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Year 2 SPaG Papers Term 1

Year 2 SPaG Papers Term 1

A bundle of SPaG booklets for year 2 with a theme of Autumn, Bonfire Night, Halloween and Christmas. All the booklets are based on the KS1 SATs Spag papers. Three of papers of each theme are included in the bundle. Also available in a smaller bundle.
blossomingminds
Instructions to make a simple bird cake

Instructions to make a simple bird cake

Easy to follow guide to make a simple bird cake. The numbered instructions and photographs mean this can either be used so that children can do the task independently or with adult help.
RSPB
Amazon Rainforest Internet Research - Animals KS1

Amazon Rainforest Internet Research - Animals KS1

Teach year 1 and 2 children how to use the Internet to research information. Using a specific wildlife website, challenge your children to complete the four worksheets by retrieving basic information. Use this opportunity to teach children how to: -navigate backwards and forwards through web pages. -recognise a link to a new page when the cursor turns to a hand. -minimise and maximise.
martinjgoulden
Budgies Animals Wordsearch Birds Nature Wildlife Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Budgies Animals Wordsearch Birds Nature Wildlife Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Budgies'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Rat Animals Wordsearch Nature Wildlife Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Rat Animals Wordsearch Nature Wildlife Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Rats'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Halloween Connect the Dots and Colouring Activity Pages

Halloween Connect the Dots and Colouring Activity Pages

This is Halloween themed set of 4 connect the dots (or join the dots, else dot to dot, follow the dots) picture puzzles and colouring pages. The bundle includes: (1) great cheerful pumpkin, bats and spider web; (2) bats, pumpkins, spider and spider web; (3) “boo”, two little playful ghosts, bats, pumpkins; (4) witch’s hat, pumpkins, bats and young witch’s legs. Directions: Draw a line from dot number 1 to dot number 2, then from dot number 2 to dot number 3, 3 to 4, and so on. Continue to join the dots until you have connected all the numbered dots. Then, color the picture! Answers included. All graphic files are of high quality for crisp and clear printing.
ratselmeister
Key Stage 1: Teacher Toolkit (linked to Target Tracker)

Key Stage 1: Teacher Toolkit (linked to Target Tracker)

I devised this teacher toolkit/handbook for Key Stage 1. It is a complete document (117 pages) that allows any teacher to teach KS1. It also allows senior leaders and governors to see a complete overview of Key Stage 1. It can be used for monitoring, performance management target setting and ensures that all teachers (new and old :-) are teaching to the same framework. My school is 1 and half form intake so it also caters for a 1/2 class. It has been designed to work in conjunction with Target Tracker as this is our school assessment system It consists of: editable action plan, mapped english and maths (white rose hub) overviews, writing assessment sheets, english and maths tracker sheets (department for education), reading scheme assessment sheets, mapped topic overview, medium term topic objective sheets (can be published directly to your school website to show coverage), short term topic planning sheet, maths and english planning templates, guided reading mapped Y1 and 2 objective sheets, guided reading planning templates, computing overview linked to Target Tracker objectives, Y2 Flat Stanley unit planning, Y2 The Jolly Postman unit planning, Y2 Place Value planning, Y2 Addition and Subtraction Planning. It is intended that it can be printed off as one document and then spiral bound. It can also be supplemented with your own school's systems if necessary. Hope it helps!
kristyg
COWSPIRACY - The Sustainability Secret

COWSPIRACY - The Sustainability Secret

This video guide goes along with the condensed version of Cowspiracy. This shorter version is only 15 minutes long and includes all the major highlights. It is much better in a classroom setting. The video makes light of the ever increasing amount of greenhouse gases, the affects on climate change and the almost unknown major cause of environmental destruction, animal agriculture. The video guide is 3 pages long in PDF format. It includes previewing, during viewing and post viewing questions for students and directions. The video link is hyperlinked in the main heading for quick access. This lesson would take about 45 minutes if you view the video only once and 1 hour if you show it twice, which is what I like to do. "Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rain forest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged."
Busybugsy
Life Cycles Topic Guide

Life Cycles Topic Guide

A full guide to the topic of life cycles with editable text and clear diagrams. A range of plant and animal life cycles are included, such as a cherry tomato plant, pear tree, ladybird, frog, dog, chicken and human! Display this PDF on a large display for whole class teaching or print it for use as an independent / group reference or shared reading resource. Find more resources like this in our Life Cycles Mini Pack at https://www.teachingpacks.co.uk/the-life-cycles-mini-pack/
teachingideas