A writing frame in the shape of a bottle. I have used this with seaside and pirate themed topics. The children write a messsage they would put in a bottle and then these are cut out and made into a display.
A week's plan and supporting resources for exploration of settings. The children imagine they are onboard a boat - they hit a storm and get washed up in a setting of their choice (they can be on a tropical island or abducted by aliens and taken to space - the choice is theirs). Please note, my IWB was broken when I did this plan so no IWB to support this, apologies.
Instructions: Teacher photocopies this handout and the second blank message notes and asks students to write message for each others using the code. Then students have to find out what their classmates have written for them aloud in the class.
This is a powerpoint to be used as an introduction or revision of 3D Shapes such as cubes, cuboids, spheres, cylinders etc. It can be used on the interactive whiteboard to lead the lesson and is set up so children can perform practical activities in between slides. It includes learning intentions. It also introduces the idea of describing shapes with words such as faces and edges.
This is a worksheet which requires children to think of their special place and person and relate that to a Christian's special place and person. A very simple introduction to Christianity and beliefs.
This is a powerpoint about Moon Buggies to accompany a space topic. It discusses the surface of the moon and how to describe it then the children must decide what kind of vehicle would be suitable for travel on the moon.
There are picture examples of moon buggies and then the children must complete a task to make a moon buggy. We made buggies from K'nex and tested it on a playdough moon surface!
A Full scheme of work covering writing objectives using various of Roald Dahl's works (including Matilda and The BFG). It is easy to differentiate for KS 2 (7-11 year olds) and KS3 (11-14 year olds)and contains many worksheets for activities including vocabulary and punctuation use as well as descriptive and creative writing techniques.
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.
Resources to introduce dystopian/post-apocalyptic literature conventions to AS students, but also suitable for GCSE or KS3 students. Designed to lead to a comparative essay on 'The Road' and 'The Handmaid's Tale' but easily adaptable for your choice of novels or to stand alone as a study of the four short stories included.
A variety of Literacy Tasks
Word mat provides useful words and phrases to support writing tasks.
Pirate Character Description Sheet with Writing Prompts and Graphics
Island Setting for a pirate adventure with further writing prompts
Simple Drawing Tasks
Label a Pirate
A great additional resource for a pirates topic.