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.
36 lists based on the new 2014 spelling guidance for year 4. Activities include word-searches, word jumbles, flash cards, definitions, alphabetical lists, sentences, display words, bespoke clipart, crack the codes and look, say, cover, write, check. All files are in word for easy editing and contain solutions where appropriate. Bee images have been created specifically for the scheme. Please see the scheme guide for more information. Follow the scheme on facebook - https://www.facebook.com/spelingbeescheme?ref=hl
This pack can provide up to 30 lessons if you wish. With this bundle you will never be short of Space related learning for your class. <br /><br />
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Designed to save you time and provide your class with engaging and memorable learning activities.<br /><br />
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Contains:<br /><br />
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- 3 x complete space themed creative writing lessons that can each be completed over 3 lessons!<br /><br />
- A complete 7 lesson Space Art and DT unit containing original, engaging and easy to teach lessons: MTP included.<br /><br />
- A 14 worksheet Space activity pack containing fun, educational, cross-curricula activities.<br /><br />
- Display lettering and title sheets for your class wall<br /><br />
- A word document of links to 14 wonderful space related web resources to save you time.<br /><br />
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Designed for KS2 (Year 5) but there’s no reason why it couldn’t be used for Y2 or KS3. <br /><br />
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All images sourced from openclipart.org or owned by tftf. <br /><br />
Key revision information including research tasks, relevant to each of the following areas:<br />
1. Materials<br />
2. Design Considerations<br />
3. Consumer Rights and Legislation<br />
4. Social, Moral , Environmental and Legal<br />
5. Health and Safety<br />
6. Manufacturing Processes
Everything you need for a great art lesson that matches the new 2014 curriculum. Children will design, plan and then create a highly engaging clay Space item that they could well treasure for years. Starter, teaching input with video links for techniques, 4 different design options with a range of difficulties and reflective self-assessment plenary make up a truly great lesson that will be fun to teach. Items will need to be painted so this actually will involve more than one session.
Complete cross-curricula lesson with unique, easy to understand graphic instructions that children need to comprehend and then follow. Children plan, practice and then create an incredible 2D Space scene picture complete with planets, stars and a rocket using a variety of artistic mediums with easy to source, commonly found in school, art materials. Starter, brief teaching input and reflective self-evaluation plenary worksheets are all included, plus an optional writing activity for early finishers. Lesson length approx 2 hours KS1 children may need to have the lesson adapted slightly, information on this is in the teachers' notes.
Included in this packet are “selections” from two books, Bad Boy, by Walter Dean Myers, and The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros. Fifth grade students will do “close readings” to think and interact with the given selections. There are handouts I give to students that include a mini-lesson on writing summaries. There are also examples of “blogs” about two books, Wonder
and Mockingbird, that a fifth grade student wrote to demonstrate to students what good “Book Reviews” look like, including writing a summary of the book, excluding the ending. Students then have an assignment to write “blogs” about the selections they have read in class, beginning with writing a document in “google docs” that
teachers can comment on. Students can then copy and paste revisions on a blog of choice, (I use Blogger). Students can choose to write their blogs with chosen “elements” from the demonstrated fifth grader’s blogs. These Book Review “blogs” can continue throughout the year as students independently read. Integrating literacy and technology is a motivating and
These are 3 complete lessons that deconstruct the ingredients, tone and structure of book reviews and show pupils how to write one. This little unit of work cumulates in pupils writing their own review. There is a strong emphasis on redrafting and proofing work, too.
Lesson 1: To analyse the style and format of a successful review, so that I am able to use this information to prepare my own.
Lesson 2: To be able to decipher information that will inform, interest and explain to a reader.
Lesson 3: To build on prior work by redrafting and improving it, so that it meets the conventions of a genre.
Powerpoint consists of extracts of character descriptions from a variety of books with question prompts to explore author's viewpoints and methods of description. This can be used to show how description can be 'weaved in' to writing rather than just a list of characteristics/ features.
Originally used with Y3 and 4 as part of a space topic. Children made the cocktails using differentiated recipes and then surveyed staff as to their favourite cocktail. This was then used as part of a handling data project
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.
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.
Line drawings of Wallace & Gromit's Cracking Contraptions for use with explanation texts. I traced these myself, from screen captures, for use with a Year 4 class, for them to annotate and label, for use with writing explanation texts.
A Christmas Cardomatic