Cross-curricular topics teaching resources: Superheroes

Resources and ideas for cross-curricular topics, superheroes, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

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

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Superhero Songs for percussion and movement. Video PPT MP3s

Superhero Songs for percussion and movement. Video PPT MP3s

Each song is designed to keep the children singing, moving or playing the instruments. To hear songs (Illustrations may differ)I am a superhero https://youtu.be/E6HXzx9YS58Superheroes and me https://youtu.be/6J8CNSHHj-ISuperhero parade https://youtu.be/049WjceC9ns

By pwilloughby3

Super hero parade. Song featuring  drum, maraca and tambourine. Non specialist. Video. PPT. MP3s

Super hero parade. Song featuring drum, maraca and tambourine. Non specialist. Video. PPT. MP3s

Listen to on https://youtu.be/049WjceC9ns (Highlight, right click, go) ( N.B Different illustrations)The children choose which superhero they want to be as they create a parade. There are parts for the drum, the maracas (shakers) and the tambourine. The children love playing the instruments and I've used the ones which most schools have in their cupboards!In the resource you will find 1. A PPT of the song2. A video of the song3.A vocal track4. A backing track without the percussion on5. A backing track with the percussion on6. The lyrics

By pwilloughby3

Superheroes and me . A Song incorporating percussion+ movement opportunities. Video PPT MP3s

Superheroes and me . A Song incorporating percussion+ movement opportunities. Video PPT MP3s

To view song, please go to https://youtu.be/6J8CNSHHj-IA child dreams he is accompanying his favorite superheroes on various adventures. There is an interlude between verses for children to move or/ and play a 2 note chime bar piece of music.In the resource, you will find1. A PPT of the song2. A video of the song3. A backing track MP34. A vocal track MP35. The lyrics6 A visual aid to the notes played.

By pwilloughby3

Science Fiction writing - Writing a short Science Fiction story - Mini Saga

Science Fiction writing - Writing a short Science Fiction story - Mini Saga

A stimulating and engaging lesson / presentation to positively engage learners in KS2 / lower KS3.The suggested final task in this lesson is a written activity using pictures to stimulate the writing of a short story. (Max 100 words.)See the exciting bundle offer for a complete unit of work which focuses on writing within the Science Fiction genre!

By hifisher

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Poetry bundle

Poetry bundle

I have bundled together six resources which I think will be useful for purposes of poetry analysis at this time of year. The Lulu poem and the messages resources would be particularly apt to study around Mother's Day and will provoke discussion about gender roles. The resources can be used throughout the year equally well, however.

By jlimb

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Year 1: Master Computing Basics Bundle

Year 1: Master Computing Basics Bundle

A huge amount of resources for individual or Interactive Whiteboard use for Year 1 children. Gain confidence with easy to use, drag and drop resources across a variety of topics.

By martinjgoulden

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Year 2: Master Computing Basics Bundle

Year 2: Master Computing Basics Bundle

A huge amount of resources for individual or Interactive Whiteboard use for Year 1 children. Gain confidence with easy to use, drag and drop resources across a variety of topics including a whole unit on Coding!

By martinjgoulden

Super Heroes and Villains - Comic Drawing and Creative Writing Activity

Super Heroes and Villains - Comic Drawing and Creative Writing Activity

Four pages of templates for creating and writing about Super Heroes and Villains. Each page has a watermark figure (1 each female hero and villain and male hero and villain) that students can drawn over and colour to create their own comic book character. There is also a section for the student to name and describe their character (hints given) and to write a short story with that character in it. Suitable for upper primary and middle school classes as an exercise in character development for story writing in English or an Art lesson that engages students in writing as an aid to visualization of ideas. Please complete a review if you find this resource useful.

By kellyocs

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Songs from the reading corner.Video.Mp3.PPT

Songs from the reading corner.Video.Mp3.PPT

A collection of songs in video and PPT with additional art and percussion opportunities. The songs are inspired by a love of books, especially those of Oliver Jeffers.Songs may be previewed (Illustrations different)How to catch a star https://youtu.be/wWkHIz0NlxMThe reading song https://youtu.be/71zb72b4jigLost and found https://youtu.be/0JhYp2q-NQk

By pwilloughby3

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Bumper KS1 SATs comprehension revision pack

Bumper KS1 SATs comprehension revision pack

This is a pack of 20 year 2 SATs style non-fiction comprehensions. Each booklet comes in 3 differentiated levels. They are all based on the reading SATs paper, containing a similar style of questions and a similar layout. Perfect to use in the run-up to SATs as either a start of day activity, a main part of a lesson or to send home to parents for children to practise at home.There are a wide range of topics covered, including:Wildlife (x3)European countries (x3)Historical figures from the history curriculum (x4)Sports stars (x3)General non-fictions based on seasons, celebrations and news articles (x7)PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included in the price.

By blossomingminds

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KS2 English Resources HUGE Bundle

KS2 English Resources HUGE Bundle

Are you looking for engaging KS2 English resources to inspire your class? Are you interested in resources that are a bit different, but still packed with educational rigour? If so, then this is the bundle for you! These resources from bestselling TES author The Future Teacher Foundation, contains wealth of fun, engaging and challenging complete lessons, PowerPoint and worksheets. Learning experiences cover a wide spectrum of the curriculum and the key skills that little writers need to succeed, combined with truly engaging and inspiring opportunities for creative and independent writing. You will never be short of lessons, learning and ideas with this pack in your possession - perfect to have up your sleeve for when you need complete lessons at short notice or just fancy a weekend off planning!

By TheFutureTeacherFoundation

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The Twelve Labours of Hercules Assembly or Class Play

The Twelve Labours of Hercules Assembly or Class Play

The Twelve Labours of Hercules AssemblyCast of 30 - easily adaptable up or down; Duration around 15 minutes not including music suggestions - this could double the length of the assembly or class play.Every teacher's dream come true - an Ancient Greek superhero calling in to reignite the class's interest in a subject they have been doing all term! Hercules does so well ... until the arrival of that wicked king Eurystheus; but it doesn't take long before the latter realises his mistake in taking on this class - and it is truly heartening for all teachers everywhere to hear such respect from Hercules for their magnificent efforts!Enjoy The Twelve Labours of Hercules in fun, entertaining style - if it works for this set of children, it will definitely work for yours!Hercules features in two other scripts written by Sue Russell:1. Superheroes Assembly for KSII – where Hercules has the dubious pleasure of converting a class of very un-super heroes … into super heroes!2. Twelve New Labours of Hercules – in which the tables are turned on Hercules as he is the student on a self-improvement programme – this one with its focus on PSHE (i.e. ‘admirable’ character qualities!)Sample Text:Eurystheus: (To Narrator) Now. How many labours have we done?Narrator: Just three!(Loud groan from cast)Child 20: What? Nine more to go?Child 21: You have to be kidding?Child 22: This had better be good!Eurystheus: (Peevishly) What is it with these kids? A case of short attention span or what?(Cast all cross arms angrily, in defiant posture)Narrator: I’d be careful what you say, if I were you! This lot are easily upset and you might just find yourself in a bit of a spot!Eurystheus: (Laughing) Are you suggesting I should be worried by a load of kids? Oh don’t make me laugh! (To cast) Now. About this fourth labour.(Whole cast yawns loudly) Hercules’ task was to capture the Erymanthian Boar.Child 23: Did someone say ‘bore’?Child 24: As in, bore us to death’Child 24: I think we can safely say, he already has!(Whole cast nod)Eurystheus: Now wait a minute!(Eurystheus walks over to the props box and tries to find ‘Boar’)Eurystheus: (Muttering) it must be in here somewhere!(Child 25, who had, unseen by Eurystheus, crept over to the props box and taken the Boar, pounces out at him, making him leap in the air and scream with terror; Hercules falls about laughing, as does the rest of the cast)

By suesplays

KS2 Y6 cross curricular powerpoint lesson (36 slides) Secret Agent Academy.

KS2 Y6 cross curricular powerpoint lesson (36 slides) Secret Agent Academy.

KS2 Y6 powerpoint lesson of 39 slides. Secret Agent Academy is a lesson (s) set in a ‘real’ context where pupils are ‘trained’ for a special mission to catch a villain. They create Agent Code Names and numbers, work as part of an Agent Cell, take an oath of secrecy and create common experiences eg a secret handshake. Their mission consists of 4 tasks which include cracking Substitution and Caesar codes linked to Maths problem solving challenges (equivalent numbers, comparing fractions with different denominators, sequences, missing numbers and ordering, patterns and calculations).Slides 2-9 include an introduction to cracking codes and a go at deciphering a real code sent by Mary Queen of Scots before y pupils enter the Secret Agent Academy (slide 10 onwards). The Maths challenge resources are included on the slides at the end of the PP as well as information for further teaching resource websites on Codes and Ciphers.Learning ObjectivesUse Maths to solve problems in a real life situation.Apply a simple Substitution Code and Caesar Cipher to solve messages.To solve problems using missing numbers, equivalent numbers, number facts and place value.To apply operations and inverses using Substitution codesTo identify specific knowledge of English Grammar such as high frequency letters, consonants, patterns and clusters of letters, short words and frequent pre/suffixes.

By newromantic

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Superheroes Assembly for Key Stage II

Superheroes Assembly for Key Stage II

Superheroes Assembly for Key Stage IICast of 30 - easily adaptable up or downDuration: 15 - 20 minutes (without inclusion of music suggestions)Our Narrator has faced some 'mission impossibles' in his time but a Superheroes Assembly without ... Superheroes? Thank goodness there is always an Ancient Greek superhero around when you need him. But bringing out the 'super' in these particular heroes may prove too much of a challenge even for Hercules!Sample Text:Music 1 – Holding out for a hero – Bonnie Tyler(Whole cast file in, in order of speaking, seating themselves along two rows of fifteen seats, facing the audience)Narrator: Good morning and welcome to(Silence as Narrator waits for cast to respond - nothing but a couple of feeble coughs)(Narrator turns round to face cast, speaking sideways on so that audience can hear)Narrator: What’s going on? Where are all my Superheroes?Superhero 1: Do you mean, us?Superhero 2: If you want a show of superpowers here today, you’re out of luck!Narrator: But why? What’s going on?Superhero 3: More a case of what’s not going on!Superhero 4: ‘Fraid we’re all recovering from coldsSuperhero 5: And not feeling in the least bit ‘superhero-ish’!Narrator: (Gasping) Oh no! So what am I supposed to tell this audience?Superhero 6: Come back another day?Narrator: No, I can’t do that! As you can see, they’re all here!Superhero 7: Well, sorry, but even superheroes have their off days.Narrator: (Desperately) But not, please, on the day of my assembly!Superhero 8: ‘Fraid so!Narrator: (Clasping head and groaning) Oh no! This cannot be! What a disaster!Music 2 Greased Lightnin’ – Grease(Enter Hercules, performing John Travolta moves)Narrator: Well, good morning! (Looking through notes in confusion) This is … er … a bit of a surprise!(Hercules snatches notes)Hercules: Oh you don’t want to bother with those! Let’s go for a bit of good old fashioned spontaneity this morning!Narrator: Old fashioned?Hercules: Well, maybe a bit more than old. Make that, Ancient. (Pauses) Oh, and Greek!Narrator: You mean, Ancient Greek?Hercules: Exactly! And who better to represent that magnificent race – than myself, the great Hercules?Narrator: Wow! You certainly were a superhero in your time!

By suesplays

Science Fiction writing - Planning a Science Fiction story (Story Mountain planner)

Science Fiction writing - Planning a Science Fiction story (Story Mountain planner)

A stimulating and engaging lesson / presentation to positively engage learners in KS2 / lower KS3.The suggested final task in this lesson is a written activity. Learners use the story mountain planner to develop initial ideas for a science fiction story. A model text and ideas for success criteria are included within the PowerPoint.See the exciting bundle offer for a complete unit of work which focuses on writing within the Science Fiction genre!

By hifisher

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Superheroes Assembly for Key Stage I

Superheroes Assembly for Key Stage I

Superheroes Assembly for Key Stage IDuration:Around 10 – 15 minutes depending on how many ‘superhero demonstrations’ there are. The first ‘speaking’ part of the assembly is around 5 minutes reading time. The rest of the assembly is down to the teacher in charge as explained in Production Notes.Cast:Written for cast of 30 but easily adaptable up or down. The cast comprises class teacher as narrator plus children 1 – 30.This assembly or class play is in roughly two parts - the first deals with the qualities of a superhero and how a superhero would change the world; the second is a demonstration of 'superpowers' by different 'superheroes'.It is very much a 'movable feast' - the children can make their own choices re: how they'd change the world; and likewise choose which superheroes they'd like to portray - they can even make up their own. I have thus provided a 'template' which can be adapted according to class numbers and 'members'.Sample Text:Narrator: Good morning and welcome to our assembly onWhole cast: (Together) Superheroes!Narrator: So, for the benefit of our audience, what makes a superhero? Or maybe I should ask the question, what makes a hero super?Child 1: Super powers, of course!Child 2: You can’t do much without them!Child 3: Especially against those horrible baddies!Narrator: So. Let me get this straight. Heroes are always good?Child 4: Right. They fight for what is good in the worldChild 5: Against all that is bad!Narrator: That must take a lot of courage!Child 6: That’s why they’re superheroes!Child 7: Brave!Child 8: Strong!Child 9: And determined!Child 10: It’s not always easy being a superhero!Narrator: (To cast) So. If you had the powers of a superhero, what would you do to make the world a better place?Child 11: I would take food to everyone who was hungry.Child 12: I would give shelter to everyone without a home.Child 13: I would hug everyone who feels unloved.Child 14: I would drive around in a Ferrari!Narrator: (Snorting) Oh really! And how is that going to improve the world?Child 14: Well, it would certainly improve mine!

By suesplays

Grid co-ordinates

Grid co-ordinates

Simple 4x4 grids with columns labelled A to D and rows labelled 1 to 4. Images of superheroes, 2D shapes, dinosaurs and Mickey Mouse characters to find the grid co-ordinates for. Children to remember to write the x-axis first and then the y-axis. The first two grids are very simple with 4 image co-ordinates to record, the next two have either 6 or 9 co-ordinates to record.

By choralsongster

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Science Fiction Writing Complete Unit of Work KS2 / KS3 (War of the Worlds) With Free Reading Test and handwriting session!

Science Fiction Writing Complete Unit of Work KS2 / KS3 (War of the Worlds) With Free Reading Test and handwriting session!

A complete unit of work which focuses on writing within the Science Fiction genre! 7 detailed sessions are included plus a free handwriting exercise and National Reading Test Style Practice Paper for KS2. Sessions include: *Introduction the science fiction genre *Writing a mini-saga *Describing a setting *Developing character descriptions *Plots, problems and solutions. *Powerful vocabulary and phrase choices. *Planning a story using a 'Story Mountain Planner' template. *National Reading Test Style Practice Paper for KS2 - An extract from 'The War of the Worlds'. *Handwriting exercise sheet. Save money with this exclusive bundle!!

By hifisher

Science Fiction writing - Developing setting descriptions for a Science Fiction story

Science Fiction writing - Developing setting descriptions for a Science Fiction story

A stimulating and engaging lesson / presentation to positively engage learners in KS2 / lower KS3.The suggested final task in this lesson is a written activity. Learners use the pictures to stimulate some descriptions of settings in a science fiction story.See the exciting bundle offer for a complete unit of work which focuses on writing within the Science Fiction genre!

By hifisher

An introduction to Science Fiction writing for KS2.

An introduction to Science Fiction writing for KS2.

A stimulating and engaging presentation to help introduce and engage learners in KS2.The suggested final task in this lesson is a paired activity using pictures to stimulate a short (oral) story.See the exciting bundle offer for a complete unit of work which focuses on writing within the Science Fiction genre!

By hifisher

Developing plots, problems and solutions in a Science Fiction story.  'The War Of The Worlds'

Developing plots, problems and solutions in a Science Fiction story. 'The War Of The Worlds'

A stimulating and engaging lesson / presentation to positively engage learners in KS2 / lower KS3.Learners use the pictures to stimulate some ideas for exciting plots, problems and solutions within a science fiction story. The suggested final task in this lesson is a matching activity based on the graphic Novel, 'The War Of The Worlds' originally by H.G Wells.See the exciting bundle offer for a complete unit of work which focuses on writing within the Science Fiction genre!

By hifisher

Science Fiction writing - Developing character descriptions for a Science Fiction story

Science Fiction writing - Developing character descriptions for a Science Fiction story

A stimulating and engaging lesson / presentation to positively engage learners in KS2 / lower KS3.The suggested final task in this lesson is a written activity. Learners use the pictures to stimulate some descriptions of different characters in a science fiction story.See the exciting bundle offer for a complete unit of work which focuses on writing within the Science Fiction genre!

By hifisher

Martin Luther King Day Resources - PowerPoint Assembly / Lesson - Set of 8 Texts and Comprehensions - Martin Luther King Quotes Posters

Martin Luther King Day Resources - PowerPoint Assembly / Lesson - Set of 8 Texts and Comprehensions - Martin Luther King Quotes Posters

This bundle contains resources for Martin Luther King Day which takes place on the third Monday in January, around the time of Martin Luther King's birthday.Purchased individually these resources would cost £7.98. save money and buy the bundle for just £3.99 - a massive saving of 50%!1. PowerPoint Lesson / AssemblyA fully editable, 62 slide presentation on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior, the famous civil rights leader. Contents include - his parents and family, schooling and education, his involvement and leadership in the civil rights movement leading campaignsand his significant impact upon civil right reforms,. The powerpoint also contains hyperlinks to some of his famous speeches - I have a dream, the mountaintop and the drum major. There are also links to a short video presentation of his life and the hymn sung at his funeral.2. A Set of 8 Texts and ComprehensionsThis resource contains a set of 8 comprehension questions (and answers) on the life and achievements of civil rights leader, Martin Luther King. 3. A set of Martin Luther King Quotes Posters on a choice of background colours.These resources will help students' Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development by learning about the history and heritage of communities and the lives of those that overcame the challenges they faced.For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and EducateThinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this 'must have' step by step guide.How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step GuideTo be kept informed of new resources click here and follow!

By Krazikas

"The Reading Song" Catchy and easy  for Book Week

"The Reading Song" Catchy and easy for Book Week

Preview the song https://youtu.be/71zb72b4jig ( NB video provided has different animation) This catchy song is a good starting point for Book week or World book day. It is suitable for non-specialists and those more confident. It has an easy to learn chorus so the children will soon pick it up. It tells the story of a child who reads at night under the duvet with a torch. The verses show the places and characters that are imagined. There is an extension in the form of a harmony for those more confident teachers. It is based on some of the words in the chorus. Basically, it is a run down from C to lower G Provided in the resource -1. An animated video of the song2. A PPT version (if you prefer that format)3. Mp3s of the vocals and backing4. Lyrics / guitar chords 5. The lead line in notation (Sibelius or Jpeg) 6. The harmony (extension) It’s a walking bass, and its shown in white on the harmony score.

By pwilloughby3

Year 2 SATs style comprehension non-fiction

Year 2 SATs style comprehension non-fiction

This resource is a non-fiction comprehension activity for year 2. It is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper and includes 3 differentiated levels. There are a range of 'what' and 'how' questions, some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. The activity is also laid out in a similar way to the SATs booklets, with four pages of pictures and short written extracts to read and 2-3 questions per page. This comprehension is based on a Newsround feature about animals with incredible powers. PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included in the price.

By blossomingminds

Year 2 Reading Comprehension

Year 2 Reading Comprehension

A collection of non-fiction comprehension activities for year 2. Each booklet comes in 3 differentiated levels. They are all based on the reading SATs paper, containing a similar style of questions. They are also laid out in the same way as a SATs booklet to provide the children with greater experience. These are the 5 different topics explored in the comprehensions: Eric the Robot Animal Superpowers Exciting Discoveries Underground Museums Around the UK Forest Buildings in China Buy them each for £2 or all 5 for £3.99 in this bundle!

By blossomingminds

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Mixed Wordsearch Bundle 2

Mixed Wordsearch Bundle 2

Wordsearch mixed bundle for wordsearch addicts! Various subjects, ideal for starters and extension tasks. £40.00 of resources for £12.00

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