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Planning and resources for primary teachers. Our history topics include Stone Age to Iron Age, Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Victorians, Shang Dynasty etc and the list is expanding each month, with literacy units to link to the topics too. Our popular resources have been tried and tested in hundreds of classrooms.

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Planning and resources for primary teachers. Our history topics include Stone Age to Iron Age, Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Victorians, Shang Dynasty etc and the list is expanding each month, with literacy units to link to the topics too. Our popular resources have been tried and tested in hundreds of classrooms.
'The Raven' Poetry Planning
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'The Raven' Poetry Planning

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Very popular! Download this fun two-week English unit based on 'The Raven' and other poetry by Edgar Allan Poe. In this unit, pupils will read and listen to the dramatic poems 'The Bells' and 'The Raven' by Edgar Allan Poe, and they will consider how the poet uses a range of devices to darken the mood of the poems. Children will work towards creating their own poems with darkened moods and performing them aloud. The aims of the unit for pupils are: • To engage with classic lyric and narrative poems by Edgar Allan Poe • To identify different poetic devices and to explain their effects • To research the literary influences of classic poetry • To prepare and perform a poem to an audience • To identify devices that lighten or darken the mood of a poem The PDF file contains 10 full literacy lesson plans, copies of the poems and all accompanying pupil resources. The lessons are designed for Y5/Y6 but could be adapted to other age groups too. You may also like: Charge of the Light Brigade Planning Pack Victorian Poetry Planning Pack The Listeners Poetry Planning Pack
SATS Reading Revision
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SATS 2020 - 100 reading questions organised by content domain, created for SATS revision. This is a popular revision tool for the Y6 Reading SATS test! The resource can be used all year round to help prepare pupils for the requirements of the 2020 KS2 test or as a last minute revision tool. Get ready for the 2020 KS2 reading assessments with this SATS Question Generator! Covering all of the reading content domains, you can use this SATS revision resource to practise the different types of questions that might come up in the KS2 SATS paper. Select one of the following modes: - Choose a particular reading content domain to revise - Practise those tricky 3-mark questions where pupils often lose marks - Revise fiction/non-fiction/poetry questions - Random mode, giving you a mixture of all types of questions The SATs revision resource also includes handy hints and tips to help pupils in the test. Perfect for teachers to use as morning work, lesson starters or revision sessions or alternatively for pupils to practise independently at school or at home. Each slide contains a short passage in the style of the reading SATS papers and then a question to answer. This is a must-have resource for Y6 pupils working towards their reading SATS tests! You might also like our similar resource: Y6 SATS Question Generator: SPAG #helpwithsats
'Escape From Pompeii' Planning (Romans/Volcanoes)
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'Escape From Pompeii' Planning (Romans/Volcanoes)

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Download our popular Escape From Pompeii English Planning Pack for KS2. This is a ten-lesson unit of work based around the book ‘Escape from Pompeii’ by Christina Balit, designed for Year 3 and Year 4. The ten lessons in this unit aim to give children the opportunity to read and listen to the Escape from Pompeii story a number of times. In the first week, children will engage with the text through discussion, drama and even creating a parachute volcanic eruption in order to increase their familiarity with the story. They will have the opportunity to articulate ideas about the text using an increasingly varied vocabulary. There is a grammar focus on using powerful verbs and a chance to develop thesaurus skills. In the second week, pupils will plan their own story based on the structure of Escape from Pompeii and they will then have the opportunity to draft, edit and present their final narrative. The literacy objectives covered in this unit are: To use sensory descriptions To use a thesaurus to improve my writing To perform a poem as a group To use powerful verbs To prepare a short drama piece based on a text To write a descriptive recount To make a story plan To write my own narrative To edit my writing To make decisions about how to present my writing The PDF file contains ten full lesson plans and all pupil worksheets/resources. #lovehistory You may also like the following planning for Year 3/ Year 4: Roman Britain Planning Pack Romans Literacy Pack (Instructions Unit) Romans Planning Bundle of all three planning packs
Ancient Greek Legacy (Lesson for KS2)
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Ancient Greek Legacy (Lesson for KS2)

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A lesson for KS2 about the lasting legacy of Ancient Greece, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and printable activity sheets. This lesson is part of our popular Ancient Greece Pack for Key Stage 2. Lesson: How significant is the legacy of Ancient Greece for life today? In this lesson, pupils will explore some of the key legacies from Ancient Greece that influence life today. They will consider the significance of each legacy in terms of its impact on their own life, before working in a group to complete a ranking challenge to decide the most significant legacy. Objectives: To explore the influence of Ancient Greece on various areas of modern life To consider the significance of different legacies on life today You may also like: Ancient Greeks Lessons Pack for KS2: A fully-resourced unit of 10 history lessons for KS2, covering the Ancient Greece topic.
Victorian Inventions (Lesson for KS2)
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Victorian Inventions (Lesson for KS2)

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A full lesson for KS2 about Victorian inventions, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. Which famous inventions came from the Victorians? This lesson explores the wealth of new inventions created during the Victorian period. Pupils will be encouraged to think like an inventor and consider the way in which inventions are designed to solve different problems. They will learn about some of the most famous inventions from the Victorian period and then work in groups to create a Dragons’ Den pitch. Objectives: To find out about some famous Victorian inventions To explain how new inventions changed people’s lives during the Victorian period The lesson plan includes differentiation ideas to adapt the activities for the needs of your class. You may also like: Victorians Full Unit for KS2](http://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/victorians-planning-12054643): A fully-resourced unit of 10 history lessons for KS2, covering the Victorians topic. Introduction to the Victorians: (FREE): A full lesson for KS2 introducing the Victorian period, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. Who Was Queen Victoria?; A full lesson for KS2 exploring the life and significance of Queen Victoria, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. Industrial Revolution A full lesson for KS2 exploring the impact of the Industrial Revolution, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. Victorian Railways A full lesson for KS2 about the introduction of the railways, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. Victorian Working Children A full lesson for KS2 exploring the topic of jobs for Victorian children, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. Victorian Schools A full lesson for KS2 about Victorian schools, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. Victorian Clothing A full lesson for KS2 investigating Victorian clothing, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. Victorian Crime and Punishment A full lesson for KS2 about crime and punishment in the Victorian period, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets.
What was it like in an Anglo-Saxon village? (Lesson for KS2)
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What was it like in an Anglo-Saxon village? (Lesson for KS2)

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A full lesson for KS2 about life in an Anglo-Saxon settlement, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. What was it like in an Anglo-Saxon village? This lesson explores life in an Anglo-Saxon settlement. Pupils will take a video tour and think about how the Anglo-Saxons used natural resources to make their settlements safe and self-sufficient. Pupils will design their own settlement maps and think about what different people might be doing in the settlement on a day-to-day basis. Objectives: To explore the features of an Anglo-Saxon settlement To consider what life might have been like for different people living in an Anglo-Saxon village The lesson plan includes differentiation ideas to adapt the activities for the needs of your class. You may also like: Anglo-Saxons Unit for KS2: A fully-resourced unit of 10 history lessons for KS2, covering the Anglo-Saxon topic. Why did the Anglo-Saxons want to settle in Britain? A complete lesson for KS2 Where did the Anglo-Saxons come from? A complete lesson for KS2
Ancient Greeks Planning
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Ancient Greeks Planning

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Ancient Greeks: 10 lessons for KS2 A fully-resourced unit of 10 history lessons for KS2, covering the Ancient Greece topic. This KS2History planning pack includes 10 detailed lessons plans about the Ancient Greeks, each with printable pupil resources and Powerpoint slides. The ten sessions in this unit aim to give an overview of life in Ancient Greece, including a focus on its achievements and influence on the western world. As with all of the KS2History unit plans, there is an emphasis on allowing pupils to consider the sources of evidence that form our understanding of this period of world history. The aims of the unit for pupils are: To gain an overview of significant people, places and events from Ancient Greece To contrast daily life in Ancient Greece with modern day lifestyles ! To consider broader historical context, particularly with regards to the expansion of the Ancient Greek empire and lasting legacy To become familiar with historical sources, debates and accurate vocabulary relating to Ancient Greece The planning pack covers the following lessons - each with a detailed plan, Powerpoint and printable resources: Who were the Ancient Greeks? Why were Athens and Sparta so different? What was Alexander the Great’s impact on the Greek empire? Why did a small Greek army win the Battle of Marathon? What were the Ancient Greek gods known for? What happened at the Ancient Greek Olympic Games? What were the Ancient Greek philosophers famous for? Did the events of the Trojan Horse story really happen? What was daily life like for children in Ancient Greece? How significant is the legacy of Ancient Greece for life today? This pack contains everything you need to teach this unit, including differentiated activity ideas so that it can be adapted to the needs of your class. The Powerpoint text is also editable. This pack is brought to you from Ks2history.com.
Victorians Topic 10 Lessons
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Victorians Topic 10 Lessons

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A bundle of 10 lessons covering the Victorians topic for KS2. Each lesson includes Powerpoint slides, a detailed plan and pupil resource sheets. The pack contains the following lessons: Introduction to the Victorians: (FREE): A full lesson for KS2 introducing the Victorian period, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. Who Was Queen Victoria?; A full lesson for KS2 exploring the life and significance of Queen Victoria, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. Victorian Inventions: A full lesson for KS2 about famous Victorian inventions, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. Industrial Revolution A full lesson for KS2 exploring the impact of the Industrial Revolution, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. Victorian Railways A full lesson for KS2 about the introduction of the railways, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. Victorian Working Children A full lesson for KS2 exploring the topic of jobs for Victorian children, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. Victorian Schools A full lesson for KS2 about Victorian schools, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. Victorian Clothing A full lesson for KS2 investigating Victorian clothing, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. Victorian Crime and Punishment A full lesson for KS2 about crime and punishment in the Victorian period, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. Each lesson contains ideas for differentiation so that it is easy to adapt for the needs of your class or year group.
Alexander the Great (Lesson for KS2)
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Alexander the Great (Lesson for KS2)

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A lesson for KS2 about Alexander the Great and the Greek Empire, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and printable activity sheets. This lesson is part of our popular Ancient Greece Pack for Key Stage 2. Lesson: What was Alexander the Great’s impact on the Greek empire? This lesson explores the life and impact of Alexander the Great. Pupils will look at sources that give clues about Alexander’s global impact and then they will act out the story of his crucial role in expanding the Greek empire. Once familiar with Alexander’s story, pupils will be given a map work challenge to record the four stages of the expansion of Alexander’s empire. Objectives: To find out why Alexander the Great was a significant figure To analyse the historical impact of Alexander the Great’s rule You may also like: Ancient Greeks Lessons Pack for KS2: A fully-resourced unit of 10 history lessons for KS2, covering the Ancient Greece topic.
The Bronze Age (Lesson for KS2)
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The Bronze Age (Lesson for KS2)

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A full lesson for KS2 introducing the Bronze Age, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. How did bronze replace stone in the Bronze Age? This lesson looks at the changes between the Stone Age and the Bronze Age, including the implications of the discovery of bronze and the process of how bronze was made. Pupils will find out why bronze was so important and they will create their own flowcharts to record the ‘smelting’ process of how it was made. Objectives: To know how the Bronze Age was different to the Stone Age To explain how the smelting process was used to make bronze The lesson plan includes differentiation ideas to adapt the activities for the needs of your class. This is the seventh lesson in the popular KS2History Stone Age to Iron Age Unit for KS2.. You may also like: Bronze Age Grave Goods (Lesson for KS2) Iron Age Hillforts (Lesson for KS2) Stone Age Hunter-Gatherers (Lesson for KS2) Stone Age Cave Art (Lesson for KS2) Stone Age Artefacts & Evidence (Lesson for KS2) Stonehenge Mysteries (Lesson for KS2) Stone Age Boy Literacy Planning - 2 Weeks Stone Age to Iron Age Planning Bundle for KS2
Y6 SATS: SPAG Revision
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Y6 SATS: SPAG Revision

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SATS 2020 - 100 SPAG questions organised by topic to revise for the KS2 tests. This is a helpful revision tool for the Y6 SPAG test. The tool can be used all year round to prepare students for the requirements of the 2020 SATS or as a last minute revision activity. Get ready for the 2020 KS2 grammar assessments with this SATS Question Generator! Covering all of the grammar content domains, you can use this SATS revision resource to practise the different types of questions that might come up in the grammar paper. Select one of the following modes: - Choose a particular grammar domain or topic to revise - Random mode, giving you a mixture of all types of questions The SATs revision resource is perfect for teachers to use as morning work, lesson starters or revision sessions or alternatively for pupils to practise independently at school or at home. Each slide contains a new question in the style of the SATS GPS test paper and an answer to reveal. < This is a must-have resource for Y6 pupils working towards their GPS SATS tests! You might also like our similar resource: Y6 SATS Question Generator: Reading #helpwithsats
Sea/Seaside Poetry Planning
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Sea/Seaside Poetry Planning

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Very popular poetry planning for the seaside/under the sea topic! In this unit, children will read and listen to seaside or sea poems by Edward Lear and to consider how the sounds and language patterns come alive when they are read aloud. They will have the opportunity to create their own versions of the sea poems and to perform them. The aims of the unit for pupils are: • To listen to a range of seaside poems being read aloud and engage imaginatively with them • To identify patterns of language and repeated phrases • To use the voice in different ways to express ideas • To perform a poem off by heart The PDF file contains 10 full literacy lesson plans, copies of the poems and accompanying pupil resources. Perfect for National Poetry Month! You may also like our other KS1 poetry packs: Summer Performance Poetry Pack Year 2 Performance Poetry Pack Spring Performance Poetry
Stone Age Artefacts and Sources of Evidence (Lesson for KS2)
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Stone Age Artefacts and Sources of Evidence (Lesson for KS2)

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A full lesson for KS2 exploring the types of historical evidence that tell us about the Stone Age. The resource includes a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. What kind of sources tell us about the Stone Age? This lesson addresses the question of how we can know about a period of British history with a lack of written primary sources of evidence. Pupils will be introduced to the concept of making deductions from evidence and they will use an information table to record what different artefacts tell us about the Stone Age. Objectives: To examine non-written sources of evidence about the Stone Age To make deductions from primary sources The lesson plan includes differentiation ideas to adapt the activities for the needs of your class. This is the fourth lesson in the popular KS2History Stone Age to Iron Age Unit for KS2.. You may also like: Prehistory Timelines (Lesson for KS2) Stone Age Hunter-Gatherers (Lesson for KS2) Stone Age Cave Art (Lesson for KS2) Stonehenge Mysteries (Lesson for KS2) Bronze Age (Lesson for KS2) Stone Age Boy Literacy Planning - 2 Weeks Stone Age to Iron Age Planning Bundle for KS2
Ancient Greek Olympics (Lesson for KS2)
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Ancient Greek Olympics (Lesson for KS2)

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A lesson for KS2 about the Ancient Greek Olympic Games, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and printable activity sheets. This lesson is part of our popular Ancient Greece Pack for Key Stage 2. Lesson: What happened at the Ancient Greek Olympic Games? In this lesson, pupils will find out about the Ancient Greek Olympic games. After matching up ancient and modern events, pupils will find out about the why, what, who and when of the Ancient Games and may be surprised to learn that competitive sport was not the main purpose of the games. Pupils will make a sample 5-day programme to show the balance of sporting, religious and social activities before taking part in a Classroom Olympic Games of their own, complete with its own winners’ ceremony. Objectives: To explain the importance of the Olympic Games in Ancient Greek culture To explore the balance of religious, social and sporting activities at the Ancient Greek Olympics You may also like: Ancient Greeks Lessons Pack for KS2: A fully-resourced unit of 10 history lessons for KS2, covering the Ancient Greece topic.
Stonehenge  (Lesson for KS2)
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Stonehenge (Lesson for KS2)

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A full lesson for KS2 about Stonehenge, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets (including instructions to make a biscuit henge model). Why are there so many mysteries about Stonehenge? In this lesson pupils take a virtual tour of Stonehenge and suggest answers to some related questions that still puzzle historians today. Pupils will explore different theories about why Stonehenge was built and then they will construct their own models of Stonehenge using biscuits, clay or boxes. Objectives: To understand what Stonehenge looks like To explore different theories about the building of Stonehenge The lesson plan includes differentiation ideas to adapt the activities for the needs of your class. This is the sixth lesson in the popular KS2History Stone Age to Iron Age Unit for KS2.. Prehistory Timelines (Lesson for KS2) Stone Age Hunter-Gatherers (Lesson for KS2) Stone Age Cave Art (Lesson for KS2) Stone Age Artefacts & Evidence (Lesson for KS2) Skara Brae (Lesson for KS2) Bronze Age (Lesson for KS2) Stone Age Boy Literacy Planning - 2 Weeks Stone Age to Iron Age Planning Bundle for KS2
Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs (Lesson)
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Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs (Lesson)

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A full lesson for KS2 introducing the pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint slides and pupil resource sheets. This lesson can also be found in the Ancient Egyptians Planning Pack for KS2. Who were the Ancient Egyptian pharaohs? This lesson explores the role of the pharaohs and introduces some significant figures. Pupils will play a ‘Find that Pharaoh’ game to become familiar with key people and dates. They will learn about important symbols associated with pharaohs and use them to design a royal sarcophagus. Objectives: To find out about some of the most famous Egyptian pharaohs To explore the meaning of symbols associated with the pharaohs The lesson plan includes differentiation ideas to adapt the activities for the needs of your class. This is the third lesson from our Ancient Egyptians Planning Pack.
Anglo-Saxons Planning Pack
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Anglo-Saxons Planning Pack

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A fully-resourced unit of 10 history lessons for KS2, covering the Anglo-Saxon topic. This KS2History planning pack includes 10 detailed lessons plans, each with accompanying pupil resource sheets and Powerpoint slides. The ten sessions in this unit aim to give an overview of the Anglo-Saxon period in Britain and to highlight some of the major changes during this period. There is an emphasis on allowing pupils to consider the sources of evidence that form our understanding of this period of British history. The aims of the unit for pupils are: To gain an overview of the significant people and events during the Anglo-Saxon period in Britain. To contrast everyday life during the Anglo-Saxon period with modern British lifestyles. To consider broader historical themes of invading and settling before a time when Britain was unified under a single monarch. To become familiar with historical sources and accurate vocabulary relating to the Anglo-Saxon period. This pack contains everything you need to teach this unit, including differentiated activity ideas so that it can be adapted to the needs of your class. The Powerpoint text is also editable. The planning pack covers the following lessons: Who were the Anglo-Saxon invaders? Why did the Anglo-Saxons want to settle in Britain? What was it like in an Anglo-Saxon village? What kind of clothes did the Anglo-Saxons wear? How was Anglo-Saxon Britain ruled? Who was Alfred the Great? What was Anglo-Saxon food and drink like? How did the Anglo-Saxons write things down? How did the Anglo-Saxons find out about Christianity? What was the mystery of Sutton Hoo? This pack is brought to you from Ks2history. #lovehistory #maymadness You may also like our KS2 Beowulf Literacy Planning Pack.
Stone Age Cave Art (Lesson for KS2)
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Stone Age Cave Art (Lesson for KS2)

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A FREE full lesson for KS2 introducing Stone Age cave art, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. This lesson can also be found in the Stone Age to Iron Age Unit for KS2.. What was Stone Age cave art? This lesson gives pupils the opportunity to examine pictures of cave art from the Stone Age. Pupils will identify common images in the cave paintings and consider what they tell us about life in the Stone Age. After learning about how Stone Age artists created their cave paintings, pupils will have the chance to get creative with their own versions of prehistoric cave art. Objectives: To explore the style of Stone Age cave art To find out how cave paintings were created The lesson plan includes differentiation ideas to adapt the activities for the needs of your class. This is the third lesson in the popular KS2History Stone Age to Iron Age Unit for KS2.. You may also like: Prehistory Timelines (Lesson for KS2) Stone Age Hunter-Gatherers (Lesson for KS2) Stone Age Artefacts & Evidence (Lesson for KS2) Stonehenge Mysteries (Lesson for KS2) Bronze Age (Lesson for KS2) Stone Age Boy Literacy Planning - 2 Weeks Stone Age to Iron Age Planning Bundle for KS2
Anglo-Saxon Invasion - FREE lesson
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A FREE full lesson for KS2 about the Anglo-Saxons invaders, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. This lesson is part of our popular Anglo-Saxons Unit for KS2:. Who were the Anglo-Saxon invaders? This lesson introduces the Anglo-Saxons and explores where the different invaders came from. Pupils will look at maps to trace the origins of different tribes and make a profile of a Saxon invader, including a Saxon selfie. There is also an opportunity for pupils to link what they have learned about movement of people in Anglo-Saxon times to the topic of modern day immigration. Objectives: To find out where the Anglo-Saxons came from To think about what it might have been like to be an Anglo-Saxon invader coming to Britain The lesson plan includes differentiation ideas to adapt the activities for the needs of your class. You may also like: Anglo-Saxons Unit for KS2: A fully-resourced unit of 10 history lessons for KS2, covering the Anglo-Saxon topic. Why did the Anglo-Saxons want to settle in Britain? A complete lesson for KS2
SATS Presentation: Parent Meeting (Y6)
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SATS Presentation: Parent Meeting (Y6)

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Updated for 2020 - This is a Powerpoint presentation to be used by teachers meeting with parents and carers to explain the Y6 SATS/KS2 assessments. The presentation covers the following topics: What are the SATS tests? How do the tests take place? How are the tests graded? The Reading Test (including sample questions) The GPS Tests (including sample questions) The Maths Tests (including sample questions) Other Assessments How can I help my child? Time for Questions Link to useful downloadable resources. The text is editable so that you can adapt this information to suit your own school. We hope that this free resource is helpful for your SATS information evening as you prepare your pupils for their SATS 2020. Check out our other SATS resources including practice questions: Y6 SATS Question Generator: Reading (with 100 practice questions!) and Y6 SATS Question Generator: Grammar, Punctuation & Vocabulary (with 100 practice questions!) #helpwithsats