How To Train Your DragonQuick View

How To Train Your Dragon

A full literacy scheme of work for 'How To Train Your Dragon' with activities for each chapter, including a book review sheet and a lesson comparing the book and the film. I read the book to my own children years ago and I forgot how funny it was, the pupils loved it. Many of the learning activities have been borrowed and adapted from other contributors to the TES.
How to Train your Dragon - Non-fiction - 20 resources inc Instructions, Adverts, Information textsQuick View

How to Train your Dragon - Non-fiction - 20 resources inc Instructions, Adverts, Information texts

Great value - Plans for 4 weeks of lessons. Originally made for lower primary (years 3 and 4), this is a great book to study and lends itself well to non-fiction work. Presentations in PPT or Smart notebook. Loads of ideas for activities - Instructions on How to make a Chinese Dragon, map directions, recipe for a Cursed Curry, ideas from Pie Corbett - How to Trap a Dragon etc. Also analysing an advert, writing an advert for an Island Holiday and a poster for a Pet show. Plus 2 differentiated comprehensions and making trading cards, and more! This will last you at least 4 weeks and has lots of resources included! Everything is differentiated and fully editable for you to change to suit your class. Feedback and suggestions welcomed. For more resources see my shop:
Primary to Secondary Transition Unit Treasure IslandQuick View

Primary to Secondary Transition Unit Treasure Island

This is the primary part of the Tameside Local Authority Transition Unit that has been designed by an outstanding Literacy Lead, Year 6 teacher. She has kindly shared this with all of the primary schools in Tameside and, as an authority, we are now creating a KS3 unit that all of our secondaries will be using to baseline pupils in reading and writing. The theme is Treasure Island and both units will use this as the stimulus. By the end of this unit, pupils will create two pieces of writing and one piece of reading comprehension that will be sent to their secondary school to their English teacher. The Key Stage 3 unit has now been uploaded and can be found here:
Cressida Cowell video and resourcesQuick View

Cressida Cowell video and resources

A video of Cressida Cowell, author of How to Train Your Dragon, entertaining an audience of school pupils! There is also a teaching resource pack with lots of activities for Cressida's series of books.
Britain's settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots: PowerPoint lessons, worksheets & topic planQuick View

Britain's settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots: PowerPoint lessons, worksheets & topic plan

A series of lessons to cover the objectives in the history curriculum 2014: POWERPOINTS Romans and Scots: A look at the Roman withdrawal from Britain in around AD 410, the fall of the western Roman Empire due to barbarian attacks and the Scots invasions from Ireland to north Britain. The Anglo Saxons (invasions, settlements and kingdoms: place names and village life): A 38 page powerpoint with a contents page so it can be taught as an overview or an in-depth study. Introduces the topic with a timeline and a map showing where the Angles, Saxons and Jutes came from and where they settled in Britain. Looks at the seven main Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of Essex, Kent, Sussex, Wessex, East Anglia, Mercia and Northumbria, showing maps of each region and giving information on important kings. Mentions the current debate about whether Britain was invaded or peacefully settled by the Anglo-Saxons. Gives examples of place names and a list of Anglo-Saxon words and their meanings that many place names have originated from. Ends with a look at Anglo-Saxon village life. Anglo-Saxon art and culture: Includes the Anglo-Saxon runic alphabet, literature such as Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, the Bayeux Tapestry, and looks closely at Anglo-Saxon art Christian conversion: Explains the pagan religion of the Anglo-Saxons then the rise of Christianity in Britain from monasteries in Iona, Lindisfarne and Canterbury. Explains the difference between the Celtic Christianity and the Roman Christianity, and how problems were solved at the Synod of Whitby. Sutton Hoo discovery: An in-depth look at the ship burial at Sutton Hoo and the artefacts found. WORKSHEETS AND ACTIVITIES Topic booklet covers What I know about the Romans & Anglo-Saxons Dal Riata writing templates Romans writing template Anglo-Saxon arrival in Britain Anglo-Saxon kingdoms map Anglo-Saxon place names The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles (in English) The story of Beowulf (English translation) Writing with runes Calligraphic writing x 2 versions Illuminated letters: Large letters to colour like the monks Iona, Canterbury and Lindisfarne worksheet Writing border - saints Writing sheet - monks Blank map Writing border - Anglo-Saxons Writing border - monks
KS1 Geography and History of the United Kingdom: powerpoints and activities packQuick View

KS1 Geography and History of the United Kingdom: powerpoints and activities pack

A set of resources for KS1 to teach children about the geography, history and culture of the UK. GEOGRAPHY POWERPOINT LESSONS Geography of the UK: ENGLAND Geography of the UK: SCOTLAND Geography of the UK: WALES Geography of the UK: NORTHERN IRELAND Each powerpoint is approximately 20 pages long and includes information on: The location of the country in the world and in the UK The names of the ocean and surrounding seas The capital city Information on the capital city and key landmarks Islands Mountains Rivers Specific features such as castles, brochs, lochs, stone circles etc. Myths and Legends Traditions HISTORY POWERPOINTS HISTORY OF THE UK: A quick look through different periods in the history of the United Kingdom; how the UK has been invaded and settled, why places are as they are, and how the countries got their names. THE UNION FLAG: The story of how it came into being. It includes: Flag of England; Saint George, the story of St George and the Dragon, the St George's Cross The Flag of Wales The Flag of Scotland; St Andrew, the story of King Angus MacFergus The Flag of Britain, 1606 The Flag of the Protectorate; including the arms of Ireland Great Britain; the ensign armorial, 1707 St Patrick's Cross; the story of St Patrick The Union Flag Jacks How to draw the Union Flag THE NATIONAL ANTHEM THE ROYAL COAT OF ARMS: Explains what a coat of arms is and how they are created. Explains about the Royal coat of arms today. ACTIVITIES AND WORKSHEETS: Factfiles x 4: For fact finding missions, cities, rivers, mountains and a blank one. They contain boxes for text, lines for explanations and a blank map of the UK. Flag activities: 6 different flag sheets Map of UK Topic cover Jigsaw of the UK Simple outline plan in word with links and suggestions.
Yr 1/2 Narrative Unit 4A Fantasy: PetsQuick View

Yr 1/2 Narrative Unit 4A Fantasy: Pets

Maisie’s pet dragon runs away and Maisie sets out to find it. She meets many characters on her quest. Children create alternative fantasy pets and settings through improvisation and art. They write their own story about losing and recovering their pet. Find other lesson plans and resources at
ARKive Geographic - Exploring Global BiodiversityQuick View

ARKive Geographic - Exploring Global Biodiversity

This activity is designed to teach 11-14 year olds about the world's biodiversity. It challenges students to become ‘species experts’ for an endangered species and explore biogeography concepts using species fact cards and maps of the continents.
ARKive GeographicQuick View

ARKive Geographic

Students learn the definitions of biodiversity, species, habitat and ecosystem and become a ‘species expert’ for a species of their choice. Students explore these concepts by cross-referencing a map of the world’s continents with a variety of species fact cards. Students combine critical thinking skills and comprehension strategies to present a case for the conservation of their chosen species.
China (KS 3 & 4)Quick View

China (KS 3 & 4)

This 50 page booklet allows students to explore China through a variety of activities both students and teacher lead. Chapters include, amongst others: Where Are We Talking About? What Do You Know About China? Why Travel to China? What Is The Climate Like in China? What Is our Population Like? What’s Happening To China’s Population? What’s Happening To The Age Of China? China’s Culture A Taste Of China Gung Hey Fat Choy! Playing With Paper Britain’s Best Beverage China’s Threatened Wildlife The Great Wall The Terracotta Army The Forbidden City Tiananmen Square Three Gorge Dam Transnational Companies In China
How to Write a Descriptive EssayQuick View

How to Write a Descriptive Essay

A step by step, scaffolded approach to teaching your students how to write a five-paragraph descriptive essay about an animal. There is a writing model from which students complete a graphic organiser to guide them in deconstructing the model essay. This process helps students to intuit the structure of an essay. There are graphic organisers for research, introduction and conclusion. There is an editing symbol guide and a works cited guide. It draws special attention to a six-step writing process; research, draft, share, edit, revise and publish. There are check boxes for monitoring students' progress through the writing process. The workbook is printed on loose leaf notebook style paper. This workbook is included in the How to Write Essay Bundle (Biography, Comparison & Contrast, Descriptive Essay) at a discounted price.
Biology: SpeciationQuick View

Biology: Speciation

A worksheet and fully complete answer sheet which is aimed at GCSE Biology students and covers speciation.
Story cardsQuick View

Story cards

A set of cards divided into character, setting, object and time. Sprinkles uploaded some fantastic cards back in 2006 ( I’ve used those original images, and then added quite a few extra ones. I use them with my Reception class for whole class storytelling. For older children, they’d also work as a stimulus for individual or group story writing.