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Assembly-International Day of Peace-21st September 2017-Key Stage 3, 4 and 5.

Assembly-International Day of Peace-21st September 2017-Key Stage 3, 4 and 5.

This assembly is suitable for pupils in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. The purpose of this presentation is to gain a greater understanding around International Peace Day. With thought-provoking facts, quotes, images and sound, this assembly strives to encourage our pupils to think more deeply about our world and consider their place within in. This pack will save you hours of prep time. It comprises of a 40-slide power-point presentation with detailed notes, a music accompaniment and a prayer for peace. The presentation can be used in a number of ways; • for a school assembly • as a loop on the school’s visual display system • as part of a lesson.

By Newtonlab

European Day of Languages Design Your Own Flag Sheets

European Day of Languages Design Your Own Flag Sheets

This activity is taking more of a creative approach allowing pupils to design their own flag. It comes in three forms: blank flag, English writing and French writing so pupils can work on whichever skill they need. For example, a pupil who loves football could draw himself playing football or a football pattern and underneath write, "Ce drapeau me représente car j'adore le foot. Je le joue avec mes copains..." etc. If you wanted to go all out you could find some old pillowcases, get the fabric paints out and turn these designs into real flags to hang around the school. Wouldn't that be fun?! You might also be interested in: European Day of Languages Board Game European Day of Languages QR Code Quiz For amazing French and Spanish resources visit lovelanguage.

By lisadominique

European Day of Languages QR Code Quiz

European Day of Languages QR Code Quiz

This quiz contains ten simple general knowledge questions and pupils need to scan the QR codes (I put them up around the room) to find the answers. Each code has a letter assigned to it so even if the pupils know some of the answers already, they still need to find the letter. This quiz can also be used as a starting point for a bit of research using the iPads. For example, question four asks pupils to find the country that is in both Europe and Asia. Once the quiz is over (or as a filler while others are finishing), they could be asked to find five interesting facts about Turkey to share with the rest of the class. Included: - Question sheet - Answer sheet - QR codes You might also be interested in: European Day of Languages Board Game European Day of Languages Design Your Own Flag For amazing French and Spanish resources visit lovelanguage.

By lisadominique

European Day of Languages 2017 Board Game

European Day of Languages 2017 Board Game

A fantastic board game (think along the lines of Cranium) to celebrate European Day of Languages. Designed to try to appeal to every pupil in the classroom, there are both skill tasks and question cards with pupils being given the opportunity to write and form letters using unknown alphabets, say words in both new and familiar languages and answer general knowledge questions. Instructions: - Pupils play in small groups of 2-6 players. - Place all the question and skill cards face down in the correct place on the board. - Pupils choose a star to start on. - Roll the dice, the pupil with the highest number starts. - Pupils take it in turns to roll the dice and move clockwise around the board. - If a pupil lands on “Q”, another player picks up the “Q” card and asks them the question. If the pupil answers the question correctly they get to keep the card. - If a pupil lands on “S” they pick up the “S” card and complete the skill. If the pupil completes the skill they get to keep the card. - If a pupil lands on the dice they get to roll again. - There is no finish position. The game continues until all the cards have been won or time is up and the person with the most cards wins. Included: - Game board (print on 4 pieces of A4) - Full, easy to understand instructions - Question cards - Additional blank cards for your own questions - Skill cards - A5 support cards for plasticine task - Blank flag counters You might also be interested in: European Day of Languages QR Code Quiz European Day of Languages Design Your Own Flag For amazing French and Spanish resources visit lovelanguage.

By lisadominique

Halloween Reading Comprehension Worksheets - Super Bundle!

Halloween Reading Comprehension Worksheets - Super Bundle!

This Halloween themed bundle includes different Reading Comprehension Worksheets suitable for upper-intermediate to advanced ESL learners. After carefully reading each story/text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises, definition matching exercises, crosswords, word searches and engage in in-depth class discussions on topics around the texts

By MariaPht

Frankenstein – A story by Mary Shelley / Reading Comprehension Worksheet

Frankenstein – A story by Mary Shelley / Reading Comprehension Worksheet

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text gives a summary of Mary Shelley's novel "Frankenstein". The story is about a young aspiring scientist who commits hubris by creating a monster from the remains of the deceased. The scientists, Victor Frankenstein will go on to suffer the deer consequences of his action. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises, and participate in an in-class discussion on some of the issues raised by the novel. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. Ideally, it could be used on or near Halloween!

By MariaPht

Stop The Broomstick! A Halloween Themed Interactive PowerPoint Team Game

Stop The Broomstick! A Halloween Themed Interactive PowerPoint Team Game

This is a preview version of a fun Halloween game based on 'Stop the Bus.' It is an interactive PowerPoint Game that can be played with the whole class or the whole school in assembly time. Please note that only the pictures denoted by a star can be played in this preview version. For details of the full game visit Stop The Broom! Halloween Themed Interactive PowerPoint Team Game Instructions Put pupils into teams of 2-4 Pupils take turns in choosing a picture. Click on the picture. Behind each picture is a letter. The letter will magically disappear so that pupils know the choices left. Pupils think of one item to go in each category beginning with that letter. A sheet for recording words is provided. Teams have 60 seconds to complete task. There is a timer on the slide. The witch will gradually disappear and the end of the 60 seconds culminates in a witch’s cackle. 'Happy' Halloween music plays in the background whilst pupils complete task. To return to the image page, click on letter on the top right-hand corner of each slide. If a team finishes before the 60 seconds, they shout “Stop the Broom!” Click on the slide to activate the witch’s cackle. Teams score 1 point if they have an appropriate item in the category. They get 2 points if no other team has that word. The length of time pupils have can be reduced or extended by altering the timing of the witch image. Other Halloween Resources Halloween Lesson / Assembly PowerPoint Presentation SIMPLE TEXT Halloween Lesson / Assembly PowerPoint Presentation Halloween PowerPoint Quiz - 50 Questions Halloween Themed Battleships Interactive PowerPoint Team Game Set of 14 Halloween Themed Differentiated Word Searches, Anagrams, Crosswords and Cryptograms/a>

By Krazikas

Bonfire Night Wordsearch

Bonfire Night Wordsearch

Bonfire Night Wordsearch: A fun word search including 20 hidden words relating to Bonfire Night presented on a specially themed background. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Bonfire Night Firework Alphabet Matching Puzzle

Bonfire Night Firework Alphabet Matching Puzzle

Bonfire Night Firework Alphabet Matching Puzzle: A series of 26 mini jigsaws featuring photographs of firework displays. Match the upper and lower case letters correctly to see the completed image. A fun Bonfire Night themed resource to aid letter recognition. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Stop The Broomstick! Halloween Themed  Version of Stop the Bus - Interactive PowerPoint Team Game

Stop The Broomstick! Halloween Themed Version of Stop the Bus - Interactive PowerPoint Team Game

This is a fun game for Halloween both in school and for Halloween parties. This resource contains a Halloween-themed version of 'Stop the Bus.' It is an interactive PowerPoint Game that can be played with the whole class or the whole school in assembly time. Instructions Put the pupils into teams of 2-4 Let the pupils take turns in choosing a picture. Click on the picture. Behind each picture is a letter. The letter will magically disappear so that pupils know the choices that are left. Pupils have to think of one item to go in each category beginning with that letter. A sheet for recording words is provided. Teams have 60 seconds to complete the task. There is a timer on the slide. The witch image will gradually disappear and the end of the 60 seconds culminates in a witch’s cackle. 'Happy' Halloween Background music plays whilst pupils think of words. To return to the image page, click on the letter on the top right-hand corner of the witch slide. If a team finishes before the 60 seconds, they shout “Stop the Broom!” Click on the slide to activate the witch’s cackle when all teams have to stop. Teams score 1 point if they have an appropriate item in the category. They get 2 points if no other team has that word. The length of time pupils have can be reduced or extended by altering the timing of the witch image. Other Halloween Resources Halloween Lesson / Assembly PowerPoint Presentation SIMPLE TEXT Halloween Lesson / Assembly PowerPoint Presentation Halloween PowerPoint Quiz - 50 Questions Halloween Themed Battleships Interactive PowerPoint Team Game Halloween Themed Battleships Partner Game Set of 14 Halloween Themed Differentiated Word Searches, Anagrams, Crosswords and Cryptograms/a>

By Krazikas

Toffee Apple Numbers Display

Toffee Apple Numbers Display

Toffee Apple Numbers Display: A fun display resource featuring the numbers 1 to 100 in numerals and words on toffee apples. A fun addition to any class room. Matching items are also available. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley