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Year 3 and 4 comprehension - The Gunpowder Plot (Guy Fawkes/Bonfire/Fireworks Night)

Year 3 and 4 comprehension - The Gunpowder Plot (Guy Fawkes/Bonfire/Fireworks Night)

This resource is a comprehension booklet aimed at Lower Key Stage 2 (7-9 yrs). The booklet tells the story of The Gunpowder Plot. There are three differentiated booklets. The higher booklet has two pages of information for the children to read before they complete 2 pages of 'what,' 'where,' 'when' and 'why' questions. This is a similar layout to KS2 SATs. The middle and lower ability booklets have the information split into separate pages with questions on each page, in a similar style to KS1 SATs. PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format.

By blossomingminds

End of School Fun Pack

End of School Fun Pack

End of School Fun Pack A collection of one-off resources ideal for the last days of school. Click on the links for further details. Bundle saves a massive 75%! For a range of other interesting lessons and great resources visit my page here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish

By EngageinEnglish

Space: year 1 lesson plan for designing and writing a descriptive itinerary to the moon

Space: year 1 lesson plan for designing and writing a descriptive itinerary to the moon

Suitable for Year 1 and 2 with adjustments. A complete lesson plan with links to introduce and brainstorm vocabulary related to space. LO: I can accurately spell and write the days of the week in order. LO: I can use new descriptive vocabulary to write sentences about non-fiction places. Differentiate with sentence starters for LA, use time connectives for MA and HA.

By ct186

Writing Instructions

Writing Instructions

A weekly plan with resources for Writing Instructions. Used for a Year 3 class. Looking at Imperative Verbs, Chronological and Non-chronological reports and writing instructions, linked to planting seeds (from Science topic - Plants).

By wattsh

A Sequence of Debating Activities and Debates

A Sequence of Debating Activities and Debates

Based around the 'Debate Mate' and University debating society structure, a sequence of different debates and topics to explore. Perfect for debating activities within the class or for a debating club.

By rwebbie

End of Term 10 Newspaper Challenges!

End of Term 10 Newspaper Challenges!

I had a whole stack of newspapers in my classroom which the cleaners were threatening to throw away and an end of term lesson with my year 7 students. I put together this selection of the games we played to get students engaged with this text type (which lots of them said they rarely, if ever, saw at home). Most are set up as team building challenges, but there are several which would make great independent activities as a starter for a lesson involving or analysing newspapers. There are artistic, kinesthetic and, of course, literacy- based challenges suitable for a variety of ages and abilities. Nothing that isn't fun! Very few materials are required for these activities apart from the newspapers: sticky tape, any scrap materials, marker pens, A3 paper and glue would cover every challenge and most can be done with nothing more than a pen. Enjoy!

By Best_Newcomer_2009

British Newspapers Wordsearch Starter Activity English Journalism Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

British Newspapers Wordsearch Starter Activity English Journalism Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Wordsearch on the theme of 'British Newspapers'. 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. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!

By mikedean