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Volcanoes Lesson

A Geography/ Natural Disasters PowerPoint lesson and 3 Activity Sheets on the topic of Volcanoes. The 16 Slide PowerPoint teaches pupils about what volcanoes are, how they are formed, their main types (shield, cinder cone, composite), the ring of fire and reasons why people choose to live near them. A lot of opportunities for active learning; questioning and discussions; links to amazing footage. All the text is editable so that you can tailor it to the needs of your class! Suitable for KS2/ lower KS3 I welcome any suggestions! My email address can be found on the last page of each resource. Please consider leaving a review if you enjoy the resource. Thank you for your interest, Hoppy Times :)
Volcano Poem Planning lessonQuick View

Volcano Poem Planning lesson

As part of our Y4 topic on natural disasters we looked at poetry and this was particularly looking at figurative language. This pack includes: Smart Notebook on the lesson including a starter, AfL activity, input for main activity then a page you might use on following day related to the other resources. Volcano worksheet (Publisher) with 2 versions, the harder version extends to personification. Worksheet based on a poem 'City Jungle' which asks the children to look for the key features using my thermometer system. Copies of the thermometer - I use this for self and peer assessment to see which of the features they have included in their work. (Thermometer is used as we go from cold to hot write). I used the main lesson for an observation which went well and the work was great quality.
Volcano: Create a Labelled DiagramQuick View

Volcano: Create a Labelled Diagram

A differentiated resource for producing a labelled diagram of a volcano. There are two main versions of this activity, but both of them require the information cards. These can be printed out and placed around the room. The first version is an all in one A4 sheet that has the diagram and labels that can be cut out and stuck on. This is better suited to lower ability students, they can find out where the parts are by looking at the information around the room. The second version requires the diagram with no labels. Students have to collect the information from around the room and write it on their diagram. I run this as a memory game, giving students two rules: they can only write on their diagram at their desk, and they cannot move the information sheets.
Volcano and Earthquake Full Scheme of WorkQuick View

Volcano and Earthquake Full Scheme of Work

A full Scheme of work with differentiated assessment and mark scheme. Written for KS3 SEN students, the SOW could be easily adapted for KS2. 10 colourful and animated PowerPoints, with worksheets and teacher notes, this SOW is easy to follow and engaging for all learners. All lessons come with learning objectives, success criteria, activity worksheets, starters and plenaries. At the end of the unit there is an assessment, and a differentiated assessment. For this Scheme of Work students will need access to an Atlas and a laptop. If you purchase please leave a review :) On the review tell me which resource you would like for FREE, and I will send it to you via TES.
'Escape From Pompeii' Planning (Romans/Volcanoes)Quick View

'Escape From Pompeii' Planning (Romans/Volcanoes)

Updated for 2017/18! Download our popular Escape From Pompeii English Planning Pack for Year 3/Year 4. This resource is featured in TES's "Best Resources of 2017!". This resource contains an overview sheet and a full planning pack. Problems downloading? Click here for download help This is a ten-lesson unit of work based around the book 'Escape from Pompeii' by Christina Balit, designed for Year 3 and Year 4. The ten lessons in this unit aim to give children the opportunity to read and listen to the Escape from Pompeii story a number of times. In the first week, children will engage with the text through discussion, drama and even creating a parachute volcanic eruption in order to increase their familiarity with the story. They will have the opportunity to articulate ideas about the text using an increasingly varied vocabulary. There is a grammar focus on using powerful verbs and a chance to develop thesaurus skills. In the second week, pupils will plan their own story based on the structure of Escape from Pompeii and they will then have the opportunity to draft, edit and present their final narrative. The literacy objectives covered in this unit are: To use sensory descriptions To use a thesaurus to improve my writing To perform a poem as a group To use powerful verbs To prepare a short drama piece based on a text To write a descriptive recount To make a story plan To write my own narrative To edit my writing To make decisions about how to present my writing The PDF file contains ten full lesson plans and all pupil worksheets/resources. SPECIAL OFFER: New TES buyers can use code OUTSTANDINGOCT at checkout to try this resource for free! You may also like the following planning for Year 3/ Year 4: Roman Britain Planning Pack Romans Literacy Pack (Instructions Unit) Romans Planning Bundle of all three planning packs
Making a Volcano projectQuick View

Making a Volcano project

This project can be used in both Science and Geography. This consists of approximately 6 lessons dependent on the ability of the group. This booklet has learning outcomes for each lesson and has a range of different activities to keep all students engaged and interested. Also, this includes extension material for any high fliers that finish the work early. Any comments would be appreciated.
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KS2 Geography focusing on what is a volcano and the process of a volcanic eruption. Here's a powerpoint I created and differentiated resources for MA / HA. I made this for my Year 3/4 class. For the LA I used TWINKL's cross section of a volcano labelling activity.
Volcanoes and Earthquakes Year 3 Planning and ResourcesQuick View

Volcanoes and Earthquakes Year 3 Planning and Resources

Year 3 geography: volcanoes and earthquakes planning and resources. Each lesson plan has every resource needed to teach it: Lesson 1) Create glossary of volcanic and earthquake related words. Lesson 2a) Structure of the Earth. Lesson 2b) Plate tectonics and earthquakes. Lesson 2c) Structure of a volcano. Lesson 3) Measuring earthquakes. Lesson 4) Find major volcano and earthquake sites. Lesson 5) Recount of being in Pompeii. Lesson 6&7) News report on earthquake or volcano. There is a PDF of all of the files and an editable version of each file. You can find more Year 3 Geography lesson plans, worksheets and other teaching resources on the Save Teachers' Sundays website.
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Collaborative (pairs and fours) activity sorting scientific and eyewitness statements about a volcanic eruption. Not devised for the current eruption, but has been lying dormant in our archive. Other geography activities can be found on www.collaborativelearning.org/geography.html
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This is a power point presentation based around Volcanoes and an introduction to them. Very simple, yet very effective! Resources can be sent if asked. Thankyou Be sure to leave a review/comment to allow others to find useful materials
Volcanoes - display resourcesQuick View

Volcanoes - display resources

A set of pdf files for display: Volcano Vocabulary - Includes volcano terminology, an explanation, and a picture for each of the following: ash' bomb; caldera; cinder cone; crater; crust; eruption; fault; geothermal; lava; lava dome; lava flow; mud flow; phreatic eruption; plate tectonics; plug; pyroclastic flow; Ring of Fire; Strombolian eruption; vent. Volcano word mat - To support the children in their work, contains pictures and vocabulary. Parts of a volcano diagram - A labelled picture of all the different parts of a volcano. Label parts of the volcano - 2 versions for the children to label. Title - Prints onto an A4 sheet. Banners - 2 versions, each prints onto 2 A4 sheets. A-Z lettering - Contains 'Volcanoes' lettering, plus all the letters of the alphabet, lower and upper case. Volcanic Explosivity Index - Information table to print, detailing how eruptions are measured.
Volcanoes Factsheet/PosterQuick View

Volcanoes Factsheet/Poster

This is a factsheet/poster packed full of information about Volcanoes. It can be stuck into topic books at the beginning of the topic, displayed (in A3) in your classroom, used for research purposes or even for comprehension activities. PLEASE NOTE: The misalignment in the 2nd preview (the Word version) is not a reflection of how it looks, but a TES issue with generating previews. National Curriculum objectives covered: Describe and understand key aspects of: Physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle Rainforests Fact Sheet/Poster Romans In Britain Fact Sheet/Poster
Year 3 Geography; Mountains, Volcanoes and Earthquakes unitQuick View

Year 3 Geography; Mountains, Volcanoes and Earthquakes unit

A complete set containing unit plan, teaching resources and notes, children's workbooks and assessment documents. In this unit the children will be introduced to three key physical geographical features – mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes. They will explore each feature, learning what they are, how they occur and where in the world we can find them. The children will increase their understanding of the concepts of physical geography, they will develop their mapping skills locating major physical features. They will build upon existing geographical knowledge and continue to develop their understanding of the planet Earth. This unit aims to develop the children’s curiosity and interest in the geography of our world and how our planet is constantly changing. The PowerPoints for this unit are available to download free of charge.
Volcanoes WorkbookQuick View

Volcanoes Workbook

This workbook and case sudies is designed to meet the majority of the requirements of the AQA Geography Entry Level - I think just the case study is missing. The tasks are short and designed for pupils with limited attention span and lower than age expected reading skills. Some of the work has been adapted from other worksheets available on TES to fit the spec and learning outcomes of Entry Level.
Auntie Lil
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - A Creative Music Project for KS2Quick View

Volcanoes & Earthquakes - A Creative Music Project for KS2

A creative music project for Key Stage 2, to run alongside any classroom geography project about volcanoes or earthquakes. This resource consists of: * a medium term planning overview * 4 easy-to-follow weekly music lesson plans * a pupil composition planning sheet * a teacher's informal assessment/observation form Musical instruments required are standard school percussion instruments (tuned and untuned), although electronic instruments (eg. keyboards) and children's own instruments (e.g. guitars, violins, recorders etc.) can easily and successfully be integrated into this project. Some of the other resources mentioned are youtube videos, best displayed on a Smartboard (please check with your school whether you are allowed to access youtube). A digital audio recorder or video recorder (or mobile phone with those facilities!) is also required to record the final compositions.
Volcano worksheets complete with answersQuick View

Volcano worksheets complete with answers

A comprehensive range of volcano worksheets to support 18 different volcano activities to help learning all about volcanoes. They come complete with a detailed answer key. The activities look at: * Locating volcanoes using latitude and longitude, * Looking inside our earth, * Identifying parts of a volcano, * Making a volcano model, * Types of volcano * Compare and contrast * Building up volcano vocabulary, * Creating an A-Z of volcano words * What happens in a volcanic eruption? * Volcano video comprehension * Volcano word search * Volcano crossword Also included is a comprehensive list of volcano learning objectives to help you with your planning. This worksheet pack is also available in a bundle with earthquake worksheets saving 25% on both packs. Or, it can be bought as part of a volcano teaching pack complete with PowerPoints, assessment and class displays.