Cross-curricular topics teaching resources: Myths, legends and beliefs

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ANZAC - Legend of Simpson and his Donkey: Presentation, Worksheet, Word Search

ANZAC - Legend of Simpson and his Donkey: Presentation, Worksheet, Word Search

This is a PowerPoint presentation on one of the most well-known Anzac, John Simpson Kirkpatrick and his donkey.It is a resource linked to ANZAC Day and bravery.There are 18 slides telling the story with maps and pictures.Students are first asked to look at the front picture to create interest.Students learn about Simpson's background, when and why he enlisted and why he is remembered for being courageous.Two follow-up activities:- Worksheet 1 - Students write and draw 4 facts they have learnt about Simpson- Word Search on the topicRoyalty free images: Microsoft clipart, www.flickr.com

By Ro_Milli0110

Superhero character writing

Superhero character writing

We designed our own characters, looking at recounts, character descriptions and then moved onto a simple story and made it into a comic strip. Our superheroes focused on the good qualities they could have, and what human values (love, peace, truth, non-violence and right conduct) they display.

By choralsongster

Amazon Water Creative Task with link to videos!

Amazon Water Creative Task with link to videos!

Creative task for 'Amazon Water' Lesson Plan. Get children active, creative and expressing themselves easily with this fun task.Have a look at the video to learn the move 'Oxum combing her hair'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46QMpdnBGVgHere's the whole 'Amazon Water' sequencehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPHpFQH9fIESee our 'Planning' resource to understand how to build this into a dance session and buy our 'World in a Box' resource pack to access full lesson plans, templates, videos, music and props to quickly plan and lead dance sessions with KS1 & 2.Movema brings you World In A Box©, an engaging, timesaving resource for teachers andgroup leaders to deliver world dance and music activities, improving knowledge and skillsacross a range of subjects.World In A Box helps to achieve great results and can run alongside a school curriculumor can be adapted according to the needs of any group of young people.Inside the box you will find:30 Shakers made of wood.30 Scarves hand made from Sari material from India and Malaysia.A Globe Ball & pump to use for games and dance activities.A DVD showing dance moves and examples.A CD of the music from the DVD to use in your classes.A booklet containing corresponding lesson plans For Unit 1; ‘DancingAround the World’ and Unit 2: ‘Journey Down the Amazon’, games,cultural information and more.A pen drive containing Unit 3 ‘Naach India’ lesson plans and musicAND there are ONLINE links to further resources and lesson plans at www.movema.co.uk.World In A Box aims to unlock the creative potential of teachers and children at KeyStages 1 and 2 (ages 5-11), providing exciting and enriching learning experiences.There is no limit to creativity and each group or individual can use the resource to makesomething new.Get ready to embark on a journey where you will explore new places, see how otherpeople live and gain an enriched understanding of cultures around the world.Included in this pack are all the resources needed to run sessions for a whole academicyear. However, the possibilities are endless and you may be surprised that repeating anactivity may result in something completely different each time.www.movema.co.uk © Movema 2017

By maria119

KS1 The Tempest Topic Planning Web - Shakespeare Week

KS1 The Tempest Topic Planning Web - Shakespeare Week

This is a topic web for KS1 teachers wanting their pupils to be learning about the life of William Shakespeare as well as the story of The Tempest. The Tempest is one of Shakespeare's most magical plays and young children love the characters of Wizard Prospero, Sprite Ariel and Monster Caliban. This is a cross curricular topic web showing you ways teachers can base learning for KS1 children around the story and Shakespeare's life, linked to all areas of the curriculum - even maths!Great for Shakespeare Week, I have seen ideas in here used to create great planning and learning opportunities which have been observed as fantastic lessons and produced some great work from children.

By primaryshakespeare

World Religion Bundle

World Religion Bundle

This is my world religion bundle. It has images of different religions and the different religious symbols. It is a nice one to use to compare and contrast different religions, their places of worship and styles of dress. The images could be used as part of a display or to stimulate a conversation in the classroom.

By peterfogarty

KS2 Mythical beasts powerpoint

KS2 Mythical beasts powerpoint

KS2 Mythical beasts powerpoint. 16 slides of facts and interesting information about mythical creatures. Includes Basilisk, Unicorn, Werewolf, Vampire, Loch Ness Monster, Goblin, Dragon, Demon, Hydra, Yeti, Minotaur, Mermaid, Troll, Griffin, Kraken and Sphinx. Can be used to support units of work on myths and legends, writing folklore, Ancient Greek and Roman topics and inspiring creative writing and book making. Useful for paired and individual use on laptops as a story writing stimulus. I printed the slides and made a class book which my Y5 children loved reading in their ‘quiet time’.

By newromantic

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May Day: An Ancient Celebration

May Day: An Ancient Celebration

May Day: An Ancient CelebrationMay Day marks the transition from winter to summer season and is a time of ancient celebrations and festivals.PowerPoint presentation and quiz on the pagan and Roman roots of May Day.

By CollEd

The Mystery Collection 3 - A Collection of Resources on a Mystery Theme

The Mystery Collection 3 - A Collection of Resources on a Mystery Theme

The Mystery Collection 3 - A Collection of Resources on a Mystery ThemeA collection of exciting creative and descriptive mystery lessons and resources. Amazing value!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com, copyright free image: https://pixabay.com/en/mountain-peak-mountain-range-1462655/)

By EngageinEnglish

The Mystery Collection 4 - A Collection of Resources on a Mystery Them

The Mystery Collection 4 - A Collection of Resources on a Mystery Them

The Mystery Collection 4 - A Collection of Resources on a Mystery ThemeA collection of exciting creative and descriptive mystery lessons and resources. Amazing value!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com, copyright free image: https://pixabay.com/en/mountain-peak-mountain-range-1462655/)

By EngageinEnglish

The Mystery Collection 5 - A Collection of Resources on a Mystery Theme

The Mystery Collection 5 - A Collection of Resources on a Mystery Theme

The Mystery Collection 5 - A Collection of Resources on a Mystery ThemeA collection of exciting creative and descriptive mystery lessons and resources. Amazing value!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com, copyright free image: https://pixabay.com/en/mountain-peak-mountain-range-1462655/)

By EngageinEnglish

The Horror and Comedy Collection 4

The Horror and Comedy Collection 4

The Horror and Comedy Collection 4A collection of exciting horror and comedy complete lessons and resources. Fantastic value!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com, copyright free image:)

By EngageinEnglish

The Horror and Comedy Collection 5

The Horror and Comedy Collection 5

The Horror and Comedy Collection 5A collection of exciting horror and comedy complete lessons and resources. Fantastic value!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com, copyright free image:)

By EngageinEnglish

The Great Outdoors Collection - Lessons Inspired by Nature

The Great Outdoors Collection - Lessons Inspired by Nature

The Great Outdoors Collection - Lessons Inspired by NatureA collection of creative and descriptive writing lessons, inspired by nature. Amazing value!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com, copyright free image: https://pixabay.com/en/mountain-peak-mountain-range-1462655/)

By EngageinEnglish

The Hauntings - A Collection of Ghost Lessons

The Hauntings - A Collection of Ghost Lessons

The Hauntings - A Collection of Ghost LessonsA collection of exciting creative and descriptive haunting lessons, kids will love. Amazing value!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com, copyright free image: https://pixabay.com/en/ghosts-gespenter-spooky-horror-572038/)

By EngageinEnglish

The Hauntings 2 - A Collection of Ghost Lessons

The Hauntings 2 - A Collection of Ghost Lessons

The Hauntings 2 - A Collection of Ghost LessonsA collection of exciting creative and descriptive haunting lessons, kids will love. Amazing value!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com, copyright free image: https://pixabay.com/en/ghosts-gespenter-spooky-horror-572038/)

By EngageinEnglish

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May Days

May Days

PowerPoint presentations and quizzes on:May Day: An Ancient CelebrationMay Day: labour DayMay 8: VE Day 1945

By CollEd

Superhero Tray Labels Red - Editable

Superhero Tray Labels Red - Editable

Use these Superhero Tray Labels to organise your classroom during a Superhero unit. The PDF file is editable so you can type in your children's names or resource labels and make an awesome Superhero classroom that your class will love!

By MissPepperPot

Horror, Murder and Literacy Collection Pack 3

Horror, Murder and Literacy Collection Pack 3

Horror, Murder and Literacy Collection Pack 3A collection of inspirational and fun lessons around the theme of horror, muder with some literacy material thrown in!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com)

By EngageinEnglish

The Spooky Resource Collection 2

The Spooky Resource Collection 2

The Spooky Resource Collection 2A collection of inspirational 'spooky' complete lessons and resources.See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com, copyright free image: https://pixabay.com/en/foggy-mist-forest-trees-spooky-545838/)

By EngageinEnglish

Horror, Murder and Literacy Collection Pack 1

Horror, Murder and Literacy Collection Pack 1

Horror, Murder and Literacy Collection Pack 1A collection of inspirational and fun lessons around the theme of horror, muder with some literacy material thrown in!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com)

By EngageinEnglish

Horror, Murder and Literacy Collection Pack 2

Horror, Murder and Literacy Collection Pack 2

Horror, Murder and Literacy Collection Pack 2A collection of inspirational and fun lessons around the theme of horror, muder with some literacy material thrown in!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com)

By EngageinEnglish

Horror, Murder and Literacy Collection Pack 5

Horror, Murder and Literacy Collection Pack 5

Horror, Murder and Literacy Collection Pack 5A collection of inspirational and fun lessons around the theme of horror, muder with some literacy material thrown in!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com)

By EngageinEnglish

DRAGONS - RESOURCES AND DISPLAY KS1-2, TOPIC, MYTHOLOGY

DRAGONS - RESOURCES AND DISPLAY KS1-2, TOPIC, MYTHOLOGY

Resources included are as follows:55 PDF files for you to print. Information pack about dragons, the legends and types etc. A4 pictures of dragons for display. Face masks and hand puppets in colour and black and white. Long banner and large lettering to head display. Patterned and plain display boarders, backing paper to print if needed for colour match. Lettering bunting and patterned bunting. Topic title page, binder covers and sack tag. Colouring pages, bookmarks, writing information booklet, alphabet flashcards, behaviour poster, Chinese New Year bingo game, bingo game, make a door hanger, draw a dragons lunch, draw a dragon family, write speech bubbles for dragons, write a conversation, make a moving dragon, make a wanted poster, draw some dragon clothes, diary to write, acrostic poem, writing and drawing page frames, mind map, pairs matching card game, reward charts, size order cards, well done cards, tic-tac-toe game, word search, story board to write, certificates for good work and effort, word mat, work booklet cover, can/have/are writing sheet, number square with dragon theme.

By hayleyhill

The Christmas Horror Story – Creative Writing Lesson

The Christmas Horror Story – Creative Writing Lesson

The Christmas Horror Story – Creative WritingFantastic Christmas horror writing lesson or series of lessons, using stimulating gifs and imagery and a haunting scenario line, packed with resource material. Allow at least two lessons for this premium resource.Students get to write their own Christmas horror story based on an evil Santa!A Christmas MUST download.Exciting 30 page Power Point includes everything you need for a stimulating Christmas lesson(s) that students will enjoy. Also includes a fun bingo plenary activity, including 30 individual bingo cards and caller’s card.If you are looking for a fun Christmas descriptive writing lesson that’s less scary, then try the Perfect Christmas:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-perfect-christmas-full-descriptive-writing-lesson-11179563For more great resources and full lessons visit my shop page here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: Copyright free images. Outstanding gif images found here: https://www.tumblr.com/search/Christmas-horror)

By EngageinEnglish

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Easter Reading Comprehension Worksheets x 7

Easter Reading Comprehension Worksheets x 7

These Easter themed Reading Comprehension worksheet are suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners. After carefully reading each text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, definitions matching exercises, gap filling exercises, word searches and crosswords. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handouts can be completed in class or assigned for homework. Ideally, this bundle could be used before the Easter Holidays!

By MariaPht

Beast of Bodmin Moor Exam Question Lesson

Beast of Bodmin Moor Exam Question Lesson

Beast of Bodmin Moor Exam Question LessonHere is a very simple and straight-forward lesson based on the legend of the Beast of Bodmin Moor. Simply download and teach. No fancy stuff.Lesson Power Point contains:• Starter• Video clip• Newspaper article on the ‘Beast of Bodmin Moor’• Questions and answers• Student opinion piece on what they thing about the mythFor a full investigation lesson on the ‘Beast of Bodmin Moor’ see here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-beast-of-bodmin-moor-exciting-team-investigation-lesson-11382956Or look out for any bundle pack of these lessons.Visit my page for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: see resource material)

By EngageinEnglish

Inspirational Classroom Poster Bundle

Inspirational Classroom Poster Bundle

Beautiful inspirational quote posters by some of the greatest minds of our times. Maya Angelou, Nelson Mandela and Ghandi. Modern posters to brighten up your classroom and inspire your learners. 3 posters for £2.

By islaflood