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Suspense Writing: Full Writing Scheme of Work

Suspense Writing: Full Writing Scheme of Work

This scheme takes the group step by step through the stages of how to write a story. It is adapted from the government initiative 'Improving Childrens Writing' getting children from level 3 to level 4. I have changed it a little, so that it is also suitable for level 2 and 3 as well. Some resources you will have to get from the government published folder 'improving childrens writing'.

By asadler79

Phonics Digraphs and Trigraphs

Phonics Digraphs and Trigraphs

An updated version of the vowel digraphs/trigraphs learnt in Phonics sessions. I have now made these into books to be used at home by parents and pupils. Each set of same sounding phonemes are grouped together in the same colour, to aid verbalisation. I hope these are of use!

By choralsongster

Missing Symbols Add & Subtract Within 20 Task Boards, Autism , SEND

Missing Symbols Add & Subtract Within 20 Task Boards, Autism , SEND

Addition & Subtraction within 20 Missing Symbols task boards for pupils with autism and special needs.This set contains 5 task boards/file folders. I recommend printing on card & laminating the boards. You will require velcro dots to prepare this activity.You might also like:Add & Subtract within 20 Missing NumbersCut & Paste Addition 10-20 worksheetsAdd & Subtract Function Machines

By CurriculumForAutism

Reading Comprehension and Activities Bundle - Presentations, Lesson Plans, Grammar/Word focus, Differentiated Worksheets

Reading Comprehension and Activities Bundle - Presentations, Lesson Plans, Grammar/Word focus, Differentiated Worksheets

A total of 6 sets of reading comprehension packs containing comprehension questions, differentiated worksheets, beginning to write a playscript, grammar and word level work using the short story texts. - All stories are presented on PowerPoint for whole class activities - Grammar focus - Sentence work - Word level work - Creative writing Have a look at the individual packs for more information. Use each one throughout the year as your class progress. Also included a sample of one my free resources on dictation with audio and teacher's notes.

By Ro_Milli0110

Evaluation writing frame.

Evaluation writing frame.

swap words in and out as needed for a varitey of projects. The smiles are ideal for pupils to express how proud they are of there product, particuarly if this form of emotional expression is difficult for them to understand.

By emma_louisebarton

Autism, Fine Motor Skills Lace, Trace, Cut &  Draw,  Special Education, SEND, OT

Autism, Fine Motor Skills Lace, Trace, Cut & Draw, Special Education, SEND, OT

This Fine Motor Skills Activities set for pupils with autism and special needs contains:10 Lacing Cards (full page)10 Tracing sheets (half page)10 Cutting sheets (half page)10 Copy the Drawing sheets (half page)Ink Friendly & Easy Prep! You might also like:Fine Motor Skills Trace & Draw write and wipe cardsRobot Theme Fine Motor Skills write & wipeVehicle Theme Pre-Writing Skills

By CurriculumForAutism

Kitchen Safety

Kitchen Safety

I use the PowerPoints when talking about kitchen safety. There are 2 presentations about kitchen safety - 1st one for ASN Juniors - very basic level, could be used for Early years. The second one (seniors) is more advanced and could also be used for S1-S2 (KS 2-3) level in mainstream classes. I use the interactive game from last slide as group activity, then follow up with the worksheets. ASN, Home Economics, Safety

By amcglasson

handwriting pack

handwriting pack

64 pages of handwriting practice worksheets which also promote reading as they develop, from overwriting, copying, completing lines, patterns and shapes to high frequency words CVC, CVCC and sentence structure in order of skill development all with learning objectives, space for teacher comments

By kathryn372

The Tempest SoW for KS3 (suits low ability or SEN)

The Tempest SoW for KS3 (suits low ability or SEN)

This is a Power-Point with over 100 slides on Shakespeare's The Tempest. It is aimed at low ability KS3 and was made for special needs groups (Autism, Dyslexia and ADHD, predominantly). Whilst a text can be read alongside, this unit focuses on very short extracts to help students understand character and theme - whilst making it as accessible as possible to those who struggle. It is recommended students watch the play initially to help develop their visual understanding and then re-watch clips to support what they read. The activities are included in the power-point and worksheets can be printed as individual slides. This can easily be differentiated to challenge students further - and some suggestions are made in the notes section.

By charstars

Tastes and Senses

Tastes and Senses

ASN, Home Economics, Food, Taste I normally start the lesson with the PowerPoint presentation on the IWB and as we go over the slides and explain different senses I stop at the sense of taste slide and do a tasting session with the kids (salted crisps, coffee, lemon and chocolate). They have a bit of each of the foods and have to describe them/identify them. We then move on to the worksheets and if there is additional time left we play some of the Interactive Games from the last slide.

By amcglasson

Post-Mock Feedback Sheet (Recording Device or Typing)

Post-Mock Feedback Sheet (Recording Device or Typing)

This is a very good resource that I gave to my examination students who are using recording devices or typing their examination answers. The questions within the feedback sheet were given after their mocks but can be also used for in-class preparation. The answers will give you knowledge of what the student hopes to focus on so you can plan what improvements need to be targeted.

By tomgav

Student observation

Student observation

As SENCO, I use these 2 sheets to observe a student in a lesson, particularly if concerns have been raised regarding their behaviour/ learning. Consists of an easy and quick tick sheet as well as a more comprehensive feedback sheet to provide a context to the lesson obs as feedback to the teacher/ team.

By schandler1

Queen Elizabeth II  Lesson / Assembly Presentation - 100 Slides

Queen Elizabeth II Lesson / Assembly Presentation - 100 Slides

On April 21st, 2016 Queen Elizabeth II became the first reigning British monarch to reach the age of 90. On 6th February, 2017 the Queen made history by reaching her Sapphire Jubilee, marking a 65-year reign. She is truly inspirational! This resource contains a fully editable, and informative 100 slide assembly / lesson PowerPoint on Queen Elizabeth II. Content makes reference to: - Her birthdate, birth place and parentage- Her palaces and homes – Buckingham Palace, Sandringham House, Windsor Castle, Balmoral Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse - The Royal Yacht Brittania- The Queen’s early life, education, achievements and interests - Her time in the ATS - Her 21st birthday speech declaring the dedication of her life to the Commonwealth (hyperlink to speech) - Her marriage to Prince Philip - The abdication of King Edward VIII and its impact on her future life - Her Coronation- Her family – sister Princess Margaret, her children, grand-children and great-grandchildren- Her role and duties as ‘Head of State’, ‘Head of the Commonwealth’ and ‘Head of the Church of England’- How the Queen spends a typical day- Her interests – riding horses, horse breeding and horse racing, pigeon racing - Her patronage of Charities and organisations - The Diamond Jubilee - Her 90th birthday celebrations - Street Party in the Mall, Pageant, Trooping the Colour, Service of Thanksgiving. - Her sapphire Jubilee The resource contains hyperlinks to the Queens Diamond Jubilee celebrations, 90 photos for the 90 years of the Queens life, footage of the Queen's childhood, 90th birthday celebrations and a documentary on the Queen's life.For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and EducateThinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this 'must have' step by step guide.How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step GuideTo be kept informed of new resources click here and follow!

By Krazikas

Easter and Holy Week Bundle - Five Easter Lesson / Assembly Presentations, Easter Texts and Comprehension Questions, Activity Pack

Easter and Holy Week Bundle - Five Easter Lesson / Assembly Presentations, Easter Texts and Comprehension Questions, Activity Pack

This bundle contains 1. Three Easter Around The World Lesson / Assembly Presentations (featuring 18 countries). 2. Holy Week and Easter Story Presentation. 3. Set of 7 Texts and Comprehension Questions on Holy Week and Easter. 4. Stations of the Cross Assembly 5. Holy Week and Easter Activity Pack containing differentiated word searches, anagrams, crosswords and cryptograms. Click on the individual links for further details. Purchased separately these resources would cost £19.96. Save money and buy the bundle for just £9.99. That's a massive saving of 50%. For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and Educate Thinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this 'must have' step by step guide. How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step Guide To be kept informed of new resources click here and follow!

By Krazikas

Inspirational Quotes Posters Bundle

Inspirational Quotes Posters Bundle

This resource contains eight sets of inspirational quote posters. These are ideal for displays, libraries, special days, for discussion and creative writing inspiration. Purchased individually these resources would cost £19.99. Grab yourself a bargain by getting all these resources for just £4.99. That's a massive saving of 75%! Jesus Quotes Martin Luther King Quotes Quotes About Mothers Kindness Quotes Reading and Book Quotes Albert Einstein Quotes Shakespeare Quotes Roald Dahl Quotes Click on the individual links for further details. For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and Educate Thinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this 'must have' step by step guide. How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step Guide To be kept informed of new resources click here and follow!

By Krazikas

Nouns - 100 Slide Lesson PowerPoint, Set of 24 Differentiated  Worksheets and Noun Revision Mat

Nouns - 100 Slide Lesson PowerPoint, Set of 24 Differentiated Worksheets and Noun Revision Mat

This bundle contains three resources on nouns. Purchased separately these resources would cost £7.49. Save money and buy the bundle for just £3.99. That's a massive saving of 40%! Nouns PowerPoint Lesson This resource is a fully editable, highly visual, engaging and interactive 100 slide PowerPoint lesson on nouns - common nouns, proper nouns, abstract nouns, compound nouns and collective nouns. The PowerPoint contains three activities to reinforce and consolidate the pupils' understanding of nouns. 1. An interactive sorting activity that requires sorting different types of nouns into the appropriate category. 2. A timed interactive noun challenge where pupils have to think of nouns in all categories beginning with a certain letter. A worksheet is provided for this on the PowerPoint. 3. Pupils have to identify all the nouns in the poem 'Daffodils' by William Wordsworth. A worksheet is also provided for this. Set of 24 Differentiated Worksheets A set of differentiated worksheets on common, proper, abstract, collective and compound nouns. Tasks include identifying and using all the types of noun at word, sentence and text level. Nouns Revision Mat This is a handy and succinct nouns revision mat containing an explanation and examples of common nouns, proper nouns, abstract nouns, compound nouns and collective nouns. There are three colour versions - blue background, orange background and white background. These resources would be particularly useful for SATS revision and is suitable for primary aged pupils and for older SEN students who will benefit from the visual nature of the resource. For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and Educate Thinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this 'must have' step by step guide. How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step Guide

By Krazikas

SEND Strategies for Differentiation Success in your classroom

SEND Strategies for Differentiation Success in your classroom

Individual Educational Plan to specifically support SEND students. Use the strategies in your lessons to differentiate for SEND students. These plans were drawn up to support in Humanities lessons but would transfer to other subjects.Local Authority, Ofsted have said that is is exemplary SEND practice. I have written codes for the below areas of need. On your lesson plan write the code and the strategy number next to the initials of the child. Keep the IEPs in your teaching file with the students name on. Practical strategies that support the new SEND code of practice. Various strategies to use in lessons depending on the need of the child. Area of SEND need covered includes:SPLD Dyslexia General Literacy difficultiesDyscalculia DyspraxiaADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity DisorderBESD Behavioural, Emotional and Social difficulties including ODD Oppositional Defiant DisorderAutismAsperger Syndrome Hearing ImpairedEditable file to personalise to your department.

By lesleyann75

Lent, Pancake Day, Mardi Gras - Three Lesson / Assembly Presentations Bundle

Lent, Pancake Day, Mardi Gras - Three Lesson / Assembly Presentations Bundle

This bundle contains three lesson / assembly presentations on Lent, Pancake Day / Mardi Gras. Purchased separately these resources would cost £8.73. Save money and buy the bundle for just £3.99. That's a massive saving of 54%! So Why Do We Have Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday? An informative and fully editable 42 slide PowerPoint about Lent and Easter. It includes all the significant events: Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Day, Maundy Thursday, Palm Sunday, The Last Supper, Judas' Betrayal, Good Friday, The Crucifixion, Easter Sunday. There is a hyperlink to a video about the key events during the period of Lent and the Holy Week. Let Me Take You To The Mardi Gras A colourful and informative 55 slide presentation on Mardi Gras which takes place in many countries around the world prior to the start of Lent. Content includes the meaning of Mardi Gras, its origins, the different ways countries celebrate Mardi Gras. It has hyperlinks to the Rio Carnival, the New Orleans Carnival, the Nice Carnival, the Belgium Carnival, the Venice Carnival and the Quebec Carnival. There is also a link to Paul Simon's 'Take me to the Mardi Gras' on slide 1 which could be used before the start of the assembly. Flippin' Pancakes A 35 slide assembly / lesson presentation on fascinating and fun filled facts about pancakes and Pancake Day. The PowerPoint makes reference to the biggest pancake ever, the most flips of a pancake, the highest pancake toss, the most pancakes made by an individual, the most pancakes eaten by an individual, the most pancakes made by a team of people, the total number of eggs used on Pancake Day, the most watched Pancake Day video (Pingu) with hyperlinks to video, the biggest crowd of people taking part in tossing pancakes with hyperlinks to the event, the famous pancake race that takes place on Shrove Tuesday in Olney, Buckinghamshire with hyperlinks to the race. For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and Educate Thinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this 'must have' step by step guide. How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step Guide To be kept informed of new resources click here and follow!

By Krazikas