A three/four week plan using ‘The Journey Home’ by Frann Preston-Gannon as a stimulus. Over the course of the unit, children will: Explore the feelings of the different characters Make predictions Answer comprehension questions about the text Create a character/setting description Gather interesting language and vocabulary Learn the story of The Journey Home using Talk for Writing Eventually write their own story All resources are included: three/four weeks of planning (including SPAG), IWB flipchart files and all relevant activities and worksheets.
A two-week plan using the story of Supertato by Sue Hendra as a stimulus. The children explore the feelings of the different characters, create a character description of Supertato and Evil Pea, learn the story of Supertato using Talk for Writing, and eventually write their own story featuring their own supermarket villain! All resources are included: two weeks of planning (including SPAG), flipchart files, worksheets, visual prompts and LO/SC headers for written outcomes.
A worksheet to be used after exploring the key features of a postcard. Children will read an example postcard and annotate the features they find to demonstrate their understanding. I used these differentiated worksheets with a Year 2 class, but they could very easily be adapted to suit LKS2. This activity is part of a unit of work around Man on the Moon by Simon Bartram. Please see my other resources for more!
Reading comprehension questions based on Roald Dahl’s The Minpins - differentiated four ways! This resource was planned and delivered for a Year 3 class, but could easily be used for KS1, UKS2 and lower ability KS3.
Comprehensive planning based around The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch. The children make predictions about the story whilst reading, answer differentiated comprehension questions to demonstrate their understanding of the text, learn the story using T4W and then produce a story board of the main events. The final written outcome is a diary entry from the perspective of the main character, Mr Grinling, using differentiated success criteria and a pre-prepared WAGOLL. All planning, differentiated resources and IWB flipcharts included. Learning objectives covered: To make predictions about a text. To sequence a story. To show an understanding of events and characters through a diary entry.
A detailed and comprehensive plan for a unit of work based around ‘Street Detectives’ and local history with IWB flipcharts and differentiated worksheets included. The planning covers a range of Geography and History objectives with a focus on the local area which can be easily adapted, and also Art and Science with a link to local buildings and habitats. Learning objectives covered: To understand what our local area is like and how it may have changed over time. Ask questions about how our local area has changed over time. Ask questions about how our local area has changed over time. To use geographical vocabulary to name features of familiar and unfamiliar places. Identify and describe geographical human and physical features using an aerial photograph. To draw simple maps or plans using symbols for a key. Describe human and physical features seen in their local environment. Describe how people, places and events in their own locality have changed over time. To investigate building designs. To use digital media to create a photo collage in the style of David Hockney. To investigate shapes, patterns and decorations on buildings. To identify living things and their habitats within the local environment. To describe how animals get their food from plants and other animals. To identify living things and their habitats within the local environment.
Includes detailed, differentiated and engaging lesson plans and resources for History and Art within the theme of superheroes. The children begin to understand what a ‘hero’ is and make links to historical figures who can be thought of as heroes. They then go on to investigate symbols and design and make their own superhero capes and masks. The objectives covered are: To explore the life of Florence Nightingale. To explore the life of Mary Seacole. To explore the similarities and differences between Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale. To explore the life of Edith Cavell. To explore the life of Nelson Mandela. To write a biography of Nelson Mandela. To explore the lives of historical heroes. To research and present information. To investigate symbols. Please see my other uploads, including Supertato which we covered in English and links really well to this unit!
A detailed, comprehensive and engaging six week unit of work based around Mini Grey’s Biscuit Bear and The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon. Planning, resources and worksheets included. Over the course of the unit, children will: Write character descriptions Write setting descriptions Sequence events Punctuate sentences accurately Use expanded noun phrases to plan and write a postcard Explore characters’ feelings Create a ‘wanted’ poster Explore the features of a diary entry Plan and write a diary entry from the perspective of a main character This unit is also cross-curricular as the children explore different types of biscuit and then design and make their own - biscuit design booklet included!
This download includes five weeks of detailed and engaging planning and resources, including SPAG. I used these activities with a Year 2 class, but they could easily be adapted to suit Year 1 or LKS2. For this unit, pupils are involved in writing for ‘real’ purposes using the fiction book: Man On The Moon by Simon Bartram. Pupils are asked to help Bob with various tasks that demand using and applying the text types they will have explored in Year 1 as well as being introduced to new forms of writing. By the end of the unit, the children will have produced a postcard, instruction text, character description, recount and information text with glossary.
Two differentiated comprehension worksheets based on Roald Dahl-themed recipes/instructions. Comprehension questions cover a range of skills including retrieval, authorial intent and word choice.
A Britain’s Got Talent-style script featuring different characters from a range of myths and legends, including Hades, Cyclops, Perseus, Medusa and the Minotaur! My Year 5 class performed this as a radio program after a unit on Myths and Legends in English, but it could easily be used with younger and older children as a class assembly.
To be used after researching both significant historical figures. I used this activity with a Year 2 class, but it could easily be adapted to suit LKS2.
A fossilisation task differentiated two ways: HA/MA children should order the images and use a word bank to write a description for each stage of the fossilisation process, LA children should complete the paragraphs using the word bank. Also includes an extension activity where children apply their knowledge and understanding of fossils and the fossilisation process to answer test-style questions.
A series of multi-skill comprehension questions based on a given extract taken from a children’s version of the text.
Three differentiated sheets for children to plan their own postcard from the Moon! Includes sentence prompts, engaging images and exciting vocabulary. Also included are differentiated LO/SC headers for the children’s final written piece and a word bank for children to use when planning and writing. This activity is part of a unit of work around Man on the Moon by Simon Bartram. Please see my other resources for more!
A practical volume investigation for KS2/KS3 pupils This lesson was used for an observation after the children had spent a week learning about volume. The children construct boxes and investigate volume by cutting different sized squares from the corner of a grid to find out which dimensions give the greatest volume. Lots of opportunity for discussion and reasoning. I delivered this lesson the day before Eid so linked it to party boxes, but it could be easily adapted! Differentiated 5 ways and includes IWB flipchart, activity sheets and worksheets.
A clear introduction to the seasons in German, including basic phrases to describe the weather in each season.