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Fact sheet: Machiavelli

Fact sheet: Machiavelli

This resource was designed for students studying Christopher Marlowe’s play The Jew of Malta, but it could equally be of use to teachers and students of History or Politics, as well as English and Drama. It consists of a brief overview of Machiavelli’s life and work, with 3 copies per page to ease printing, photocopying and distribution.
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Interactive Writing Template - Kings, Queens and Rulers KS2

Interactive Writing Template - Kings, Queens and Rulers KS2

KS2 History - Kings, Queen and Rulers - Interactive Writing Template This is an interactive template for writing about kings, queens and rulers, which is ideal for producing a piece of informative text. The interactive has various page layouts, plus preloaded images to illustrate the pages. These different page layout options allow for differentiation, as higher-ability students can extend their work. This resource is a great activity for pupils to practise their writing, as well as conducting further research on the topic.
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Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet (Reading Level C) - Black History in Britain KS2

Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet (Reading Level C) - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - Black History in Britain - Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet This resource contains text exploring Black History in Britain with colourful illustrations, supported by a series of comprehension questions. This text is pitched at reading level C, providing a more challenging text for advanced pupils. This is a great resource for assessing pupils’ understanding of the topic.
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Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet (Reading Level B) - Black History in Britain KS2

Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet (Reading Level B) - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - Black History in Britain - Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet This resource contains text exploring Black History in Britain with colourful illustrations, supported by a series of comprehension questions. This text is aimed at reading level B, designed for pupils who are comfortable reading more text and complex sentences independently. This is a great resource for assessing pupils’ understanding of the topic.
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Black History in Britain Interactive Information Book and Questions - Reading Level C - KS2

Black History in Britain Interactive Information Book and Questions - Reading Level C - KS2

KS2 History - Black History in Britain Interactive Information Book - Reading Level C and Comprehension Questions This is an interactive comprehension book covering key periods of Black History in Britain. This text is pitched at reading level C, providing a more challenging text for advanced pupils. A comprehension question is included on each page to assess pupils’ understanding of the topic. This is a great resource for whole-class or independent reading as a way to introduce the topic and spark discussion.
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Black History in Britain Interactive Information Book - Reading Level A - KS2

Black History in Britain Interactive Information Book - Reading Level A - KS2

KS2 History - Black History in Britain Interactive Information Book - Reading Level A This is an interactive information book covering key periods of Black History in Britain. 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 with full audio support. This is a great resource for whole-class or independent reading as a way to introduce the topic and spark discussion.
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Writing Template - Black History in Britain KS2

Writing Template - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - Black History in Britain - Writing Template This worksheet consists a series of images covering the key moments of Black History in Britain, from the pre-historic settlement of Britain to post-war Britain. The resource contains space for pupils to write about these historical periods in their own words. There is an additional box at the end for students to reflect on the experience within their own communities.
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Black History in Britain Interactive Information Book and Questions - Reading Level B - KS2

Black History in Britain Interactive Information Book and Questions - Reading Level B - KS2

KS2 History - Black History in Britain Interactive Information Book - Reading Level B and Comprehension Questions This is an interactive comprehension book covering key periods of Black History in Britain. This text is pitched at reading level B, designed for pupils who are comfortable reading more text and complex sentences independently. A comprehension question is included on each page to assess pupils’ understanding of the topic. This is a great resource for whole-class or independent reading as a way to introduce the topic and spark discussion.
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Black History in Britain Information Text and Images - Reading Level A - KS2

Black History in Britain Information Text and Images - Reading Level A - KS2

KS2 History - Black History in Britain Text and Images - Reading Level A This resource contains text and images covering keys periods of Black History in Britain. 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 with full audio support. This resource is useful for retelling or writing tasks. For example, you can delete the column of text and ask pupils to retell the historical events in their own words.
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The Slave Trade Information Sheet - Black History in Britain KS2

The Slave Trade Information Sheet - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - The Slave Trade Information Sheet This information sheet gives pupils a summary of the Slave Trade, including the Atlantic Trade Triangle, the test case of James Somersett and the eventual abolition of slavery in Britain. This information sheet gives pupils all they need to write an article, a persuasive text, a diary entry, or a story set in this historical context.
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Tudor Court - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

Tudor Court - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - Tudor Court Profile and Writing Task This resource focuses on two, high status, black courtiers in Tudor times. Catalina de Cardones was a Moorish lady-in-waiting to Catherine of Aragon, brought to England as part of a large entourage from Spain. John Blanke was a musician in the court of Henry VII and Henry VIII, and was immortalised on the Westminster Tournament Roll. This resource has comprehension and discussion questions for pupils to explore their understanding. There is also a suggested writing task for pupils to extend their comprehension skills and to practise creative writing. This resource contains two sheets, one for early stage readers and one for more advanced readers.
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Nola Ishmael - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

Nola Ishmael - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - Nola Ishmael Profile and Writing Task This resource contains detailed information on Nola Ishmael, who was part of the ‘Windrush generation’ of Commonwealth recruits, emigrating from Jamaica to train as a nurse in England. She eventually rose in her career to become the first black Director of Nursing and was awarded the OBE in 2000. This resource has comprehension and discussion questions for pupils to explore their understanding. There is also a suggested writing task for pupils to extend their comprehension skills and to practise creative writing. This resource contains two sheets, one for early stage readers and one for more advanced readers.
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Michael Fuller - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

Michael Fuller - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - Michael Fuller Profile and Writing Task This resource contains detailed information on Michael Fuller, who became the first ethnic minority Chief Constable of Police when he took on the role for the Kent force in 2004. In 2010, he became Chief Inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service. This resource has comprehension and discussion questions for pupils to explore their understanding. There is also a suggested writing task for pupils to extend their comprehension skills and to practise creative writing. This resource contains two sheets, one for early stage readers and one for more advanced readers.
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Olaudah Equiano - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

Olaudah Equiano - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - Olaudah Equiano Profile and Writing Task This resource tells the story of Equiano who was enslaved as a child, lived in America, was educated in England and bought his freedom whilst working for a prominent Quaker. This resource has comprehension and discussion questions for pupils to explore their understanding. There is also a suggested writing task for pupils to extend their comprehension skills and to practise creative writing. This resource contains two sheets, one for early stage readers and one for more advanced readers.
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Mary Seacole - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

Mary Seacole - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - Mary Seacole Profile and Writing Task This resource contains detailed information on Mary Seacole, who set up a ‘British hotel’ to support wounded soldiers during the Crimean War. Whereas Florence Nightingale was given support for her hospital from the British Government, Seacole was refused help and funded the venture herself, often offering her nursing services for free. This resource has comprehension and discussion questions for pupils to explore their understanding. There is also a suggested writing task for pupils to extend their comprehension skills and to practise creative writing. This resource contains two sheets, one for early stage readers and one for more advanced readers.
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James Somersett - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

James Somersett - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - James Somersett Profile and Writing Task This resource contains detailed information on the case of escaped slave, James Somersett, which became a landmark legal trial in the abolitionists’ cause in 1771. This resource has comprehension and discussion questions for pupils to explore their understanding. There is also a suggested writing task for pupils to extend their comprehension skills and to practise creative writing. This resource contains two sheets, one for early stage readers and one for more advanced readers.
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Maggie Aderin-Pocock - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

Maggie Aderin-Pocock - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - Maggie Aderin-Pocock Profile and Writing Task This resource contains detailed information on Maggie Aderin-Pocock, a space scientist who has worked in various fields including image processing, missile warning systems and scientific instrumentation. This resource has comprehension and discussion questions for pupils to explore their understanding. There is also a suggested writing task for pupils to extend their comprehension skills and to practise creative writing. This resource contains two sheets, one for early stage readers and one for more advanced readers.
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Ivory Bangle Lady - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

Ivory Bangle Lady - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - Ivory Bangle Lady Profile and Writing Task This resources focuses on how the grave of a North African lady was found with goods which show her to be well-travelled, wealthy and highly regarded. This lady challenges the view that the only black people in Britain at this time were both male and poor. This resource has comprehension and discussion questions for pupils to explore their understanding. There is also a suggested writing task for pupils to extend their comprehension skills and to practise creative writing. This resource contains two sheets, one for early stage readers and one for more advanced readers.
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Dido Elizabeth Belle - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

Dido Elizabeth Belle - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - Dido Elizabeth Belle Profile and Writing Task This resource tells the story of Dido, who was the mixed race, illegitimate daughter of an English Naval Captain. She was adopted by aristocratic relations, grew up within this wealthy and privileged family, was well-educated and part of the cream of English society. This resource has comprehension and discussion questions for pupils to explore their understanding. There is also a suggested writing task for pupils to extend their comprehension skills and to practise creative writing. This resource contains two sheets, one for early stage readers and one for more advanced readers.
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Septimius Severus - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

Septimius Severus - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - Septimius Severus Profile and Writing Task In this resource, pupils find out about the first Emperor from a dynasty of North African rulers of the Roman Empire. This resource has comprehension and discussion questions for pupils to explore their understanding. There is also a suggested writing task for pupils to extend their comprehension skills and to practise creative writing. This resource contains two sheets, one for early stage readers and one for more advanced readers.
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Barates - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

Barates - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - Barates Profile and Writing Task This resources focuses on Britain’s first known inter-racial marriage. Barates, a wealthy flag-trader of Syrian origins, came over to Britain as a Roman citizen, fell in love, freed and married a slave girl from the defeated Catuvellauni tribe. This resource has comprehension and discussion questions for pupils to explore their understanding. There is also a suggested writing task for pupils to extend their comprehension skills and to practise creative writing. This resource contains two sheets, one for early stage readers and one for more advanced readers.
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WW1 Officers - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

WW1 Officers - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - World War One Officers Profile and Writing Task This resource focuses on two World War One officers, Walter Tull and George Bemand. During World War One, these two black army officers showed enormous courage and leadership, breaking the racial bar in their profession. This resource has comprehension and discussion questions for pupils to explore their understanding. There is also a suggested writing task for pupils to extend their comprehension skills and to practise creative writing. This resource contains two sheets, one for early stage readers and one for more advanced readers.
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Guy Fawkes Poem and Comprehension Worksheet - KS2 Literacy

Guy Fawkes Poem and Comprehension Worksheet - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Guy Fawkes Poem This is a copy of the Guy Fawkes poem, which can be used for text analysis. Ask pupils to highlight the poetic techniques (i.e. rhyme) and imagery. As an extension task, ask pupils to write another verse to the poem, employing the same rhyming pattern. This resource also comes with an analysis comprehension worksheet that asks pupils to show the poet’s support for Guy Fawkes, as well as a series of comprehension questions to test pupils’ understanding.
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Highwayman Poem - KS2 Literacy

Highwayman Poem - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Highwayman Poem This is a copy of the Highwayman poem, which can be used for text analysis. Ask pupils to highlight the poetic techniques (i.e. rhyme) and imagery. As an extension task, ask pupils to write another verse to the poem while employing the same rhyming pattern.
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Imagery Planner Worksheet - Guy Fawkes - KS2 Literacy

Imagery Planner Worksheet - Guy Fawkes - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Imagery Planner Worksheet - Guy Fawkes This template helps pupils to develop their use of imagery and encourages them to think about similes and metaphors. This is broken down so that pupils pick an object, then think of something to compare it to before coming up with a more descriptive phrase. This is a useful resource for scaffolding creating similes and metaphors.
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Interactive Highlighter Text Analysis  - Biased Reports - KS2 Literacy

Interactive Highlighter Text Analysis - Biased Reports - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Biased Reports Text Analysis - Interactive Highlighter Activity This is a versatile text analysis tool to highlight and pick out parts of the text (e.g. different word classes). There is a labelling box next to each highlighter so you can give each group of words a title. You can also temporarily hide coloured words by clicking the eye button at the bottom of the screen, and click again to reveal. This is a great whole-class activity.
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Rhetorical Questions Worksheet - KS2 Literacy

Rhetorical Questions Worksheet - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Rhetorical Questions Worksheet This worksheet looks at how to use rhetorical questions as a persuasive technique, and how they can be used to show opposing and supporting views. Examples are given to help prompt pupils. They are then tasked with writing their own rhetorical questions to support or oppose a statement. There are empty boxes to add any other statements, if necessary.
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Guy Fawkes Space Scene and Story Builder - Interactive Activity - KS2 Literacy

Guy Fawkes Space Scene and Story Builder - Interactive Activity - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Scene and Story Builder Interactive Activity - Guy Fawkes This interactive story template and builder activity allows pupils to write their own adventure story and create scenes to add to their story. The writing template provide a frame to help pupils write their story, structure it into chapters and add captions and scenes. To illustrate their story, the picture editor has a range of backgrounds, characters and props to choose from. Creating these scenes also provides a useful springboard for pupils to form their story. Once pupils have written their stories these can be printed out. This is a great interactive activity and tool for pupils to develop their creative writing style while creating their own storybook.
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Interactive Highlighter Text Analysis  - Guy Fawkes Poem - KS2 Literacy

Interactive Highlighter Text Analysis - Guy Fawkes Poem - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Guy Fawkes Poem Text Analysis - Interactive Highlighter Activity This is a versatile text analysis tool to highlight and pick out parts of the text (e.g. different word classes). There is a labelling box next to each highlighter so you can give each group of words a title. You can also temporarily hide coloured words by clicking the eye button at the bottom of the screen, and click again to reveal. This is a great whole-class activity.
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Interactive Highlighter Text Analysis  - Highwayman Poem - KS2 Literacy

Interactive Highlighter Text Analysis - Highwayman Poem - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Highwayman Poem Text Analysis - Interactive Highlighter Activity This is a versatile text analysis tool to highlight and pick out parts of the text (e.g. different word classes). There is a labelling box next to each highlighter so you can give each group of words a title. You can also temporarily hide coloured words by clicking the eye button at the bottom of the screen, and click again to reveal. This is a great whole-class activity.
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Guy Fawkes Plot Historical Recount - Reading Level A - KS2 Guy Fawkes

Guy Fawkes Plot Historical Recount - Reading Level A - KS2 Guy Fawkes

KS2 Guy Fawkes Plot - Historical Recount - Reading Level A This is a historical recount of the Guy Fawkes Plot with colourful illustrations. 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 is a great resource for whole class reading or individual practice.
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Introduction to Poetry - Guy Fawkes Lesson Plans - KS2 Poetry

Introduction to Poetry - Guy Fawkes Lesson Plans - KS2 Poetry

KS2 Literacy - Guy Fawkes Lesson Plans Pupils write a narrative poem using poetic devices for dramatic effect; namely rhythm, simile and metaphor. In this unit, pupils will study two historical, narrative poems that both support the anti-hero. Several poetic devices are explored and pupils go on to write their own versions of a narrative poem, drawing on the imagery and rhyming ideas they have developed.
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Newspaper Article Writer - Interactive Activity - Bonfire Night KS2

Newspaper Article Writer - Interactive Activity - Bonfire Night KS2

KS2 Bonfire Night - Interactive News Article Writer This activity is a fantastic tool for supporting non-fiction writing. This interactive activity provides pupils with a newspaper template to write their article about Guy Fawkes. The picture editor has a range of backgrounds, characters and props to choose from to create illustrations for their article. Creating these scenes also provides a useful springboard for pupils to form their report. Once pupils have written their stories, these can be printed out.
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Guy Fawkes Interactive Highlighter Text Analysis  - Guy Fawkes KS2

Guy Fawkes Interactive Highlighter Text Analysis - Guy Fawkes KS2

KS2 Guy Fawkes - Interactive Highlighter Activity This is a versatile text analysis tool to highlight and pick out parts of the text (e.g. different word classes). There is a labelling box next to each highlighter so you can give each group of words a title. You can also temporarily hide coloured words by clicking the eye button at the bottom of the screen. Click again to reveal. This is a great whole-class activity.
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Interactive Highlighter Text Analysis  - Guy Fawkes (Start and End) KS2

Interactive Highlighter Text Analysis - Guy Fawkes (Start and End) KS2

KS2 Guy Fawkes - Interactive Highlighter Activity This is a versatile text analysis tool to highlight and pick out parts of the text (e.g. different word classes). There is a labelling box next to each highlighter so you can give each group of words a title. You can also temporarily hide coloured words by clicking the eye button at the bottom of the screen. Click again to reveal. This is a great whole-class activity.
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Interactive Highlighter Text Analysis  - Adventure Story Chapter 1 - Guy Fawkes KS2

Interactive Highlighter Text Analysis - Adventure Story Chapter 1 - Guy Fawkes KS2

KS2 Guy Fawkes - Adventure Story Chapter 1 Text Analysis - Interactive Highlighter Activity This is a versatile text analysis tool to highlight and pick out parts of the text (e.g. different word classes). There is a labelling box next to each highlighter so you can give each group of words a title. You can also temporarily hide coloured words by clicking the eye button at the bottom of the screen, and click again to reveal. This is a great whole-class activity.
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Speech Punctuation Interactive Activity - Guy Fawkes KS2

Speech Punctuation Interactive Activity - Guy Fawkes KS2

KS2 Guy Fawkes - Speech Punctuation Interactive Activity - Guy Fawkes The punctuation has been stripped out these sentences. Pupils are tasked with completing the sentences with the correct punctuation. There is also a custom option for students to enter their own caption and dialogue for the scene. This is a great resource to use with the whole class or for independent work.
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