The children loved this. It was a speaking and listening activity using the David and Goliath bible story. Children loved it. I even had my partner record a message from David and Goliath...as seen in the lesson plan.\n\nHope its of some use.\n\nIt was for an observation and I did very well.
Written for Year 2 as part of our unit of work on Jewish stories and leaders, easily adaptable upwards. This session explores King David, starting with the story of David and Goliath, then looking at what happened during his life afterwards. We look at the Jesse Tree and a child friendly version of Psalm 8. We finish with what David taught Jews about God and what we think about God ourselves while listening to Psalm 8 in Hebrew. You will need to read the story of David and Goliath, I use the Lion Storyteller Bible but another children's version will also be fine.
An activity to encourage children to use adverbial phrases in their writing.
The sheet contains a reminder about adverbial phrases, followed by simple sentences for the children to improve for each type of adverbial phrase (when, where, why and how).
This sheet has a big grid at the top, with a star in one of the squares. Underneath are instructions for the children to follow e.g. from the star draw a green circle 3 squares south.
Covers 8 point compass directions.
Lots of cards suitable for an Ancient Egypt display. Some of the cards feature key questions that will hopefully get children interested at the beginning of the topic. Some of the cards are labels of important Egyptian things e.g. Pyramids.
It's always nice to give your students something Christmassy to work towards as it gets closer. I've updated this resource due to it's popularity. This 10 page booklet can be printed in colour or black and white. Students can work through the different activities suggested in one go or once a week. I've used these resources with different ages but it would work best for lower secondary or primary school. The resources tell the Christmas story, look into traditions today and explore how Christmas was celebrated in the Tudor and Medieval period. The additional Powerpoint may also be used for other activites. Comments are appreciated. Images acquired through a search engine filtered to "labelled for reuse".
Educate Against Hate Assembly<br />
This script is suitable for secondary school children – possibly for upper end primary; but I think given the subject matter it is perhaps appropriate for a more mature age.<br />
The main focus is that of promoting the bigger picture in schools to our children so that they are not taken in by the 'smaller picture' and/or swayed by the dogmatic views of extremists.<br />
I would like to stress that this script is not intended as a ‘piece of politics’ but as a message of common sense. <br />
Cast Size<br />
30 - easily adaptable up or down.<br />
Around 10 to 15 minutes. <br />
Sample Text:<br />
Child 21: But how do people get so hoodwinked into listening to this stuff? How can they not see what is going on? How can they be so misguided?<br />
Child 22: Because they are vulnerable. That is why these extremists choose them. They pick on people who have not had the education to question what is put before them. The extremists know this. They know full well that faced with a bit of rational questioning they would be shown up for what they are.<br />
Child 23: Complete and utter frauds.<br />
Narrator: That is why education is so important. Hopefully if you give children the bigger picture, they will see what is wrong with this smaller one that is being offered.<br />
Child 24: You will never remove evil from the world completely.<br />
Child 25: There will always be those who seek to exploit the weak, who trade on others’ unhappiness.<br />
Child 26: Which is why we must stay strong and protect those who need protecting from these evil people.<br />
Narrator: That is our job as educators. To give children the big picture and provide them with coping mechanisms when things look bad.<br />
Child 27: Yeah. You can’t go through life in permanent sunshine.<br />
Child 28: And some do undoubtedly have a much tougher time than others.<br />
Child 29: But bowing to evil, to the demands of extremists?<br />
Child 30: That is not the answer.<br />
Narrator: We have to show a united front (pauses) knowing that good, through education, will prevail over evil in the end.<br />
The Mayflower Set of Guided Reading Scripts or Class Play<br />
Includes Poem – The Mayflower – written by Sue Russell<br />
From Scrooby, to Amsterdam, to Leyden, to Plymouth in the ‘New World' - hardly the most direct route those Pilgrims could have taken (did they not have Satellite Navigation Systems in those days?!)And it was hardly ‘plain sailing' all the way when they got there - disease, harsh environment, terrible weather - certainly a disappointment for anyone out for a holiday! But after such unpromising beginnings, great things developed -including friendship with the locals, defying all fears previously harbored; and a great Thanksgiving tradition born (minus the turkeys and cranberries - let's try to stick to the facts here!)<br />
This Class Play, written to Readers Theater format, is written in 5 parts:<br />
1. Background<br />
2. Mayflower Voyage<br />
3. First Sight of Land <br />
4. First Winter and Spring<br />
5. First Thanksgiving<br />
with 6 speakers for each part. The play can be used either within the classroom, reading out loud in groups of 6; or as a ‘performance' with the optional inclusion of music and a ‘Mayflower Song'.<br />
Sample Text<br />
William Brewster (Became religious leader of Plymouth settlement)<br />
William Bradford (Became second governor of settlement - for 36 years)<br />
Dorothy Bradford (Wife of William)<br />
Richard Clyfton (Preacher - stayed in Amsterdam)<br />
John Robinson (Teacher - stayed at Leyden)<br />
Narrator: Our story begins in the year 1606 - in the tiny English village of Scrooby.<br />
Dorothy: Are you men still sitting around talking?<br />
Bradford: Indeed we are!<br />
Robinson: We have so much to discuss, before we depart these fair shores - for Holland.<br />
Dorothy: Are you sure it is necessary for us to make this move?<br />
Clyfton: If it wasn't, we certainly wouldn't be doing it.<br />
Dorothy: I mean, all that upheaval and disruption to our lives and our children's ..<br />
Brewster: We understand just how you feel. But we have no choice.<br />
Bradford: If we stay here we will continue to be persecuted<br />
Clyfton: And for what? What is our crime?<br />
Robinson: Only that of wanting a simpler form of worship<br />
Clyfton: One that doesn't require there to be a priest between us and God.<br />
Extract from ‘Mayflower Song' (set to Bobby Shafto tune)<br />
Just the Mayflower fit to sail<br />
Things went fine until that gale<br />
Then directions them did fail<br />
And sent them too far northward.<br />
A lovely Powerpoint file to use as an assembly for Mothers' Day with a Christian theme. It looks at the mothers in the Bible and what they did for their children. This is particularly suitable for KS2 and the children clearly enjoy the discussion that can be had around which skill or characteristic each mother from the Bible displayed. Children are then encouraged to consider how much their own mothers do for them.