Children should learn to identify criteria for their design, to select tools and materials and use correct vocabulary to name and describe them, to assemble, join and combine materials to make a winding mechanism and to understand the need for a stable structure to support a mechanism. This is lesson 3 in a unit of work.
Children should learn to use existing fabric designs as inspiration for their own pattern-making, to develop and communicate their design ideas through drawing and modelling and to make and/or use a simple paper pattern/template. This is lesson 3 in a unit of work.
Crosswords can be a useful tool and more learning orientated than the dreaded wordsearch! They use thinking skills. Use for:<br />
A research task.<br />
To precede an open task/question.<br />
A baseline activity to see how much children already know so that you can differentiate and show progress.<br />
A plenary activity to see how much children know after a period of learning.<br />
Revision: either to revise the whole topic or to see where gaps in knowledge are so that revision can focus on the gaps only.<br />
This crossword focuses on Islam in general. So, there are some questions about Muhammad (pbuh), the pillars, holy book and it uses the Arabic vocabulary (transliterated into English, e.g. 'salah'). The answers are given on page 2.
It's always nice to give your students something Christmassy to work towards as it gets closer. I've updated this resource due to it's popularity. This 10 page booklet can be printed in colour or black and white. Students can work through the different activities suggested in one go or once a week. I've used these resources with different ages but it would work best for lower secondary or primary school. The resources tell the Christmas story, look into traditions today and explore how Christmas was celebrated in the Tudor and Medieval period. The additional Powerpoint may also be used for other activites. Comments are appreciated. Images acquired through a search engine filtered to "labelled for reuse".