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The Garbage King (Year 6, Fiction) - planning ideas for a creative literacy unit

The Garbage King (Year 6, Fiction) - planning ideas for a creative literacy unit

This resource contains ideas for planning a creative literacy unit based on ‘The Garbage King’, a beautifully written novel by Elizabeth Laird*. Suitable for Year 6. Plan a challenging unit of work for your Year 6 class that uses drama, discussion and writing to explore the contrasting lives of two boys who find themselves on the streets of Addis Ababa. Perfect for a post SATs project! Story synopsis Mamo and Dani live opposite lives. For Mamo, home is a ramshackle hut in the slums of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa with his older sister and troubled mother. On the other side of the city, Dani lives a life of privilege with his parents. But when their lives are both turned upside down, they find themselves alone on the city streets with the beggars, orphans and gangs. Despite the dangers and hardship of their new lives, both boys discover a new side to themselves and their unlikely friendship proves crucial as they struggle to get their lives back on track. How to use this resource This resource is structured into five parts. Inspiration - sharing the book with your class. Incubation - exploring the ideas in the book through reading, drama and discussion. Connection - making cross-curricular links with this book. Illumination - bringing the work to life through art and design. Application - getting the children writing creatively. Each part is designed to help you deliver a structured literacy unit that offers children room for creativity, develops opportunities for meaningful learning and is plugged in to different areas of the curriculum. This ‘Have you Tried?’ resource can form the basis for an outstanding, cross-curricular unit of literacy work. For more ideas like this, visit articulateeducation.co.uk *Please note this is not a complete set of lesson plans but there are many ideas in this resource that can form the basis of a unit of work. It has been designed in this way intentionally so you can adapt it to your class and school.
articulate_education
The Nowhere Emporium (UKS2, Fiction) - planning ideas for a creative literacy unit

The Nowhere Emporium (UKS2, Fiction) - planning ideas for a creative literacy unit

This resource contains ideas for planning a creative literacy unit based on ‘The Nowhere Emporium’, an excellent novel by Ross MacKenzie*. Suitable for Upper Key Stage 2. Plan a fantastic unit of work that includes a visit to a museum to marvel at treasures, creating your own Book of Wonders through writing and designing and building a snow globe! Story synopsis When Daniel Holmes hides from the local bully in the doorway of a newly appeared shop, he has no idea that he has stepped over a magical threshold. The Nowhere Emporium is the invention of magician Lucien Silver: part shop, part theme park, a place where wonders - amazing sights and experiences - appear at the stroke of a magician’s pen. Fascinated by the wonders of the Emporium, Daniel begins to discover his own magical potential and the places his imagination can take him to. But as Daniel quickly discovers, the world of magic can be a dangerous place. How to use this resource This resource is structured into five parts. Inspiration - sharing the book with your class. Incubation - exploring the ideas in the book through reading, drama and discussion. Connection - making cross-curricular links with this book. Application - getting the children writing creatively. Illumination - bringing the work to life through art and design. Each part is designed to help you deliver a structured literacy unit that offers children room for creativity, develops opportunities for meaningful learning and is plugged in to different areas of the curriculum. This ‘Have you Tried?’ resource can form the basis for an outstanding, cross-curricular unit of literacy work. For more ideas like this, visit articulateeducation.co.uk *Please note this is not a complete set of lesson plans but there are many ideas in this resource that can form the basis of a unit of work. It has been designed in this way intentionally so you can adapt it to your class and school.
articulate_education
Peace Week pack - whole school

Peace Week pack - whole school

“The best thing we’ve ever done together as a school community” Moya Richardson, Associate Head Teacher, Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School This whole-school resource pack contains everything staff and pupils need to explore how they can build a peaceful world. You can then develop the attitudes, values and skills needed to create it. Your Peace Week can be run at any time. It can be an exciting way to start a new term, or a positive way to celebrate the end of the school year. Includes: *curriculum linked content for Scotland, Wales and England tools to help you organise lesson plans resources staff training materials tips Peace Week was created by the Quaker Peace Education Programme with help from schools. More: www.quaker.org.uk/peace-education
QuakerPeaceEducation
The Greatest Showman 10 minute medley

The Greatest Showman 10 minute medley

This is a 10 minute medley that I have edited and produced. It would be great for a school performance or an assembly activity. The songs included (in order) are: The greatest show, Million Dreams, This is Me and Come Alive. There are 3 files to this resource: The Song Sheet the lyrics are in two colours, Black for solo singing parts that can be split to suit your group and Blue for the ensemble parts. The Medley MP3 This is a medley arranged by myself, it is a backing track but the original singers remain for the ensemble parts just to give the kids a bit of help. The Medley with singing MP3 I have recorded the song with vocals to show where the solo parts come in. I performed this medley with KS1 and Lower KS2 children. I split the solo parts into 3-4 lines each child, either alone or in little groups. They had no trouble learning their parts and the added ensemble vocals gave the volume needed for the big chorus parts. Please leave a review and happy singing!
rosie_m
Role in The Middle

Role in The Middle

A thorough look at the aims and objectives of the Drama exercise, “Role-in-the-Middle”, with guidelines, examples and rationale for experienced and inexperienced drama teachers alike. The aims are to collaborate and create a new character, or flesh out an existing character. To discover or invent the rules which lead to high quality work. A character building game, where one student, or empty chair, takes the centre, representing a blank character. Around them, other students take turns to make contributions, developing the character and filling in the blanks.
obsteve
Ideas for a Project with a Partner School - School Day

Ideas for a Project with a Partner School - School Day

This project can be used by any school and can be adapted to suit the language of the home and partner school. In the project, children can learn new vocabulary and use Skype to facilitate conversations between themselves and their school’s partner school.
hattiedolton
Taboo Game 1

Taboo Game 1

This is a fun taboo style game where the students have to guess a word without using any of the ‘Taboo’ words. The instructions are all included on the second slide, and there are 125 slides so the game should take 30+ min to complete. This is an excellent starter/plenary/activity/ice breaker or even a reward. Taboo is an excellent game to improve students literacy and oracy, and is highly recommended to jazz up the lessons at the end of the long autumn term. If you like this then why not check out my other taboo games?
laumorrow
Taboo Game 2

Taboo Game 2

This is a fun taboo style game where the students have to guess a word without using any of the ‘Taboo’ words. The instructions are all included on the second slide, and there are 125 slides so the game should take 30+ to complete. This is an excellent starter/plenary/activity/ice breaker or even a reward. Taboo is an excellent game to improve students literacy and oracy, and is highly recommended to jazz up the lessons at the end of the long autumn term. If you like this then why not check out my other taboo games?
laumorrow
Paper Bag Princess (Drama SOW)

Paper Bag Princess (Drama SOW)

This unit of work is about the Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch. The SOW includes five practical lessons and one written lesson. The work explores the tale of the Paper Bag Princess and encourages students to add their own ideas to the story. The unit includes a practical and written assessment. Starters and plenaries are provided. This unit of work would work for either primary or secondary children but is more suited for 11-14year olds. I do not own any text, images or quotes included in the presentation
lydia_millar13
*BUNDLE* 5 CHRISTMAS RESOURCES

*BUNDLE* 5 CHRISTMAS RESOURCES

5 GREAT SETS OF CHRISTMAS RESOURCES 2 SETS OF STORY RESOURCES TIMES TABLES RESOURCES TO USE THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE OF WINTER CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES AND CHRISTMAS POST OFFICE ROLE PLAY AND RESOURCES
hayleyhill
10 x Famous Actors Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Cover Drama

10 x Famous Actors Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Cover Drama

10 x Wordsearch Puzzle sheets of keywords on the theme of ‘Famous Actors’. Wordsearchea re: British Actors Bruce Willis Hugh Grant Julia Roberts Julie Andrews Morgan Freeman Samuel L Jackson Stephen Fry Victoria Wood Will Smith Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Film Making Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Cover Drama Theatre

Film Making Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Cover Drama Theatre

Wordsearch Puzzle sheet of keywords on the theme of ‘Film Making’. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Hollywood Heroes Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Famous Actors Drama

Hollywood Heroes Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Famous Actors Drama

Wordsearch Puzzle sheet of keywords on the theme of ‘Hollywood Heroes’. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Drama Putting On A Show Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Cover Lesson

Drama Putting On A Show Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Cover Lesson

Wordsearch Puzzle sheet of keywords on the theme of ‘Drama, Putting On A Show’. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Shakespeare Resources Bundle

Shakespeare Resources Bundle

Four great Shakespeare adaptations for KS2/KS3 plus a scheme of work based on Hamlet. Ideal for lesson planning, understanding Shakespeare, shared reading or performance. Each script contains brilliant tasks and activities for further work in the classroom. Enough material for at least two terms!
AliJC
DRAMA IN ACTION for JUNIORS

DRAMA IN ACTION for JUNIORS

DRAMA IN ACTION was originally written for teachers of English who had little or no experience (and sometimes no inclination) to teach Drama. Accordingly, ease, friendliness and effectiveness were of paramount concern - as well as making the activities have huge appeal - in designing the programme. Since then, many experienced teachers of drama have been kind enough to say how helpful it has been to have the programme at hand. DRAMA IN ACTION does the lot. There is very little to prepare. Though not advisable, you can walk into a session, open the book and work through the unit you choose. Follow the steps and it will work. Of course, you can and probably will ladd lots of your own ideas - and those of the juniors - onto each session. It is not restricted to juniors. It has been equally successful with groups of senior citizens too. Hardly surprising, as drama transcends age and many other restrictions. As has been said often, and will be said, again and again: the only limit is your and their imagination.
JPCRETON
Go to the Doctor's! Song & lesson plans.

Go to the Doctor's! Song & lesson plans.

**This ESL resource effectively teaches useful, functional language at preschool and primary level. The song is funky and fun and kids will be able to express basic ailments and work towards a simple doctor-patient role-play. Lesson plans include circle-time activities, communicative teaching guide and language practice game ideas. This song is also a great tool for preschoolers and primary students with English as a first language.
raefenton1
Christmas Taboo - 2018

Christmas Taboo - 2018

This is a festive variation on the classic taboo style game. 100 Christmas themed words that can act as a fun starter/plenary/activity/ice breaker or even a reward. Taboo is an excellent game to improve students literacy and oracy, and is highly recommended to jazz up the lessons at the end of the long autumn term. If you like this then why not check out my other taboo games?
laumorrow
The Iron Man by Ted Hughes - active learning

The Iron Man by Ted Hughes - active learning

For KS2 students, the 3 lessons use movement to highlight and embed knowledge & understanding of the story. Can be used with or without music. Each lesson comes in step by step form to help teachers develop a logical progression to their work, there are also hints & tips to enable you to challenge and support the learning of your students.
clairepring
Crazy Blanks Skit Starters - Camping Theme

Crazy Blanks Skit Starters - Camping Theme

This Mad-Libs© style resource includes 8 skit starters for camping (or classroom) fun: New Kid at the Camp Bunkhouse Blues A New Craft The Obstacle Course They Served What for Dinner? What I Bought at the Camp Store Campfire Tales Lost in the Woods To use this resource: Print enough directions sheets for each group. Print the individual Skit Starters on the reverse of these sheets. This resource can be used in many ways. You can give the same topic to each group and see how they are different when given different words to fill in the blanks. Or you can give each group a different topic for a variety of presentations. These can also be individual story starters for journal entries and assignments. Whichever way you use them, the children will enjoy creating their own stories and skits.
renee2181
Learning About Living Things: Frog in a Pond Game

Learning About Living Things: Frog in a Pond Game

This lesson is based on the game 'Red Light, Green Light’, with a twist. The player nominated as ‘it’ is a frog and the rest of the class are insects, trying to cross the pond without being eaten. Students will understand that living things live in different places where their needs are met, will be able to articulate how the game illustrates the relationship between a frog and insects and learn to follow the rules of a simple game.
TheTeachersFriend
Drama Activities

Drama Activities

6 Drama / Time-filler activities to do with your class. Bring a bit of fun to the last part of the day or just when the children are tired and need a boost. Simple instructions to follow! Activities include: 1. Fruit-bowl 2. Prisoner 3. Fishes 4. Look Down, Look Up 5. Wink Murder 6. Catch My Name (2 bean bags required)
Lresources4teachers
Endangered animals and conservation issues

Endangered animals and conservation issues

I have bundled together ten resources which focus on endangered animals and conservation issues . Polar bears, sea turtles and albatrosses all face particular problems in our seas and oceans. These resources take a look at these creatures and how they are adapted to their natural environment and what steps we must take in order for them to survive in greater numbers. The problem of plastic waste is a recurring theme in several of these resources. This bundle includes quizzes, comprehensions , poetry and puzzles which will engage pupils and inspire them to do their own independent research. Suitable for ages 7 and upwards.
jlimb
Key Stage 3 Drama Bundle

Key Stage 3 Drama Bundle

Five units of work with lesson plans and resources included, aimed at Key Stage 3. Units are: Introduction to Drama Indonesian Puppet Theatre Melodrama Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream Dance Drama/Physical Theatre
PerformingArtsTeacher
The trip (Drama work)

The trip (Drama work)

Lesson Plan and Lesson PowerPoint, that can be adapted to all ages! It is full of children and Teacher Participation. I have created this as a perfect plan for me and hope it is help t you all! Your class are no longer students and you are no longer their teacher, You are their boss and they are your investigators and you are going on a hunt for the last remaining strawberry !
lydialelewin
IB PYP Approaches to Learning Skills Task Cards Bundle

IB PYP Approaches to Learning Skills Task Cards Bundle

All of the Approaches to Learning skills ( formerly transdisciplinary skills) combined with reading, speaking, listening and drama! These printable task cards are a terrific way to actively practise the growth mindset directly within the Thinking, Research, Communication, Social and Self Management skills developed within the IB PYP’S Approaches to Learning. The task cards can be used in a variety of ways that encourage the children to reflect and think positively of themselves and others in various scenarios that are easily relatable to them. They are asked to reflect on situations that require analysing, synthesising, categorising and evaluating, present doubt, possible antagonism, confidence issues and other difficulties. As you help the children with these skills in a safe, familiar environment, it will greatly benefit them throughout school and particularly as they approach the IB PYP Exhibition. A great review activity! Differentiated for 3rd-5th grade. UK and USA spelling. Suggestions: Whole class - sitting in circle, each child will have a card to read aloud and then share their opinion. These can be discussed as you go around the circle. Teacher led – read aloud a card to a small group and have them interact with each other to solve the problem or scenario. Small groups- Place a pile of cards face down in the middle of the group. Each person will take a turn to read a card, act out or offer their opinion and then those can be discussed within the group. Independent work - Each child can work with a few cards and write or draw how they would solve the social problems presented on the task cards. You will find over 100 task cards ready to print and go. Each skill is a separate PDF within a zip file. You can purchase them separately but with this bundle you save! And you get the entire set of classroom posters explaining the skills! You can find many more tools for implementing the IB PYP within my store and on my blog. There are separate sets for big kids and also for younger kids. Enjoy! Susan Powers PYPteachingtools.com
susanpowers09
Introduction to Drama KS3

Introduction to Drama KS3

A 7 week unit of work introducing students to basic dramatic techniques and explorative strategies. Includes 7 lesson plans (90 minutes per lesson), resources and display posters. Ideal for any class starting to study Drama.
PerformingArtsTeacher
A new version of Othello - teacher resources to support a visit

A new version of Othello - teacher resources to support a visit

This pack is for Primary School teachers bringing pupils to see the Unicorn Theatre's production of Othello in spring 2018. The pack includes an exploration of the themes within the play, interviews with creative team members and a series of drama activities and lesson plans that you can pick and choose from. This pack aims to support teachers to confidently use drama in the classroom and to enrich and extend the benefits of visiting the theatre. https://www.unicorntheatre.com/Othello The Unicorn production of Othello, by Ignace Cornelisson and inspired by Shakespeare's original, focuses on the young lovers, Othello and Desdemona, and explores what happens when emotions run out of control. Othello has never been in love before; he doesn’t understand or have the words to express this new emotion that he’s experiencing. There are those who wish to exploit Othello’s emotional naivety and soon he is engulfed in other powerful feelings: distrust, jealousy, confusion and anger, all which blind him to the truth and lead him to destroy the person he loves most. The drama activities are designed to support and extend pupils’ visit to the theatre and offer teachers ways to pick up on and explore the themes in the play, before and after a visit. They will use drama and storytelling as ways of exploring ideas that are relevant to the play and to support National Curriculum requirements: ‘All pupils should be enabled to participate in and gain knowledge, skills and understanding associated with the artistic practice of drama. Pupils should be able to adopt, create and sustain a range of roles, responding appropriately to others in role. They should have opportunities to improvise, devise and script drama for one another and a range of audiences, as well as to rehearse, refine, share and respond thoughtfully to drama and theatre performances.’ National Curriculum The resources also provide National Curriculum links at Key Stages Two and Three: to English through the development of spoken word and writing tasks, and to SMCS aspects of learning.
Unicorntheatre
Hugh Grant Actor Wordsearch Sheet Drama Keywords KS3 Settler Starter Cover Lesson

Hugh Grant Actor Wordsearch Sheet Drama Keywords KS3 Settler Starter Cover Lesson

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Hugh Grant'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Primary Dance and Drama Activity Bank

Primary Dance and Drama Activity Bank

A list of ways to incorporate dance and drama into your curriculum; including a range of games, starters and books which have excellent cross curricular links. Can be adapted throughout the key stages.
frazert2
The Wonder Pod Toolkit

The Wonder Pod Toolkit

The Wonder Pod Toolkit is an exciting young person centred resource using innovative technologies with fun workshops to enable everyone to learn new skills and form healthy friendships through creativity. The kit includes warm up games, one off activities and extended projects/lesson plans utilising the technology introduced earlier in the kit. Each activity explains the ideal group size, time needed, equipment you will need and the skills that will be developed - from team building and leadership to just pure fun! This kit is perfect for music, media and drama teachers who are looking to introduce technology into their classes. It's also a great way to try something new!
zoe_dowler
"Wake, Wiggle & Work" - Fun Songs to Start the Day

"Wake, Wiggle & Work" - Fun Songs to Start the Day

Get the day started on the “Right Foot” with this fun collection of 14 movement songs and games while you review colors, shapes, numbers, letters and more. Your students will want to do these engaging songs over and over. Teachers report that there are enough songs in this collection to provide you with movement music for the whole year. ➢ Research has shown that children do better in school when they begin their day with movement activities. ➢ NOTE: Instrumental versions of some songs are provided to allow students to extend the lesson by creating their own movements. ➢ These songs and movement games will help your students “get the wiggles out” and improve concentration, attention span, listening skills and creativity. ➢ These activities help the increasing number of sedentary students coming to school behind in their brain development due to a lack physical activity. ➢ Using “Wake, Wiggle & Work” everyday is great way to motivate your reluctant learners. ➢ Another benefit is that these activities have been shown to improve students’ attitude toward school and raise attendance rates.
susan_traugh
New Year 2018

New Year 2018

Three fun new year resources for primary classrooms! Start 2018 off in style with these fun activities that help pupils to think about the year ahead. 1. Recipe for a Happy New Year - a fun activity lesson where pupils reflect on what will make a successful year and creative a recipe to display. 2. Our Class Poem - a teamwork activity to bring your class together at the start of the year. They will create and perform a class poem. 3. Time Capsule - pupils create an 'All About Me' time capsule envelope to seal up and open again at the end of the year! Please follow the download instructions at the bottom of the page to make sure you get all of the files included in this resource. Problems downloading? Click here for download help. Please follow the steps below to access your files: 1. Return to this page and click on each resource to go to the product listing. 2. Scroll to the files included within the resource listed under the header ‘Files Included’/'All Files'. You may need to click on the ‘See all Resources’ to view them all. 3. Use the download arrow icons found to the left of each of the file names for each separate file.
KS2History