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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

Multicultural weather chart and calendar

Multicultural weather chart and calendar

Multicultural calendar and weather chart A colourful calendar and weather chart featuring multicultural children and children in wheelchairs to promote a diverse environment for your teaching.A great resource to impress OFSTED!This multicultural pack has boys and girls with different skin tones, some wearing glasses and a boy and a girl in a wheelchair.The pack contains:1- A colourful calendar and weather chart which youcan print in A3 or A4 size2- Days of the week card each with a child picture on3- Month card each with a child picture on4- Ordinal number cards from 1st- 31st5- Year cards from 2014- 20506- Weather flash cards to add onto the chart and also larger pictures7- Clothing cards for different weathers- these are sized to fit on an A4 picture of one of the boy and girl children so they can be changed each day for the appropriate weather8- A long banner to display above the calendar 'Our calendar'9- A4 sized days of the week posters each with a different child on10- A4 sized month posters each with a different child on11- A display border of small children- a horizontal and vertical version is included12- A long 'Welcome' banner for your classroom or setting- this prints over 3 A4 sheets13- 'Welcome' posters with the word and welcome in 12 different languages

By robbyn

May Day scavenger Hunt Activity

May Day scavenger Hunt Activity

May Day scavenger Hunt Activity:-Purpose : At the end of this Scavenger hunt students will be able to learn the history behind the ‘MAY DAY’ celebration and vocabulary on it.1. Print the 22 Scavenger Hunt cards on card stock or brightly -colored paper and cut them apart along the black lines. 2. Make copies of the Scavenger Hunt questions worksheet. Each student needs a copy. 3. Place the Scavenger Hunt cards around your classroom where students will be able to find them. You can put them on chairs, on the computer keyboard, on the back of your classroom door, on the sides of student desks, on the chalkboard or wherever you like.4. Students have to search the room and find all of the sentence cards to answer the questions. You can differentiate by having students work alone or with a classmate.

By ilaxippatel

Summer Resource Collection

Summer Resource Collection

Summer Resource CollectionA collection of lessons and resources ideal for summer!See the links for further details.For more great resources see my shop page here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: http://makeup-summer-bieber.tumblr.com/, cooltext.com)

By EngageinEnglish

London Marathon Maths Lesson

London Marathon Maths Lesson

Long multiplication lesson suitable for years 4,5 and 6. The flipchart slides include a maths starter, teaching slides, main activity, challenge and plenary. The main activity is to work out the total running time for different running paces between 14 to 3 mins per mile. This includes multiplying decimals by up to two digits. Challenge: 3km is a good distance to run. This is the same as 1.9 miles. Calculate the total time for each of the paces.

By shhmakey

The Literacy Collection 3

The Literacy Collection 3

The Literacy Collection 3A collection of exciting great value literacy resources and fun material!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com)

By EngageinEnglish

The Literacy Collection 4

The Literacy Collection 4

The Literacy Collection 4A collection of exciting great value literacy resources and fun material!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com)

By EngageinEnglish

Keen Literacy Pack 1

Keen Literacy Pack 1

Keen Literacy Pack 1A collection of exciting great value literacy resources and fun material!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com)

By EngageinEnglish

The Literacy Collection 2

The Literacy Collection 2

The Literacy Collection 2A collection of exciting great value literacy resources and fun material!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com)

By EngageinEnglish

The Literacy Collection 1

The Literacy Collection 1

The Literacy Collection 1A collection of exciting great value literacy resources and fun material!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com)

By EngageinEnglish

World Countries Fact Tower Activity

World Countries Fact Tower Activity

The purpose of this activity is to engage your students with an interactive activity as they learn about the countries of the world. Students will cut out 12 facts and will be asked to paste each fact where they think it belongs. Included in this product is:- Fact Tower Teacher Tips (1-page)- Venezuela versus Mexico Fact Tower (1-page) - Egypt versus Germany Fact Tower (1-page)- Australia versus Argentina Fact Tower (1-page)- Tanzania versus Jamaica Fact Tower (1-page)- Spain versus Italy Fact Tower (1-page)- Japan versus China Fact Tower (1-page) - Fact Tower Answer Key (2-pages) - Fact Tower Recording Chart (1-page) Use these Fact Towers for engagement and a challenge or use them as extensions for a concept you are teaching your students. A grading rubric is not provided with this product.They are called Fact Towers for the simple reason that when students are done pasting the facts, they somewhat resemble a tower of facts.Some of the Fact Towers will be more challenging than others. In the end, the purpose of these is to engage your students in the learning process.It is up to you if you allow your students to use other resources (internet, books, etc.) to find the answers.You can print off the answer keys, cut them up, and then either staple them together or leave them as single handouts so your students can use them. Once in a while students may find that some facts belong under other categories or topics. If this occurs, feel free to do some additional research and have a discussion with your students- after all, they may just be right!Do your students love these? That's GREAT because we have more!Click here to visit our store!***Customer Tips:*** How to Follow Our Store Click the “Follow” button on our store page. Copyright ©Wise Guys. All rights reserved by author. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom or personal use ONLY.

By wiseguystpt

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DCF for Primary

DCF for Primary

Rob-bot Resources presents a complete guide to support primary school teachers in the delivery of the Digital Competency Framework (DCF) in Wales.Following the Donaldson Report (2015), the need to improve digital competency within students across Wales was identified as being as important to the development of students as literacy and numeracy. This document provides practical solutions as to how primary teachers of years 3-6 can confidently deliver these requirements across a broad range of subjects. Where possible I have included "unplugged" solutions, i.e those that don't require a computer to fulfill the requirements, so that teachers of all backgrounds can feel confident in the delivery of the framework.***Please leave a review! ***

By RobbotResources

Reading Comprehension - BBC News Article - Hedgehog Preservation

Reading Comprehension - BBC News Article - Hedgehog Preservation

When developing my children's comprehension skills, I don't like using photocopies from text books and meaningless expectancy sheets. I prefer to use purposeful, educational and REAL LIFE examples to engage and inform them, while still challenging them and looking for those reading skills.Therefore a lot of my comprehension challenges are based around interesting newspaper articles. In this example, taken from the BBC News website in April 2017, a village in the South West of England has declared itself as being 'hedgehog-friendly' in a bid to stop numbers falling.Included in this pack is a copy of the article and linking comprehension questions suitable for KS2.Enjoy!

By stephgrimes86

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'Outstanding' PSHE lesson on Raising Aspirations

'Outstanding' PSHE lesson on Raising Aspirations

This lesson takes students through some immediately engaging activities using animations on the powerpoint and then 'Top Trump' Aspiration Cards and asks the students to think about what is really important to them and what they need to do to achieve success in life. My students loved this activity and this lesson led to ongoing discussions that drew on the characters on the 'Top Trump' cards I had designed.

By joannammarsh

Superheroes Pencil Control, Superhero Fine Motor Skills Mazes

Superheroes Pencil Control, Superhero Fine Motor Skills Mazes

Superheroes Pencil Control, Superhero Fine Skills MazesSimple, fun Superhero Maze worksheets that encourage children to practise their fine motor skills and pencil control. Follow the maze with your pencil to help the Superhero1 PDF file with 8 mazes - perfect for a table top activity

By MissPepperPot

GCSE HINDUISM (OCR B / AQA) 20 Lessons - Very High Quality - Complete Resources - NEW SPECIFICATION!

GCSE HINDUISM (OCR B / AQA) 20 Lessons - Very High Quality - Complete Resources - NEW SPECIFICATION!

This 20 lesson course is designed for GCSE level students studying Hinduism. It is designed for the new specifications (2016 onwards) and is based on AQA and OCR specs. It covers all necessary material for the 'Beliefs, Teachings & Practices' section (Section A) of the course in relation to HINDUISM. It is the product of many weeks work: I have aimed to make these resources such that every lesson would receive a good or outstanding rating if inspected. All lesson downloads include: -A detailed lesson plan: explaining objectives, differentiation, cross-curricular aims, AfL tasks, and an activity timeline. -A presentation file designed to the highest professional standard. -Integrated and varied AfL -A suggested homework task Over 15 worksheets are included in this pack. Downloading this bundle will certainly save you many many hours of preparation time. Positive reviews are warmly welcomed: I have made this course with pride and hope you will find it comprehensive and useful. "May you be happy, may you be healthy, may you be peaceful."

By godwin86

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

Earth Day Writing Activity: Letter to Our Planet

Earth Day Writing Activity: Letter to Our Planet

********A LETTER TO OUR PLANET EARTH:Earth Day can come and go with some of our students never truly having the opportunity to reflect on the impact they can have with the environment. This letter-writing activity allows them to do so. They are asked to describe some of Earth's greatest natural wonders, how the planet affects our survival as a human race, man's impact (negative and positive) on the environment, and how they can change their daily routines in order to help preserve planet Earth.There are instructions, suggestions/prompts for each paragraph, a letter-formatting template, and a final draft template included. Easy, thoughtful activity with NO PREP for you! Recommended Grades: 5th-10th

By CaitlinAKnight

Understanding of the World and the Environment - Earth Day

Understanding of the World and the Environment - Earth Day

A bundle of three fun resources that are great for developing understanding of the world and the environment. Includes two short resources and one in-depth unit of work.Make the Change - an in-depth resource to develop research, presentation, project management and writing sillsSay What Definition Match - teaches key words including reuse, recycle, reduce in a fun definition match activityEarth Day Litter Pick - a fun activity to get children thinking about the rubbish that's thrown away.

By suepowell

Religion and Sport

Religion and Sport

This lesson is part of the inter-disciplinary project: Religion and Sport. Pupils learn to describe a situation where an athlete may experience a conflict between the requirements of their religious belief and the demands of their sport, to identify and explain any religious beliefs/practices associated with the potential conflict and to discuss factors that will influence choices for a person facing such a conflict. The resource can be used with S1/S2/S3 classes (Scotland) or year 7/8/9 (England) and it is designed to last 1-2 periods. Pupils are encouraged to debate, to express their own opinions and to think more deeply about this topic. The activities are designed to give all pupils opportunities to achieve all success criteria and experience enjoyment at the same time. The PowerPoint, with a very clear structure and eye-catching images can be used to boost vocabulary, to consolidate understanding and encourage confident thinking. 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

GCSE Buddhism (OCR B / AQA) 20 Lessons - Very High Quality - Complete Resources (Lesson Plans, Worksheets, Presentations)

GCSE Buddhism (OCR B / AQA) 20 Lessons - Very High Quality - Complete Resources (Lesson Plans, Worksheets, Presentations)

This course has been made specifically for the new OCR B Religious Studies specification (2016 onwards). It has been designed around the OCR B specification, consequently it is also fully sufficient to teach the AQA specification (and will be useful to teachers teaching on Edexcel, which is slightly different to OCR B/AQA in terms of course contents) It covers all necessary material for the 'Beliefs, Teachings & Practices' section (Section A) of the course in relation to BUDDHISM. It is the product of many weeks work: I have aimed to make these resources such that every lesson would receive a good or outstanding rating if inspected. All lesson downloads include: -A detailed lesson plan: explaining objectives, differentiation, cross-curricular aims, AfL tasks, and an activity timeline. -A presentation file designed to the highest professional standard. -Integrated and varied AfL -A suggested homework task The course features 15 worksheets, a 'Buddhist board-game' template, various 'knowledge hunt' activities and also features an IT Suite Lesson. It is designed to be a complete course for the first year of GCSE Religious Studies teaching. Downloading this bundle will certainly save you many many hours of preparation time: as a practising Buddhist I hope it will allow Religious Studies Teachers to teach the Buddhist component of their chosen GCSE specification. Positive reviews are warmly welcomed: I have made this course with pride and hope you will find it comprehensive and useful. "May you be happy, may you be healthy, may you be peaceful."

By godwin86

Debate prompt

Debate prompt

Year round school: a good idea? Presentation detailing facts and stats and a format for a class debate. Great fun time filler or debate lesson!

By essexboy

Theresa May calls a Snap Election - the FULL speech - so many lesson possibilities

Theresa May calls a Snap Election - the FULL speech - so many lesson possibilities

This is a fabulous resource that can be used for so many different engaging lessons. This is Theresa May's full speech on calling a general election on 8th June. The speech is fascinating. Ask your pupils to work out which key words are repeated the most, how Theresa May refers to herself and the opposing parties or work out why an election is being called. It could also be used to pick apart May's use of grammar and vocabulary.

By H4nn4hWW

St Columba - bundle

St Columba - bundle

This bundle contains the lesson on St. Columba and a range of activities/homework to help your students learn about St. Columba! More updates to follow soon - all 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

May Themed Assemblies Bundle - May Day, Month of May, International Workers' Day (Labour/Labor Day)

May Themed Assemblies Bundle - May Day, Month of May, International Workers' Day (Labour/Labor Day)

This bundle contains three May themed assemblies on May Day, International Workers’ Day and the month of May. Purchased separately these resources would cost £8.97. Save money and buy the bundle for just £4.50 That’s a massive saving of 44%! International Workers’ Day Presentation This resource contains a fully editable and informative lesson / assembly presentation on International Workers' Day, also known as Labour or Labor Day in some countries. International Workers' Day is a world-wide event that has its origins in the Haymarket Square riot that took place in Chicago when workers were demonstrating for better working conditions, more pay and a shorter working day. The presentation outlines these events, how it inspired the modern day movements and how it is celebrated today around the world. May Day Presentation Everyone looks forward to May Day and the May Day bank holiday weekend - but why do we have a holiday? What is May Day? This resource looks at May Day - its origins, traditions and customs both in the UK and around the world. This resource is a fully editable, colourful, informative and interesting 65 slide assembly / lesson PowerPoint on May Day. It includes references to the following:- the origins of May Day,The Festival of Flora, Beltane., May Day traditions and rituals, maypole dancing, morris dancing, May Queen, The Green Man,May Day events in various regions of UK - ‘Obby Oss Day‘ in Padstow, The Rochester Sweeps Festival, The Edinburgh Beltane Festival, ‘Flower Boat Ritual’ in Cornwall, how May Day is celebrated around the world – Germany (Walpurgis Night), France, Romania, Spain, Finland, Italy, Bulgaria, USA and Hawaii(Lei Day),Roman Catholics Blessed Virgin Mary Day, St Josephs Day, International Workers / Labour Day, the abolition of May Day by the Puritans,parliamentary debate about replacing May Day. There are several hyperlinks in the powerpoint to short clips of the ‘Obby Oss Festival’, Morris Dancing, Rochester Sweeps Festival and the traditional Hawaiian song “May Day Is Lei Day in Hawaii” May Presentation Never be stuck for an assembly in May again! Ideal if you have a last minute assembly, unexpected tutor group time or for covering classes. This resource is an informative and fully editable 95 slide PowerPoint presentation on the month of May. It includes a wealth of information and contains references to how May got its name, things associated with May – flowers hawthorn and Lily of the Valley, Zodiac signs, birthstone, May quotes, sayings and folklore. • Special Days in May • Notable Birthdays • Notable Events and Happenings The resource also contains hyperlinks to Irving Berlin's 'Alexander's Rag Time Band' music and dance, Brahms Lullaby, Tchaikovsky's Sugar Plum Fairy, Roger Bannister's sub 4-minute mile race and Sir Winston Churchill's broadcast announcing the end of World War II. 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