Complete Shakespeare lesson plan with accompanying resources to structures the watching of any film adaptation of Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare to help pupils to track Juliet's identity through the play and movie.
This is a spelling challenge booklet that I created to use with my SEN groups and KS1 children. It helps children work through learning the first 100 HFW for spelling and can be used as part of a PT/probes session or as a aid to learning for a whole class or group. The children love doing it and we have seen great results. I have another one for the next 200 HFW if people think it would be useful.
This is a sample of a social story created to help a child in our school to remember to only ask once for things. The pictures and the text can all be edited to bring more meaning to the child you are writing it with.
Just finished this assembly with my Y5 class, it went so well and they loved it.
It involves an 'X factor' style show where each Greek god auditions to be king of the gods, whilst telling the audience a little bit about the Ancient Greeks.
It involves throwing confetti at the audience, a dance routine to music from Disney's Hercules, and a boy dressing up as Cheryl Cole....if you want.
Adapt and use as you want. Enjoy.
The Summer Holiday Murders<br />
Fantastic creative writing murder mystery story, with a clear scenario and structure to help students write an amazing story.<br />
Lesson scenario:<br />
The summer is finally here. School’s over and you are on the perfect holiday, away and relaxing by the pool in a private and secluded hotel. Until you realise, one by one, someone is killing the guests…<br />
Lesson includes attract imagery, full lesson prompts, lesson objectives, starters and interesting plenary activity! Planning sheet included.<br />
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Battle of Hastings Assembly or Class Play <br />
This script was written by Sue Russell in celebration of The Battle of Hastings' 950th anniversary.<br />
What have the most famous cartoon strip in history, a masterpiece of needlework, a distinctly odd bishop, some dodgy family connections, warring Anglo Saxons and Normans, and an arrow in the eye have in common? Correct! They're all part of that famous drama - you know the one, 1066 and all that?!<br />
Cast of 30 - easily adapted up or down<br />
Duration around 10 - 15 minutes (not including music)<br />
Sample Text:<br />
Embroiderer 2: Hours and hours of needle in, needle out!<br />
Embroiderer 3: (Sarcastically) Wow! Life can’t, surely, get much more exciting than this!<br />
Bishop of Bayeux: O dear, dear, dear, dear! I can see something drastic needs to happen round here! How are we going to get you excited about your work?<br />
(Enter Edward)<br />
Edward: Easy! Let’s just introduce them to some of the characters they are working on! Let them see what we were actually like in the flesh!<br />
Bishop of Bayeux: Ah! A splendid idea! And you are?<br />
Edward: King Edward the III of England or Edward the Confessor! I’m <br />
(Edward walks along work of six Embroiderers, peering down, trying to see himself; he stops abruptly at Embroiderer 4)<br />
Edward: Ah yes! Here I am! Dying!<br />
Bishop of Bayeux: (Sarcastically) Oh wonderful! Well, that really livens things up for us! Thank you so much!<br />
Edward: Oh dear! I didn’t mean to put a dampener on things!<br />
(Edward goes back to the line of Embroiderers and this time stops at Embroiderer 1)<br />
Edward: Ah now, that’s better! That’s when I’m still king! Alive and kicking!<br />
(Edward falls about laughing at his own joke)<br />
(Whole cast groans)<br />
Bishop of Bayeux: (Aside) Oh dear! I think I preferred him dead!<br />
Educate Against Hate Assembly<br />
This script is suitable for secondary school children – possibly for upper end primary; but I think given the subject matter it is perhaps appropriate for a more mature age.<br />
The main focus is that of promoting the bigger picture in schools to our children so that they are not taken in by the 'smaller picture' and/or swayed by the dogmatic views of extremists.<br />
I would like to stress that this script is not intended as a ‘piece of politics’ but as a message of common sense. <br />
Cast Size<br />
30 - easily adaptable up or down.<br />
Around 10 to 15 minutes. <br />
Sample Text:<br />
Child 21: But how do people get so hoodwinked into listening to this stuff? How can they not see what is going on? How can they be so misguided?<br />
Child 22: Because they are vulnerable. That is why these extremists choose them. They pick on people who have not had the education to question what is put before them. The extremists know this. They know full well that faced with a bit of rational questioning they would be shown up for what they are.<br />
Child 23: Complete and utter frauds.<br />
Narrator: That is why education is so important. Hopefully if you give children the bigger picture, they will see what is wrong with this smaller one that is being offered.<br />
Child 24: You will never remove evil from the world completely.<br />
Child 25: There will always be those who seek to exploit the weak, who trade on others’ unhappiness.<br />
Child 26: Which is why we must stay strong and protect those who need protecting from these evil people.<br />
Narrator: That is our job as educators. To give children the big picture and provide them with coping mechanisms when things look bad.<br />
Child 27: Yeah. You can’t go through life in permanent sunshine.<br />
Child 28: And some do undoubtedly have a much tougher time than others.<br />
Child 29: But bowing to evil, to the demands of extremists?<br />
Child 30: That is not the answer.<br />
Narrator: We have to show a united front (pauses) knowing that good, through education, will prevail over evil in the end.<br />