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Mainly KS2 resources for English, Maths, Science and some topic also. Most of my resources include a lesson plan, presentation, activities and differentiated tasks. Please leave a review on any of my resources in which you purchase so I can use your feedback positively. I have taught the majority of these lessons and they have worked well. All lessons coincide with the National Curriculum 2014 and have been approved by my subject leaders. Hope they are useful :)

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Mainly KS2 resources for English, Maths, Science and some topic also. Most of my resources include a lesson plan, presentation, activities and differentiated tasks. Please leave a review on any of my resources in which you purchase so I can use your feedback positively. I have taught the majority of these lessons and they have worked well. All lessons coincide with the National Curriculum 2014 and have been approved by my subject leaders. Hope they are useful :)
2D Shape Planning Year 1
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2D Shape Planning Year 1

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A week's worth of planning focusing on 2D shape. The planning is extremely detailed and well differentiated to ensure each learner can access the content. It involves fun lessons that can be carried out outside (weather permitted) and also introduces children to irregular shapes also. The week is full activities that contain lots of useful, topical Mathematical language, while encouraging children to explain 'why'. My Year 1 class thoroughly enjoyed these lessons. Please leave a review and check out my other resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Morrisr9
World Cup 2022 Qatar: Maths
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World Cup 2022 Qatar: Maths

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Enjoy some fun Maths activities by engaging the children with the World Cup 2022. The country of Qatar is getting ready for 2022, so why shouldn’t we? A mathematical activity to engage children with converting units of measure (World Cup Theme). Lesson Plan included. Familiarise the children with the layout of the stadiums. Children must measure the distance between a letter and a stadium. Then because 1cm=35 minutes, they must then calculate how long it would take to get to said stadium. For example: How long will it take A to get to Lusail stadium? Using your ruler, measure the distance from A to Lusail stadium. If it’s 7.6 cm- round to the nearest whole number which is 8cm. 1cm = 35 minutes so 35 x 8 = 280 minutes =4 hours 40 minutes Children must then fill in a table with their findings. A fun activity for the whole class. Please let me know what you and your class thought of this resource- I can’t wait to hear your thoughts. I have included a map of Qatar with the football stadiums.
Creating your own Classification Key
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Creating your own Classification Key

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Dreading a dull lesson on how to create a classification key? Look no further because here your children will be super engaged by creating a classification key for different types of sweets! Included: An activity to allow children to try classify animals in pairs. & An editable Power Point which explains: What ‘classifying’ is. How to create your first question for a key. How to use a classification key. Allows children to work collaboratively by encouraging them to engage in ‘partner talk’. It encourages them to JUSTIFY their choice of groups. Heightening their reasoning skills is very important, especially in Science. I completed this lesson this week as an introduction to classification keys. Next week we will be classifying vertebrates and invertebrates. Please leave a comment to let me know your thoughts.
Myths: Understanding the Features
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Myths: Understanding the Features

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After hours of reading and PD on Pie Corbett’s Talk4Writing, I decided to plan my English lessons around his style of teaching. The idea behind it is fun filled, active and different so my children and I absolutely love it! Included: *4 day, detailed lesson plan. *Power Point of the story. *‘Theseus and the Minotaur’ text resource (color coded). *‘Box-it up’ planning frame. *Hot Seating Questions which allow the children to get into the mind of the Minotaur. I have put a lot of detail into the lesson plan, so it can be easily followed to apply this style of teaching to your ENglish lessons. The idea behind it is: Week 1= Imitation Phase. In this week, children need to learn off a text to fully immerse themselves in the style of writing, structure, language etc. This is done through actions and also text mapping (drawing pictures). Only when children fully understand a text type, should they begin to write. The writing of a myth will be done in week 3. (This resource is only week 1). By the end of the week, your children should fully understand the features of a myth, and should be able to recite a whole myth using their text map. It’s lots of fun and a fantastic scaffolding for children to understand before they write. Give it a try!
Books We've Read: Reading Display
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Books We've Read: Reading Display

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Needing some inspiration for my reading corner, I created this display in order to show case the children’s reading books. The idea behind it is that the book templates will be printed out for children to fill in whenever they complete a book. They can draw the front cover and fill in the blurb on the back and the teacher can laminate the books and hang them from a string underneath the heading. It’s a super cute idea to show off all the books that you’re class have read and let’s face it, it looks really colorful in your reading area. Included: *The display name: “Books we’ve Read” *Book templates to print out. (See cover photo for a clearer idea).
Multiplication Game Year3/ 4
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Multiplication Game Year3/ 4

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Short multiplication game for year 3/4. This resource has differentiated games for high, middle and low ability. The game is explained on the sheet and all you will need is a dice between each pair.
Balanced Arguments
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Balanced Arguments

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A 6 day plan on formal arguments, encouraging children to think about moral dilemmas. Children will be introduced to the idea of moral dilemmas and arguing for and against both in a balanced argument. This resource involves teaching children how to write a balanced argument in a progressive manner. Children will initially watch clips on how to argue in a balanced style. As the week progresses, children will be gathering information needed in order to write a balanced argument for themselves. There is a planning period as well (with resources) to allow children to properly plan their argument, as to ensure it’s balanced. This also gives children the opportunity to edit and correct their small errors. There is elements of arguing/debating orally also, which taps into speaking and listening. By the end of the week, my class were excited to write a balanced argument on whether it is a good idea or not to keep a giant bag of cash that you found at the bottom of your garden. They were even more excited about turning it into a debate, which can easily be achieved. This resource is saved within a ZIP file. INCLUDED: *A 6 day detailed lesson plan, explaining how to carry out each lesson. *A detailed, colourful notebook file to encourage discussion and to show expectations. *A powerpoint to show the structure of a balanced argument. *A success criteria to allow children to self-assess and peer-assess the written task. *2 differentiated planning sheets. *Moral dilemma scenarios to cut and distribute for discussion. *A notebook file on how to use connectives. Please leave a comment on your thoughts of my resource and check out some of my others: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Morrisr9
Class Assembly: Myths and Legends
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Class Assembly: Myths and Legends

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I used this as a class assembly this week and have made the necessary changes to the script that I made throughout rehearsals. This script shows what we learned as a class through story-telling and acting out the myth of Icarus and Daedalus and the legend of the Loch Ness monster. (Scottish Accents included). It is done in the form of Myths and Legends X Factor with judges and a presenter. Both parents and children adored it.
PURPLE/DINOSAUR ART ACTIVITIES
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PURPLE/DINOSAUR ART ACTIVITIES

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***LESSON PLAN, NOTEBOOK FILE AND A WEALTH OF IMAGES*** This package includes a lesson plan for 4 activites based on the book 'Dinosaurs and all that Rubbish'. Our theme for the day was purple, so we engaged in 4 different activities trying to incorporate both dinosaurs and the colour purple. Very practical, hands on art in which the kids loved. It made a fantastic display also. Children will make: Dinosaur Silhouettes Dino Fossil Purple Plate-a-sauruses Recycled Rockets
World Cup 2022 Tasks and Activities
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World Cup 2022 Tasks and Activities

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Perfect for the run-up to and during the Fifa World Cup, this pack includes worksheets and fun activities and a teacher’s guide to assist you during your lessons. Included in this pack: Pass it like Portugal: a fun task that involves children recording the points on an axis. They won’t even realise they’re doing a Math activity as it’s to record the football passes of the Portuguese team. Pass it like___: This can be used in small groups or as an early finisher task. Following on from the above activity, the children can plot the points of a team of their choice and give the activity to a peer to solve. Dream Team: young students need to form opinions on what makes a good player and be able to discuss their opinions. Creating a class discussion on the players in the World Cup and then allow children to create their ultimate dream team from different players in the World Cup. Dream Jersey – the children can comment on and discuss the jerseys in the World Cup. Talk about their likes/dislikes on the patters, colours, shapes etc and then create their own dream jersey for their dream team. This would make a lovely display also. Fact File – using the internet, allow the children to research 4 players of their choice and to create a fact file on them. This could be done as a homework task also. Teacher Guides & Answer Sheets Each activity comes with a teacher guide to suggest ways to complete each task. There is an answer sheet as well for the Maths activity for self-assessment or peer assessmenent. Other resources you may be interested in: World Cup 2022 Colouring Pages World Cup 2022 Activity Pack Grab them all as part of a bundle I would love if you could leave feedback on this resource, after all, TES is about supporting fellow teachers! I LOVE seeing my products in action! If you take a photo of one of my resources in your classroom I’d love to feature it on my Instagram. You can either tag me on Instagram @Rebecca.the.irish.teacher or send me an email to Rebecca.the.irish.teacher@gmail.com
Similes and Metaphors: OBSERVATION
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Similes and Metaphors: OBSERVATION

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Graded: Outstanding This is a lesson that I did for an observation today with the English coordinator. It's a lesson on Tanka poetry. Children learned what a Tanka was the day before, but today they needed to create a bank of similes, metaphors and adjectives to enhance their descriptions that they will use in their poem later in the week. I have differentiated this activity, by providing scaffolding support for the SEN/EAL children in my class. The lesson, as a whole, was intended to be a mixed ability lesson. However, as it was an observation, I needed to include some form of extra support/ scaffolding for some children. This lesson is linked to the Vikings and children need to describe what it would be like to leave their lovely homeland with the beautiful scenery. The resource includes: *a clear, detailed lesson plan, *picture to annotate *powerpoint to explain the meaning of a Tanka (if needed prior to the lesson) *basic flipchart for referall as a class *simile and metaphor sort *simile and metaphor sort (EAL/SEN).
KS2 Year 6 SATS Reading comprehension: SAMPLE
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KS2 Year 6 SATS Reading comprehension: SAMPLE

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I wrote a short piece about a Middle Eastern boy joining a British School and decided to make it into a Year 6 SATS sample paper. The questions are structured exactly like the SATS exams and children can use them as revision in the weeks/months coming up to the SATS exams. I have uploaded it as a PDF and also a word document. Also, I’ve separated the reading material and the questions in two different documents if required. Can be used with year 5s also to get them into the SATS style of questioning. Let me know your thoughts on this resource.
The BFG- A Comprehensive Chapter Study
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The BFG- A Comprehensive Chapter Study

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**A detailed study of Chapter 1 and 2 by Roald Dahl. This is geared towards KS2, particulary Year 3/4. Included: prediction activity vocabulary comprehension questions character analysis This is a trial to see if people are interested in this resource. If there is interest, I will complete the resource for the whole book. Please leave a review and let me know your thoughts.
Guided Reading: Making Connections
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Guided Reading: Making Connections

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Making Connections is a very valuable skill to teach in Guided Reading. Children learn to connect what they read to themselves, another text and the wider world, helping them to understand the text on a deeper level. Most of us tell the children that a good reader “makes connections”, but for the most part, only a handful of the children actually know what this means. This resource will explicitly teach your children how to make connections with what their reading to themselves, another text and the wider world. This resource can be used with ANY text. It teaches the SKILL of making connections and that can be applied to fiction, non-fiction and poetry. What’s included A detailed daily PowerPoint to structure the lessons and encourage children to engage in child talk/cooperative learning. Making Connections support cards- to provide children with the sentence stems in order to be successful when structuring a connection. Summarising Tweet template- to ensure children have understood the text read on a basic level before engaging in making connections. Children are challenged to include the main events, main characters etc in 280 characters. Making Connection activity Sheets. I hope this resource is useful for you. Please leave some feedback and let me know how these lessons went. I’d love to hear from you.
Playscripts Year 5
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Playscripts Year 5

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A wonderful week of planning, resources and presentations to engage children in writing playscripts. As our topic was on Ancient Greece, the playscript that children will be writing will be based around Ancient Greek Gods. I found that this motivated the children more as they already had previous information on the topic. Children are introduced to playscipts by picking out the features in pairs and also gathering an understanding of what a 'myth' is. As the week progresses, children will then create a hero/heroine for their own playscipt by filling out a job application for that particular character. There is a planning/drafting day included also, with resources, to ensure children fully understand the layout of a playscript, along with using features of a Greek Myth. By the end of the week, children will produce an interesting Greek Myth play using the features correctly and effectively. This resource includes notebook presentation, differentiated resources, very detailed planning which points out explicitly what needs to be taught and how the lessons are to be differentiated, and also a success criteria for children to follow. I have tried these lessons myself, and my children really enjoyed them. Please leave a review and check out my other resources if you get the chance: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Morrisr9
Rainforest Art Plan KS1
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Rainforest Art Plan KS1

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3 weeks of Art planning based on the Rainforest and the paintings of Henri Rousseau. Children are taught to appreciate his art as well as create their own version of 'Surprise'.
Persuasive Writing: Leaflets
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Persuasive Writing: Leaflets

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A fun, engaging week of lessons based on writing a persuasive leaflet to encourage people to come Visit Qatar (the home of the World Cup 2022). This resource includes: A detailed, differentiated lesson plan. Pictures to stick on the leaflets Information sheets for children to research and make notes Planning activities Powerpoints Sample leaflet to annotate and recognise the features Comprehension also for one day. A sample of my kids writing to show you WAGOLL (What A Good One Looks Like) Children produced some fantastic leaflets (see preview) using lots of taught persuasive techniques to persuade the reader to visit Qatar. It engaged both boys and girls and we did it in pairs. Very enjoyable :)
Whole Class Guided Reading: Lesson Plan
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Whole Class Guided Reading: Lesson Plan

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Time to move away from the guided reading carousel and onto whole class guided reading! This lesson plan is FREE to show you step-by-step how you can carry out a whole class guided reading lesson in your class too. Outline: 10 mins teacher/student/chorus read 5 mins quick fire questions (to check understanding) 5 mins modeling the task 15 minutes task and feedback This way your whole class are being guided in their reading daily, as opposed to once a week in a teacher led group. It’s a free resource, so give it a try, let me know your thoughts, and check back later to see more resources like this! Good luck!
Multiplication square
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Multiplication square

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A simple 10 X 10 multiplication resource to help children with their times tables. I often allow my lower groups to use it so that I can test their knowledge of the column method and not just of the times tables.
Whole Class Guided Reading: Inference Skills
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Whole Class Guided Reading: Inference Skills

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Time to move away from the guided reading carousel and onto whole class guided reading! This lesson plan is FREE to show you step-by-step how you can carry out a whole class guided reading lesson in your class too. Outline: 10 mins teacher/student/chorus read 5 mins quick fire questions (to check understanding) 5 mins modeling the task 15 minutes task and feedback This way your whole class are being guided in their reading daily, as opposed to once a week in a teacher led group. It’s a free resource, so give it a try, let me know your thoughts, and check back later to see more resources like this! Good luck! *This is a follow on lesson from Whole Class Guided Reading: Vocabulary (see my store for more details)