AfL prep for the Year 6 maths SATs. I've transcribed all the fraction based questions from the 2017 maths SATs and put them together on 2 sides of A4 and presented them as a test so that I can see where my Year 6 class is at with fractions. Sorry- before you photocopy this, you'll need to do a little bit of shading on question 12 with a pencil to fill in one quarter and one sixth of the circle - my IT skills weren't quite up to this! Hope you find this useful!
This is based on the amazing '5 metres 80' film directed by Nicolas Deveaux about high-diving giraffes which is available on Literacy Shed and Youtube. I have included all my plans, resources, success criteria etc. The lesson was judged as outstanding following my last observation. It focuses on varying sentence length for effect but also includes scope for other creative writing techniques. Read the main text through with the class before showing the film and keep the giraffes as a surprise! The children loved the film and wrote some amazing pieces. Hope you enjoy it!
We performed this short (15-20 minute) play to parents and the whole school as a 'celebration assembly' to show our learning about WW1. There are parts for a whole class of varying lengths. The powerpoint was shown while parents were coming in and during the performance. The pupils wrote speeches in role as conscientious objectors, some of which were incorporated into the play, (one could substitute your own pupils' speeches.) The play also raises many SMSC /philosophical questions using the WW1 context.
This 6 page play was written for a Year 4 class but would be equally suitable for any KS2 class. It has about 18 parts which could easily be made less or more by splitting or combining parts. We performed it to a mixed audience of parents and other KS2 classes and it took about 20 minutes. There is an optional tableaux/ dance sequence in the middle which may appeal to children who don't want a speaking part. I hope you enjoy the play and please feel free to adapt to your own school's needs.