Year 3 Instructions planningQuick View

Year 3 Instructions planning

10 days worth of planning based on instructions. LI’s include: LI- To know the features of instruction writing. I-To understand order within instructions. LI-To be able to follow a set of instructions. LI-To write a set of instructions. LI- To know that fiction can have different structures. LI-To be able to compose and rehearse sentences orally LI-To be able to use the language of instruction writing in my own work. LI-To be able to edit and improve my own work.
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Instructions and explanations

This is a pack of resources to get you through a week of instructions and a week of explanations, so two weeks total. They are targeted towards year 3/4. I began with instructions. The resources are created with Hamilton Trust planning in mind, however I focused on food and drink rather than games shows. As you work through the resources, the children will accumulate knowledge, which will ultimately result in two pieces of work being created. My class enjoyed everything and I observed some great results. Enjoy!
Scaffolding CPD & strategies - principles of instructionQuick View

Scaffolding CPD & strategies - principles of instruction

Rather than differentiation, many schools are thinking more in terms of scaffolding in the current climate. The attached documents include: a ppt used for CPD a guidance document containing a range of strategies that can be used to scaffold work for children.


With this clear sheet your students will 100% understand what they need to do in their Foundation or Higher speaking test plus some advice. This sheet explains in PLAIN English how to tackle the role-play, photo card and conversation. With a role-play and photo card prototype we have added notes and advice to provide timings, procedure and instructions. PERFECT to give to your students as they prepare for the test and provide answers to the most common questions about the test. Easy to tweak into another language. UNPROTECTED word document.
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Examples of Instructions

8 different sets of instructions that are aimed at different ability children, showing different ways in which instructions can be set out for day to day tasks as well as showing how detailed instructions can need to be for a simple task like cleaning your teeth.
Instruction Writing - Dinosaur English PlanningQuick View

Instruction Writing - Dinosaur English Planning

Instruction Writing - Dinosaur English Planning Suitable for KS1 Ever wondered How to Take Care of Your Dinosaur? Well with this planning, your children will write you some instructions! The hook for this lesson is for children to find a dinosaur egg alongside the book How to Take Care of Your Dinosaur by Jason Cockcroft, as well as an unusual envelope. This plan includes 5 days of planning with the below WALTs: Make predictions. Identify key features of instructions. Write our instructions. Write our instructions. Follow a set of instructions (a lovely end where the children will test out each other’s instructions on their own pet dinosaur!) This plan includes 4 levels of differentiation; Red 1 - SEN children Yellow 2 - Main task with a scaffold Green 3 - Main task Blue 4 - Greater depth/ mastery challenge Please leave a review if you are happy with this product; I would really appreciate it. If you have any questions or comments please email me on Looking for more English Planning around the theme of dinosaurs? Check them out below! Writing an Adventure Story! Change a Story Non-fiction Writing - Information Leaflet for a Class Museum Persuasive Letter - Don’t let a T-Rex read a book! Roarsome Poetry Writing Need a FREE Medium Term Plan for the topic ‘Dinosaurs’? Check this one out! © 2021, MrsRosieTeach
Fantastic Beasts Instruction WritingQuick View

Fantastic Beasts Instruction Writing

A whole unit of work based on the Fantastic Beasts by J.K. Rowling. The children will design a set of instructions on how to look after a beast of their imagination. The children I have taught at my school SJA have been really engaged in the learning which lasts approximately 2 weeks (10 teaching sessions). All objectives come from the Year 3 English National Curriculum. Resource includes: Lessson PowerPoint with learning objectives, Grammar Geek (How to use this is below), lesson activities and planning. Some resources are editable to suit your class. How to use Grammar Geek: Introduce the session slide, read out each objective. The colours focus on different parts of grammar: vocabulary, structure and application. Give children 5 minutes to complete as much as they can. Support can be given. We complete ours in silence and adults support children across the class. After 5 minutes, invite individual children to read the objective and give their answer with explanation e.g. I have put a comma here and full stop at the end because it has two clauses in this sentence. After children’s responses, show the ‘teacher’ responses and discuss reasons behind each answer. The aim of Grammar Geek is to increase the children’s knowledge and understanding of grammar whilst engaging them in the unit of work. There are spelling sessions weaved in to encourage this skill in students. I hope you enjoy, please leave a review once you’ve downloaded the resources.
Imperative Verbs (Cooking)- InstructionsQuick View

Imperative Verbs (Cooking)- Instructions

This is a fully resourced, fully differentiated and high-quality 9 document lesson that only takes about 5mins of prep time, depending on how fast you are with scissors! It’s based around creating recipes from random ingredients. Students will use imperative verbs to write recipes. I created it for my KS4 SEND class but it would work a treat for primary, early KS3 and EAL learners too. It could quite easily work as a fun transition activity on an open/taster day etc. I tried to make it as visual and fun as possible- Instructions isn’t the most exciting of topics! I used it for an observation and it was graded as Outstanding. You could easily extend it to include writing restaurant reviews or using some drama etc. Included: Lesson Plan - includes WALT, differentiated WILFs, primary national curriculum targets and differentiated ability group information. 3x worksheets (fully differentiated HA, MA and LA) PowerPoint - visual with WALT, WILFs and opportunities for self assessment and challenge. Starter cut-and-stick matching activity, which can then be used as a support sheet for the main task (you could differentiate this further by scrambling the words for HA, etc.) Plenary cards Differentiated food lists for tasks …all you need is some envelopes! Hopefully, it will save you some time planning and mean treating yourself to that glass of wine, extra boxset session or bath. Please take the time to leave some feedback letting me know how it worked for you and if you can suggest any improvements. I’d really appreciate it. N.B. I’ve left it how I use it, really- my class are far too competitive to have red, amber and green groups- they’d figure out who’s top and who’s bottom very quickly and it would cause no end of bother, hence why I have purple, gold and blue groups instead. I hope it’s straightforward!
Firework Instructions (linked to Firework-Maker's Daughter)Quick View

Firework Instructions (linked to Firework-Maker's Daughter)

Create your own firework! Two lessons (1. reading activities and planning 2. Independent write) **Children will write their own set of instructions on how to create a firework of their own design. They will take ideas and inspiration from the book but can let their imagination run wild! ** Ideal to be used after reading chapter 1 of The Firework Maker’s Daughter although could be used at any point when studying the book. Includes: WAGOLL example text with linked reading activities. Planning ideas and examples with a planning sheet to complete. Two Powerpoints to aid teaching. Teacher’s Notes Children really enjoyed this activity and produced high quality pieces of writing.
Explicit Vocabulary Instruction Staff CPD - for Literacy CoordinatorsQuick View

Explicit Vocabulary Instruction Staff CPD - for Literacy Coordinators

An engaging and detailed staff CPD session on explicit vocabulary instruction - this lasts between one hour and 90 minutes depending on whether departments are given time at the end to consider their tier 2 and tier 3 vocabulary words. I delivered this in my role as Literacy Coordinator and was told by the headteacher that it was the best internal CPD that he had seen delivered. This session covers: Why you need a whole-school approach to vocabulary The Matthew Effect Tier 1, 2 and 3 words and what this means. Approaches to vocabulary instruction - morphology, etymology and the Frayer model. Advice for further reading. Please note that I have provided some suggestions in the notes section of the slides about how to guide discussion. Leave a review and choose any other resource for free from the LikeAnExpert shop.
Hookes Law instructions sheet including table and graphQuick View

Hookes Law instructions sheet including table and graph

Hookes Law instructions for a ks3 class including a table to enter data into and a graph with axis ready to plot data onto. I would practise the experiment first to check what sort of extensions your springs get and then change the scale on the graph axis in the powerpoint version of the work sheet if you need.
Instruction WritingQuick View

Instruction Writing

A PowerPoint and activity around the idea of instruction writing. Students are asked to identify why instructions are important and what instructions they have followed - always interesting to see how many realise they are following instruction 95% of the time! The activities concern household chores, so hopefully all students can identify with them.
Year 6 - Writing InstructionsQuick View

Year 6 - Writing Instructions

EXAMPLES FOR WORKING AT GREATER DEPTH USEFUL FOR MODELLING AND INPUT SESSIONS. PPT Presentation for writing a set of fictional instructions (How to Make a Superhero). Models an example of ‘Working at the expected standard’, where elements of higher-level punctuation are present. Word Document included with 5 examples of fully written instructions, both for working at greater depth and working at the expected standard. Includes Success Criteria for instructional writing as it pertains to this fictional instructional writing.
The Iron Man Example Instructions, Feature Identification & AnswersQuick View

The Iron Man Example Instructions, Feature Identification & Answers

Example instructional text for The Iron Man (also known as The Iron Giant), particularly suitable for use when reading Chapter 3 of Ted Hughes’ novel, plus a writing feature identification worksheet with answer sheet. The model instructional text contains the following language, grammar and punctuation features: • Onomatopoeia • Alliteration • Similes • Commands • Questions • Imperative verbs • Fronted adverbials followed by a comma • Expanded noun phrases • Variety of nouns/verbs to avoid repetition • Question marks • Apostrophes for singular possession • Brackets • Hyphens • Colons These exemplar instructions are perfect to show to pupils as a WAGOLL. Pupils read the model text, identify the features and then independently write instructions for their own plan to stop the Iron Man. The answers for the feature identification worksheet have been included so they can be shared easily in class or remotely. All documents are supplied in PDF and editable Word documents. You may also be interested in: ✦ The Iron Man Unit of Work | Four Weeks | Year 3/4 ✦ The Iron Man Example Diary Text with Features ✦ The Iron Man Dialogue Writing - Example Text with Feature Identification Sheet ✦ The Iron Man - Example Apology Letter from Hogarth with Feature Identification ✦ Example Non-Chronological Report About The Iron Man, Plus Feature Identification Sheet with Answers ✦ Iron Man 6 Example Texts Plus All Chapter Glossary BUNDLE ✦ Iron Man Example Texts BUNDLE: Diary, Dialogue & Non-Chronological Report with Features Sheet & Answers ✦ The Iron Man Glossary for the Whole Novel (Chapters 1-5) Visit Helen-Teach’s Shop for more resources. All feedback is welcome and appreciated, so please leave a review after downloading my resources. Thanks!
Romans Instructions Planning PackQuick View

Romans Instructions Planning Pack

Download our popular ten-lesson unit of work based on reading and writing instructional texts with a Romans theme. Pupils will make a chocolate Roman road and then create instructions based on becoming gladiator champions! The ten lessons in this unit aim to give children the opportunity to understand the features of instructions as a genre. In the first week, children will engage with the text type by following instructions to make edible Roman roads out of biscuits, chocolates and custard! There is also a grammar focus on using prepositions and imperative verbs. In the second week, pupils will use drama to develop ideas and extend their vocabulary. They will then plan their own set of instructions about becoming Roman gladiator champions and they will then have the opportunity to draft, edit and present their final instructions. The English objectives covered in this unit are: - To give and follow verbal instructions - To use prepositions - To read and follow written instructions - To identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning - To use a range of imperative verbs - To prepare a group performance - To make a plan for my writing - To write my own instructions - To edit my writing - To make decisions about how to present my writing The PDF file contains ten lesson plans and all accompanying pupil resources. Perfect to link literacy and history in your Romans topic! You may also like: Roman Britain Planning Pack Escape from Pompeii Literacy Planning Pack Romans Planning Bundle of all three planning packs .
Sewing machine threading instructions.Quick View

Sewing machine threading instructions.

Sewing machine threading instructions for both the top and bobin threads. These are step by step and have pictures as well has written instructions. I use these for all year groups and it helps them learn how to thread the machines independently. These instructions are for the janome mystyle 22 machine, but could be eaily adapted for other models.
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To be taught with a lower ability year 7, using plenty of actions/gestures. No differentiation as such, but could be done by using regular -er verbs and getting students to create the pattern.
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This worksheet is designed to test wether children are paying attention, are they reading the instructions properly. This is a fun task but the message is serious; students not reading questions properly and not answering what was asked is a significant issue affecting test results. It is a fun starter or ending task suitable for any classroom based lesson.