Apostrophes! Why do so many of us get them wrong?<br />
In Year 2 children are expected to use contractions accurately, and in Year 4 they are expected to understand possessive apostrophes as well.<br />
This extended lesson on apostrophes is suitable for Years 4, 5 and 6. It would also be an ideal revision tool for the Year 6 Grammar Test.<br />
First, children are given the chance to revisit prior learning through the fun warm up game 'The Memory Test'.<br />
Following that, they will learn about possessive apostrophes and common misconceptions during the presentation.<br />
When they are ready, the two player game 'Apostrophe Abduction' will provide them with plenty of challenge.<br />
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 />
Hours of engaging, cross-curricula learning for your class containing dozens of Mayan activities.<br />
5 separate lesson packs (each between 2 hrs and 3 lessons long) plus a mini-Mayan colouring book.<br />
- Chichen Itza Art lesson (up to 3 lessons)<br />
- Create your own Mayan creative/big writing stimuli (up to 3 lessons)<br />
- Mayan Scary day creative/big writing stimuli lesson (2 hours) <br />
- Mayan Time Detectives (holistic research-2 hours)<br />
- Mayan Time Detectives Clothing and Possessions (2 hours)<br />
- Mini Mayan colouring book<br />
Every lesson comes with full teachers' notes and everything you need to teach the lesson.<br />
Lots of opportunities for gaining new knowledge, demonstrating existing knowledge and using and applying learning creatively.<br />
For more information on each lesson see individual listings on TES.<br />
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What is democracy?<br />
It is a suitable topic to discuss and debate for upper KS2 pupils as one of the British Values, Democracy.<br />
It has direct link with literacy, history and SMSC. The everyday school life can be used as an example by teachers through choosing the classroom representatives or school council members.<br />
This topic can also provide further opportunities to visit the local town hall and use the House of Parliament resources which also can be visited by a school group to see the democracy in action.
This fantastic, fun, challenging, cross-curricula lesson is packed with learning and has elements of: computing, history, writing and speaking and listening, built into a lesson centred around independent learning and research. Children will be using and applying the historical learning they acquire creatively, as they work through the challenges of the lesson. An optional competitive element, combined with the fun of potentially becoming a Time Detective (and earning a Time Detective badge) create added motivation and increased engagement towards the learning. Children research in a holistic way building up a bigger picture of life the time period and then present their creations providing you with an assessment opportunity and a chance to decide the winners. The lesson ideal for either the beginning, middle or end of a history topic or unit. Can be done in an hour but better over two, contains starter and plenary. Made for KS2 but accessible to more able KS1 and less able KS3
A complete, engaging, imaginative, creative writing or Big Writing stimuli lesson that can be applied to many different writing genres. <br />
Children view PowerPoint then discuss ideas and plan by answering the thought provoking questions which enable a wealth of ideas to be generated for the writing. Planning sheet has space for 5 sense descriptions, VCOP elements and purpose, audience and genre notes to help meet the new 2014 curriculum. Starter activity plus 2 widths of line guides/writing sheets included plus optional paragraph planning sheet, custom art sheet and self-assessment plenary activity mean that this lesson's length is flexible and could easily last for 2 hours if you wanted it to and comes with 3 different options in the teachers' notes for delivery over 1,2 or 3 lessons. Lesson is aimed at KS2 but can be used for more able KS1, or KS3 as it is differentiated by outcome. <br />
Children will need some historical knowledge of the era.
This is a handout with a newspaper template and key features. Students must label the features using the words in the box at the bottom. You can differentiate this by putting the first letter of the word in the boxes.
Children loved making pizzas at our Italian pizza class. Resources have been exported from an Activ-primary flip-chart. (Which also includes Italian Pizzeria style music.) Fun to play when the children are making their pizzas or working. If you would like original please message me.
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These ‘Library Challenge’ cards were made for my class library, but they could be used in a school library as well. The idea was just to get the children excited about reading and properly engaged with the books, and they’ve really enjoyed working through the activities – an added bonus being that I use this work to decorate the walls of our library.
There’s a selection of 10 Library Challenge Cards, plus a ‘Library Challenge of the Week’ which just allows for changing things up a little without having to print and laminate more cards.
64 fun and engaging topics on which to base short/extended writing activities. Adapted from 642 Things to Write About (Young Writer's Edition), this resource comes complete with inspirational picture 'hooks' to really stimulate writing.
- Appropriate for use at KS1/2/3/4
- Ideal for literacy starters
- Easily differentiated
- Incredibly open-ended
- Thought provoking and challenging
- Sparks creativity and technical writing skills
- Perfectly adaptable (videos, role play, etc.)
Three differentiated worksheets, suitable for Year 1 & 2 pupils.
1 - Storyboard sheet with pictures and lines underneath for able writers to write each part of the story.
2 - Storyboard sheet with pictures and parts of the story with gaps for pupils to fill in.
3 - Complete storyboard in the wrong order for less able pupils to cut out and sequence.