Year 2: 'Our Home' Unit of Work + Resources!

Year 2: 'Our Home' Unit of Work + Resources!

A great unit of work (plus resources) ideal for Year 2 or Year 3 students. Children will learn and explore about WHERE THEY LIVE. Learning Intentions covered: To explain where we live in the world To explain where we live in the UK To identify counties To describe what Staffordshire is famous for To use the 4 main compass points To explain the function of the National Trust To identify and draw animals found in Staffordshire To visit an area of outstanding natural beauty cared for by the National Trust Though this unit of work is focused around Staffordshire in England, it can easily be adapted.
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NATIVE AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE ADAPT TO THE ENVIRONMENT OF THE SOUTHERN LOST CITY

NATIVE AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE ADAPT TO THE ENVIRONMENT OF THE SOUTHERN LOST CITY

The dissected sandstone plateau of the Southern Lost City of Limmen National Park provide a distinctive habitat for a range of native wildlife. This unit has a focus on survival and adaptation to this area. The Limmen National Park was proclaimed in 2012 and research is in its early years. Those with an interest in the natural environment who ventured into the area when it was used as for cattle raising (pastoral leases) made lists of wildlife observed. In the environment within and around the Southern Lost City they began to record that certain native species were increasingly difficult to sight. Coinciding with these observations were the increasing sightings of intruding feral animals such as cane toads, feral cats and feral pigs. Their conclusion was that the feral intruders were having an affect on the survival rates of native wildlife by habitat modification and food resource reduction. Future research into this situation will shed further light on these impacts. Of particular concern were the reductions of 3 species covered in this unit. They have reached the "endangered" list and were heading for extinction within this area. Of particular concern were sightings of feral cats. Though not yet numerous in this park their numbers were likely to increase and their efficient hunting and killing skills would place native bird and small mammal species under threat. The feral cat situation is covered in another unit entitled "The feral cat menace - impact on Australian native wildlife". This unit can stand alone as an introduction to the impact of feral animals on native wildlife. It cat be used to introduce the topic of tha considerable problem caused by the increasing population and spread of feral cats which are regarded as the top predator affecting native Australian wildlife. That unit will also consider programmes carried out by the AWC (Australian Wildlife Conservancy) to conserve and protect native wildlife of Australia and avoid (if possible)adding names to the list of species that have become extinct. The worksheets (colour and black and white) are included so that hard copies can be distributed.
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Weather worksheets for KS1 - 10 activities

Weather worksheets for KS1 - 10 activities

This pack of resources teaching all about weather is aimed at children aged 5-7 (Year 1 and Year 2) and includes activities on: recognising weather vocabulary identifying weather symbols identifying different types of weather the effects of weather on people seasonal weather patterns recording the weather weather in different places making acrostic poems about the weather a self-assessment activity Answer key is provided. These activities are colorful and well-designed to be appealing to young children.
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Cultural enrichment week

Cultural enrichment week

Every year my school completes cultural week. Please find enclosed some whole school planning for a spectacular week. At the end of this enrichment week we held our own carnival and invited Parents. I enclose flipcharts, videos and resources to help you with your own cultural week. I have also cross referenced with skills to help tick off the curriculum.
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Natural Disasters: Living with Earthquakes

Natural Disasters: Living with Earthquakes

A lesson on the dangers, features and impact of earthquakes! This can be spread across a few weeks as part of a whole topic. It also includes an assessment/quiz of the key questions of earthquakes. This is ideal for those trying to plan out a topic on earthquakes and need some guidance. It can also be used as a refresher for secondary geography if adapted to the higher ability.
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Earthquake Assessment /Quiz

Earthquake Assessment /Quiz

A worksheet designed to test the knowledge/learning of your pupils. Children label the layers of the Earth and the answer a list of questions This could also be used to guide your teaching and key questions for a topic. Also, guillotine friendly!
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Seasons Information Sheet - Interactive Activity - KS2 Literacy

Seasons Information Sheet - Interactive Activity - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Make Your Own Information Sheet - Interactive Activity - Seasons Create your own information sheet by writing headings, footers, and main body text, as well as adding in pictures. Different page layout options are a useful feature for pupil differentiation, as higher-ability pupils can be encouraged to extend the length of their work. This is a great activity for pupils to work on independently in order to practise writing informatively.
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Seasons Interactive Explanation Book - Early Reader - KS1 Literacy

Seasons Interactive Explanation Book - Early Reader - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Seasons - Interactive Explanation Book This is an interactive storybook about the Seasons. This text is aimed at early reader level, which is ideal for younger students, lower-ability learners or pupils with SEN. This interactive also has full audio support. It is a great resource for whole-class reading or individual practice.
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Make Your Own Information Poster: Seasons - Interactive Activity - KS2 Literacy

Make Your Own Information Poster: Seasons - Interactive Activity - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Make Your Own Information Poster: Seasons - Interactive Activity Create your own information poster by selecting headings, footers, pictures and descriptive texts. The different page layout options are a useful feature for pupil differentiation, as higher ability pupils can be encouraged to extend the length of their work. This is a great activity for students to work on independently to practise writing informatively.
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Seasons Sequencer (Simple) - KS1 Literacy

Seasons Sequencer (Simple) - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Seasons Sequencer (Simple) This is an interactive activity for pupils to sequence the seasons. This is a simple version containing four steps that need to be sequenced. Each picture has a written description with accompanying audio. Pupils are tasked with dragging the pictures into the cyclical diagram and placing them in the right order. Click the winder to rotate the images and press the play button to see and hear the sequence. This is a great resource to use as an introduction to sequencing and explanation writing.
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Weather Reporter Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

Weather Reporter Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Weather Reporter Interactive Activity This is an interactive activity for pupils to produce their own weather reports. Pupils choose the area of the UK and the weather conditions, then press the play button to hear it read out by the on-screen weather reporter. This is a great resource for modelling the format of a TV weather report. It can be extended by asking pupils to plan their own weather report and produce a script.
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What's the weather today? - Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

What's the weather today? - Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - What’s the weather today? Interactive Activity This interactive activity allows you to create a scene showing what the weather is like that day. Set the weather conditions, then choose appropriate clothes for the children and an adjective to describe it. This is a great whole-class starter activity.
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Seasons Interactive Explanation Book - Reading Level A - KS1 Literacy

Seasons Interactive Explanation Book - Reading Level A - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Seasons - Interactive Explanation Book This is an interactive explanation book about the seasons. This text is pitched at reading level A, which is designed for pupils who are beginning to read simple sentences and shorter overall text independently. This interactive has full audio support, minimal direct speech and shorter sentences. A great resource for whole class reading or individual practice, useful for sparking discussion about the seasons.
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Seasons Interactive Explanation Book - Reading Level B  - KS1 Literacy

Seasons Interactive Explanation Book - Reading Level B - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Seasons Interactive Explanation Book This is an interactive explanation book for the seasons. This text is aimed at reading level B, suitable for pupils who are comfortable reading text and more complex sentences independently. This interactive also has full audio support. It is a great resource for whole-class reading or individual practice.
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Cleo Cat Secret Agent (in training) -  English Resources based on the Continents.

Cleo Cat Secret Agent (in training) - English Resources based on the Continents.

Cleo is a very clever cat who has been recruited to train as a secret agent whose mission it is to protect all life on planet Earth. To complete her training, she must visit each continent and complete a variety of activities and challenges. For each continent, there is a focus on a specific animal, bird or fish. This project began as I started to write texts for a reluctant reader. The texts were initially fact based but grew to include activities to develop their punctuation and writing skills, including description, poetry and diary writing. Two of the thirty-four activities require the students to use their data handling skills. The final activity is a simple board game which the students can use as a writing prompt. The resource includes a world map and a map of the continents as well as blank maps of each of the continents in which students can add their own information. (Access to atlases may be useful). Depending on their previous learning, most of the activities can be completed independently.
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Persuasive Leaflet Writer Interactive Activity - Water Infrastructure - KS2 Literacy

Persuasive Leaflet Writer Interactive Activity - Water Infrastructure - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Persuasive Leaflet Writer Interactive Activity - Water Infrastructure This activity is a fantastic tool for supporting non-fiction writing. Depending on your specific objectives, this template can be used to help students to produce a persuasive, appeal leaflet or an explanatory, public information leaflet. This resource provides all the information pupils need to inform their leaflet, covering the problems, solutions and success stories. Three layouts are provided for differentiation, with the single page recommended for lower ability students and the 4 page layout for those with more advanced skills.
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Make Your Own Information Book: Water Infrastructure - Interactive Activity - KS2 Literacy

Make Your Own Information Book: Water Infrastructure - Interactive Activity - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Make Your Own Information Book: Water Infrastructure - Interactive Activity Create your own information book by selecting headings, footers, pictures and descriptive texts. The different page layout options are a useful feature for pupil differentiation, as higher ability pupils can be encouraged to extend the length of their work. This is a great activity for students to work on independently to practise writing informatively.
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Flooding Interactive Information Book - KS2 Literacy

Flooding Interactive Information Book - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Flooding Interactive Information Book This interactive has full audio support, minimal direct speech and shorter sentences, as well as colourful illustrations. This is a great resource for whole-class reading or individual practice.
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Persuasive Leaflet Writer Interactive Activity - Flooding - KS2 Literacy

Persuasive Leaflet Writer Interactive Activity - Flooding - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Persuasive Leaflet Writer Interactive Activity - Flooding This activity is a fantastic tool for supporting non-fiction writing. Depending on your specific objectives, this template can be used to help students to produce a persuasive, appeal leaflet or an explanatory, public information leaflet. This resource provides all the information pupils need to inform their leaflet, covering the problems, solutions and success stories. Three layouts are provided for differentiation, with the single page recommended for lower ability students and the 4 page layout for those with more advanced skills.
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Make Your Own Information Book: Flooding - Interactive Activity - KS2 Literacy

Make Your Own Information Book: Flooding - Interactive Activity - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Make Your Own Information Book: Flooding - Interactive Activity Create your own information book by selecting headings, footers, pictures and descriptive texts. The different page layout options are a useful feature for pupil differentiation, as higher ability pupils can be encouraged to extend the length of their work. This is a great activity for students to work on independently to practise writing informatively.
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Water Infrastructure Information Book - Reading Level A - KS2 Literacy

Water Infrastructure Information Book - Reading Level A - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Water Infrastructure Information Book - Reading Level A This is an information book about water infrastructure. This text is pitched at reading level A, which is designed for pupils who are beginning to read simple sentences and shorter overall text independently. This is a great resource for whole class reading or individual practice.
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Persuasive Leaflet Writer Interactive Activity - Drought - KS2 Literacy

Persuasive Leaflet Writer Interactive Activity - Drought - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Persuasive Leaflet Writer Interactive Activity - Drought This activity is a fantastic tool for supporting non-fiction writing. Depending on your specific objectives, this template can be used to help students to produce a persuasive, appeal leaflet or an explanatory, public information leaflet. This resource provides all the information pupils need to inform their leaflet, covering the problems, solutions and success stories. Three layouts are provided for differentiation, with the single page recommended for lower ability students and the 4 page layout for those with more advanced skills.
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Make Your Own Information Book: Drought - Interactive Activity - KS2 Literacy

Make Your Own Information Book: Drought - Interactive Activity - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Make Your Own Information Book: Drought - Interactive Activity Create your own information book by selecting headings, footers, pictures and descriptive texts. The different page layout options are a useful feature for pupil differentiation, as higher ability pupils can be encouraged to extend the length of their work. This is a great activity for students to work on independently to practise writing informatively.
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Drought Interactive Information Book - KS2 Literacy

Drought Interactive Information Book - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Drought Interactive Information Book This interactive has full audio support, minimal direct speech and shorter sentences, as well as colourful illustrations. This is a great resource for whole-class reading or individual practice.
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Weather Words Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

Weather Words Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Weather Words Interactive Activity This interactive activity has a range of different weather scenes. Pupils can add words from the word bank, complete with audio, to describe the scene. Alternatively, they can write and add their own vocabulary labels. As a whole-class activity, brainstorm key words and vocabulary to describe a scene. Pupils can then be use this to write their own setting descriptions.
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Make Your Own Information Poster: Seasons - Interactive Activity - KS2 Literacy

Make Your Own Information Poster: Seasons - Interactive Activity - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Make Your Own Information Poster: Seasons - Interactive Activity Create your own information poster by selecting headings, footers, pictures and descriptive texts. The different page layout options are a useful feature for pupil differentiation, as higher ability pupils can be encouraged to extend the length of their work. This is a great activity for students to work on independently to practise writing informatively.
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Flooding Information Book - Reading Level A - KS2 Literacy

Flooding Information Book - Reading Level A - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Flooding Information Book - Reading Level A This is an information book about flooding and the effects it has. This text is pitched at reading level A, which is designed for pupils who are beginning to read simple sentences and shorter overall text independently. This is a great resource for whole class reading or individual practice.
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Drought Information Book - Reading Level A - KS2 Literacy

Drought Information Book - Reading Level A - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Drought Information Book - Reading Level A This is an information book about drought and the effects it has. This text is pitched at reading level A, which is designed for pupils who are beginning to read simple sentences and shorter overall text independently. This is a great resource for whole class reading or individual practice.
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News Article Planning Grid - KS2 Literacy

News Article Planning Grid - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - News Article Planning Grid This is a handy grid to help pupils plan out their own news report. Each section has prompts to guide them, as well as tips on language, tone and content. Pupils can use this grid to form their own script. They can then present their news report to the rest of the class.
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Seasons Storyboard Worksheet - KS1 Literacy

Seasons Storyboard Worksheet - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Seasons Storyboard Worksheet This worksheet consists of a storyboard for the four seasons, however there is no text or dialogue. Pupils are tasked with writing an explanation to support each image. Encourage pupils to explore adding description and different sentence structure, as they explain the seasons in their own words. This is a great exercise for pupils to work on independently or in small groups. This can also form the basis for writing a longer piece of text.
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Weather Report Activity - KS1 Literacy

Weather Report Activity - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Weather Report Activity This planning worksheet provides a template for planning a weather report. Students complete the plan and then can write up their notes into a script. Pupils can then present their weather report to the class! This is a great way to scaffold writing a script, starting with a plan and building up to present to the class.
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Seasons Information Sheet - KS2 Literacy

Seasons Information Sheet - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Seasons Information Sheet This information sheet provides detail on the science of the seasons. You can use this information sheet to inspire a lesson on explanation writing or for using comparing and contrasting to another text.
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Weather Adjectives - KS1 Literacy

Weather Adjectives - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Weather Adjectives This document lists different adjectives for describing the weather. These can be used as a vocabulary mat to support pupils during a creative writing task or printed out and used for display.
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Newspaper Template: Seasons and Weather - KS2 Literacy

Newspaper Template: Seasons and Weather - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Newspaper Template - Journalistic Writing This is a blank newspaper template based on seasons and weather, with some headlines as writing prompts. Pupils can use this template to write their own news report on what they think happened. This is a great activity to develop pupils creative skills, as well as their ability to structure writing and include reported speech.
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Seasons Writing Frame Worksheet - KS1 Literacy

Seasons Writing Frame Worksheet - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Seasons Writing Frame Worksheet This worksheet consists of a storyboard for seasons, however there is no text or dialogue. Pupils are tasked with writing the story, using the images as prompts. Encourage pupils to explore adding description and dialogue, as they describe the seasons in their own words. This is a great exercise for pupils to work on independently or in small groups. It can also form the basis for writing a longer piece of text.
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Weather and Seasons Research Grid - KS2 Literacy

Weather and Seasons Research Grid - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Weather and Seasons Research Grid This research grid segments the seasons and asks pupils to research the different seasons to complete the grid. Pupils can write notes or questions into the grid before using information sources to expand their notes. As an extension, pupils can pick one of the seasons they researched and create an explanation text for it. This is a great tool to scaffold writing of a topic, from researching to writing up a final text.
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Seasons Explanation Book - Early Reader Level - KS1 Literacy

Seasons Explanation Book - Early Reader Level - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Seasons Explanation Book - Early Reader Level This is an explanation book for the seasons with colourful illustrations. This text is pitched at early reader level, making it ideal for younger students, lower-ability learners or pupils with SEN. This is a great resource for whole-class or independent reading, as well as sparking speaking discussions.
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Seasons Explanation Book - Reading Level A - KS1 Literacy

Seasons Explanation Book - Reading Level A - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Seasons Explanation Book - Reading Level A This is an explanation book for the seasons with colourful illustrations. This text is pitched at reading level A, which is designed for pupils who are beginning to read simple sentences and shorter overall text independently. This is a great resource for whole class reading or individual practice.
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