Cross-curricular topics teaching resources: Time detectives

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

Great Fire Of London - Storyboards and Sequencing

Great Fire Of London - Storyboards and Sequencing

Three differentiated worksheets, suitable for Year 1 & 2 pupils. 1 - Storyboard sheet with pictures and lines underneath for able writers to write each part of the story.2 - Storyboard sheet with pictures and parts of the story with gaps for pupils to fill in.3 - Complete storyboard in the wrong order for less able pupils to cut out and sequence.

By spursfan1983

Comprehensions Year 6

Comprehensions Year 6

Looking for something a little bit different to prepare your Yr 6's for next term in a new school? Well check this bundle out. Introduces various genres of writing, fantasy, Victorian, historical, myths and legend. All original writings by Teachercellar, published author and shortlisted candidate for Tes Author of the year award. Workbooks include the short story with comprehension questions, Spag questions and writing exercises. Also included are dictionary work, internet research and story review sheets. Get this bundle today at a resonable price.50% off.

By teachercellar

Comprehension KS2 Manfield Manor

Comprehension KS2 Manfield Manor

Another original short story written by me in a child friendly vocabulary set in 1895, Jayne, the young lady of the house is attending a ball in the manor and waiting patiently for a young suiter to appear. There are various characters in the story and this could be used as an introduction to a long novel, Shakespearian or Dickensian literature in preparation for Grammar/ Secondary school. There are pages to read and discuss so I have included apowerpoint presentation followed by comprehension questions, writing activities and drawing conclusions. There is dictionary work and internet research. The booklet can be printed out as separate pages but I would recommend it be printed out as a co

By teachercellar

KS2 Mayan Civilization Resources: Creative Cross-Curricula Topic Pack Bonus Edition

KS2 Mayan Civilization Resources: Creative Cross-Curricula Topic Pack Bonus Edition

SAVE 36% - Hours of engaging, cross-curricula learning for your class containing dozens of Mayan activities7 separate lesson packs plus an assortment of other useful Mayan related activities and sheetsContains:- Chichen Itza Art lesson (up to 3 lessons)- Create your own Mayan creative/big writing stimuli (up to 3 lessons)- Mayan scary day creative/big writing stimuli lesson (2 hours) - Mayan Time Detectives (holistic research-2 hours)- Mayan Time Detectives clothing and possessions (2 hours)- Mayan calendars 1-2hrs- Mayan hieroglyphics 1hr-90mins- Mini-Mayan colouring book- 2 word search activities + answers- Mayan bordered writing and blank pagesLessons come with full teachers' notes (except Mayan calendars) and everything you need to teach the lessonSee individual listings on the TES for more information, or view our full range of over 188 Gold Standard TES Resources https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/TheFutureTeacherFoundationImages sourced from openclipart.org or owned by tftf

By TheFutureTeacherFoundation

Inventions of China

Inventions of China

This interesting resource presents the four Great Inventions of Ancient China, along with several other modern and ancient Chinese inventions that are still useful and popular nowadays. The resource contains photos and facts about the inventions for you to present to your students.This resource could be used as part of a topic on Ancient China, inventions or technology. You could show the resource to your class, use it in class discussion or to inspire a creative project.

By cassieborodenko

Story cards

Story cards

A set of cards divided into character, setting, object and time. Sprinkles uploaded some fantastic cards back in 2006 (http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=3001354). I’ve used those original images, and then added quite a few extra ones. I use them with my Reception class for whole class storytelling. For older children, they’d also work as a stimulus for individual or group story writing.

By cariad2

The American Revolution An IB PYP Unit of Inquiry

The American Revolution An IB PYP Unit of Inquiry

Delve into The American Revolution with this complete IB PYP unit of inquiry. Over 100 pages of web quests, reading for information, inquiry based math projects, hands on writing, art, drama and much more; Where We Are in Place and Time: What have we learned from revolutionaries from the past and how have they influenced society today? By delving back in time the children can explore the concept of time and unrest and how the two big ideas have brought about change in our world, for the better or not. I have taught this unit of inquiry with my 5th grade. Each time, I find that it is one of my favourites. There is so much to explore. With over 100 pages of interactive, hands on , engaging, inquiry based activities, this transdisciplinary unit will take you through math, critical thinking, writing, geography, reading for information and, of course, history. UK & USA spelling.As we travelled through time with our interactive timeline, we travelled back and forth across the Atlantic ocean, exploring the American Revolution. The inquiries came flooding fast and furiously as we learned more and more about how people were affected by revolt through hands on research, various artefacts , communication and much ,much more. The unit culminates in a summative assessment where the children prepare their own wax museum character. Why did Britain want to keep the American colony?If Independence Day is 1776, why was the war still continuing?Why are some revolutionaries violent and others are non violent?How do you win if you don’t use violence? Were there women active in this revolution? Learning how to read clues from artefacts and also from evidence in the text, helped us to become incredible historians as we had to figure out the answers to our lines of inquiry. This involved a lot of reading for information, analysing text and recognising non fiction text features. Through explorations within math, reading, writing, geography, history and art, the children gather knowledge of how revolutionaries brought about change to their world and contributed to societies today. If you enjoy this complete unit of inquiry, you may also like my others: Ancient Civilizations, Rainforests and Food Chains, Adaptations of Living Things, Exploring Poetry, Exploring Explorers, the Ocean and many more found in my store and on my blog.Enjoy! Susan Powerswww.PYPteachingtools.com

By susanpowers09

Dinosaur Flags Display

Dinosaur Flags Display

Dinosaur Flags Display: A series of brightly coloured bunting including lettering to spell out ‘DINOSAURS’. Includes plain dinosaur themed flags for a longer string of bunting. Makes a great addition to any dinosaur display or role play area.For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Chinese Bundle

Chinese Bundle

This teaching pack includes visual images of life in ancient China, how the Chinese celebrate their national day and a fun set of worksheets for people wanting to learn Cantonese. Please note the these language worksheets are in English and do not contain Cantonese.

By peterfogarty

A Complete Unit of Inquiry World Revolutions & Revolutionaries IB PYP

A Complete Unit of Inquiry World Revolutions & Revolutionaries IB PYP

Take the children back in time with this complete IB PYP unit of inquiry. Over 130 pages of web quests, reading for information, inquiry based math projects, hands on writing, art, drama and much more; Where We Are in Place and Time: What have we learned from revolutionaries from the past and how have they influenced society today? By delving back in time the children can explore the concept of time and unrest and how the two big ideas have brought about change in our world, for the better or not. I have taught this unit of inquiry with my 5th grade. Each time, I find that it is one of my favourites. There is so much to explore. With over 100 pages of interactive, hands on , engaging, inquiry based activities, this transdisciplinary unit will take you through math, critical thinking, writing, geography, reading for information and, of course, history. UK & USA spelling.As we travelled through time with our interactive timeline, we travelled back and forth across the Atlantic ocean, exploring the American Revolution, the Rise of the Nazis in Europe, the French Revolution and more. The inquiries came flooding fast and furiously as we learned more and more about how people were affected by revolt through hands on research, various artefacts , communication and much ,much more. The unit culminates in a summative assessment where the children prepare their own wax museum character. Why did Britain want to keep the American colony?If Independence Day is 1776, why was the war still continuing?Why are some revolutionaries violent and others are non violent?How do you win if you don’t use violence? Why were women arrested when trying to get the vote? How did Ghandi win freedom for India if he didn’t fight? Learning how to read clues from artefacts and also from evidence in the text, helped us to become incredible historians as we had to figure out the answers to our lines of inquiry. This involved a lot of reading for information, analysing text and recognising non fiction text features. Through explorations within math, reading, writing, geography, history and art, the children gather knowledge of how revolutionaries brought about change to their world and contributed to societies today. If you enjoy this complete unit of inquiry, you may also like my others: Ancient Civilizations, Rainforests and Food Chains, Adaptations of Living Things, Exploring Poetry, Exploring Explorers and many more found in my store and on my blog.Enjoy! Susan Powerswww.PYPteachingtools.com

By susanpowers09

National Days Bundle - Part 2

National Days Bundle - Part 2

There are so many different national days to celebrate throughout the year. I have created presentations about a wide range of them. These could be used as displays, or as an excellent starting point for a discussion about the day's topic. This is part 2 of a 2 part series. These could also be used as part of a set of school assemblies.

By peterfogarty

Dinosaur Themed Independent Creative Work - Year 1/2

Dinosaur Themed Independent Creative Work - Year 1/2

Dinosaur Themed Independent Creative Work This download has 19 pages of creative work. Included in the sheets are:- Decorate your dinosaur - Label the dinosaur - Draw half the picture - Dinosaur puzzles- Make a dinosaur skeleton- Design a dinosaurThanks for looking Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me here.*****************************************************************************Some of my other products: Big Science Bundle Pack . Complete Space and the Solar System Workbook . Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit .*****************************************************************************

By TheGingerTeacher

Dinosaur Themed Independent Work Bundle - Year 1/2

Dinosaur Themed Independent Work Bundle - Year 1/2

Dinosaur Themed Independent Work BundleThis download is my dinosaur big bundle. It includes four independent work packs for:- Reading - Writing- Math- Creative workThanks for looking Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me here.*****************************************************************************Some of my other products: Big Science Bundle Pack . Complete Space and the Solar System Workbook . Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit *****************************************************************************

By TheGingerTeacher

Victorian Bundle

Victorian Bundle

This is my Victorian bundle. It is an interesting collection of different resources. In some ways, Victorians were similar to us, in other ways, they held very different opinions to modern Britons. These presentations are a great way to get the students talking in the classroom. They can discuss the dresses and toys and guess what the different household objects were used for.

By peterfogarty

Ancient Civilisation Bundle

Ancient Civilisation Bundle

This is a set of presentations and teaching resources about a wide range of different ancient civilisation. Your students will be able to look at life in ancient China, ancient Greece, ancient Egypt and ancient Rome. The slides are a great way of getting your students to think about how people lived in the past, using primary and secondary sources.

By peterfogarty

Castle and Towers Bundle

Castle and Towers Bundle

This is a nice set of resources about castles and towers. The bundle includes key castle words, and photos of famous castles around the world. I have also included a set of creative writing prompts to encourage the students to imagine what life in a castle would be like. Try it today!

By peterfogarty

My Holiday Bundle

My Holiday Bundle

This is a fun, cross curricular bundle about holidays. There is an ESL topic on talking about your holidays, a creative writing prompt about different holidays, a spelling test about holidays and images of beach holidays in the past.

By peterfogarty

Ancient Rome Bundle

Ancient Rome Bundle

I love to teach my students about life in ancient Rome. They were an amazing civilsation and were highly advanced. These presentations are designed to encourage students to look more careful at ancient Rome buildings and the lives of Roman gladiators and soldiers.

By peterfogarty

The Tudors - Their music

The Tudors - Their music

Listen to examples of Tudor music and copy rhythms..Suitable for adapting to your needs. For specialist and non specialist . Contains music from that era as a stimuli to children's compositions. Ideas how to compose. Contains 2 videos of versions of Greensleeves and the score for ocarinas and treble clef instruments with a backing track

By pwilloughby3

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

iMessage templates for creative writing

iMessage templates for creative writing

5 PDF templates as shown in the cover image.All designed to support creative writing in a more modern context which learners can relate to. Could be very useful for learners with SEND who may find writing letters quite abstract. Some include emoticon images found on iPhone software to encourage learners to think about emotions. One includes dialogue between two recipients. Could be used in a variety of situations:- Letter writing- Writing in role-Guided reading activity-Learning about speech -PSHE and emotions using emoticon - History e.g. What message would Hitler send to his army at this stage? What message might Henry the 8th send to his wife?-IT and e-safety: writing appropriate messages.

By zvlovegrove

Victorian Bundle - Assemblies, Planning, Activities and more!

Victorian Bundle - Assemblies, Planning, Activities and more!

A Victorian Life: Topic Overview Dr Barnardo: Fact Sheet and Presentation Dr What and The Victorians: A Class Assembly (30+ Parts) Servants Rules: The Victorian Era Street Child and The Victorians: A Topic Overview Victorian Coin Images Victorian Schools: A Class Assembly (30+ parts)

By ChrisWat

Victorian Resources

Victorian Resources

A Victorian Life: Topic OverviewDr Barnardo: Fact Sheet and PresentationServants Rules: The Victorian EraStreet Child and The Victorians: A Topic OverviewVictorian Coin Images

By ChrisWat

National Reading Test practice for KS2 Wales. Yr. 4, 5 & 6. (Nine tests)

National Reading Test practice for KS2 Wales. Yr. 4, 5 & 6. (Nine tests)

Premium bundle: Nine National Reading Test style practice papers for Upper KS2 pupils (Years 4,5&6). Topics include Inventors, Romans, Philippe Petit Newspaper report (The Walk), British birds, a biography of children's author David Walliams, a non-fiction text about Tudor punishments and an extract from 'The War of the Worlds' by H.G. Wells. Save money with this exclusive resource bundle!!!!

By hifisher

Detective Kids Clip Art

Detective Kids Clip Art

This 28-piece set has everything you need to create fun detective-themed resources. Included are 20 happy, curious Detective Kids and 8 accessories, including binoculars, magnifying glass and a 'top-secret' folder.All images are in PNG format and have a high resolution for printing and resizing.Please read my Terms of Use in the Preview regarding personal and commercial use of my graphics. Looking for more clip art? Take a look at these resources:Owls (FREE) Kids Kids (FREE)Kids in School Uniform – Grey & WhiteCourt Room KidsScience Kids

By RosellasRoom