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Money Trees and British Traditions

Money Trees and British Traditions

For hundreds of years, all across Britain, people have traditionally added coins to certain trees, in the belief that the tree spirits of the forest would bring them good luck. But be sure to never remove any coin from a tree, because this will bring a curse upon you!! I will be putting together this collection of photos as I encounter money trees on my row around the coast of Great Britain. But one of the best places to find such a tree, is on the Coffin Route between Rydal Water and the village of Grasmere in the Lake District. Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.

By sarah277

Signs of The Zodiac Wordsearch Starter Activity Astrology Stars Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Signs of The Zodiac Wordsearch Starter Activity Astrology Stars Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Signs of The Zodiac'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!

By mikedean

Big FILM & TV /Celebrity Culture /. Disney 3x Educational Quizzes

Big FILM & TV /Celebrity Culture /. Disney 3x Educational Quizzes

Big FILM & TV /Celebrity Culture /. Disney 3x Educational Quizzes 2017 Set of 3x Whole school (FORM TIME/ ENGLSH/PSHE/CITIZENSHIP) Fun Quiz Quizzes - This bundle contains some of my most popular student quiz resources for 2017. 1. 2017 Big Walt Disney Quiz (Over 60+ Qs) 2. 2017 Celebrity Culture Quiz 3. 2017 Big Film and Movie Quiz of the year Each Quiz Contains 7 Rounds and 40+ Questions A student/ Team Worksheet Comprehensive Answers provided This is a fun and engaging way to go through the answers. The resources are thoughtful and will help students engage with the world around them and current affairs. I have made available a Mini (Short) Quiz for FREE so you can check the quality of my Resources. Its available here: Famous Guitarists Mini Quiz Click on my name to see my full shop containing lots more useful free and paid resources for Citizenship and PSHE. TOP TIP: What a great way to end the year with a 1hr tutor Quiz Period. By the time they come up with Team names - do the quiz, check the answers and tot up the points and announce winners and then summarise what they have learnt. lesson done :) Could have an end of term' Quiz Day' and rotate through the Quizzes This resource would work really well with my other 2017/2018 educational resources and Quizzes. Over 40+ in total. Why not take a look at a few.... Literacy Whole School Quiz Bundle The Big Film & TV Quiz 5x British Values Quiz Bundle

By bkingsnorth

Harry Potter Science Week plan, poster, schedule and resources

Harry Potter Science Week plan, poster, schedule and resources

Transform your Science department into Hogwarts for a week and have lessons full of wizarding fun and excitement whilst also extending students scientific understanding. Resources include: 1 - Poster - To advertise your week 2 - Vision and plan - An overview of how we organised our week with suggested activities and ways to involve all year groups 3 - Letter of acceptance - We gave one to each tutor group in preparation for the week and also printed loads out to come flying out of our homemade chimney (see photos) 4 - Schedule template - The schedule shows how we organised the weeks and also has the jobs for people to volunteer for in order to prepare resources and decorations for the week 5 - Instructions for elephants toothpaste (part of potions) 6 - Assignments - Print out double sided and hand out to students as part of a week long quiz, we put together certificates for students who completed each quiz and the aim was to complete all the quizzes by the end of the week and earn a certificate in each wizarding discipline (herbology, potions, transfiguration, charms and divination) - a good literacy activity to add tot he week 7 - Instructions for flame tests (part of potions) 8 - A selection of photos from our week for inspiration In addition our entire department dressed up as characters from the books for the whole week We had Harry Potter themed awards for budding scientists and for those who really stood out we organised a trip with the English department to The Harry Potter Experience to learn about the making of the films. All in all it is a great week and a lot of fun, plus everybody loves Harry Potter!

By sophiemunday

Potion making lesson

Potion making lesson

A lesson i created as an end of term activity for year 7 would be good for science clubs too, i used lemonade, cheap sweets you can buy 5 bags for £1 in Asda, food colouring and paper cups so they can taste their potion would be a fun english crossover lesson too as they design their own potion at the end. All resources needed are included in the powerpoint including an evaluation sheet and potion recipes

By cazzie123

Year 2 Halloween Comprehension Bundle

Year 2 Halloween Comprehension Bundle

This bundle contains a collection of comprehension booklets aimed at year 2. The theme for the booklets is Halloween. The three topics covered are: - The History of Halloween (non-fiction) - A Spooky Poem (poetry) - How to Carve a Pumpkin (instructions) Each booklet is differentiated and based on the KS1 SATs reading paper. PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format.

By blossomingminds

Fire and Flames

Fire and Flames

A collection of photos of flames and fire that can be used with science lessons on the ingredients for a fire, for safety, and for energy topics. Includes photos of my log fire at home, and photos of a camp fire at my family home in Latvia, where people like to jump over the fire on Jani's Festival or Liga Festival which takes place at the solstice. It is an age old custom and people believe that jumping over the fire will stop evil spirits casting spells on you, purification for the year ahead. Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.

By sarah277

Year 2 non-fiction comprehension - The History of Halloween

Year 2 non-fiction comprehension - The History of Halloween

This resource is a non-fiction comprehension activity for year 2, perfect for using in the autumn term. There are three differentiated fact booklets on the history of Halloween. The middle ability booklet is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper. There are a range of 'what,' 'where' and 'when' questions, some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. The activity is also laid out in a similar way to the SATs booklets, with four pages of pictures and short written extracts to read and 2-3 questions per page. PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included in the price.

By blossomingminds

Trees Literature & Composition

Trees Literature & Composition

Here are six pieces of writing about Trees, and six different writing assignments to go with them! Topics include: two contrasting poems about well-loved trees, a description of the beauty of the fallen leaves of beech trees, a first-hand account of traipsing through a tropical forest, a portion of the oldest known poem about Robin Hood in which he happily returns to the ‘grene wode’, a comparison of Pine and Fir trees, and a renowned Japanese fairy tale about the sound of the wind in the trees. Writing assignments vary – from describing a special moment linked to a tree to contemplating the beauty of trees’ levas in a descriptive paragraph, to writing in Middle English (or translating a bit of Middle English into today’s English) to writing a short story that includes a character who uses some part of a tree for clothing. An image of two Pine Trees (Anonymous) is included to be used as decoration on the student’s notebook. Literature & Composition collections are suitable for students who are ready to read and study different types of literature in small quantities. For example, instead of an entire novel or scholarly work, a small sample of each (which can stand on its own) will be presented. This way, the intermediate student has an opportunity to stretch their reading abilities without being discouraged. Each book contains six different writing samples that share a common theme. The writing assignments vary in length and are intended to inspire the student to try writing in different forms and styles.

By canadianwinter

THE VOLCANIC CRATERS OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA -FORMATION-ABORIGINAL STORY- TOURIST ASSET

THE VOLCANIC CRATERS OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA -FORMATION-ABORIGINAL STORY- TOURIST ASSET

This unit has a focus on the creation of 4 volcanic crater lakes formed between 4000 and 5000 years ago. Through a series of labelled diagrams you will be able to explain the formation stages. The unit ties into the explanation of Aboriginal People who must have witnessed the eruption and the formation. Their story of explanation is added. Mount Gambier owes much of its tourist appeal to the presence of these crater lakes inside the volcanic rims which form a backdrop[ to the city. By broadening the area and studying the map between the two capitals of Adelaide (South Australia) and Melbourne (Victoria) the central position of Mount Gambier provides another reason for tourist stopovers. Broaden the study and Mount Gambier is adjacent to two locations of world significance - the fossil rich Naracoorte caves (World Heritage listed) and Penola which is a location of significance in the story of Saint Mary MacKillop. There are several attachments for you to use dealing with the formation process; the visit to the craters and a summary test sheet with cut and paste graphics. These graphics are clearer in the colour versions but if that isn't possible I suggest you project the colour images and discuss them. This area of South Australia deserves to be a significant tourist attraction which you will understand when you cover the material.This unit supports Destination and Location studies (UK); Natural disasters and landforms studies (Australian Curriculum). It's a bit of a pity that you will be several thousand years late to witness the volcanic eruptions.

By KPolkinghorne

The Entirely True Story of the Unbelievable Fib Novel Study

The Entirely True Story of the Unbelievable Fib Novel Study

This resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with The Entirely True Story of the Unbelievable Fib by Adam Shaughnessy. It has been designed in alignment with the 2014 National Curriculum of England’s English objectives for Reading and Writing - curriculum links are available on the pages set before the activities. They are outlined on the different activities to provide focus for assessment. There are questions to be done with a Guided Reading group that is working with the support of a teacher or teaching assistant (largely comprehension-based), as well as follow-up activities for the children to do in a writing station of Reading workshop (fiction and non-fiction) independently.

By erinbrasington

Greek Myths (six drama lessons for years 5 & 6, based on two Greek myths)

Greek Myths (six drama lessons for years 5 & 6, based on two Greek myths)

This pack is based on two Greek myths, and each myth has three lessons. Various drama strategies are used as well as individual, paired, group and whole class work. The drama strategies are all explained, and there are also tips for using the pack. Resource sheets and PPT slides are included where necessary. Both myths come with an original version of the story. King Midas and the Golden Touch: Lesson 1: creating a conversation; improvising, planning and rehearsing an ‘off-stage’ scene Uses - improvisation and dialogue Lesson 2: considering what a character should do and what he thinks; creating a conversation Uses - thought tapping and hot seating Lesson 3: improvising a group scene; considering what a character should do and what he thinks; creating an ending for the story Uses - hot seating, improvisation and conscience alley Theseus and the Minotaur: Lesson 1: using body language and tone of voice; considering what a character thinks; thinking, speaking and reacting in role Uses - freeze frames, thought tapping, conscience alley and T.I.R. Lesson 2: considering a character’s feelings; being in role for a whole class drama; deciding on what will happen next Uses - hot seating, sculpture, freeze frame and T.I.R. Lesson 3: choreographing movements; improvising a paired scene, considering a character’s feelings; predicting a character’s actions Uses - movement, improvisation, hot seating and flash backwards & flash forwards

By RhymeRockRole