Describing Settings and Atmosphere - Year 3 and 4

Describing Settings and Atmosphere - Year 3 and 4

Using ‘Little Red’ retold by Lynn Roberts, this lesson is aimed at Year 3 and 4 children. The outcome is to write a description of one of the settings used in the story focusing on adjectives and adverbials. The idea of atmosphere is introduced to aid the focus of the writing.
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An Inspector Calls - Sheila Birling

An Inspector Calls - Sheila Birling

We look at three key quotes from Sheila Birling, one of the most important characters from An Inspector Calls by JB Priestley, and look at how and why she changes throughout the three acts of the play.
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An Inspector Calls - Mr Birling

An Inspector Calls - Mr Birling

We look at three key quotes from the pivotal character of Arthur Birling from JB Priestley’s An Inspector Calls. Helpful revision for GCSE and KS3 students analysing this classic play.
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An Inspector Calls - Mrs Birling

An Inspector Calls - Mrs Birling

I’m an experienced English teacher and I run through some key quotes from Mrs Birling, analysing her language used and the type of character she is presented as. A key character from An Inspector Calls and a fascinating character to analyse.
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An Inspector Calls - Key Quotes

An Inspector Calls - Key Quotes

I’m an experienced English teacher that loves discussing interpretations of texts. In this video I choose three key scenes from each major character in JB Priestley’s An Inspector Calls and analyse the use of language in each one.
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Write An Article Persuading People To Get A Pet (7-13 years)

Write An Article Persuading People To Get A Pet (7-13 years)

9 pages Write To Persuade People To Get A Pet Read the information leaflet about getting a pet. The child is asked to write their own version, persuading pet lovers to get a kitten. They can use the prompts to help them get started. They must remember to use good adjectives in their description, to use alliteration and repetition of initial letter sounds, to form persuasive phrases like ‘cutest cuddliest kitten…’ Next, the child should read ‘New Home’ and write their own persuasive appeal, encouraging people to give money to a charity that helps sick or abandoned animals. This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. Written in a lively magazine style format, each pack provides a step by step guide to teach children how to plan and write an animal themed story. The packs also provide starting points to write e-mails, letters, play scripts, diaries, reports and other non fiction texts. The child will learn writing techniques; simple, compound and complex sentences, connectives and spelling, punctuation and grammar tips. There is an emphasis on improving vocabulary - looking at lots of better word choices: harder adjectives, more powerful verbs and adverbs. This series is recommended for use with children between the ages of 7-11 and provides writing practice for those children preparing to take 11+ examinations or S.A.T.s. The packs will also benefit children with special needs, or where English is a second language.
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English lesson on Personification and other Figurative Language

English lesson on Personification and other Figurative Language

This lesson uses Lemony Snicket’s book ‘The Dark’ to teach personification and different types of figurative language. There is a link to a Youtube video if you don’t have the book. This lesson is suitable for Year 5 and 6 or to extend a high ability Year 4 group. The intended outcome is to personify a non-living object.
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Write An Imaginary Interview With An Animal (7-13 years)

Write An Imaginary Interview With An Animal (7-13 years)

7 pages Imagine That Animals Can Talk: Write An Interview Between Two Animals Read the interviews with Monster the dog and Millie the cat. Ask the child to add to it. They can then write their own interview between two animals. This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. Written in a lively magazine style format, each pack provides a step by step guide to teach children how to plan and write an animal themed story. The packs also provide starting points to write e-mails, letters, play scripts, diaries, reports and other non fiction texts. The child will learn writing techniques; simple, compound and complex sentences, connectives and spelling, punctuation and grammar tips. There is an emphasis on improving vocabulary - looking at lots of better word choices: harder adjectives, more powerful verbs and adverbs. This series is recommended for use with children between the ages of 7-11 and provides writing practice for those children preparing to take 11+ examinations or S.A.T.s. The packs will also benefit children with special needs, or where English is a second language.
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Imagine That You Write For A Pet Problem Page In A Magazine (7-13 years)

Imagine That You Write For A Pet Problem Page In A Magazine (7-13 years)

7 pages Imagine That You Write For A Pet Problem Page In A Magazine Read the letters on the problem page, written by Raj, the vet. Look at the words he uses to reply - ‘your cat’, ‘I suggest’, ‘would cheer him up…’ Now, ask the child to write a reply to ‘concerned cat lover’ offering more advice. Next, the child should write to Raj about a pet (or a wild animal like a squirrel). They can ask his advice about something that is bothering them, concerning their animals welfare. This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. Written in a lively magazine style format, each pack provides a step by step guide to teach children how to plan and write an animal themed story. The packs also provide starting points to write e-mails, letters, play scripts, diaries, reports and other non fiction texts. The child will learn writing techniques; simple, compound and complex sentences, connectives and spelling, punctuation and grammar tips. There is an emphasis on improving vocabulary - looking at lots of better word choices: harder adjectives, more powerful verbs and adverbs. This series is recommended for use with children between the ages of 7-11 and provides writing practice for those children preparing to take 11+ examinations or S.A.T.s. The packs will also benefit children with special needs, or where English is a second language.
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Never Let Me Go - Characterisation of Tommy!

Never Let Me Go - Characterisation of Tommy!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to make clear, detailed and well-informed interpretations of Tommy’s characterisation in ‘Never Let Me Go.’ In particular, students develop their understanding of how his character is introduced and developed, drawing on a varied range of textual evidence from across the novel, before demonstrating their understanding of how the character reflects Ishiguro’s intentions. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Reading an extract detailing Tommy’s introduction in the novel and answering comprehension questions about the initial portrayal of his character; Reading around quotations in order to track how Tommy’s characterisation is developed over the course of the novel; Understanding how Tommy reflects Ishiguro’s key meanings and ideas; Using their deep understanding of Tommy’s character to write a diary entry from his viewpoint; Peer assessing each other’s learning attempts. Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; Quote Interpretation worksheet; Selected extract (from chapter 1); Diary writing succcess criteria; Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with year 10 and 11 classes, however colleagues have used them for between year 9 and year 13 with some adaptations. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
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Invent A Product For A Pet (7-13 years)

Invent A Product For A Pet (7-13 years)

7 pages Invent A Product For A Pet Firstly, the child is asked to invent a new food for their pet and then to invent a weird and wacky product for their pet to use. They can use the ideas provided to help them. Ask the child to draw their invention, to label its main features and to describe how it work and why it is unique. This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. Written in a lively magazine style format, each pack provides a step by step guide to teach children how to plan and write an animal themed story. The packs also provide starting points to write e-mails, letters, play scripts, diaries, reports and other non fiction texts. The child will learn writing techniques; simple, compound and complex sentences, connectives and spelling, punctuation and grammar tips. There is an emphasis on improving vocabulary - looking at lots of better word choices: harder adjectives, more powerful verbs and adverbs. This series is recommended for use with children between the ages of 7-11 and provides writing practice for those children preparing to take 11+ examinations or S.A.T.s. The packs will also benefit children with special needs, or where English is a second language.
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Lots Of Writing Tasks About A Wildlife Park Called Rainforest World (7-13 years)

Lots Of Writing Tasks About A Wildlife Park Called Rainforest World (7-13 years)

13 pages A Collection Of Work On An Imaginary Wildlife Park Called Rainforest World Ask the child to write a leaflet persuading visitors to come to a wildlife park called ‘Rainforest World’. They can use the prompts to help them write. Ask the child to use their imagination and to make a map of the attraction. Recount a visit to a wildlife park or zoo Imagine that you are a bird at a wildlife park. Write about a day in your life. Write a story called ‘Escape’. Imagine that an animal escapes from Rainforest World. Write the story. This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. Written in a lively magazine style format, each pack provides a step by step guide to teach children how to plan and write an animal themed story. The packs also provide starting points to write e-mails, letters, play scripts, diaries, reports and other non fiction texts. The child will learn writing techniques; simple, compound and complex sentences, connectives and spelling, punctuation and grammar tips. There is an emphasis on improving vocabulary - looking at lots of better word choices: harder adjectives, more powerful verbs and adverbs. This series is recommended for use with children between the ages of 7-11 and provides writing practice for those children preparing to take 11+ examinations or S.A.T.s. The packs will also benefit children with special needs, or where English is a second language.
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Write An Information Leaflet About The Amazon Rainforest (7-13 years)

Write An Information Leaflet About The Amazon Rainforest (7-13 years)

9 pages Write An Information Leaflet About The Amazon Rainforest Use the prompts and illustrations to produce an information leaflet about the Amazon Rainforest. The child should arrange their leaflet under the headings: Where is the Amazon rainforest? What is the climate like? What is life in the canopy like? What is the shrub layer like? What is it like on the forest floor? Next, the child can fill in the rainforest chart This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. Written in a lively magazine style format, each pack provides a step by step guide to teach children how to plan and write an animal themed story. The packs also provide starting points to write e-mails, letters, play scripts, diaries, reports and other non fiction texts. The child will learn writing techniques; simple, compound and complex sentences, connectives and spelling, punctuation and grammar tips. There is an emphasis on improving vocabulary - looking at lots of better word choices: harder adjectives, more powerful verbs and adverbs. This series is recommended for use with children between the ages of 7-11 and provides writing practice for those children preparing to take 11+ examinations or S.A.T.s. The packs will also benefit children with special needs, or where English is a second language.
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RENE MAGRITTE - SURREALIST ARTIST - COMPLETE UNIT OF WORK

RENE MAGRITTE - SURREALIST ARTIST - COMPLETE UNIT OF WORK

This complete unit of work explores the life and work of Rene Magritte; a Belgium born Surrealist painter. As the pupils examine a range of his work they will learn more about the Surrealist movement. To further deepen their learning pupils are expected to respond on a personal level to his work using the vocabulary of the visual arts to express their observations. During the practical response, pupils will develop their artistic skills and processes using a variety of media to communicate meaning and intent. The unit of work contains an illustrated Power point presentation that is useful for whole class discussions relating to the ideals behind this movement. A chronology of Magritte’s life that includes points of interest to bring greater understanding of the man as an artist. There is also an array of creative tasks that focus on selected works of art for pupils to respond to in their own unique way. This unit of work is easily adapted to suit the needs of individual teachers. It can be covered in-depth over half a term or dipped-into as required. The Surrealist movement originally arose in response to the written word/poetry and as such Magritte’s work is a brilliant way to inspire creative/descriptive writing. The work produced in response to the chosen paintings [art or writing] is always remarkable and as unique as each pupil. All illustrations used have been tagged with Creative Commons licenses.
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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!
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Roman Myth Planning and Writing

Roman Myth Planning and Writing

When I began to teach Roman Myths I found that there weren’t many primary resources available and so eventually ended up making this. It includes a presentation and three child-friendly versions of Roman Myths. I have also included a planning sheet for the children. The presentation includes all the features of a myth and on slide three the children can use die to discover their God, setting and main character!
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Lots Of Writing Tasks About The Rainforest (7-13 years)

Lots Of Writing Tasks About The Rainforest (7-13 years)

29 pages Write An Information Leaflet About The Amazon Rainforest Use the prompts and illustrations to produce an information leaflet about the Amazon Rainforest. The child should arrange their leaflet under the headings: Where is the Amazon rainforest? What is the climate like? What is life in the canopy like? What is the shrub layer like? What is it like on the forest floor? Next, the child can fill in the rainforest chart. A Collection Of Work On An Imaginary Wildlife Park Called Rainforest World Ask the child to write a leaflet persuading visitors to come to a wildlife park called ‘Rainforest World’. They can use the prompts to help them write. Ask the child to use their imagination and to make a map of the attraction. Recount a visit to a wildlife park or zoo Imagine that you are a bird at a wildlife park. Write about a day in your life. Write a story called ‘Escape’. Imagine that an animal escapes from Rainforest World. Write the story. This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. Written in a lively magazine style format, each pack provides a step by step guide to teach children how to plan and write an animal themed story. The packs also provide starting points to write e-mails, letters, play scripts, diaries, reports and other non fiction texts. The child will learn writing techniques; simple, compound and complex sentences, connectives and spelling, punctuation and grammar tips. There is an emphasis on improving vocabulary - looking at lots of better word choices: harder adjectives, more powerful verbs and adverbs. This series is recommended for use with children between the ages of 7-11 and provides writing practice for those children preparing to take 11+ examinations or S.A.T.s. The packs will also benefit children with special needs, or where English is a second language.
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Write An Information Leaflet About Polar Bears (7-13 years)

Write An Information Leaflet About Polar Bears (7-13 years)

7 pages Write An Information Leaflet About Polar Bears Use the prompts to produce an information leaflet about polar bears. The child should write under the headings: where I live, what I am like, my babies and why I am endangered. This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. Written in a lively magazine style format, each pack provides a step by step guide to teach children how to plan and write an animal themed story. The packs also provide starting points to write e-mails, letters, play scripts, diaries, reports and other non fiction texts. The child will learn writing techniques; simple, compound and complex sentences, connectives and spelling, punctuation and grammar tips. There is an emphasis on improving vocabulary - looking at lots of better word choices: harder adjectives, more powerful verbs and adverbs. This series is recommended for use with children between the ages of 7-11 and provides writing practice for those children preparing to take 11+ examinations or S.A.T.s. The packs will also benefit children with special needs, or where English is a second language.
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Use The Story Prompts To Write Animal Stories (7-13 years)

Use The Story Prompts To Write Animal Stories (7-13 years)

21 pages Write A Story Called ‘The Day The Horses Escaped’ Write A Story Called ‘Hedgehog In The Garden’ Write A Story Called ‘Rats Are Scary’ Cut up the story prompts. Muddle them up and get the child to arrange the story in the right order, with a beginning, a middle and an end. Ask the child to rewrite the story, adding their own ideas This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. Written in a lively magazine style format, each pack provides a step by step guide to teach children how to plan and write an animal themed story. The packs also provide starting points to write e-mails, letters, play scripts, diaries, reports and other non fiction texts. The child will learn writing techniques; simple, compound and complex sentences, connectives and spelling, punctuation and grammar tips. There is an emphasis on improving vocabulary - looking at lots of better word choices: harder adjectives, more powerful verbs and adverbs. This series is recommended for use with children between the ages of 7-11 and provides writing practice for those children preparing to take 11+ examinations or S.A.T.s. The packs will also benefit children with special needs, or where English is a second language.
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Write A Story Called 'The Lost Kitten' 7-13 years)

Write A Story Called 'The Lost Kitten' 7-13 years)

9 pages Write A Story Called ‘The Lost Kitten’ Read the example story and then using the plan and prompts, ask the child to write their own version of the story. Now, they must use their imagination and write how they think the cat got lost. They should plan and write their story in three paragraphs This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. Written in a lively magazine style format, each pack provides a step by step guide to teach children how to plan and write an animal themed story. The packs also provide starting points to write e-mails, letters, play scripts, diaries, reports and other non fiction texts. The child will learn writing techniques; simple, compound and complex sentences, connectives and spelling, punctuation and grammar tips. There is an emphasis on improving vocabulary - looking at lots of better word choices: harder adjectives, more powerful verbs and adverbs. This series is recommended for use with children between the ages of 7-11 and provides writing practice for those children preparing to take 11+ examinations or S.A.T.s. The packs will also benefit children with special needs, or where English is a second language.
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Write A Story Called 'Monster The Dog' (7-13 years)

Write A Story Called 'Monster The Dog' (7-13 years)

9 pages Write A Story Called ‘Monster The Dog’ Read the story about Monster. It is written in third person - like a ‘fly on the wall’ has recounted it. Using the plan and the prompts to help them, ask the child to write their own story, called ‘Monster The Dog’. Remember, in paragraph one they must introduce the characters, setting and plot. In paragraph two, they should build up events in the plot to create suspense and in paragraph three they should wind up the story with a suitable conclusion. This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. Written in a lively magazine style format, each pack provides a step by step guide to teach children how to plan and write an animal themed story. The packs also provide starting points to write e-mails, letters, play scripts, diaries, reports and other non fiction texts. The child will learn writing techniques; simple, compound and complex sentences, connectives and spelling, punctuation and grammar tips. There is an emphasis on improving vocabulary - looking at lots of better word choices: harder adjectives, more powerful verbs and adverbs. This series is recommended for use with children between the ages of 7-11 and provides writing practice for those children preparing to take 11+ examinations or S.A.T.s. The packs will also benefit children with special needs, or where English is a second language.
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Write A Story Called 'Lost' (7-13 years)

Write A Story Called 'Lost' (7-13 years)

9 pages Write A Story Called ‘Lost’ Read Fran’s story, called ‘Theo’. Ask the child to use the plan and prompts to write a three paragraph story, called 'Lost. In paragraph one introduce the characters, setting and plot. In paragraph two, build up events and create suspense and in paragraph three, wind up the story with a suitable conclusion. This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. Written in a lively magazine style format, each pack provides a step by step guide to teach children how to plan and write an animal themed story. The packs also provide starting points to write e-mails, letters, play scripts, diaries, reports and other non fiction texts. The child will learn writing techniques; simple, compound and complex sentences, connectives and spelling, punctuation and grammar tips. There is an emphasis on improving vocabulary - looking at lots of better word choices: harder adjectives, more powerful verbs and adverbs. This series is recommended for use with children between the ages of 7-11 and provides writing practice for those children preparing to take 11+ examinations or S.A.T.s. The packs will also benefit children with special needs, or where English is a second language.
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Write A Story Called 'Why I Should Have Stayed In Bed' (7-13 years)

Write A Story Called 'Why I Should Have Stayed In Bed' (7-13 years)

13 pages Write A Story Called ‘Why I Should Have Stayed In Bed’ Read Oliver’s story titled - ‘why I should have stayed in bed’. It is written in three paragraphs - each one dealing with a different aspect of the day. The child can then use the plan and prompts to write their own story with the same title. Write in first person from the writer’s point of view. In the first paragraph, introduce the characters and setting. In each paragraph include a new problem, building on events that went before and creating suspense. End the story, like Oliver, on a cliff hanger This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. Written in a lively magazine style format, each pack provides a step by step guide to teach children how to plan and write an animal themed story. The packs also provide starting points to write e-mails, letters, play scripts, diaries, reports and other non fiction texts. The child will learn writing techniques; simple, compound and complex sentences, connectives and spelling, punctuation and grammar tips. There is an emphasis on improving vocabulary - looking at lots of better word choices: harder adjectives, more powerful verbs and adverbs. This series is recommended for use with children between the ages of 7-11 and provides writing practice for those children preparing to take 11+ examinations or S.A.T.s. The packs will also benefit children with special needs, or where English is a second language.
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Write A Funny Animal Story (7-13 years)

Write A Funny Animal Story (7-13 years)

11 pages Write A Funny Animal Story Tune into Guinea Pig Radio, read the script and then write a short, informal reply for a text message or e-mail. Use the children’s replies to write some stories in three paragraphs. Next, Mrs Barker’s class tell their funny animal stories. The child is asked to read the stories and then to add their own speech bubble to the page. This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. Written in a lively magazine style format, each pack provides a step by step guide to teach children how to plan and write an animal themed story. The packs also provide starting points to write e-mails, letters, play scripts, diaries, reports and other non fiction texts. The child will learn writing techniques; simple, compound and complex sentences, connectives and spelling, punctuation and grammar tips. There is an emphasis on improving vocabulary - looking at lots of better word choices: harder adjectives, more powerful verbs and adverbs. This series is recommended for use with children between the ages of 7-11 and provides writing practice for those children preparing to take 11+ examinations or S.A.T.s. The packs will also benefit children with special needs, or where English is a second language.
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Pack 2: Lots Of Writing Tasks With An Animal Theme (7-13 years)

Pack 2: Lots Of Writing Tasks With An Animal Theme (7-13 years)

23 pages Imagine That Animals Can Talk: Write An Interview Between Two Animals Read the interviews with Monster the dog and Millie the cat. Ask the child to add to it. They can then write their own interview between two animals. Imagine That You Write For A Pet Problem Page In A Magazine Read the letters on the problem page, written by Raj, the vet. Look at the words he uses to reply - ‘your cat’, ‘I suggest’, ‘would cheer him up…’ Now, ask the child to write a reply to ‘concerned cat lover’ offering more advice. Next, the child should write to Raj about a pet (or a wild animal like a squirrel). They can ask his advice about something that is bothering them, concerning their animals welfare. Invent A Product For A Pet Firstly, the child is asked to invent a new food for their pet and then to invent a weird and wacky product for their pet to use. They can use the ideas provided to help them. Ask the child to draw their invention, to label its main features and to describe how it work and why it is unique. This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. Written in a lively magazine style format, each pack provides a step by step guide to teach children how to plan and write an animal themed story. The packs also provide starting points to write e-mails, letters, play scripts, diaries, reports and other non fiction texts. The child will learn writing techniques; simple, compound and complex sentences, connectives and spelling, punctuation and grammar tips. There is an emphasis on improving vocabulary - looking at lots of better word choices: harder adjectives, more powerful verbs and adverbs. This series is recommended for use with children between the ages of 7-11 and provides writing practice for those children preparing to take 11+ examinations or S.A.T.s. The packs will also benefit children with special needs, or where English is a second language.
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Pack 1: Lots Of Writing Tasks With An Animal Theme (7-13 years)

Pack 1: Lots Of Writing Tasks With An Animal Theme (7-13 years)

23 pages Let’s Describe A Pet The child is asked to read the prompts on Hugo the rabbit and Henriki the cat and then to write about their own pet. They are asked to describe their pet - it’s appearance, character and actions. Write To Persuade People To Get A Pet Read the information leaflet about getting a pet. The child is asked to write their own version, persuading pet lovers to get a kitten. They can use the prompts to help them get started. They must remember to use good adjectives in their description, to use alliteration and repetition of initial letter sounds, to form persuasive phrases like ‘cutest cuddliest kitten…’ Next, the child should read ‘New Home’ and write their own persuasive appeal, encouraging people to give money to a charity that helps sick or abandoned animals. This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. Written in a lively magazine style format, each pack provides a step by step guide to teach children how to plan and write an animal themed story. The packs also provide starting points to write e-mails, letters, play scripts, diaries, reports and other non fiction texts. The child will learn writing techniques; simple, compound and complex sentences, connectives and spelling, punctuation and grammar tips. There is an emphasis on improving vocabulary - looking at lots of better word choices: harder adjectives, more powerful verbs and adverbs. This series is recommended for use with children between the ages of 7-11 and provides writing practice for those children preparing to take 11+ examinations or S.A.T.s. The packs will also benefit children with special needs, or where English is a second language,
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Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet (Reading Level C) - The World Wars KS2

Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet (Reading Level C) - The World Wars KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet This resource contains text exploring World War One and World War Two 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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Hero and Villain Character and Setting Template - Literacy KS2

Hero and Villain Character and Setting Template - Literacy KS2

KS2 Literacy - Hero and Villain Character and Setting Template This is a template for creating and planning a hero and villain character for a story. Pupils can draw their characters and add description about the characters qualities. There is also space for pupils to describe the setting for the villain’s stronghold in the story. Pupils can then use the template to write a story about the characters they have created.
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Book Cover Template - Literacy KS1

Book Cover Template - Literacy KS1

KS1 Literacy - Book Cover Template This is a simple template that pupils can use to create their own story book cover, drawing a cover image and adding a title and by line. There is also a template for the story pages included .
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Word Cloud Interactive Tool - Literacy KS1/KS2

Word Cloud Interactive Tool - Literacy KS1/KS2

KS1 Literacy - Word Cloud Interactive Tool This is a versatile interactive tool to record ideas and thoughts. You can add words, phrases, ideas etc. and then change their size, shape and colour. This is great tool that can be used in a number of different ways. This resource works well with the whole class to record pupils thoughts during an activity, or for pupils to use independently to plan ideas for a creative writing piece.
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Story Spinner - A Magic Night - Literacy KS1

Story Spinner - A Magic Night - Literacy KS1

KS1 Literacy - Interactive Story Spinner - A Magic Night This interactive tool provides a fun way of generating the basis for a story. This is great tool to use for a group activity. Ask each group to spin the story spinner to generate a location, character and object for each part of the story. Then give groups some time to discuss ideas and how the story might unfold, before tasking pupils with carrying on and writing the story individually.
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Three Little Pigs Story Writing Frame Worksheet - KS1 Literacy

Three Little Pigs Story Writing Frame Worksheet - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Three Little Pigs Story Writing Frame Worksheet This worksheet consists of a storyboard for the traditional tale of ‘Three Little Pigs’, however there is no text or dialogue. Pupils are tasked with writing the story, using the images as prompts. Students are encouraged 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. It can also form the basis for writing a longer piece of text.
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Cleo Cat Secret Agent (in training) -  English Resources based on the Continents.

Cleo Cat Secret Agent (in training) - English Resources based on the Continents.

Cleo is a very clever cat who has been recruited to train as a secret agent whose mission it is to protect all life on planet Earth. To complete her training, she must visit each continent and complete a variety of activities and challenges. For each continent, there is a focus on a specific animal, bird or fish. This project began as I started to write texts for a reluctant reader. The texts were initially fact based but grew to include activities to develop their punctuation and writing skills, including description, poetry and diary writing. Two of the thirty-four activities require the students to use their data handling skills. The final activity is a simple board game which the students can use as a writing prompt. The resource includes a world map and a map of the continents as well as blank maps of each of the continents in which students can add their own information. (Access to atlases may be useful). Depending on their previous learning, most of the activities can be completed independently.
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The Wizard's Assistant Interactive Storybook - Reading Level B - KS1 Literacy

The Wizard's Assistant Interactive Storybook - Reading Level B - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - The Wizard’s Assistant Interactive Storybook - Reading Level B This is an interactive storybook for the Tes elements original story of ‘The Wizard’s Assistant’. This text is at reading level B, for pupils comfortable reading independently, with more text and more complex sentences. The resource also allows pupils to edit and recreate the scenes, which is a great way of exploring their engagement with the story. This is a great resource for whole-class reading or individual practice.
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The Wizard's Assistant Interactive Storybook - Reading Level A - KS1 Literacy

The Wizard's Assistant Interactive Storybook - Reading Level A - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - The Wizard’s Assistant Interactive Storybook - Reading Level A This is an interactive storybook for the Tes elements original story ‘The Wizard’s Assistant’. 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. The resource also allows pupils to edit and recreate the scenes, which is a great way of exploring their engagement with the story. This is a great resource for whole-class reading or individual practice.
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The Wizard's Assistant Sequence and Retell Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

The Wizard's Assistant Sequence and Retell Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - The Wizard’s Assistant Sequence and Retell Interactive Activity Arrange the scenes from ‘The Wizard’s Assistant’ 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 Gingerbread Man Story Writing Frame Worksheet - KS1 Literacy

The Gingerbread Man Story Writing Frame Worksheet - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - The Gingerbread Man Story Writing Frame Worksheet This worksheet consists of a storyboard for the traditional tale of ‘The Gingerbread Man’, however there is no text or dialogue. Pupils are tasked with writing the story, using the images as prompts. Students are encouraged 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. It can also form the basis for writing a longer piece of text.
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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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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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