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Christmas Poetry Ideas - The Secret Christmas Present - A List Poem

Christmas Poetry Ideas - The Secret Christmas Present - A List Poem

The Secret Christmas Present is an idea for a list poem that children in KS1 could write. It is a festive writing idea where the poem itself becomes a splendid present! Line by line guidance is given both in the teachers' notes and in the powerpoint presentation so that young writers feel supported throughout, as they hide the present in a sequence of changing places. It encourages the children to explore what word choices they make, concentrating especially on verbs and prepositions. All the money raised from the sale of this resource will be donated to a local charity for children called MedEquip4Kids. We hope you enjoy this resource. If you do we would much appreciate you leaving us a review and don't forget to tell your colleagues and friends about us.
Goodeyedeers
Poem of The Week

Poem of The Week

Each sheet is a poem with illustration. Was used in a library display to encourage pupils to read more poetry. Poem was changed each week.
Katcustard
Poem of The Week - Part Three

Poem of The Week - Part Three

Each sheet is a poem with illustration. Was used in a library display to encourage pupils to read more poetry. Poem was changed each week.
Katcustard
Poem of the Week - Part Two

Poem of the Week - Part Two

Each sheet is a poem with illustration. Was used in a library display to encourage pupils to read more poetry. Poem was changed each week.
Katcustard
Poem of the Week - Part One

Poem of the Week - Part One

Each sheet is a poem with illustration. Was used in a library display to encourage pupils to read more poetry. Poem was changed each week.
Katcustard
Jean Arp Lesson Plan

Jean Arp Lesson Plan

A series of 6 cross-curricular lessons for KS 1 & 2 inspired by the Dada and Surrealist artist and poet Jean Arp. Pupils will produce three pieces of art, make a joint musical composition & write poetic responses. The lesson plans have been written by former primary teacher and gallery educator Dr Emma Miles in partnership with Turner Contemporary, Margate and Royal Holloway, University of London.
jscott53
Cracker Christmas Bundle

Cracker Christmas Bundle

Ten Advent and Christmas Resources to inspire a creative Christmas in your classroom. These resources are for real learning in Visual Arts, Literacy and RE as you countdown to Christmas. Adaptable for a range of ages and grades and anchored to the elements of art, imaginative and persuasive texts and religious traditions and themes, these resources include many suggestions for adaptation and extension. Time-saving for class and subject teachers. Excellent resources for casual relief (substitute) teachers, and student teachers to have in their "bag of tricks" as the festive season approaches. Also suitable for out-of-school groups and programs. Merry Creative Christmas!
TicktheArtBox
PETAL Paragraph Learning Mat for Literacy, English and Whole School

PETAL Paragraph Learning Mat for Literacy, English and Whole School

This is a clear and concise learning mat that guides students through how to structure a PETAL paragraph. On two slides, which can be printed in colour and reused as learning mats or given to students to keep, the PETAL structure is explained. One side gives an explanation as to what each letter stands for and what should be included. The second side gives students a range of sentence openers to help them write their response. Also included on the very clear, concise and colourful learning mat are a list of connectives, and a reminder that the PETAL structure does not need to be followed exactly (such as the technique may come just before the evidence).
rematch
The Alphabet Nativity Play; Perfect for special needs, pre-school,primary, all age and inclusion

The Alphabet Nativity Play; Perfect for special needs, pre-school,primary, all age and inclusion

This script is perfect for VISUAL LEARNERS as it is narrated in rhyme as an alphabet poem 26 key words represented by an illustrated letter which is displayed when the keyword is mentioned. Perfect for SPECIAL NEEDS, especially HEARING IMPAIRED as actions are included for the children to do together to represent the word. The story can be ‘walked through’ by actors without speaking parts, although the script also includes 9 simple optional songs too, some of which offer opportunities for character solos if you choose to use them in that way. The songs that are included are particularly well suited for young children, using familiar children's tunes with very simple repetitive lyrics. The lack of necessary stage movement would make it ideal for GROUPS WITH DISABILITIES. Doing the actions as a group would be well suited to any individuals who don’t like the personal pressure or attention of a ‘performance’. The script is easier for THOSE WITH MEMORY PROBLEMS, as the illustrated letters act as a visual prompt and the option of including the 'Action Superstar' can act as a demonstration for the group to copy. There is also an option (which is great fun and I highly recommend) of including an ‘Instructor’ who interacts with the audience in a pantomime style and the already mentioned ‘Action Superstar’ who demonstrates each of the actions to the 26 keywords mentioned during the story. This would make it perfect to PERFORM TO OR AS A WHOLE SCHOOL with the instructor getting the rest of the children to join in, assuming you have someone confident enough to take the instructor role. The Instructor, a sort of pantomime style character, holds signs up for the audience at the appropriate moments (or for the rest of the children/choir etc) to say (‘NO’, ‘AH!’ ‘SH’ etc). In true pantomime style, the response isn’t good enough and the Instructor, also using rhyme and rhythm, tells them so (eg, “That really isn’t good enough…let’s have another ‘ah!’ Remember, he’s the cutest baby that you’ve seen by far!”) I have included a large portion of the script as a preview below to give you a feel of how it will work, together with a copy of the free alphabet poem which is included with the script. The script itself can be obtained from my website www.bestchildrensnativity.com for £9.95 and includes the instantly downloadable script, 9 simple songs using familiar childrens tunes and easily remembered words, sheet music plus mp3 backing tracks, the free Christmas Story Alphabet Poem, and my trademark Alphabet Nativity Roll Call Poem, which gives everyone the opportunity to stand and take a bow and respond in 'register' style. This is a great opportunity to include several aspects and forms of poetry in your curriculum (eg. alphabet poem, story poem, a play in rhyme and rhythm, using nursery rhyme tunes for the songs) and can be used for INCLUSION OF ALL AGES AND ABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS.
angelaspoems