This is a whopping 95 page word doc. containing all 30 of my grammar games. This represents a fair few evenings and weekends (I know - get a life!). All of these games have been tested in class and adjusted if needed - they have a real impact on learning.<br />
For each grammar skill there is:<br />
a child friendly explanation of the grammar concept; printable rules and resources for a lively dice game; suggestions to challenge or support learners; suggestions for application of the skill in written work.<br />
For some grammar games there is also a lesson plan and a presentation. <br />
Here are some of the skills covered: <br />
commands, questions and statements/ simple and compound sentences/ adverbs/ proper nouns/ classifying nouns/ contractions/ pronouns/ prepositions/prepositional phrases/ apostrophes/ adjectives/ sentence variety/ parentheses/semi-colons/ discussion/ persuasion/ complex sentences / causal connectives/ fronted adverbials/ speech/ relative clauses/ modal verbs
Revision tool which regenerates new questions and self marks! For use on pupil shared areas, all questions modeled on past SATs. <br />
Great alternative to use alongside practice papers, all answers will turn green when correct giving immediate feedback, hence also saves on printing/photocopying and marking. <br />
This can also be put on as many machines as you like, once downloaded put on your school network for pupils to work on-screen (no complex installation just copy to the shared area) and generate a new set of questions with one click! (Just click 'calculate now' and a new set will be generated each time.) This will also be good practice for the use of on-screen tests.<br />
Differentiated! - There is a support page, middle ability page and an extension page. On the last page are corresponding target lists which can be used for self assessment, tracking or to focus intervention. <br />
Great for revising multiple topics whilst improving fluency and mental maths skills, and also includes a times tables booster! <br />
(NB: Requires Microsoft Excel- Please read the instructions!!- check in settings that automatic calculations are switched off- just click formulas- calculation options- tick manual) (read only version to prevent pupils from saving any changes, just select yes when opening)<br />
*** please message me via TES community if you have any questions regarding technical settings***
With the New Curriculum in force and Levels gone I have taken it upon myself to create a new assessment grid for Science. It works the same way as an APP grid. It also includes the Working Scientifically criteria. Like the New Curriculum, each assessment grid has been grouped into age ranges, KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2. Rather than Levels, which I know OFSTED are dead against, I have gone with 'Stages' which admittedly is essentially the same thing as Levels, but by a different name, Having tested these myself I know that these grids are handy assessment tools, with simple highlighting needed, with dates, to show how well each child has done.
26 pages of fun activities giving practice in maths for Easter!<br />
Produce colourful maths-themed decorations for the classroom or to take home!<br />
Easter Egg sequencing. Differentiated.<br />
Complete sequences by drawing and colouring easter eggs<br />
Easter Egg colour by numbers<br />
Practice multiplication and Addition and create colourful patterns<br />
My Easter Basket<br />
Practice in using money to purchase flowers and mini-eggs. Create an Easter basket to take home.<br />
Rabbit Multiplication<br />
A card game giving practice in multiplying two or three numbers<br />
Little Lost Lambs<br />
A game based on “Battleships” to practice the use of coordinates<br />
Easter Egg symmetry<br />
Make attractive patterns while exploring reflective symmetry<br />
Easter Bonnet Listening Exercise<br />
Listen carefully to the instructions to produce a coloured poster. <br />
Easter Egg Algebra<br />
Match the eggs with the cups by performing simple algebra.<br />
Counting Eggs<br />
Problem solving sheets for KS2<br />
Rabbit Run<br />
Find the quickest routes for the rabbits to get the food.<br />
- Time Zones Map and Universal Time<br />
- Daylight Saving Time<br />
- Setting the clocks forward for Summer Time.<br />
- Time Zone Clocks<br />
- Flight Times and arrival times <br />
- Compare data on sunrise and sunset times .<br />
- Construct a bar chart of hours of daylight each month.<br />
-Make a line graph comparing hours of daylight and extract information.<br />
-Blank Templates suitable for making further bar charts.<br />
-Templates and instructions for making your own sundial.<br />
- PDFs for printing<br />
- A Powerpoint of the sheets for use in class
This is a series on Ancient Greeks available either separately or here as a full pack at a reduced cost.<br />
I have been teaching over twenty years and have been an adviser and leader of teaching and learning in a school. I have been consistently judged as outstanding. A Lead OFSTED inspector, Executive Head and National Leader of Education took these plans as exemplary examples for his training and coaching of teachers in his own schools.<br />
I h ope that the resources save you time and energy and engage your pupils. I have tried all the lessons myself and used them in my own recent teaching.<br />
Objectives support English skills and cross curricula skills. Matched to the New Curriculum. <br />
Happy Sunday! :)<br />
Feedback welcome and I will update the resources annually to ensure still current.
You will need a selection of Greek topic books for this lesson or access to the internet although I have linked to some reading material that you can print suitable for KS2 if you do not have any. <br />
The lesson starts with a reading for information modelled activity and how to take notes, proceeds to note taking and research and ends with a True or False quiz. There are ideas for running a Greek Olympics in your PE lesson included, for a maths lesson using historical sources and an English non fiction information text writing too. <br />
This lesson include a lesson plan which is differentiated and can be edited. Each notebook file has all you need to deliver the lesson with links to videos, pictures etc. They include learning objectives (layered for mixed ability classes), starter activities to do quietly whilst taking the register, engaging learning activities and plenaries.
Introduction teaches pupils to use and interpret evidence . KWL activity to discover pupil interests and base knowledge for the topic Ancient Greece and Ancient Greeks. Jigsaw vase activity with follow up ideas and activities included which is basically looking at the pictures to find out a bit about Ancient Greece and interpreting the evidence. <br />
All from the New Curriculum Historical inquiry objectives.<br />
Lesson Plan and all the resources you need for an outstanding lesson. Engaging activities and notebook file which leads you and the pupils through the lesson. <br />
Part of a full series on Ancient Greeks available either separately or as a full pack. <br />
I have been teaching over twenty years and have been an adviser and leader of teaching and learning in a school. I have been consistently judged as outstanding. I am still teaching 0.4 so I have used these lessons this term. My pupils really enjoyed this lesson and it set the scene for a great unit on Ancient Greece.<br />
**This resource has been recommended by the TES Resource Team**
**UPDATED June 2016** Thank you for all the positive comments and ratings.
This resource pack includes a highly visual and engaging 33-slide PowerPoint presentation that teaches magnetism to year 7 or year 8 pupils. Scaffolded note-taking worksheets for learners have been customized to go along with these PowerPoint presentations. Two additional worksheets and a quiz are also included. The learning objectives are listed below.
By the end of this series of lessons, pupils will:
1) be introduced to the discovery and history of magnets
2) know the elements that have magnetic properties
3) observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others
4) compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials
5) describe magnets as having 2 poles
6) predict whether 2 magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing
7) know that materials contain groups of spinning electrons called domains
8) know that the domains are aligned in magnetic materials
9) know that the domains of a non-magnetic material are not aligned
10) learn about magnetic fields by plotting with compass, representation by field lines
11) learn about Earth’s magnetism, compass and navigation
12) explore the magnetic fields of permanent and induced magnets, and the Earth’s magnetic field
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The “S.T.E.M Labs Bundle Water Cycle” contains five labs for middle school, aligned to the NGSS (MS-ESS2-4 Develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth's Systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity), ready to use.
You will be able implement student-center activities using this inquiry-based labs and keeping your students engaged. Your students will be creating a model of changes of state in the water cycle, model evaporation, melting, condensation and acidity.
This product contains a package and a power point presentation of each lab!
Labs included: ( 30 page total)
*Pre-lab Activity- Water Cycle Informational text analysis and think-pair-share activity. ( four pages)
Lab. 1- Reconstruct a model of the water cycle. Your students will build a physical model and recreate the water cycle.
Lab. 2 – How Evaporation occur? Your students will demonstrate how evaporation occurs when a liquid turns into a gas and how temperature affects the rate of evaporation.
Lab. 3 - Making Drops of Rain : You students will build a simple model to show how raindrops form in the atmosphere
Lab. 4 - How surface colors affect ice melting. Students will be able to understand how heat interacts with darker or lighter colors.
Lab 5- Investigating Substances’ acidity. Your students will be able to test various substances to determine their level of acidity and learn about acid rain.
Each lab contains :
Title, objective, background knowledge, research, question, claim, prediction, observation, materials, a detail procedure, evidence, reasoning, diagrams, chart, graphs and conclusion.
Get this lab individually or get the bundle and save! By Maggie’s Files
**UPDATED June 2016** Thank you for all the positive comments and ratings.
This is Part 2 of my Magnetism resource pack. Part 1 and Part 2 can be found in a VALUE PACK bundle.
Scaffolded note-taking worksheets for learners have been customized to go along with the PowerPoint presentation.. Two worksheets and a quiz are also included. The learning objectives for Part 2 are listed below.
By the end of this lesson, pupils will:
1) learn how to make a magnet by using the stroking method
2) learn how to make an electromagnet
3) learn how electromagnets work
4) know some uses of electromagnets
5) learn the components of an electric bell and how an electric bell works
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If your fed up with hunting for decent science assessments for Year 4 children, or paying well over the odds for them, then look no further. This resource includes five different assessments as well as a detailed mark scheme, designed to make marking efficient. Every single Year 4 science objective (NC 2014) is covered in each of the child friendly tests. Not enough? Well, also included is an excel spreadsheet which has been designed to make tracking progress a breeze. Simply fill in the marks for each child and the spreadsheet will do the rest of the work for you. It will give you a 'grade' for each individual objective, a total grade for each science topic and an overall science grade. This method of assessment quickly allows you not just to see individual pupils' weaknesses, but also weaknesses within the class as a whole and provides the teacher with an excellent evidence base. In this era of tracking without levels, this is an essential resource for all Year 4 teachers. Please, leave feedback for this amazing resource!
ALSO AVAILABLE as individual assessments. Check out the year 1 , 2 or 3 packs or the KS1 bundle. If you like these, you'll also like my maths assessments. Visit my shop - by clicking in my username - to find these resources + lots more!