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:
Blog part 12 starting on 8th AugustQuick View

Blog part 12 starting on 8th August

It's great to see the Olympics bring so many people together, uniting and inspiring so many in Britain. To be a great sports hero requires many &'divine&'; qualities such as patience, determination, endurance, courage and enthusiasm - and brings so much joy. On TV tonight, discussion on the 'exclusive&' nature of sports - equestrian / sailing. But everyone is getting so much joy in watching. The discussion itself should lead to improvements which bring more people into the different sports. I&';d love to see more games (such as Indian Kabadi) from around the world into the Olympics, too.
Dazzling Dinosaurs - a whole term of planning for a Year 1 topic on dinosaurs!Quick View

Dazzling Dinosaurs - a whole term of planning for a Year 1 topic on dinosaurs!

This download includes planning for a whole term (13 weeks at my school) based on dinosaurs for Year 1. This topic is aimed at the Autumn term in Year 1 and includes points for differentiation and a range of activities. Files include medium-term plans for: -Art -PSHCE -Humanities -Science -Computing -RS - A Topic Web to send home to parents outlining the learning objectives that the children will achieve over the course of the topic. This planning is in line with the expectations of the 2014 National Curriculum. Enjoy!
Cross Curricular Theme PlanningQuick View

Cross Curricular Theme Planning

Updated and revised. The plans are based on the foundation stage EYFS themes (CLL - Communication Literacy and Language; PSRN - Problem Solving, reasoning and numeracy; KUW - Knowledge and Understanding of the World; PD - Physical Development; CD - Creative Development; PSED- Personal Social Emotional Development).
Out of the Blue  - a whole term of planning for a Year 1 topic on fish/ under the sea! Quick View

Out of the Blue - a whole term of planning for a Year 1 topic on fish/ under the sea!

Here is a whole term (13 weeks' worth) of planning for a topic entitled 'Out of the Blue'. This topic as focused on life under the sea including texts such as Hooray for Fish by Lucy Cousins, Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae and The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch by Ronda and David Armitage. The 27 files in this download include: - A Topic Web outlining curriculum objectives - English weekly plans - Maths weekly plans - Medium-term plans Please note that the first 7 weeks of planning for Maths and English involve continuous provision. We established a set of 'busy learning jobs' in Maths and English for the first half term so that the children could settle into Year 1. This worked brilliantly! Enjoy!
Invisible Mountains - Resource PackQuick View

Invisible Mountains - 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 'Invisible Mountains&'.
Exploring Meteorite MysteriesQuick View

Exploring Meteorite Mysteries

Teachers and scientists designed this book to engage students in inquiry science and to extend science with interdisciplinary connections. The study of meteorites provides a unifying theme that links most every aspect of Earth and Planetary Science with Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The effects of meteorite impacts have serious implications for social science.