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KS2 Knowledge Organisers Big Bundle!

KS2 Knowledge Organisers Big Bundle!

These clear, detailed and visually-appealing knowledge organisers offer complete reference points for KS2 students learning or revising knowledge relating to each of the following topics: World War II; Ancient Egypt; The Solar System; Tudors and Stuarts; The Rainforest Each organiser contains a number of comprehensive sections explaining the key elements of the topic, timelines detailing key times and events, diagrams and images to visually aid understanding, and key facts to extend the learning of higher attaining students. The resources are designed to be printed onto A3, and are provided as both PDFs and Word documents (so that you can edit should you wish to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru
Language Revision- Paper 1 and 2 AQA with sources

Language Revision- Paper 1 and 2 AQA with sources

This is a full revision lesson designed for a lesson during the half term, but it can be used as a normal lesson (although it would fill a few lessons). It is a guide to each question on both papers (apart from Q1s), which gives examples, models, tips and guidance through the questions. It is fairly simple to follow, and can be easily adapted if you would like less on each slide (there is a lot of information). There are also three sources- two written by me and one called ‘The Open Door’- part of a horror story.
laurapickup
A Midsummer Night's Dream Monopoly Game

A Midsummer Night's Dream Monopoly Game

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Monopoly inspired game aimed towards KS3 students, however can easily be adapted for KS4. The board and playing cards are recommended to be printed in A3, everything else is suitable to print in A4. Answers to the questions can be stuck to the back or, for more challenge, given as a handout.
bg88uj
Formal writing prompt mat

Formal writing prompt mat

A one-sided prompt sheet for children writing formal letters. Made for a mixed Year 5 / 6 class. Prompts include sentence structure and grammar (subjunctive form etc), as well as formal language choices (correct greetings and sign-offs) Editable
lindsayjon
Power and Conflict Poetry

Power and Conflict Poetry

This bundle focuses on a range of activities from the GCSE Power and Conflict Poetry unit (AQA) and is aimed at mixed ability classes. Some of the lessons focus on comparing, whilst others focus on deconstructing individual poems.
jclarkebob325
Poetry Analysis Cheat Sheet

Poetry Analysis Cheat Sheet

Getting bored of reminding students of the generic poetry analysis they can include in their anthology and unseen work? This helpful sheet indicates most of the form and structure analysis students will need to secure the very highest grade. It can also be edited to suit the needs of your learners. Enjoy
michael_davidguard
Remains - Simon Armitage

Remains - Simon Armitage

A step-by-step deconstruction of Simon Armitage’s poem ‘Remains’ aimed at a mixed ability class and is differentiated in order to deconstruct the poem as a whole.
jclarkebob325
Macbeth Lessons

Macbeth Lessons

Three lessons that focus on the Witches’ second prophecy to Macbeth, Lady Macbeth’s madness and the fall of Macbeth’s power. All are aimed at a lower level ability set and are differentiated in activities to cater for these students.
jclarkebob325
Writing instructions lessons and worksheets

Writing instructions lessons and worksheets

Three lessons based around year three objectives for instruction writing. They aim to look at the use of imperative verbs and adverbs through creating a fruit salad. Worksheets accompany this and support the writing. Some are differentiated.
JessicaSteers1
Unseen Poetry - Pre-Exam Breakfast

Unseen Poetry - Pre-Exam Breakfast

This has been designed so students can work together during a pre-exam breakfast session in preparation for the AQA English exam on Friday 25th May 2018, but it’s useful for any exam board or any year group revising unseen poetry. Definitely worth a download before the big exam.
Lead_Practitioner
A Christmas Carol Quotes

A Christmas Carol Quotes

Key quotes from Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ with seperated by character and with picture based background. Can be used as a display or a revsion or resource hand out for students to analyse around the quotes.
kreebop
An Inspector Calls: Genre

An Inspector Calls: Genre

An information heavy lesson talking students through the various possible genres of An Inspector Calls. This uses the AQA mark scheme as guidance for the context. Ideal for KS4 as either an introductory lesson to the genre or as pre-exam revision.
lizziedc92
Worksheets for lesson on Depression- Great for KS3, Ages 11-14, Grades 6-8, PSHE, English, RE

Worksheets for lesson on Depression- Great for KS3, Ages 11-14, Grades 6-8, PSHE, English, RE

These worksheets were designed to go along with the Power Point presentation in the ‘Lesson on Depression for teens’ pack, which you can find here. The two page worksheet can also be used on it’s own, to help students think about common misconceptions about depression (the first activity- ‘myth vs reality’ where students circle the realities and cross out the myths!); make a list of ‘good distractions’ that can help to lift depression; and answer key questions about depression. Included is a colour and grayscale version of the worksheet. These worksheets are perfect for Key Stage 3 PSHE, English or RE lessons. They could also be used as starter activities with Key Stage 4 and 5 students.
HowToBeAGoodHuman
Ready Player One: Creating your own Oasis

Ready Player One: Creating your own Oasis

This is a lesson created for a middle-ability Year 8 class. It focuses on comparing two small extracts describing Wade’s situation and the Oasis. Pupils will select language devices used and the impressions they create for the reader. Pupils will then use these descriptions to write an opening description of their own Oasis. Sentence starters are provided to support pupils in their writing. This is easily adaptable for a KS3 class of any ability.
emilymitch182
My Fair Lady (4 Lessons)

My Fair Lady (4 Lessons)

Four lessons introducing students to the plot, characters, themes and text of ‘My Fair Lady’ by Lerner and Loewe. This was taught to Year 7 as part of a wider scheme of work on ‘Twentieth Century Theatre’ but would be suitable for introducing the play to any Key Stage 3 group. The lessons are diverse and link the text to wider ideas such as social class and gender. Tasks include empathetic writing, quotation explosions, PEE/PETAL paragraphs and creating design briefs for a theatre production. Many tasks are differentiated, use Bloom’s Taxonomy command words and include extension tasks to encourage Stretch & Challenge. All lessons are printing-free and require no resources or worksheets.
larcher3
AQA English Language 8700  paper 1 question 4 evaluating fully planned unit of work

AQA English Language 8700 paper 1 question 4 evaluating fully planned unit of work

A scheme of work planned around paper 1 question 4 of AQA’s current GCSE spec. 10 fully resourced lessons, all with starters, mains, plenaries and extension tasks. I have found that my students don’t know how to express an argument or have an opinion so I designed this. Includes references to the AOs and the exam mark scheme. Made to be taught at the end of year 9 but would also be suitable for year 10 at the start of the course. Easily adaptable for differentiation. Students will be encouraged to evaluate different things including films, sweets, a talent show audition and objects before moving onto extracts. Extracts are taken from The Great Gatsby, Water for Elephants, The Life of Pi, Of Mice and Men, Wurthering Heights and The Hound of the Baskervilles.
emmahatten
Creating a Speech

Creating a Speech

A guided writing sheet for creating a speech, breaking the process down into five paragraphs, with suggested ideas to include, space to write the speech and space for notes. Ideal for SEND learners.
zoemcooke
War Horse Activity Pack

War Horse Activity Pack

War Horse Activity Pack War Horse Comic Strip and Storyboard War Horse Word Search Horses in WW1 Handout Horses Clip Art PP Animal Mascots in WW1 PP
sfy773
KS3, KS4, poetry, reading, writing, simile, analysis, crr, WW1, war poetry, cover

KS3, KS4, poetry, reading, writing, simile, analysis, crr, WW1, war poetry, cover

This lesson uses Margaret Postgate Cole’s “The Falling Leaves”. The lesson was originally planned as cover. There is a short powerpoint (only 9 slides and one of those slides is a printable) accompanied by a worksheet which has a copy of the poem together with six questions, two of which are on the poem’s structure and its effect; the others focus on Cole’s use of simile and its effect. The main focus of the lesson is on the use of simile. Once the analysis of the poem is done, the pupils are then asked to create their own similes to go alongside an image of a WW1 soldier in a trench. Having done this, they are asked to use their similes along with four of Cole’s words to produce a piece of creative writing, either in poetry or in prose.
knapster
Super Pupil Premium Bundle

Super Pupil Premium Bundle

Complete Pupil Premium strategy to rapidly bolster progress. This includes strategies for Teaching and learning Mentoring Attendance and PA Life experiences and enrichment Leadership dashboard Transition
leepeachey
Reading/Phonics Game - KS1

Reading/Phonics Game - KS1

Which words fit the topic? that’s the simple challenge here. Children have to read a selection of words to work out which apply to the given category (e.g. colours) and which ones don’t. There are 4 of these challenges, spread down the page, with colour variation for clarity and added fun. Able readers can complete these independently, linking or ticking relevant words with a pencil; less confident readers will need support (either one-to-one or group). Some words may be instantly recognisable, such as ‘red’ or ‘hot’, but others will need to be sounded out. Ideal for phonics learning and reading practice.
katewilliams_poetry
Much Ado about Nothing: Don Pedro Revision Poster

Much Ado about Nothing: Don Pedro Revision Poster

A poster for your classroom wall with key character descriptions and quotations for Don Pedro from Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado about Nothing’. Could also be printed A4 for students to glue into books. Might also be useful to upload onto school intranet for revision purposes. Especially useful with lower ability students, and also those who find revising and note-making difficult for GCSE English Literature
englbee
Much Ado about Nothing: Beatrice Revision Poster

Much Ado about Nothing: Beatrice Revision Poster

A poster for your classroom wall with key character descriptions and quotations for Beatrice from Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado about Nothing’. Could also be printed A4 for students to glue into books. Might also be useful to upload onto school intranet for revision purposes. Especially useful with lower ability students, and also those who find revising and note-making difficult for GCSE English Literature
englbee
Active and Passive Voice - notebook slides

Active and Passive Voice - notebook slides

This is a series of slides covering what Standard English is as an introduction, moving on to defining the Active Voice and Passive Voice. There are also some activities included in the slides. It is intended as a workshop for staff, however you will easily be able to adapt this for Year 5 or Year 6 children. Please let me know if it’s useful - I will shortly be uploading a Grammar Guide for Parents!
louise21
Oliver Jeffers - Resorces

Oliver Jeffers - Resorces

Four popular children’s books have been resourced and bundled together to create a package of work suitable for young children. The activities are suitable for free play nursery children and progress to more challenging work for the very young. This resource would be very useful for SEN children.
crigdon