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Key Stage 1 Multi Skill Lesson Plans

Key Stage 1 Multi Skill Lesson Plans

Six weeks worth of lesson plans aiming to develop agility, balance and coordination. These lesson plans are aimed at the non PE specialist primary school teacher. Excellent for Multi-skill after school clubs.

By mikemcgreal

Thinking Skills Think Outside of the Box Series ~ Quick Starts

Thinking Skills Think Outside of the Box Series ~ Quick Starts

Product DescriptionToday’s students are the problem-solvers of the future. If they are taught factual knowledge only, they tend to respond with conventionally correct answers rather than exploring creative solutions. All students can learn to think critically and creatively.Students need to be able to judge, analyse and think critically in order to participate fully in a democratic and technological society. This can be achieved if the teacher recognises the value of thinking skills and provides opportunities for the thinking processes to be modelled and developed.This ‘Think Outside of the Box’ series provides teachers with straightforward ideas and activities to help students develop these skills.In this pack you will find 80 quick start task cards – 4 cards per page. I have provided 3 options for printing.These ‘quick starts’ are ideal warm-up activities for the beginning of a lesson. They should be used flexibly and can be used in any order at any time. As these task cards are intended for repeated use, I would suggest laminating them for durability.When to use: (10-15 minutes group/class)• at the beginning of a lesson• during circle timeCONTENT• Cover; Teacher Notes• Brainstorm Task Cards x 8• How Could You? Task Cards x 8• It Won't Happen Task Cards x 8• How Do You Do It? Task Cards x 8• What If? Task Cards x 8• What's The Same? Task Cards x 8• How Many Ways? Task Cards x 8• Recycle Task Cards x 8• What's The Connection? Task Cards x 8• Crazy Combinations Task Cards x 4• Predict The Future Task Cards x 4• TOU/CreditsPAGE COUNT: 101

By teacherstoolkitUK

Easter: how and why it is celebrated?

Easter: how and why it is celebrated?

Unit taken from Leicester City SACRE RE Syllabus for KS1 on Who celebrates what and why? This unit is in two halves and only Easter is covered in these lessons. PowerPoint lesson plan, alongside activity resources. Set of 4 lessons have been designed for a mixed class of Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Easily amended to suit the needs of any KS1 class. Lesson 1: what do you celebrate and why? Lesson 2: why do Christians celebrate Easter? Lesson 3: how do Christians celebrate Easter? Lesson 4: Easter celebrations around the world. If this is useful, please rate and leave comments.

By choralsongster

2014 World Cup board game

2014 World Cup board game

Board game based on Trivial Pursuit. 4 players and 4 subject areas (Geography, Maths, Fun and History). Most questions themed around Brazil and the 2014 World Cup, but some based on older tournaments and general football knowledge. Lots of scope for tailoring questions to different age/abilities.

By choralsongster

Dinosaur fact cards

Dinosaur fact cards

Designed as non-fiction fact cards for Literacy activities, but could be used to research similarities and differences in dinosaurs or also as Top Trump cards. Contains information on how many legs the dinosaur walked on, which period of the Mesozoic era and approx how many million years ago they lived, diet, habitat, length, height, weight and what the name means.

By choralsongster

ALL ABOUT SPRING

ALL ABOUT SPRING

This is a PowerPoint all about spring. It's in two parts: the first part is fifteen pages and includes new plant life, young animals and insects that appear in spring, and a section on animals in hibernation. The second part is seven pages all about why we have seasons and includes moving images of the earth rotating the sun and where the sun shines on the earth during each season.

By Teachersgem

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Easter Eggheads Mega 100 Question Interactive Easter Quiz

Easter Eggheads Mega 100 Question Interactive Easter Quiz

This resource is a highly visual and editable 100 question interactive PowerPoint quiz on Easter. There are 100 questions with multiple choice answers and varying degrees of challenge. It has six categories.Celebrity EggheadsReligiousEaster Around the WorldEggsLiteratureGeneral KnowledgeThe quiz can be administered in a variety of ways - to individuals or teams. The answers can be found by clicking on the egg image on the bottom right-hand corner of each slide. Answers can be given either as you go through the quiz or at the end. An answer sheet is included to record answers. Sample questions:Which feast do Jews celebrate at Easter? On what street in New York does the famous Easter parade take place?In which country do people fly kites on Good Friday?In which country does the Easter wizard deliver eggs to children?In Ethiopia, injera is eaten at the Easter meal. What is injera?Who was famous for creating beautiful, ornate expensive eggs?Who wrote the story The Golden Egg?In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets what colour are phoenix eggs?In what state would you find the Chocolate Mountains?This resource is also suitable for SEN students due to the highly visual nature of the resource and the multiple choice format.More Easter ResourcesEaster Around the World Set 1 - Cyprus, Ethiopia, Germany, Greece, Israel, ItalyEaster Around the World Set 2 - Brazil, Mexico, Sardinia, Spain, Sweden, USAEaster Around the World Set 3 - Australia, Bermuda, France, Lithuania, Norway, SwitzerlandAll three presentations - 50% discount!Easter Around the World Bundle - 18 CountriesThinking of publishing your own resources? Check out this step by step guide.How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step Guide

By Krazikas

Beauty and the Beast Descriptive Writing Lesson (and bingo)

Beauty and the Beast Descriptive Writing Lesson (and bingo)

Beauty and the Beast Descriptive Writing LessonTaking advantage of the new movie release, this light lesson focuses on the show, not tell, technique in descriptive writing.The complete lesson includes:• Sentence improvement starter• Plot slide of Beauty and the Beast• Trailer clips• Lesson objectives• Show not tell technique explained + video clip• Additional writing tips• Two images for students to describe and relate back to the class• Beauty and the Beast bingo plenary, with 30 individual bingo cards and caller’s cardAn easy, but engaging lesson students should enjoy – especially fans of Beauty and the Beast!Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: Youtube trailer of Beauty and the Beast, Cooltext.com, myfreebingo.com, IMDB and Wikipedia)

By EngageinEnglish

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History/World Wars Bundle

History/World Wars Bundle

History/World Wars BundlePowerPoint presentations; quizzes, and task sheets covering:• Battle of the Somme - 100 years on• D Day• VE and VJ Day• Remembrance Day• The Holocaust• The Russian Revolution• The Berlin Olympics

By tinpot

Life cycle of a frog

Life cycle of a frog

This resource explains the life cycle of a frog. The resource contains information and photos about how frogs grow, for you to present to your class.The resource also contains a cut and stick activity and a draw your own life cycle activity, that you can print for your students. This resource is a PDF file, that can either be printed or shown on a computer screen or smartboard.

By cassieborodenko

Easter Sudoku

Easter Sudoku

Easter Sudoku: 6 differentiated Easter-themed sudoku puzzles including answers. Cut out the images from the resources sheet and use them to complete the sudoko puzzles. Each colour egg or bunny can only be used once in each row, column and region of 4 or 9 squares with a bold red box. A fun Easter-themed maths problem solving activity.For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Writing Instructions - How to Clean Your Teeth

Writing Instructions - How to Clean Your Teeth

PowerPoint presentation which details a simple instruction writing model - 'How to Clean Your Teeth' with a clear and concise layout.Each slide is colourful and engaging and allows a teacher to explain the instruction genre.Also included are sequencing, cut and stick flashcards. Children may assemble the instructions as a paired activity cutting and pasting sequentially onto sugar paper. This task is ideal for reinforcement and will support less secure learners in an active way.This can be used and easily adapted for other simple instruction models- e.g. How to make a sandwich These resources promote an active approach to writing instructions. They complement other resources within my shop - 'Writing Instructions- Introducing the Genre in an Active Manner' and Writing Instructions - 'How to Build a Snowman' which has additional literacy tasks included.I have included several slides within the preview to allow teachers to peruse the resource more comprehensively. Hope your earners enjoy the lesson and tasks.Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com

By Alice K

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Full week of lessons KS2

Full week of lessons KS2

An emergency lesson pack for those busy times of year, which contains up to 18 separate lessons. This is ideal for a report writing or parents' evening week, when you may have less time to organise and prepare your regular teaching. I have used the lessons in Years 4 & 5, but they can be adapted to other ages too. Each lesson is fully resourced and differentiated with teacher PowerPoints, independent tasks and full planning provided. Answer sheets are also included, as is a set of maths column addition homework sheets. The bundle includes: *Up to 5 English lessons (creative writing) *4 maths lessons (written addition and multiplication methods) *2 science lessons (Edward Jenner and the human eye) *1 history lesson (famous women in history) * A set of 5 mental maths lessons *1 E-safety lesson about digital footprints Please see the Goldtopfox for a full range of useful teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox

By goldtopfox

Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Photo Collection

Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Photo Collection

A small collection of photos from Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius that students can use in their projects and presentations as part of activities on natural hazards, where we live, or for travel and tourism.

By sarah277

Earth Day Lesson / Assembly Presentation - 70 Slides

Earth Day Lesson / Assembly Presentation - 70 Slides

There are two Earth Days. The United Nations celebrates Earth Day each year on the March equinox. Another Earth Day is celebrated each year on 22nd April. Earth Day is a global event created to promote awareness and appreciation for the earth’s environment. It was launched in the USA in 1970. Today Earth Day is celebrated in more than 192 countries around the world.This resource is a fully editable, colourful and informative 70 slide lesson / assembly presentation on Earth Day. The resource contains references toThe founders of Earth Day - John McConnell, Senator Gaylord Nelson and Denis Hayes.The first Earth Day in 1970 and its impact on legislation in the USA leading to the creation of the ‘United States Environmental Protection Agency’ and the ‘Clean Air’, ‘Clean Water’ and ‘Endangered Species’ Acts.Global warming, air pollution from factories and traffic, endangered species and deforestation.Re-cyling, re-using and reducing.Earth Day projects tree planting, cleaning up the environment.The 2016 Earth Day theme - Trees for the Earth – how trees help to combat pollution and global warming, prevent deforestation, provide homes, shelter and food for animals, provide income, food and means of transport for communities.How we can help to look after our wonderful planet earth.The power point contains hyperlinks to a breathtaking 4 minute video of our planet and a link to a moving ‘Earth Song’.A simple text version of this presentation more appropriate for younger / SEN pupils is also availableSimple Text Earth Day Lesson / Assembly PresentationFor 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

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End of Year Awards (With computer-editable fields)

End of Year Awards (With computer-editable fields)

This PDF contains 46 attractive, editable awards for the end of the school year, or to use throughout the year. Each certificate prints on standard 8.5" x 11" paper. Set includes:• 45 Awards – All original artwork, with a sense of humor!• 1 “Your Choice” Award – You can fill in the title/achievement you’d prefer• Award Log – Two pages to keep track of awards you may want to give out all year long (like “Caught Reading” or “Sensational Speller”)• End of Year Awards List – Two pages to keep track of which award each student will receive• Master List of Awards – Alphabetized list of the award certificates that you can check at a glanceBecause awards are in PDF format with editable fields, you may need the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to be able to type in student name, teacher name, and date into these fields. Note that the award titles and graphics are not editable.Keywords: end of year | award | awards | certificate | recognition | honor | kudos | motivation | inspiration | peer | validation | outstanding | excellence

By PuzzleFun

Viking Longship interactive notebook foldable

Viking Longship interactive notebook foldable

The foldable is in two parts inside and outside the longship. Students can colour how they wish. This resource will be a brilliant accompaniment to support of vikings topics at either primary or secondary school. Resource includes:1) The foldable to cut out2) 'model' pictures to show how the ship can be stuck together. (Note: the tab to stick down is the flag)

By TRJ

Airport travel role play EFL KS2 whole lesson, flashcards, activity worksheets and check-in dialogue

Airport travel role play EFL KS2 whole lesson, flashcards, activity worksheets and check-in dialogue

Suitable for EFL, TEFL and KS2 students.The powerpoint has Korean/English translations but can be adapted easily. The lesson focuses on the dialogue/role-play between a passenger and an attendant:*showing a passport, *asking for a window seat* receiving a boarding passThe worksheets include:*Vocabulary list and cutting/sticking/matching activity*Create your own passport and holiday photo*Short comprehension questions *Colour in the travel stamps

By lofford1

World Book Day - Bumper 100 Question Book Quiz

World Book Day - Bumper 100 Question Book Quiz

This resource is a highly visual, fully editable and interactive, 100 question powerpoint quiz on books, poems and authors. It is an ideal resource for World Book Day and can be used with a tutor group or in an assembly.The quiz contains 100 questions with multiple choice answers, with varying degrees of challenge. It has nine categories.Classic BooksHarry PotterOpening and Closing LinesDavid WalliamsAuthorsMichael MorpurgoPoemsDiariesMiscellaneousThe quiz can be administered in a variety of ways - to individuals or teams. The answers can be found by clicking on the book image on the bottom right-hand corner of each slide. Answers can be given either as you go through the quiz or at the end. An answer sheet is included to allow individuals/teams to record their answers. Sample questions:Prospero, Miranda, Ariel and Caliban are all characters from which Shakespeare play? What is the second book of the old testament called? What is the most widely distributed, most translated and best-selling book of all time? In Charlotte's Web, what is the name of the pig that Charlotte becomes friends with?What is the name of the lion in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe?Towards the end of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Scrooge buys the Cratchits an enormous what?What name is given to the deadly phantoms that guard Azkaban Prison?Who is Joe’s best friend in David Walliams Billionaire Boy?In Michael Morpurgo's Private Peaceful, what is Private Peaceful’s first name?The popular series of children’s books about a magic football is written by which professional sports player?This resource is also suitable for SEN students due to the highly visual nature of the resource and the multiple choice format.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

Exploring Islam - bundle

Exploring Islam - bundle

This bundle contains the unit plan, PowerPoint presentations, lesson plans, worksheets, flipcharts, puzzles, revisions, homework and the unit review to support the teaching of the unit 'Exploring Islam' (suitable for S1/S2/S3 - Scotland and year 7/8/9 -England). More updates to follow soon - all will be free! Please rate and leave comments if you use or like this resource. Your feedback is greatly appreciated! For a wider range of free and paid resources please have a look at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/dana2010

By Think_About_It

Life Cycle of a Butterfly

Life Cycle of a Butterfly

This resource explains the life cycle of a butterfly. The resource contains facts and photos about a butterfly's life cycle that you can present to your class.The resource also contains a cut and stick activity and a draw your own life cycle activity, that you can print for your students. This resource is a PDF file, that can either be printed or shown on a computer screen or smartboard.

By cassieborodenko

Life Cycle of a Sunflower

Life Cycle of a Sunflower

This resource explains the life cycle of a sunflower. The resource contains facts and photos about a sunflower's life cycle that you can present to your class.The resource also contains a cut and stick activity and a draw your own life cycle activity, that you can print for your students. This resource is a PDF file, that can either be printed or shown on a computer screen or smartboard.

By cassieborodenko

Life Cycle of a Bean Plant

Life Cycle of a Bean Plant

This resource explains the life cycle of a bean plant. The resource contains facts and photos about a bean plant's life cycle that you can present to your class.The resource also contains a cut and stick activity and a draw your own life cycle activity, that you can print for your students. This resource is a PDF file, that can either be printed or shown on a computer screen or smartboard.

By cassieborodenko

Life Cycles Bundle

Life Cycles Bundle

This bundle contains resources I have made about the life cycle of a frog, bean plant, sunflower and butterfly. The resources in this bundle contain information, explanations, photos and activities to assist you when teaching a topic on life cycles.

By cassieborodenko

Earth Hour (March 25th) Lesson / Assembly Presentation - 80 Slides

Earth Hour (March 25th) Lesson / Assembly Presentation - 80 Slides

Earth Hour, organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) takes place annually at the end of March. It is a global event created to promote awareness of global warming and its impact on climate change and associated ecological issues.This resource is a fully editable, colourful and informative 80 slide lesson / assembly presentation on Earth Hour. The resource contains references toThe History of Earth HourThe Greenhouse EffectThe Causes of Global Warming and Climate ChangeThe Effects of Global Warming and Climate ChangeThe United Nations Climate ConferenceThe Work of the World Wide Fund for NatureEarth HourThe FutureThe power point contains hyperlinks to a 5-minute video on Hurricane Katrina.Simple Text Earth Day Lesson / Assembly PresentationFor 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

Endangered Species of the World

Endangered Species of the World

Endangered Species of the World contains practical research activities for threatened and endangered animal species around the globe. Ideal for gifted students or independent learners, this book examines the reasons why specific animals are facing uncertain futures. Activities provide opportunities for students to analyse conservation efforts, as well as asking them to provide their own ideas to help the plight of these animals.'Endangered Species of the World' includes background information and activities for the black rhinoceros, giant panda, Malayan sun bear, tuatara, Philippine eagle, great white shark, humpback whale, leafy sea dragon, komodo dragon, Galapagos giant tortoise and much more. Each animal section contains links to relevant websites. Activities are outcome linked and can be completed in any order. Extension ideas and general activities have also been included making this title a valuable resource for the busy upper primary or relief teacher.This is a Photocopy Master ebook (56 pages) and activity pages may be photocopied for use in the classroom. Our ebooks are in pdf format.Edubooks is an imprint of Ready-Ed Publications.Author: Jane Bourke

By edubooks

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Gov intervention - minimum price

Gov intervention - minimum price

Why do we have price controlsAnalysis of diagramRationale for minimum price alcoholFriedman view on minimum wage What happens with the introductionExam Q - missing words and conclusion

By niallr16