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LATIN ANIMALS - 100 EASTER BUNNY GAME CARDS

LATIN ANIMALS - 100 EASTER BUNNY GAME CARDS

PERFECT FOR DEVELOPING LANGUAGE SKILLS IN LATIN!LATIN EASTER BUNNY ANIMALS GAMES CARDS are perfect for young learners of LATIN. They provide lots of opportunities to learn a range of animals, both masculine and feminine, and really do help to create a lively language learning environment. Children can develop their skills in word recognition and recall, speaking, listening and reading in a cooperative, communicative and interactive way, independently of the teacher. They’re a great way of introducing the concept of gender, and of looking at the differences in how determiners function in LATIN too.It doesn’t matter is any of the animals don’t feature in your immediate or even longer-term learning plan: the card games encourage children to engage happily and confidently with LATIN, to identify cognates and to develop spelling skills in LATIN. They also help learners begin to work out the meaning of unknown words using visual clues and prompts. Along the way, children may even get to know some new animals!There are 100 cards in total, which include 2 sets of 50 cards to enable you to differentiate your games: - purple bunny cards with the word written out in full in LATIN, as well as the picture prompt. - blackline bunny cards with the word written out in full in ENGLISH, as well as the picture prompt- blackline bunny cards with the picture prompt only- purple bunny cards with the word written out in full in LATIN - this is really useful for word recognition & recallThe animals featured are:- bee- bird- cat- chicken- cow- dog- duck- elephant- fish- fox- frog- giraffe- horse- lion- monkey- owl- parrot- pig- rabbit- sheep- spider- squirrel- tiger- tortoise/turtle- zebraI've suggested a range of really successful and popular games to play - play them games as often as possible around EASTER TIME for maximum benefit - the EASTER BUNNIES are always really popular with little learners! Playing against a timer adds some extra fun! Laminate the cards for longevity - you will be able to play the EASTER BUNNY games for many EASTERTIMES to come!The resource consists of a single, non-editable pdf file - I've included a couple of preview images so that you can see what the resource looks like. Please read the Terms of Use carefully - this resource is copyright, and for single-classroom use only.GRATIA PLENA ET FELIX PASCHA!

By LivelyLearning

Heathrow - reading comprehension

Heathrow - reading comprehension

As the government announces the controversial decision to expand Heathrow this reading comprehension supports a BBC Newsround report explaining what it means.The resource contains 3 worksheets of questions, differentiated for use through KS1 and KS2. It could also be used to support readers in KS3. Answers and ‘content domain’ references are included for each question.

By Headway_Learning

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International Children's Book Day Assembly or Class Play

International Children's Book Day Assembly or Class Play

International Children's Book Day Assembly or Class PlayThis script was written in celebration of International Children's Book Day April 2nd 2017 including characters from Horrid Henry, Peter Pan, The Gruffalo, Charlotte's Web, Captain Underpants, Matilda, The Tales of Narnia, Alice in Wonderland and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. NB This is the same script as World Book Day Assembly but adapted to International Children's Book Day.Cast of 30 (easily adapted up or down)Duration: Around 20 minutes not including music suggestionsSample Text:Narrator: Thank you! Of course there is so much to celebrate in the world of literature! All those wonderful inspirational characters!(Enter Horrid Henry, scowling)Horrid Henry: Dah! I suppose you’ve got a whole line up of squeaky clean characters for us today? Just got one word to say to that – BORING!Narrator: And you are? (Pauses) Oh, don’t tell me – Horrid Henry! (Aside to Audience) A shame he had to start us off today! Definitely not one of our more likeable characters! (To Henry) Now, if you don’t mind, I do have a lot of other, shall we say ‘more wholesome characters’ to introduce!Horrid Henry: (Scowling) Please yourself!(Exit Horrid Henry, giving exaggerated ‘yawns’)Narrator: (To Audience) Oh dear! Sorry about that! Let’s see if we can ‘raise the bar’ a little!(Peter Pan ‘flies’ onto the stage)Narrator: Ah! Peter Pan! How nice to meet you!Peter Pan: The pleasure is all mine!(Enter Wendy and Tinkerbell)Peter Pan: I’d like you to meetWendy: (Curtseying) Wendy (looking at Peter Pan adoringly) Darling!Tinkerbell: (Trying to ‘swoosh’ Wendy out of the way) And Peter’s favourite, Tinkerbell!Peter Pan: (Laughing) Now, now Tinkerbell! We have spoken about that jealousy thing!(Tinkerbell pulls a face, sulking)Wendy: Oh but she’s so adorable! You can’t be cross with her for long!(Enter Horrid Henry)Horrid Henry: What was I saying about those yukky sugary-sweet characters? Time to introduce some more interesting ones!(Horrid Henry beckons to Captain Cook and Crocodile)(Enter Captain Cook and Crocodile, snapping at Narrator’s heels)Narrator: (Angrily) Who let this beast on here? (Glaring at Horrid Henry) Oh I might have known you’d be up to no good!

By suesplays

GCSE Latin OCR MessalinaTranslation

GCSE Latin OCR MessalinaTranslation

Memory aid in the form of flashcards translated sentence by sentence of Messalina, GCSE Latin literature prose set text 2017. Good class activity or revision for students

By tia_xn

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Ancient Greek Myths Tale of Two Spinners Assembly or Class Play

Ancient Greek Myths Tale of Two Spinners Assembly or Class Play

Ancient Greek Myths Tale of Two Spinners Assembly or Class PlayThis class play can be used as an assembly (for performance) or as a class play, to be read within the classroom. It is part of a set of scripts written on the Ancient Greek Myths which includes Guided Reading scripts plus quizzes. The poem - The Spider and the Fly by Mary Howitt - is included in the text.Cast of 30 - easily adaptable up or downDuration - around 10 - 15 minutesSample Text:Narrator: Now, that’s better.(Ushering Incey Wincey Spider and Little Miss Muffet back to their seats) (To audience) You see how ridiculous this fear of spiders is? What do they call it? Arachn(Enter Arachne, scuttling on in spider costume)Arachne: Someone mention my name?Narrator: Ah! You’d be Arachne! As in Arachnophobia?Arachne: Well, I have no fear of spiders. I just am one! All thanks to(Enter Athene)Athene: Me!Arachne: Wretched goddess!(Athene scowls and raises her hand)Athene: (Menacingly) I’d be very careful what you say, if I were you Arachne! That tongue of yours has already got you into a whole heap of trouble!Arachne: (Gesturing at the spider outfit) Oh you mean this? Just because I said I was a better spinner than you!Athene: Foolish girl! What arrogance! You had to be punished!Arachne: That wasn’t quite the only reason I got punished, was it?Narrator: I’d say that was ample reason! Definitely too big for her boots, this one!Arachne: (Wailing) But I was brilliant at my craft.Athene: And didn’t you know it! You had to be taken down a peg or two.

By suesplays

Latin adjectives handouts and crosswords - No Prep b/w

Latin adjectives handouts and crosswords - No Prep b/w

The lists and crosswords include all adjectives from the UK GCSE 9-1 exam word list including those which can be used as pronouns i.e. alius, alia, aliud and alter, altera, alterum.The adjectives have been separated into three groups alphabetically and provided in half page lists to be handed to students to learn. There are two lists per page to save on photocopying.The crosswords can be used as tests in the lesson or week after the students receive the word list or for fast finishers or for starter or plenary activities to reinforce learning of the adjectives.

By LucyMaeResources

The Delian League in a nutshell

The Delian League in a nutshell

Outlines the Delian League. Great for introducing the topic and also as revision resource.Tags: Delian League, Persian Wars, Ancient History, Presentation, Revision, Simple, Accessible, key points, concepts, outline.

By MHaji07

GCSE Latin Nouns - handouts and crosswords

GCSE Latin Nouns - handouts and crosswords

This resource is designed to supplement your GCSE Latin teaching. The lists and crosswords include all nouns from the GCSE 9-1 word list except nouns which are the same in English and Latin i.e. forum, consul, senator. The nouns have been separated into five groups alphabetically and provided in half page lists to be handed to students to learn. The lists contain nominative and genitive singular, declension and gender. There are two lists per page to save on photocopyingThe crosswords can be used as tests in the lesson or week after the students receive the word list or for fast finishers or for starter or plenary activities to reinforce learning of the nouns.This resource is designed for A4 paper so please use options in print screen before printing if using a different paper size.

By LucyMaeResources

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Pandora's Box Assembly or Class Play

Pandora's Box Assembly or Class Play

Ancient Greek Myths Pandora's Box Assembly or Class PlayThis class play can be used as an assembly (for performance) or as a class play, to be read within the classroom.Cast of 30 - easily adaptable up or downDuration - around 15 - 20 minutes reading not including music suggestions.The Seven Deadly Sins plus all those Vices? No wonder our Narrator is worried! But as with all good stories, this one has a happy ending - well, maybe not for all those baddies!This is one of a collection of Ancient Greek Myth scripts – assemblies and guided reading scripts, sold as separate and combined products. This play could also be used as a PSHE resource – on resisting temptation, and the victory of good (hope) over evil (Seven Deadly Sins plus, in this case 19 Vices).Sample Text:Music 5 – You’re Beautiful – James Blunt(Epimetheus sings love song to Pandora)Narrator: (Indicating for music to stop) Yes, yes. We get it! Young love!Epimetheus: Oh come on! Look at this perfect woman? How could I possibly resist?Narrator: (To audience) Aha! Somebody else who couldn’t resist temptation!(To Pandora) No offence to you, madam.(To Epimetheus) But did you not look a little deeper? I mean, yes, she’s undoubtedly beautiful but(Optional burst of The Price You Pay – Bruce Springsteen)Pandora: (Angrily) Oh right! It’s the blond argument, right? The ‘well, if she looks that good, there can’t be much underneath’? No spirit, heh?Music 6 Missionary Man – Eurythmics(Pandora throws off her ‘pretty clothes’ displaying a much stronger image)Narrator: (Holding up hand for music to stop) Whoa! That’s not the Perfect Pandora I was expecting!Epimetheus: (Gasping) And that’s not a side of my wife I’ve ever seen before!Pandora: Of course not! You only ever wanted me to be that perfect ‘domestic goddess’ – sitting around, looking pretty, staring vacantly out to space!Epimetheus: Well, isn’t that what wives are supposed to do?Narrator: Not this one, I suspect!(Optional excerpt of Thorn in my Side – Eurythmics – Pandora strutting up and down)Narrator: (Holding hand up) OK. Yes, we’ve got it! So underneath all that sweetness was a whole heap of frustration!Pandora: More like mega boredom! I mean, what was I supposed to do all day?Epimetheus: Stay out of mischief?

By suesplays

Latin verb tenses activity

Latin verb tenses activity

A simple activity aimed at lower ability Latin learners to help them visualise the difference between the present, imperfect and perfect tense.

By Miffymimi

Characters from the Fall of Troy worksheet

Characters from the Fall of Troy worksheet

A worksheet designed to go along side listening to/ watching the story of the Fall of Troy.Many pupils find it a challenge to remember each character and what they do in the story. This activity is aimed at helping them to make sense for themselves of who is who and that their role is.

By Miffymimi

The Imperative:  Latin

The Imperative: Latin

This is a powerpoint aimed to drill and explain the infinitive for the four major conjugations. Uses colour and visual aids to help pupils of different styles of learning.

By Miffymimi

Latin Subjects and Objects crossword.

Latin Subjects and Objects crossword.

A Latin crossword aimed to reinforce Latin subject and object endings of 1st and 2nd declension nouns.Focuses on thinking about the all important endings to make everything link up.

By Miffymimi

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The Gorgon's Head Assembly or Class Play

The Gorgon's Head Assembly or Class Play

Ancient Greek Myths The Gorgon's Head Assembly or Class PlayCast of 30 - easily adaptable up or downDuration: around 10 - 15 minutes not including musicWhat was Poseidon thinking - taking on all these women? He might succeed at putting the youth Perseus in his place but a group of 'wronged women'? Never!This is one of a large collection of Ancient Greek scripts written by Sue Russell – guided reading scripts also available.Sample Text:Medusa: Just like I said! Gods! Men! The bane of our lives!Poseidon: (Clutching his forehead, muttering) I think I have a headache coming on. (Pauses)You know something? I suddenly feel just a little outnumbered! Would you ladies mind just giving me a short break?(Exit Athene, Medusa and Danae, shrugging their shoulders)Poseidon: Phew! Peace at last! Oh, don’t get me wrong. I have nothing against ‘the weaker sex’(Athene comes storming back)Music 3 War – Edwin Starr – Brief excerptAthene: What was that you just said? Weaker, eh? I’ll show you weaker!(Athene strides up and down, wielding her sword)Poseidon: (Holding hand up) OK. I apologize.Athene: Goddess of wisdom and war! (To Poseidon) You’d do well to remember that!Poseidon: (Aside) As if I could forget! (To Athene) Now, what was I saying about having a little peace?Athene: Huh! Give me war any day!(Exit Athene)Poseidon: (Clutching head) Women! I knew I should never have agreed to this!(Enter Perseus, giving Poseidon a ‘high five)Perseus: What’s up, bro?Poseidon: (Indignantly) Bro? I’ll give you bro!Perseus: OK so I guess it’s Uncle, really – seeing as Zeus was my dad, and your brother!Poseidon: Correct! So, no more bro, right?Perseus: Fair enough! So, what’s the plan, dude?Poseidon: (Exploding) Dude? That’s even worse than bro! What is it with you youngsters? Can’t you talk normally?Perseus: (Sighing) OK I’ll try! I’m just not used to hanging out with oldies like you!Poseidon: (Exploding) Now look here, young Perseus! If you and me are going to get along, you need to show a little respect!(Enter Danae)Danae: Perseus! Where are those manners I taught you?Poseidon: I think he might have lost them during his travels!Danae: Well, let’s help him find them again! Poseidon is only trying toPoseidon: (Looking at his watch) Get this story told? Well, that’s proving a bit of a challenge! (To Danae) No offence, madam, but you women don’t half talk a lot!(Enter Polydectes, accompanied by ‘several’ women, all chatting and laughing)Polydectes: (Groaning) Tell me about it! You want to try keeping them quiet in court! Once they get going there’s no stopping them!

By suesplays

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Theseus and the Minotaur Assembly or Class Play

Theseus and the Minotaur Assembly or Class Play

Ancient Greeks Theseus and the Minotaur Assembly or Class PlayCast of 30 - easily adaptable up or downDuration: 10 - 15 minutes reading (this does not include music suggestions)Monsters and heroes - not the easiest cast to deal with! But then Poseidon is more than man - sorry, make that - god enough to take this lot on!Also available (as separate purchase): This assembly plus Guided Reading Script plus Quiz (one of large collection of Ancient Greek scripts written by Sue Russell)Sample Text:Music 1 – El Matador Music(Cast file into hall, in order of speaking, taking seats along two rows of fifteen facing the audience)Poseidon: Welcome to this tale about(Enter Theseus)Music 2 Holding Out for a Hero – Bonnie Tyler (chorus)(Theseus strides up and down, bracing his muscles and striking various ‘heroic postures’)Theseus: A hero! That’s me, Theseus!(Theseus gestures to cast to cheer)(Whole cast cheers)Poseidon: And(Enter Minotaur)Music 3 Deeper Underground – Jamiroquai (chorus)(Minotaur ‘skulks’ up and down, glaring at both cast and audience)Minotaur: Me! The Minotaur!(Minotaur ‘paws the ground’, snorts in anger and glares at cast who all boo)Poseidon: Hmm. Quite a split! In factTheseus: (Interrupting) You could say, Good versus Evil!Poseidon: (Glaring at Theseus) I could! But I’m not going to, if it���s all the same to you! (To audience, aside) These heroes! Think they’re God’s Gift!Theseus: Well, you may not have regarded me as a gift (pauses) Dad! (Pauses) But my other father did!(Enter Aegeus)Aegeus: Ah Theseus, my son! There you are! (To audience) I hope you haven’t been listening too much to this god, here (pointing at Poseidon). Gods! Way too much time on their hands and far too many off spring to show for it!Poseidon: What was that?Aegeus: Oh nothing, Poseidon! Just commenting on how creatively you fill your time. Truly awesome!Poseidon: Well, as God of the Seas I guess I am rather (pauses) what did you say? Oh, awesome, that’s right! A shame not everyone was in such awe of me as you!(Enter Minos)(Whole cast hisses and boos)Minos: (Angrily) Hey! That’s no way to greet the King of Crete!Aegeus: (Contemptuously) Pah! Some king you were!Minos: (Laughing) Huh! And you were any better, oh great King of Athens? (Pauses) Now, just remind me. Who had to send human sacrifices to who?Aegeus: (Exclaiming) Why, you evil, wicked, cruel, vindictive ..Poseidon: (Interrupting) Yes, yes. I think we get it. You two didn’t like each other much, did you?Aegeus: Oh I’ve barely started.

By suesplays

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Odysseus and the Cyclops Assembly or Class Play

Odysseus and the Cyclops Assembly or Class Play

Ancient Greek Myths Odysseus and the Cyclops Assembly or Class PlayCast of 30 - easily adaptable up or downDuration - around 10 to 15 minutes reading time (around 20 with addition of music)One of several Ancient Greek scripts written by Sue Russell. A set of 5 Ancient Greek Myths is also available in Guided Reading format, each with 6 speakers, and its own quiz.Sample Text:Poseidon: Oh I’m sure it is! So you stopped off at my son’s island for a bit of a holiday? (To audience) I’ve heard the Greek islands are a favourite holiday destination. Island hopping, I believe you call it?Odysseus: Well, that was hardly our intention. We wanted to get home.Ancient Greek 6: But stopping off for a bit of a rest did make sense.Ancient Greek 7: Though it didn’t turn out to be quite the holiday we expected!Ancient Greek 8: Stuck in the back of that cave(Enter Polyphemus, finding his way to the group, with the aid of a white stick)Polyphemus: (Bellowing loudly) My home!Ancient Greek 9: Hardly the best that Airbnb have to offer!Polyphemus: (Bellowing angrily) Pardon? There’s nothing wrong with my cave I’ll have you know!Ancient Greek 10: Nothing at all – until you get your head bashed against one of the walls! I was the first to suffer at your handsAncient Greek 11: And I the second!Ancient Greek 1: And I the third!Ancient Greek 2: And I the fourthAncient Greek 3: And I the fifthAncient Greek 4: And I the sixth!Poseidon: (Tutting) Son! Really! That was rather greedy, even by your standards!Polyphemus: (Muttering sulkily) But I didn’t eat them all in one go!Odysseus: (Sarcastically) Oh that was very good of you!Polyphemus: Well, thank you!Poseidon: No, I think he’s being sarcastic, son! The lowest form of wit. But something tells me, not quite low enough for you!Odysseus: (To Polyphemus) So come on! What have you got to say in your defence? Surely you don’t want your old man thinking you have the table manners of a monster?Polyphemus: (Spluttering) Well, I er,Ancient Greek 5: You just fancied a change from lamb stew, right?Polyphemus: (Beaming) Oh that’s right! Indeed I did!Ancient Greek 6: I expect lamb gets pretty boring night after night?Polyphemus: Oh you’re right!Ancient Greek 7: So we made a pleasant change to your diet?Polyphemus: (Slapping his large belly, fondly) Well, I’d hardly call it a diet!

By suesplays

Alexander the Great PPT

Alexander the Great PPT

Excellent 33 slide PPT on Alexander the Great. Covers everything from the rise of Macedonia, to Alexander's great battles and his lasting legacy. Beautifully designed with lots of maps, graphics and detailed points.

By Polaphuca

OCR A-Level Classical Civilisation(H408)Personal Learning Checklists-PLCs [Revision;DIRT; Exam Prep]

OCR A-Level Classical Civilisation(H408)Personal Learning Checklists-PLCs [Revision;DIRT; Exam Prep]

This download contains two Personal Learning Checklists (PLCs) designed for the OCR A-level Classical Civilisatoin (H408) Specification, for first assessment in 2019, including: The world of the hero; Culture and the arts; Beliefs and ideas.The first side is a PLC with two ways for the student to rate confidence and the second side features a key-word check as well as various DIRT tasks.This double-sided A4 worksheet is great for:-Revision lessons-AfL-Fostering teacher-student dialogue-Directed Individual Reflection Time (DIRT)-Exam preparationThis is an ideal tool for your students to help them keep track of their learning, and help you monitor the classes strengths and weaknesses. It serves as a highly efficient form of self-assessment.On the reverse of the sheet are other useful measures that allow teachers to gauge a student's confidence and reflective abilities.The worksheet:-Allows the student to see clearly what they need to know for the exam.-Allows the student to communicate to their teacher how they can be best helped.-Gets the student to analyse their progress in relation to their target grade.-Encourages students to reflect in a structured manner on their necessary revision focusses.-Gets students to establish both a revision and an exam technique focus.

By Maxi88

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History: Bumper Resource Pack

History: Bumper Resource Pack

Last few days of this bundle now. £49.50 at normal prices for these resources. Until early next week they are less than half price!!! Grab them at the knock down price while you can. Now includes new materials on the topical area of the Russian Revolution and worksheets on the Norman Conquest.

By dmoorhouse

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Top Trumps Bundle: Homer's Odyssey and Virgil's Aeneid

Top Trumps Bundle: Homer's Odyssey and Virgil's Aeneid

A great revision bundle using the Top Trump game on Homer's Odyssey and Virgil's Aeneid. These teach the key characters, their impact on the plot and key themes. I have used these with my sixth-form classes and they loved them.The Bundle also includes a revision guide for Athenian Democracy which covers the reforms of Solon to Kleisthenes.

By matthew_nolan

Latin declension sorting task

Latin declension sorting task

An activity aimed to get pupils to think about the different declensions and what gender the words are.Useful for avoiding confusion when different declensions can have similar endings, yet for different cases.

By Miffymimi

3rd declension (rex) vocabulary drilling

3rd declension (rex) vocabulary drilling

This is a slide show drilling 3rd declension Latin vocabulary.All the vocabulary included in from the Common Entrance Level 2 vocabulary list, though many of these words would also feature at GSCE.

By Miffymimi