR' PICTURE BOOK

Vauxhall primary school and author Richard Graham have developed a week long scheme of work for literacy and science based around the children's picture book 'The Cranky Caterpillar'. This book contains themes of empathy, nature, music, pianos, colour, art and butterflies which are expolred in the lesson planner. This download includes timetable of lesson structures with worksheets to accompany, x1 stand alone science lesson, lots of pictures showing the information on an optional art/ author workshop. 'Absolutely astonishing, astounding piece of work' Raymond Briggs, creator of 'The Snowman This scheme of work is based on the National Curriculum targets 2014, it is recommended that at least one copy of the book is available per class. These lessons are recommended for year 2 / year 3 age group (6-10 year olds)
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