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Christopher Columbus boat activity

Christopher Columbus boat activity

This is an activity where the children demonstrate what they’ve learned about life on board an explorer’s ship, with a focus on Christopher Columbus. After discussing with the children what life would have been like and/or showing them slides etc they would draw and label the ship with all of the horrible things on board! I have provided an outline drawing of a ship, an example of what a good one would look like, and a list of labels that they can choose from to include in their drawing. My class loved doing this activity (they got to draw people being sea sick!). I have also included an extension task for early finishers. They read and complete a passage about live on board an explorer’s ship.
Peaches1980
The Charge of the Light Brigade - Alfred, Lord Tennyson - Bundle!

The Charge of the Light Brigade - Alfred, Lord Tennyson - Bundle!

These resources are designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Alfred, Lord Tennyson's vivid power and conflict poem: The Charge of the Light Brigade. Students will complete this learning having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the poem, understanding the writer's ideas within the text, analysing the features of form and structure, considering settings and themes, and understanding Owen's language devices. This bundle contains the comprehensive and engaging lesson, the visually-appealing and informative knowledge organiser/ revision mat, and a range of resources to prepare your students for critically comparing poems. The lessons included are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.
TandLGuru
The Charge of the Light Brigade Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

The Charge of the Light Brigade Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

This detailed and visually-appealing resource offers a complete reference point for students learning or revising Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s power and conflict poem 'The Charge of the Light Brigade.’ It contains comprehensive sections on: Context; Line-by-line analysis (with quotes); Poetic Devices/ Language Devices; Themes; Form/Structure; Poems for Comparison; The Poet’s Influences. Key words and ideas are underlined for easy reference. The resource is designed to be printed onto A3, and is provided as both a PDF and a Word version (so that you can edit if you want to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru
Pirates Bundle

Pirates Bundle

This bundle includes everything you need to teach about the topic of Pirates. Perfect for covering all areas of Pirate life from introducing them and discussing famous pirates to their daily live. Included in this pack: > Presentations for each lesson, with interactive activities and links to videos. > Worksheets for different lessons and accompanying activities. > Lesson idea sheet with a range of lesson ideas based around Pirates. > Templates for creating pirate flags & instructions for making a Pirate cutlass.
HollywoodR95
Pirate Weapons

Pirate Weapons

Contains a PowerPoint which looks at some of the main weapons used by pirates including different guns, handheld weapons and explosives. Discusses why they were used and describes the benefits and weaknesses of each weapon. Follow up activity involves children describing which weapon they would use and why. Also includes creating a cutlass by following the instructions and template given. Activity: Children follow the instructions and use the template provided to create their own Pirate cutlass sword.
HollywoodR95
Victorians Bundle

Victorians Bundle

Various activities used in a year 1 classroom. Can easily be adapted for use across primary age phase. Bundle includes: - Describing a Victorian street. - A diary as a Victorian Trapper child - Victorian holidays - Victorian school day (rich and poor Victorian children) - Describing a Victorian Street. Bundle saves 50% off individual resource prices!
DosbarthJJ
Famous Pirate Ships

Famous Pirate Ships

Contains a PowerPoint which looks at what pirate ships where, how pirates modified their ships as well as focusing on the main parts of a Pirate ship. Also looks at some of the most famous pirate ships including Queen Anne’s Revenge. Also includes a worksheet which involves children labeling the correct parts of a pirate ship. Activity: Children match the correct part’s of the pirate ship and then could design and create their own pirate ship. Could be a project over the course of a few weeks. Activity: Included in the final slide is a link to a game. This involves children creating their own Pirate ship. Could be designed and planned during a lesson then created during a series of ICT lessons.
HollywoodR95
Exposure - Wilfred Owen - Bundle!

Exposure - Wilfred Owen - Bundle!

These resources are designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Wilfred Owen's vivid and harrowing World War I poem: 'Exposure.' Students will complete this learning having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the poem, understanding the writer's ideas within the text, analysing the features of form and structure, considering settings and themes, and understanding Owen's language devices. This bundle contains the comprehensive and engaging 'Exposure' lesson, the visually-appealing and informative 'Exposure' knowledge organiser/ revision mat, and a range of resources to prepare your students for critically comparing poems. The lessons included are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.
TandLGuru
Who Was Galileo Galilei? -  Reading Comprehension - Informational Text

Who Was Galileo Galilei? - Reading Comprehension - Informational Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for beginner to proficient ESL learners. The text describes the life and work of the Italian astronomer, mathematician, physicist, philosopher and professor Galileo Galilei. Galileo Galilei is most famous for his pioneering observations of nature and astronomy, his invention of the telescope and his support of the Copernican theory. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including comprehension questions, True or False exercises, a definitions match, and a crossword. This worksheet can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key is included.
MariaPht
Pirate Language

Pirate Language

Contains a PowerPoint which teaches children the basics of how Pirates are believed to have spoken. Includes the rules for pirate language as well as a dictionary of words that children can use when creating their own conversations. Also includes a pirate writing template for children to write their conversations upon. Activity: In pairs, children write and practice a conversation in Pirate language and then these could be recorded and then presented to the class for them to decode into what they are saying.
HollywoodR95
Pirate Flags

Pirate Flags

Contains a PowerPoint which looks at Pirate flags. it discusses the history behind the flags, why and how Pirates used their flags and then looks at some of the most famous Pirate flag designs. Includes as well is a Pirate flag template which children can used to design their own flag. Activity: Children design their own Pirate flag & explain what it’s design means.
HollywoodR95
Victorian Street Description

Victorian Street Description

Collection of photographs/paintings of a Victorian street, displayed on worksheets to support development of interesting adjectives etc. Photographs/paintings also displayed on PowerPoint for display on whiteboards. Used with a year 1 class but can easily be adapted for use across primary age phase.
DosbarthJJ