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.
Designed to meet the new 2014 curriculum, this engaging yet challenging complete lesson comes with: starter activity, fun and thorough lesson input and 2 fun plenary activities to choose from (a game and peer-assessment) all on the included PowerPoint. The enjoyable yet challenging learning activities have 3 levels of differentiation and are simply explained in the full teachers' notes, which also include answers for peer-assessment. This fantastic lesson teaches children what modal verbs are and how to use them in writing and has been created with enjoyment and challenge in equal measures. A brilliant way to easily teach a difficult learning objective.
3 week plan for stories form familiar settings unit for year 1 .<br />
Story suggestions - Goat and Donkey in the great outdoors, Boris goes camping or Stuck.<br />
I have permission to use any logos etc on the plan.
Are you looking for examples of life in Ancient Egypt? I have collected together 30 highly informative drawings and photos of life in Ancient Egypt. These are a great way of exploring how Egyptians lived, worked and spent their time. These photos will help to stimulate questions and suggestion answers.<br />
You could look at it directly as a presentation and discuss the different materials being shown in each of photos.<br />
You could print off and laminate the photos to make an interesting, eye-catching display about Ancient Egypt.<br />
The students could also take the laminated photos and sort them into different Egyptian objects and artefacts. The students can then discuss how they think each one was used. <br />
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A power point presentation of poems by <br />
Brenda Williams about the season of winter, with five linked lesson plans and twelve worksheets, to develop an understanding and appreciation of poetry, and as a springboard to other curricular activities at Second and Third Grades
These two packs offer a wide range of photos (71 eye catching, exciting photos) from both the minibeast world, especially insects and from a broader range of animals, especially mammals and birds. <br />
These could be printed out and laminated and make an excellent resource for any science or biology laboratory. <br />
It would also be useful for teachers who want their students to sort animals into different groups or create their own classification charts. <br />
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Sheets for students to stick in their books or for teachers to display in their classrooms that describe requirements for levels and sub-levels in reading, writing and speaking and listening.
An accessible resource that allows students to take responsibility for their own progress. It's also a helpful resource for teachers when setting targets. Students find their level on the sheet and they can then look to the next level where it says 'To get a level 5b, I need to...'
Also included is a marking key sheet for students to stick in their books to enable teachers to state the particular markers they use to marks students' books. Also, a personal target sheet for students to self-assess their ability at the start of the year. Students may review this at different times of the year to assess their own progress.
There's also a target record sheet for students to keep in the front of their exercise books to keep a record of their targets. The idea is that they start filling in their targets from the bottom of the sheet so they're effectively climbing "the ladder" and making progress. Students should regularly review the sheet with their teacher to assess whether they're meeting their targets and whether their NC level is improving over time.
'Who lives here?' PowerPoint introduces a 'conversation' poem about the creatures and habitat of the rainforest.
It provides a structured step by step lesson to support composition.
It also allows reinforcement of parts of speech particularly verbs and prepositions.
Extended poetry task also provided for variety and possible differentiation.
Several verse examples are provided for clarity.
Rainforest booklet is provided for children to write their final draft for display or poetry portfolio.
'Rainforest List Poem' PowerPoint continues with a poetic theme and uses a simple format to motivate composition. This clear, concise and colourful presentation leads the learners step by step through the composition of a list poem based on a 'rainforest' theme. There is a grammar element throughout with an emphasis on nouns, adjectives and 'ing' verbs.
I have found a poetry context an effective way to embed incidental grammar teaching.
Although the outcome is a simple list poem, it can easily be differentiated for older learners. This would involve extending each line using e.g. adverbs or an additional clause.
Children are encouraged to compose an opening line, closing line and' list' lines inbetween.
Father’s Day Word Wall –
This 48-page vocabulary word wall package includes 51 Father’s Day Word Wall cards, alphabet headers and activities. These word cards are great for a theme wall, flashcards to send home or use as a matching game. Spice up your end of the year with this great packet.
Words included in this packet are:
mother, adore, admire. holiday, hug, child, dedicated, thank, help, family, stepfather, dependable, husband, strong, funny, lucky, brave, best children, proud, loved, beloved, caring, appreciated, parent, love, card, daughter, son, hug, kiss, present, Father’s day, June, family, grandpa, he, him, his, papa, man, always, father, dad, daddy, husband
Vocabulary games and activities included in this set:
Bean Bag Toss
Chant the Wall
This is a great Father’s Day vocabulary graphic organizer to use with your students. Just copy onto colored paper and cut and you have your word wall ready to go!
A vocabulary word wall is an organized group of large print words posted on a bulletin board or wall in your classroom. Word walls draw attention to the words you are teaching and are used in whole class or small group activities.
Word walls provide a systematic visual vocabulary organizer that aides children in seeing and remembering connections between words and the characteristics that help them form categories and schemas to remember how to use them.
Sentence starters provide a low-stress way for young writers to practice writing complete sentences. Our sentence starters are open-ended requiring your students to use higher order thinking skills while practicing their writing.Provide your students the opportunities to write creatively with 50 back to school sentence starters.
This great ELA unit has 50 great back to school sentence starters to get your students writing. You can learn about your students as they complete these open ended writing pieces. Let your students pick the sentence starter that will get them engaged in writing or choose one for the whole class.
Each sentence starter is printed on an individual card and on lined paper.
Simply copy, cut, and write!