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Copernicus - A sample chapter from 'Standing on the Shoulders of Giants'

Copernicus - A sample chapter from 'Standing on the Shoulders of Giants'

This is a sample chapter from the forthcoming book, ‘Standing on the Shoulders of Giants’ by Tom Burkard and Colin McKenzie. Copernicus was a pioneer of astronomy whose work was crucial to the replacement of the ‘goecentric model’ of the Universe with a ‘heliocentric’ model. This chapter is aimed at higher ability 11-16 students and has been found to be an excellent resource for revision, homework or ‘flipped learning’. Further chapters are also being made available for review and evaluation. This chapter tells the story of Copernicus’ life in the context of his times. It details his work on astronomy and describes the cultural implications of his discoveries. Explanations are provided that enable to understand how observations of planetary movements provide evidence for the different models of the solar system. Each chapter of SotSoG gives a brief biography of a great physicist and is linked to an explanation of their discoveries that is relevant to the school curriculum. This is a trial chapter and we welcome feedback from teachers and students before publication of the finished book. I have used chapters for revision, homework and as ‘flipped learning’ activities, where students are encouraged to independently learn the basics of a topic before it is taught in class. Our chapters are also very effective for use in ‘quiet reading’ sessions. The literacy level here is ‘middle to high’ and we have found this content to be very engaging as extension work for higher ability students.
colmckenzie
Polish lesson and resources - KS2 - Christmas

Polish lesson and resources - KS2 - Christmas

This is a plan and resources for a beginner's Polish lesson to use with KS2. It involves children learning the vocabulary for 'Happy Christmas,' as well as six decorations in Polish. The plan gives details of a whole class game to use as a starter, how to teach the vocabulary (including how to pronounce trickier words), a paired reading activity, whole class listening activity, a writing activity and plenary. It is highly interactive and allows children to practise a range of language skills. All resources needed for the lesson are included in the price. These are: Plan A PowerPoint presentation Resources for paired activity Written activity
blossomingminds
Bumper Year 2 Christmas Activity Bundle

Bumper Year 2 Christmas Activity Bundle

Keep your year 2s busy throughout December with this collection of comprehensions, maths activities, SPaG activities, and interactive advent calendars, all with a Christmas theme. Worth £50 if bought individually! Included in the bundle are: Christmas Maths Problems Christmas SPaG packs x 2 Comprehensions x 9 Interactive Advent calendars x 2 - maths, jokes Interactive Christmas Quiz General KS1 Activity Booklet All resources also available individually or as part of a smaller bundle.
blossomingminds
Bumper Year 1 Christmas Activity Pack

Bumper Year 1 Christmas Activity Pack

Keep your year 1s busy throughout December with this collection of comprehensions, maths activities, phonics activities, and interactive advent calendars, all with a Christmas theme. Worth £45 if bought individually! Included in the bundle are: Maths activity booklet (20 pages) Phonics activity booklet (20 pages) General activity booklet (30 pages) Comprehensions x 6 packs Interactive Advent calendars x 4 - phonics, maths, jokes Christmas Quiz All resources also available individually or as part of a smaller bundle.
blossomingminds
Learning Polish Is Fun Bundle

Learning Polish Is Fun Bundle

Are you learning Polish? Are you looking for fun images to share with your students? I took my ESL course and I adapted it to help teachers also teach Polish. The worksheets are in English but there are 57 different settings and 114 pages of worksheets to translate into Polish. Students can use these pictures as a focus for their conversations and also for fun end of lesson games, where they recall the new vocabulary used in each session.
peterfogarty
Halloween Teaching Bundle

Halloween Teaching Bundle

Here is a fun, multicultural, cross curricular set of resources for Halloween. There are maths resources, different language resources, photos about how people celebrate Halloween and even a phonics sheet about Halloween.
peterfogarty
Halloween

Halloween

Everything you need to get a Halloween week of lessons moving! Lots of different language lessons, fun photos and songs. Something for everyone!
peterfogarty
POLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING RESOURCES display posters flashcards colours food

POLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING RESOURCES display posters flashcards colours food

Resources included are as follows: 40 animal flashcards showing a picture of the animal with it’s name in Polish 40 food flashcards showing a picture of the food with the word in Polish Extra set of food flashcards of typical Polish meals to discuss culture or inspire recipes. 10 A5 colour flashcards Transport flashcards showing different transport such as car, taxi, bus etc in Polish Days of the week flashcards – 1 set of Polish days and another set of English days each with colourful flag borders Months of the year flashcards – 1 set of months in Polish and another set of English Number 1-20 in English and Polish on large flags Common phrases flashcards Body parts flashcards with photos Resources sack tag to keep everything together once printed
hayleyhill
POLAND / POLISH LANGUAGE MULTICULTURAL & DIVERSITY TEACHING RESOURCES DISPLAY GEOGRAPHY EUROPE

POLAND / POLISH LANGUAGE MULTICULTURAL & DIVERSITY TEACHING RESOURCES DISPLAY GEOGRAPHY EUROPE

Included on the disc are the following resources: 1.Country information pack - covering all the key facts about the country – such as history, geography, language, landmarks, tourism etc. 2.A4 posters of photos of different things around the country – such as monuments, landmarks, mountains, scenery, homes, people etc 3.150 A5 flashcards of common things, such as household items etc 4.Airport departure board for display 5.Display lettering to make a departure board for different destinations 6.Writing borders to frame written work 7.Counting 5 minute lesson starters 8.47 European flags in A4 size 9.Acrostic poem task 10.Diary to complete – for activities, sight seeing, weather, food etc 11.Colouring pages of local foods, maps, activities, sites etc 12.Display flashcards with major topics relating to the country 13.Common phrases flashcards showing how to say different sentences in Polish 14.A4 letters to spell out country name 15.Long banner with country name on to head a display 16.Draw local lunchbox food task 17.Flashcards for days of the week in English and Polish 18.Extra large flag for display (Covering 3 x A4 pages) 19.Draw your favourite things from the country task 20.Flag colouring in pages 21.Flag matching tasks 22.Food flashcards 23.Country name garland for display 24.Writing booklet cover for pupils work 25.Holiday shop task – outdoor play activity 26.Holiday words treasure hunt and balancing activity 27.Map and city naming - cut and stick activity 28.Map of the world 29.Map of continent 30.Map of country 31.Map of languages spoken around Europe 32.Blank luggage tag for pupils to complete 33.Blank flight ticket, coach ticket and travel tickets for pupils to complete for holiday role play 34.Blank speech bubbles for pupils to fill in 35.Blank thought bubbles for pupils to complete 36.Folder, draw, resources box labels to keep all your resources together 37.Card matching game or traditional snap game 38.Country culture knowledge quiz 39.Flashcards of numbers 1-20 on flags 40.Open and closed signs to be used in role plays 41.Passport template for children to complete 42.Reaching and stretching activity for quiz answers 43.Tour guide badges for role plays 44.Reward chart templates for children to draw their favourite local pictures on 45.Matching cards game – can be used as a matching pairs or snap game 46.Display flashcards shows months of the year in English and Polish 47.Word search 48.Sentence writing activity 49.2 colourful borders to edge a display board 50.Photos of planes from different countries – great for role plays 51.Postcard template for pupils to complete 52.Story board template
hayleyhill
Polish Halloween Skeleton Counting Song - PowerPoint+ Halloween Worksheets+ 31 Teaching Activities

Polish Halloween Skeleton Counting Song - PowerPoint+ Halloween Worksheets+ 31 Teaching Activities

A fun way to learn the Polish numbers during Halloween. I have also included a set of Halloween themed worksheets your students could translate into Polish and a set of 31 teaching activities you could use with the pictures from these resources. You could look at it directly as a presentation and discuss the different skeletons being shown in each of the photos. You could print off and laminate the photos to make an interesting, eye-catching display about the Halloween Skeleton Counting Song. The students could also take the laminated photos and sort them into different groups of skeletons. The students can then discuss what they think each skeleton was saying or thinking. The photos could also be used as prompts for creative writing, factual writing or descriptive writing.
peterfogarty
Eurovision - guess the song

Eurovision - guess the song

Created for the European Day of Languages. Pupils work in teams of 4. They watch clips of about a minute of songs from Eurovision Song Contest and try to work out which country the singer(s) are representing. Also included a handout of the possible countries and an answer sheet.
RoweVH