Great for harvest festival performances! A one-week literacy unit based on creating and performing harvest poetry about a fieldmouse trying to keep safe when the farmer is harvesting the fields. At the end of the week pupils will have prepared a performance of their harvest poem. The five lessons in this unit give children the opportunity to read and listen to a classic harvest poem and to consider how the sounds and language patterns come alive when it is read aloud, in particular its use of verbs and commands. Children will have the opportunity to engage imaginatively with the poem and to create their own version of a harvest poem to perform aloud. The aims of the unit for pupils are: • To listen to a classic harvest poem being read aloud • To identify verbs • To use command sentences • To prepare a poetry performance including actions • To perform a poem to an audience The final performances would also be perfect for a harvest assembly or harvest festival.
Harvest Festival Powerpoint and Activities suitable for KS1. Teaching power point, activities and craft. Help children learn all about Harvest and about why and how it is celebrated. This product includes a teaching power point and print and go activities. Perfect for a morning or afternoon of harvest fun. Activities include: Writing frames x 3 Sorting fruit and vegetables - colour and b&w versions Colouring and labelling fruit and vegetables x 2 differentiated versions. Drawing vegetables that grow above and below ground I am thankful for…activity Above and below ground activity. Make a Harvest wreath craft. You might also like: [https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12186978]
This rap has good rhythm and rhyme. Some of it is entirely my own. Some of it came from working with the children. The odd line is from elsewhere - you’ll recognise bits I am sure. Sept 2019: revised and improved - with references to apples for this year [malus domestica]. Both original and new versions available here. My class wore caps and bling and tried out the ‘attitude’ to give a very confident and entertaining performance at Harvest. Many others have enjoyed using it since I first posted it. Please enjoy using it, adapting it, or extracting some of the ideas for your own performances. And please don’t pass it off as your own though. Have fun - and leave feedback!
A complete lesson plan for primary schools which brings the global dimension into harvest celebrations. The lesson includes discussion around the story of a young girl in Nepal and how her life revolves around the need for water to provide food and a food matching activity.
A simple presentation exploring Harvest for EYFS and KS1
lessons for a week by week breakdown of a QCA unit about Harvest
A really fun and different Harvest song - perfect for a Harvest assembly! There are lyrics for one full verse, the chorus and the pre-chorus. Backing tracks can easily be accessed via Youtube.
This PDF File and presentation will be very useful to KS1 as an assembly idea or as a class story linked to fables as there is a moral in the story. The two characters in the story are a spider and a little bug, the setting is in a cornfield. The bug warns the spider that the farmer will be coming soon to gather the crop. I won't tell you the rest as I don't want to spoil it for you! The story is adapted from one I read and I have rewritten it myself in child friendly vocabulary. There are a set of discussion questions which will be good for talking and listening sessions after the children have either read or heard the story.
I used this poem for an assembly, not sure where I got it from, was not written by me so certainly cannot take the credit!! I have also added the posters that children can hold up. Topcis also included: classroom display.
Introduce Harvest festival to your pupils using these lesson slides and worksheets. The lesson slides give an introduction to Harvest Festival and how it is celebrated. Perfect for KS1 pupils as there are bold images on each slide. There are opportunities to stop and have students discuss various points. Also included are 3 worksheets to get pupils writing about Harvest. Included: Lesson slides (13 PDF slides) 3 harvest worksheets You might also be interested in: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/growth-mindset-reading-posters-12543533 or https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-1-common-exception-words-cute-pumpkins-12354281
A simple poem for I wrote for assembly., as I could find few poems. Please feel free to adapt and change with your class.
An animated 20 page PowerPoint presentation explaining what harvest is, when it takes place around the world, its history in Britain and how it is celebrated today. Each slide has a short piece of explanatory text accompanied by a picture or several pictures. The presentation is not editable. Please click ‘Read Only’ to open. This could be used as part of a lesson or for an assembly for children aged 4 -11. This PowerPoint is also included in the KS1 and KS2 Harvest Units and Harvest Assembly: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/ks1-harvest-re-2-lessons-11695929 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-11684419 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-11689804
Join Squeak, this lovable mouse as he shows you ( and the children) what he is putting aside in his nest at harvest time as he gets ready for winter. This series of 5 assemblies covers Creation, Care for the environment, Enjoyment of food, Sharing and Thanksgiving. Created by R.E specialists and with specially commissioned illustrations these assemblies are a hit, either as standalone or as a series. Includes games, prayers, reflections and follow up classroom activities. These Harvest assemblies are just one of a series that include Christmas and Easter too. Available separately or as a bundle. All work and illustrations the property and copyright of Wolvers, Wyatt and Hearson.
A class assembly script and powerpoint, used very successfully by my year 5 class. Easy to adapt and update. Please leave feedback.
This is an essay written by me describing the origins of the harvest festival.+ Harvest Festival songs Thank you for taking the time to download! If you like what see, be sure to come back and rate my product.
COMPREHENSION This is a brilliant comprehension to use in English when talking about harvest as it links to RE. I would recommend it for year 2 and up. It is based on the song Cauliflowers Fluffy which you can find here on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRQEQgyGAGA Here are four differentiated sheets with the lyrics of the songs and questions underneath. Extended level: Retrieval and higher order thinking questions (Why, What does it mean..., Which word tells you that...) Core: Focused more on simple retrieval from the text. Lower Core: Simple retrieval from the text but scaffolded multiple choice for half of the questions. Nurture, SEN, EAL: Using the song and text children read for mening and find colour and adjective used to describe the fruit/veg and draw the harvest basket. BAR CHARTS These differentiated maths sheets are about on bar charts: Children read the table of how many children like which fruit and make a bar chart of it plus they answer questions about it. It is differentiated into bar charts that go up in 1s, 2s and 5s. It is further differentiated for each (1s, 2s or 5s) - one is more scaffolded and the bar chart has been prepared, the other needs children to label their own bar chart. Furthermore the same activity again but with a blank table for children to investigate in their own class and create a car chart from there. ADDING SEVERAL NUMBERS Here are 6 differentiated worksheets (2 pages each) that I made for my class to relate maths learning to Harvest. On each sheet, the letters of the alphabet are printed at the top and each letter has a value. Children then have to work out the total of several harvest words printed on the sheet. 1. There are three sheets designed for applying mental strategies to work out name scores: -WALT add using mental strategies: Adding single-digit numbers using basic number bonds. - WALT add using mental strategies: Adding several multiples of 10. - WALT add using mental strategies: Adding several multiples of 100. 2. There are three more differentiated sheets, where children can apply the column method or a calculator for addition to work out the score of each name: - WALT add several two-digit numbers (each individual number below 30). - WALT add several two-digit numbers (each individual number below 50). - WALT add several two-digit numbers (each individual number below 100). The children then work out their own word's score and compare them to the other words :) Can easily be edited for your own classes.
KS1 and KS2: Three page printable PDF. A fun craft for children to celebrate the Harvest Festival (or Thanksgiving).
EYFS / KS1 An editable, themed sheet to develop early number skill. Links with Autumn and Harvest theme! Perfect for: *Developing subitising skills (instantaneous recognition of a number without the need to count) *Consolidating basic number skills including number writing *An independent / busy book activity that needs little modeling
An animated 21 page PowerPoint presentation that describes harvest celebrations around the world. It covers Thanksgiving in the USA, rice festivals in Asia, the Jewish festival of Sukkot, the fruit festival in Thailand, the moon festival of harvest in China and the yam festival in Ghana. The PowerPoint is non-editable. (Click ‘Read Only’ to open.) Perfect as part of a lesson or for an assembly for children aged 4 -11. A version of this PowerPoint is also available with our KS2 Harvest Unit: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-11684419
Close reading type questions on background information to the play, and on each scene, group activity on characters,, quote sheet and essay plan