Africa Year 2 Unit TAF

Africa Year 2 Unit TAF

Africa Year 2 unit about stories in a cultural setting. If you are looking for a new unit of work with excitement, culture, story, film, art links and research, - then look no further. This is a 3 week unit of work to link with a topic on Africa (or it can be taught stand alone). The planning included opportunities to learn an exemplar rewritten and condensed text using the ‘Masai and I’ story as inspiration. Children have the opportunity to imitate and innovate and then invent their own text. The resources included have excellent visuals to research from. Suitable links to real life Masai have been given as short film extracts to take notes about the cultural lifestyle, food, pets, schools of this tribe. This is an excellent and interesting unit to engage boys. Other links such as art have been made clear - whereby children learn about Kente cloth as worn by people in Kenya, create a traditional necklace and paint Masai dancers. As well as this, a guided reading text has been included in the unit to support reading for ‘working at’. There are also some additional resources called writing targets that can be edited to suit class needs. Enjoy and please leave a review.
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Meerkat Mail Medium Term Planning KS1/2 (24 lesson included + resources)

Meerkat Mail Medium Term Planning KS1/2 (24 lesson included + resources)

Meerkat Mail Medium Term Planning for KS2 (Specifically aimed at Year 4 however will be good to use from Year 2- Year 4). Includes Medium Term Planning covering 6 weeks of 4 lessons, therefore 24 lessons included with some resources. Links to the National Curriculum; English and SPaG links. Tried and tested with some great outcomes! Great resource, very easy to follow, all ready to go, print and teach!
Tinyp164
'Words to Replace SAID' Word Mat

'Words to Replace SAID' Word Mat

A word mat with a list of words to use instead of said depending on how a character is saying their speech. Broken up into different emotions too. I use this for my Year 5’s. They keep it in their own document wallet on their desk and pull it out when they need to add a bit of variety to their vocabulary in any lesson.
elasticbandy
Books to Read

Books to Read

I made this based on a design I made for my own reading journal. The thought process behind it is that children write the names of books they would like to read on the spines of the books and then colour them in when they have finished reading them. This could be included as a page within a reading journal including review pages (something that I am currently working on and will upload once finished.) There is a PDF and also a word document version so it can be edited if you wish. Hope it’s useful!
christinewall93
Biography Checklist

Biography Checklist

A checklist to ensure children have included all the features of a biography. Completely editable and easy to use. Can be used as a whole class starter!
AbbyMSimpson
A Walk In The Bush by Gwyn Perkins Bookmarks CBCA Australia Find Your Treasure

A Walk In The Bush by Gwyn Perkins Bookmarks CBCA Australia Find Your Treasure

I have another one of my CBCA Australia 2018 “Find Your Treasure” book week shortlisted books bookmark. This one is of the super book A Walk In The Bush by Gwyn Perkins, it is my depiction of a scene and also some images to colour in on the other. It comes as an A4 pdf with the two different scenes on the one page. I also have other book week activities too, so please check them out. Thank you. Also see link for my other book week activities here http://www.juniorprimarylibrary.com/bookweek18/aubookweek.html
juniorprimarylibrary
Hark It's Me Ruby Lee by Lisa Shanahan & Binny CBCA Australia Bookmarks Book Week

Hark It's Me Ruby Lee by Lisa Shanahan & Binny CBCA Australia Bookmarks Book Week

I have another one of my CBCA Australia 2018 “Find Your Treasure” book week shortlisted books bookmarks. This one is of the super book Hark It’s Me Ruby Lee by Lisa Shanahan & Binny it is my depiction of a couple of scenes. It comes as an A4 pdf with the two different scenes on the one page. I also have other book week activities too, so please check them out. Thank you. Also see link for my other book week activities here http://www.juniorprimarylibrary.com/bookweek18/aubookweek.html
juniorprimarylibrary
Three Little Pigs Text and Images - Reading Level A - KS1 Literacy

Three Little Pigs Text and Images - Reading Level A - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Three Little Pigs Text and Images - Reading Level A Explore text and images for the traditional tale of ‘Three Little Pigs’. This text is pitched at reading level A, which is designed for pupils who are beginning to read simple sentences and shorter overall text independently. This resource is useful for retelling or writing tasks. For example, you can delete the column of text and ask pupils to retell the story or write their own versions.
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Three Little Pigs Text and Images - Early Reader Level - KS1 Literacy

Three Little Pigs Text and Images - Early Reader Level - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Three Little Pigs Text and Images - Early Reader Level Explore text and images for the traditional tale of ‘Three Little Pigs’. This text is pitched at early reader level, making it ideal for younger students, lower-ability learners or pupils with SEN. This resource is useful for retelling or writing tasks. For example, you can delete the column of text and ask pupils to retell the story or write their own versions.
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The Wizard's Assistant Storyboard Worksheet - KS1 Literacy

The Wizard's Assistant Storyboard Worksheet - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Storyboard Worksheet - 'The Wizard’s Assistant’ This worksheet has a sequenced storyboard of images for the Tes elements story of ‘The Wizard’s Assistant’. There is space underneath the images for pupils to retell the story, compose their own or write the dialogue. Alternatively, the scenes could be printed off for a display. These sheets are open ended for you to adapt to fit to your lessons.
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The Wizard's Assistant Interactive Storyboarder - KS1 Literacy

The Wizard's Assistant Interactive Storyboarder - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - The Wizard’s Assistant Interactive Storyboarder This interactive activity allows pupils to recreate ‘The Wizard’s Assistant’ story (or make up a different version). Choose a background, add characters, props and speech, then combine scenes to create a sequence of events. This resource is great as an independent activity to help build pupils’ creative skills in literacy.
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The Wizard's Assistant Character Focus - Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

The Wizard's Assistant Character Focus - Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - The Wizard’s Assistant Interactive Character Focus This is an interactive activity to focus on a specific character at different points in the story of ‘The Wizard’s Assistant’. Students are asked to choose a pose and expression that best fits what is happening in the scene, as well as adding and editing labels to describe the character. This is a great exercise for exploring character description. It can be used on the whiteboard for a whole-class activity or set as an independent task.
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The Wizard's Assistant Scene Focus - Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

The Wizard's Assistant Scene Focus - Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - The Wizard’s Assistant Scene Focus This is an interactive activity to focus on a specific scene at different points in the story of ‘The Wizard’s Assistant’, and allows pupils to retell the story in their own way. Select a background for your scene, then add different objects and characters. Add text and dialogue in the form of captions, speech and thought bubbles. This is a great exercise for exploring scene development and description. It can be used on the whiteboard for a whole-class activity or set as an independent task.
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The Ogre's Birthday Interactive Storyboarder - KS1 Literacy

The Ogre's Birthday Interactive Storyboarder - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - The Ogre’s Birthday Interactive Storyboarder This interactive activity allows pupils to recreate ‘The Ogre’s Birthday’ story (or make up a different version). Choose a background, add characters, props and speech, then combine scenes to create a sequence of events. This resource is great as an independent activity to help build pupils’ creative skills in literacy.
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The Wizard's Assistant Character Comparer - Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

The Wizard's Assistant Character Comparer - Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - The Wizard’s Assistant Interactive Character Comparer This interactive activity allows pupils to create character profiles for the key characters from the story of ‘The Wizard’s Assistant’. Pupils can then make comparisons between different characters and the parts they play. This is a great tool to help pupils begin to analyse and compare text and characters.
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The Ogre's Birthday Character Focus - Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

The Ogre's Birthday Character Focus - Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - The Ogre’s Birthday Interactive Character Focus This is an interactive activity to focus on a specific character at different points in the story of ‘The Ogre’s Birthday’. Students are asked to choose a pose and expression that best fits what is happening in the scene, as well as adding and editing labels to describe the character. This is a great exercise for exploring character description. It can be used on the whiteboard for a whole-class activity or set as an independent task.
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The Ogre's Birthday Sequence and Retell Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

The Ogre's Birthday Sequence and Retell Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - The Ogre’s Birthday Sequence and Retell Interactive Activity Arrange the scenes from ‘The Ogre’s Birthday’ in order. Drag the scenes onto the timeline and play back to check the order. Click the pencil to move to the second screen where pupils have the option of rewriting the text for each scene in their own words. You can print this off with blank spaces so students can write away from the screen. This is a great resource for assessing pupils’ understanding and comprehension of the story.
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The Ogre's Birthday Scene Focus - Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

The Ogre's Birthday Scene Focus - Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - The Ogre’s Birthday Scene Focus This is an interactive activity to focus on a specific scene at different points in the story of ‘The Ogre’s Birthday’, and allows pupils to retell the story in their own way. Select a background for your scene, then add different objects and characters. Add text and dialogue in the form of captions, speech and thought bubbles. This is a great exercise for exploring scene development and description. It can be used on the whiteboard for a whole-class activity or set as an independent task.
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The Ogre's Birthday Character Comparer - Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

The Ogre's Birthday Character Comparer - Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - The Ogre’s Birthday Interactive Character Comparer This interactive activity allows pupils to create character profiles for the key characters from the story of ‘The Ogre’s Birthday’. Pupils can then make comparisons between different characters and the parts they play. This is a great tool to help pupils begin to analyse and compare text and characters.
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Sam Goes Swimming Interactive Storyboarder - KS1 Literacy

Sam Goes Swimming Interactive Storyboarder - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Sam Goes Swimming Interactive Storyboarder This interactive activity allows pupils to recreate the ‘Sam Goes Swimming’ story (or make up a different version). Choose a background, add characters, props and speech, then combine scenes to create a sequence of events. This resource is great as an independent activity to help build pupils’ creative skills in literacy.
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The Gingerbread Man Text and Images - Reading Level A - KS1 Literacy

The Gingerbread Man Text and Images - Reading Level A - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - The Gingerbread Man Text and Images - Reading Level A Explore text and images for the traditional tale of ‘The Gingerbread Man’. This text is pitched at reading level A, which is designed for pupils who are beginning to read simple sentences and shorter overall text independently. This resource is useful for retelling or writing tasks. For example, you can delete the column of text and ask pupils to retell the story or write their own versions.
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Sam Goes Swimming Interactive Storybook - Early Reader Level - KS1 Literacy

Sam Goes Swimming Interactive Storybook - Early Reader Level - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Sam Goes Swimming Interactive Storybook - Early Reader Level This is an interactive storybook for the Tes elements original story of ‘Sam Goes Swimming’. This text is pitched at early reader level, making it ideal for younger students, lower-ability learners or pupils with SEN. This interactive has full audio support, minimal direct speech and shorter sentences, as well as colourful illustrations. This is a great resource for whole-class reading or individual practice.
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The Gingerbread Man Text and Images - Early Reader Level - KS1 Literacy

The Gingerbread Man Text and Images - Early Reader Level - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - The Gingerbread Man Text and Images - Early Reader Level Explore text and images for the traditional tale of ‘The Gingerbread Man’. This text is pitched at early reader level, making it ideal for younger students, lower-ability learners or pupils with SEN. This resource is useful for retelling or writing tasks. For example, you can delete the column of text and ask pupils to retell the story or write their own versions.
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Sam Goes Swimming Sequence and Retell Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

Sam Goes Swimming Sequence and Retell Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Sam Goes Swimming Sequence and Retell Interactive Activity Arrange the scenes from ‘Sam Goes Swimming’ in order. Drag the scenes onto the timeline and play back to check the order. Click the pencil to move to the second screen where pupils have the option of rewriting the text for each scene in their own words. You can print this off with blank spaces so students can write away from the screen. This is a great resource for assessing pupils’ understanding and comprehension of the story.
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Sam Goes Swimming Interactive Storybook - Reading Level A - KS1 Literacy

Sam Goes Swimming Interactive Storybook - Reading Level A - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Sam Goes Swimming Interactive Storybook - Reading Level A This is an interactive storybook for the Tes elements original story ‘Sam Goes Swimming’. This text is pitched at reading level A, which is designed for pupils who are beginning to read simple sentences and shorter overall text independently. This interactive has full audio support, minimal direct speech and shorter sentences. This is a great resource for whole-class reading or individual practice.
Tes_elements
Sam Goes Swimming Scene Focus - Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

Sam Goes Swimming Scene Focus - Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Sam Goes Swimming Scene Focus This is an interactive activity to focus on a specific scene at different points in the story of ‘Sam Goes Swimming’, and allows pupils to retell the story in their own way. Select a background for your scene, then add different objects and characters. Add text and dialogue in the form of captions, speech and thought bubbles. This is a great exercise for exploring scene development and description. It can be used on the whiteboard for a whole-class activity or set as an independent task.
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Gingerbread Man Wanted Poster Template - The Gingerbread Man - KS1 Literacy

Gingerbread Man Wanted Poster Template - The Gingerbread Man - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Wanted Poster Template This wanted poster template is for the Gingerbread Man from the traditional tale of the same name. This template is the perfect basis for pupils to write their own wanted posters. Extend pupils by asking them to capture good points, bad points, best moment, worst moment and other qualities and details, using the qualities sheet. This is a great resource for pupils to develop their creative writing skills.
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The Ogre's Birthday Storyboard Worksheet  - KS1 Literacy

The Ogre's Birthday Storyboard Worksheet - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Storyboard Worksheet - The Ogres Birthday This worksheet has a sequenced storyboard of images for the Tes elements story of ‘The Ogre’s Birthday’. There is space underneath the images for pupils to retell the story, compose their own or write the dialogue. Alternatively, the scenes could be printed off for a display. These sheets are open ended for you to adapt to fit to your lessons.
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Fox Wanted Poster Template - The Gingerbread Man - KS1 Literacy

Fox Wanted Poster Template - The Gingerbread Man - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Wanted Poster Template This wanted poster template is for the fox from the traditional tale of the ‘Gingerbread Man’. This template is the perfect basis for pupils to write their own wanted posters. Extend pupils by asking them to capture good points, bad points, best moment, worst moment and other qualities and details, using the qualities sheet. This is a great resource for pupils to develop their creative writing skills.
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The Gingerbread Man Storyboard Worksheet - KS1 Literacy

The Gingerbread Man Storyboard Worksheet - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - The Gingerbread Man Storyboard This worksheet consists of a storyboard for the traditional tale ‘The Gingerbread Man’, however there is no text or dialogue. Pupils are tasked with writing the story, using the images as prompts. Encourage pupils to explore adding description and dialogue, as they retell the story in their own words. This is a great exercise for pupils to work on independently or in small groups. This can also form the basis for writing a longer piece of text.
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Sam Goes Swimming Character Comparer - Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

Sam Goes Swimming Character Comparer - Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Sam Goes Swimming Interactive Character Comparer This interactive activity allows pupils to create character profiles for the key characters from the story of ‘Sam Goes Swimming’. Pupils can then make comparisons between different characters and the parts they play. This is a great tool to help pupils begin to analyse and compare text and characters.
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Sam Goes Swimming Character Focus - Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

Sam Goes Swimming Character Focus - Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Sam Goes Swimming Interactive Character Focus This is an interactive activity to focus on a specific character at different points in the story of ‘Sam Goes Swimming’. Students are asked to choose a pose and expression that best fits what is happening in the scene, as well as adding and editing labels to describe the character. This is a great exercise for exploring character description. It can be used on the whiteboard for a whole-class activity or set as an independent task.
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Sam and Ella at the Park Interactive Storybook - Early Reader Level - KS1 Literacy

Sam and Ella at the Park Interactive Storybook - Early Reader Level - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Sam and Ella at the Park Interactive Storybook - Early Reader Level This is an interactive storybook for the Tes elements original story of ‘Sam and Ella at the Park’. This text is pitched at early reader level, making it ideal for younger students, lower-ability learners or pupils with SEN. This interactive has full audio support, minimal direct speech and shorter sentences, as well as colourful illustrations. This is a great resource for whole-class reading or individual practice.
Tes_elements
Sam and Ella at the Park Interactive Storyboarder - KS1 Literacy

Sam and Ella at the Park Interactive Storyboarder - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Sam and Ella at the Park Interactive Storyboarder This interactive activity allows pupils to recreate the ‘Sam and Ella at the Park’ story (or make up a different version). Choose a background, add characters, props and speech, then combine scenes to create a sequence of events. This resource is great as an independent activity to help build pupils’ creative skills in literacy.
Tes_elements
Sam and Ella at the Park Sequence and Retell Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

Sam and Ella at the Park Sequence and Retell Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Sam and Ella at the Park Sequence and Retell Interactive Activity Arrange the scenes from ‘Sam and Ella at the Park’ in order. Drag the scenes onto the timeline and play back to check the order. Click the pencil to move to the second screen where pupils have the option of rewriting the text for each scene in their own words. You can print this off with blank spaces so students can write away from the screen. This is a great resource for assessing pupils’ understanding and comprehension of the story.
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Sam and Ella at the Park Character Comparer - Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

Sam and Ella at the Park Character Comparer - Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Sam and Ella at the Park Interactive Character Comparer This interactive activity allows pupils to create character profiles for the key characters from the story of ‘Sam and Ella at the Park’. Pupils can then make comparisons between different characters and the parts they play. This is a great tool to help pupils begin to analyse and compare text and characters.
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Sam and Ella at the Park Character Focus - Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

Sam and Ella at the Park Character Focus - Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Sam and Ella at the Park Interactive Character Focus This is an interactive activity to focus on a specific character at different points in the story of ‘Sam and Ella at the Park’. Students are asked to choose a pose and expression that best fits what is happening in the scene, as well as adding and editing labels to describe the character. This is a great exercise for exploring character description. It can be used on the whiteboard for a whole-class activity or set as an independent task.
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