Year 6 Leavers' Production - Once Upon a TimeQuick View

Year 6 Leavers' Production - Once Upon a Time

A Year 6 leavers' production based on famous children's books. The play starts with a child reading Wimpy Kid on their last day of Year 6. Each book then comes to life with characters from the story acting out relevant scenes to the the children's time at school. The characters cleverly weave together throughout the play (in the style similar to Charlie Cook's Favourite Book) and then at the end there is a link to the children's Leavers' Book which allows for memories. Books included are Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Matilda, We're Going on a Bear Hunt, Demon Headmaster, Roald Dahl's Little Red Riding Hood and Funny Bones. Lots of opportunities for singing and dancing and humour.
Once upon a time topic web 2015Quick View

Once upon a time topic web 2015

Over the years I have developed various topic webs as idea banks to starting new topics in the EYFS. Finally sharing them! Hope this helps some! Enjoy!
Once Upon a Time There Lived a Witch- A WITCH themed Reading and Writing UnitQuick View

Once Upon a Time There Lived a Witch- A WITCH themed Reading and Writing Unit

Once Upon a Time There Lived a Witch - a WITCH themed Reading and Writing Unit Get into the Halloween spirit this year with fun WITCH themed literature. Books, what a wonderful way to get students excited for the season and learn about the writing process! This unit contains WITCH themed printables designed to help your kiddos write their own version of a spooky tale. There are hoards of amazing WITCH themed literature available for teachers, included in this kit are seven of my favorite titles. The following books are used in this product: Hoodwinked by Arthur Howard A Woggle of Witches by Adrienne Adams Cake Girl by David Lucas Heckedy Peg by Audrey Wood Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson Winnie the Witch by Valerie Thomas The Picky Little Witch by Elizabeth Brokamp This lesson contains twenty printables focusing on character analysis and the writing process. *Character Analysis - seven different printables, one for each story *Character Venn Diagram - compare and contrast three favorite witches *{Brainstorming Boxes} Setting, Title, and Witch Name - story planning page *Even Witches Need Friends - identify supporting characters *{Brainstorming Boxes} Beginning, Middle, & End - plot graphic organizer *Create a Witch - illustrate main character and pinpoint character traits *{Brainstorming Boxes} My Story Summary *Story Cover Page - template for student book cover *Writing Paper - five styles All printables work best after reading the story whole class. Happy Learning! Renee Smalley
Once upon a Time - Creative writing lesson. Paper 1, Question 5.Quick View

Once upon a Time - Creative writing lesson. Paper 1, Question 5.

Lesson aimed at practicing skills for Paper 1, Question 5. Students discuss the typical features of a fairytale, watch clips from fairytales and from the TV show ‘Once Upon A Time.’ Students eventually write a story about a fairytale character in the real world. Lesson is differentiated using aim/challenge/super challenge.
Once Upon a Dream: A Twisted Tale Novel StudyQuick View

Once Upon a Dream: A Twisted Tale Novel Study

**This resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with Once Upon a Time: A Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell. The pack has been designed in alignment with the 2014 National Curriculum of England’s reading objectives for Year 6. ** ABOUT THE NOVEL: What if the sleeping beauty never woke up?Once Upon a Dream marks the second book in a new YA line that reimagines classic Disney stories in surprising new ways. It should be simple–a dragon defeated, a slumbering princess in a castle, a prince poised to wake her. But when the prince falls asleep as his lips touch the fair maiden’s, it is clear that this fairy tale is far from over. With a desperate fairy’s last curse controlling her mind, Princess Aurora must escape from a different castle of thorns and navigate a dangerously magical landscape–created from her very own dreams. Aurora isn’t alone–a charming prince is eager to join her quest, and old friends offer their help. But as Maleficent’s agents follow her every move, Aurora struggles to discover who her true allies are and, moreover, who she truly is. Time is running out. Will the sleeping beauty be able to wake herself up? **ABOUT THE RESOURCE: **This pack includes: Chapter Summaries, Comprehension Questions, Digging Deeper Opportunities (includes character studies and plot studies), Creative Writing Tasks, and Non-Fiction Tasks related to content of the novel (mud dauber wasp, feathers, dungeons, bluebird, medieval armour, foxes). Resource is provided as a PDF but a digital copy of the pack is available for editing and sharing on Google Classroom and Seesaw available with download.
ONCE UPON A STAR - PRODUCTION - Ages 11 to 14Quick View


During the last ten years, I have written eight of the Year 6 Leavers’ Productions in our junior school… ONCE UPON A STAR was the first, and has remained amongst the most popular amongst all ages - the young and the not-so-young. All the productions I write are comedies. Year 6 must love puting them on, and every audience of all ages must be laughing out loud at least every two minutes. YOU not only get the script, but you get EVERYTHING you need to put on the show. For example, in the script, every time you need the backing, song, or sound effect, you click the link that takes you straight to youtube and there it is. You are also guided how to trim any of these - free, offline, and in seconds. You also have: Production Notes - Sound Track - Props - Cast description and list - Action Scene by Scene - Song Book. You also have permission, from me, to make any amendments and changes that suit you. ONCE UPON A STAR allows you to add any number of characters. We have performed ONCE UPON A STAR with between 70 and 80 players taking part. You may also amend and change anything you like. I’m pricing ONCE UPON A STAR at £5. For this you get everything you need in a production that has proved great to stage, present, and give the audiences of all ages a mega fun time. Here are some of the characters in the story: Winifred, Wicked Witch of the West Tweedle; Twaddle, Twiddle – apprentice witches; Goblins galore; fairies galore; Seven Dwarves; Snow White; Spud, half-boy or girl/half-cat; Grizelda, the Wicked Witch of the East; the Fairy Queen; The Chorus of the Forest (any number). In the next few weeks, I will be adding my other productions, so keep an eye on my shop … where you’ll also find lots and lots of stuff that might interest you. And a lot of it is free. All the best to you and yours for a successful 2023 and beyond. J-PC
Pokemon times table testsQuick View

Pokemon times table tests

Based upon a resource created by celledore where students battle against different superheroes, in this resource children learn a times table and then have to answer different questions to beat Pokemon characters. Hopefully this will hook children into learning their tables due to the popularity of Pokemon at the moment. Included is also a practise book that helps guide them on their journey to becoming a Pokemon maths master as well as certificates and the tests themselves. Once again thanks to Celledore for the initial inspiration.
Matching Fairy Tale Character to ObjectQuick View

Matching Fairy Tale Character to Object

I have developed this for my EY SEN class to link in with John Prater's book 'Once Upon A Time'. It has varying levels to suit different children & I have left it as a Publisher document so hopefully you can adapt it for your class.
Revolting Crimes poster templatesQuick View

Revolting Crimes poster templates

Creating a Wanted poster or a Missing Poster is a great way to follow up reading The Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl. These templates provide a framework for students to demonstrate their reading comprehension skills through character description and fact retrieval (listing the crimes, stating the place last seen etc.). There are educator’s notes and student notes with instructions to guide through the text characteristics as well as examples of students’ work using the templates. Provided in Powerpoint and PDF format for flexibility, the activity can be printed or completed digitally. Other Revolting Rhymes resources are available from Teachers Telling Tales, including Revolting Times (a news summarising pack) and Sublime Rhymes (with examples of idioms). If your students are motivated by the crime theme, they may also enjoy the Once Upon a Crime resources:
The Creating Characters Handbook + SoW.  Class/ Online FriendlyQuick View

The Creating Characters Handbook + SoW. Class/ Online Friendly

A complete scheme of work with student resources for for use with year 6/7. Adaptable, and tried and tested for Online learning. Use as a project that students can work through, and let them send you their Monologue performances! This scheme leads students though knowledge building activities, step by step working towards a monologue performance assessment. A range of literacy, numeracy and ICT activities are incorporated into this drama scheme, along with a complete assessment strategy in the ‘skills record’ allowing teachers to accurately level students upon completion, and also to pin point where students excel or need to improve. Includes:- -The 25 page ‘Creating Characters Handbook’ for student use. Ideal for copying to A5 booklet. -Complete teachers’ notes/ Scheme of work. -Printable vocabulary list for wall display and referring to while teaching. A complete detailed lesson plan for one of the lessons sited in the SoW to allow you to see how a lesson might progress.
Making Time FlyQuick View

Making Time Fly

Students use drawings and models to build an aviation timeline. Students use the timeline to visualize the numerous changes that have occurred in the history of flight. In this activity, students do the following: --Identify and research aviation events. --Create a timeline of aviation events. --Analyze the information to interpret changes in aviation. --Develop a presentation based on historical events in aviation.
Slow Time - Resource PackQuick View

Slow Time - Resource Pack

This resource pack from the National Theatre contains free downloadable pdf resources for teachers, students, researchers or anyone interested in discovering more about the National Theatre's production of 'Slow Time&'.
Love in the Time of Cholera: Study PromptsQuick View

Love in the Time of Cholera: Study Prompts

This 17-page resource is a set of short writing tasks, and formal essay questions in the style of A Level, AP and IB examinations. The initial tasks focus student attention on significant aspects of each chapter and build up a full understanding of what Marquez is trying to achieve, how he is trying to achieve it, and how successful he has been. The chapter-based questions can, additionally, be used as a basis for class discussion, and the essay topics as an invaluable tool for pre-examination revision and rehearsal. At a time-saving level, teachers will be relieved of the need to develop their own units of study for the work, and to seek out relevant questions from past examinations. ‘These prompts are a terrific tool for generating class discussions, creating short answer exams, or longer essay assignments. I have purchased a number of them and am impressed with each one’ (from the Commendations page).
Time Travel English SoWQuick View

Time Travel English SoW

This SoW takes students from the Romans' departure from Britain to the BBC newsreader, via Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, Renaissance drama, & Victorian novelists. One powerpoint covers Old & Middle English, the other covers Early Modern and Late Modern English. Please rate & comment! Lessons: Beowulf - monsters, mates & kennings Manuscripts - celebrating awesomeness Vicious Viking, posh Noble & poor Peasant Conversations Canterbury Tales - acting & updating Printing Press posters King Arthur & Bestiaries Renaissance Drama (Jonson, Lyly & Shakespeare) - independent work & reading assessment Dickens research project & literary caricatures Scandalous Victorian Newspaper Stories Penny Dreadful creative writing Time Travel Novels - The Lost World & The Time Machine: reading, writing & comparing Ingenious Inventions & etymology Words of the World Stream of Consciousness BBC RP