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Hallowe'en Activities

Hallowe'en Activities

A fun-packed, jam-packed goodie bag of Tricks and Treats for primary aged children at Hallowe'en time. There's a detailed set of activities for drama games, an arty party and warm-up games with a spooky twist, involving music, mindfulness, concentration , role-play, and moments of calm. The activities can form sessions on their own, but can be cherry picked to be incorporated to stimulate or round-off similarly themed lessons. At the end of the document, there's a short but informative recommended book list, including notes on the origins of the folk stories we know today that are far more terrifying in their original forms than their Disneyified counterparts.
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Thanksgiving Printables Collection

Thanksgiving Printables Collection

From sentence writing to coloring pages, ABCmouse.com is a great resource to help you and your classroom celebrate Thanksgiving. Create a FREE ABCmouse for Teachers account for access to these and more printables. Go to https://goo.gl/j4FdAG to get started.
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The Witches' Spell - Teaching Pack of lessons and presentation

The Witches' Spell - Teaching Pack of lessons and presentation

Here are the full set of lesson plans, presentations and printable resources that you'll need for sessions with EYFS, Key Stage 1 or 2 children and their teachers. These lessons introduce the famous 'Double, double, toil and trouble...' verses from the play, Macbeth, said by the witches as they create a spell and is a great way to bring children to the Bard for the first time. Children get to act out the spell and build their own verses, using key vocabulary, and rhythm and rhyme. There are also lessons on capacity, counting, sorting, music, and art. Differentiation is built into the sessions, and the lessons can be seen as a starting point for your own ideas. There is scope for further development into a longer term project, with potion making and hallowe'en activities etc. A follow-up to the drama and music work could be a musical scene based on the spell, which could become a longer more demanding drama and movement performance for an assembly or end of term production, depending on the ability of your pupils. Every lesson has clear aims and success criteria, a comprehensive list of resources, helpful key words and specially designed worksheets and/or presentations, which are all created to be adaptable for your settings and your classes. My aim to make something that is useful and usable for teachers, that is fun for everybody, while creating memorable educational experiences. I have used the extract here with 3 to 11 year olds many times, and it is always a guaranteed winner, becoming a firm favourite warm-up game for drama activities. To hear a FREE recording of the poem, please go to my website: http://emblabee.org/the-31-days-of-scary-day-1/
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Arts Award Bronze Log Book

Arts Award Bronze Log Book

A user-friendly log book for students to use to complete their portfolio for Arts Award Bronze. Perfect for those who are lower ability or KS2/3. This has been used and approved through moderation.
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Playing the Kazoo Song

Playing the Kazoo Song

This is a fun almost a cappella song about the kazoo. Of course, there are kazoo solo parts to have fun with and sing along with your students. Enjoy being silly with this small and simple instrument.
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Ready, Steady Elves! Christmas musical play for ages 5 - 9

Ready, Steady Elves! Christmas musical play for ages 5 - 9

Look at the date – Santa’s going to be late! There’s pandemonium at the North Pole - Santa Claus has overslept! Worried that there are just a few hours till Christmas, Santa calls a crisis meeting – the Elves need to speed up! But that’s not quite as easy as it seems… The presents are still not wrapped, the magic sleigh is in the garage for repairs, and there’s disaster at the laundry when Santa’s Christmas suit shrinks in the wash! Can things get any worse…? Yes, they can - the reindeer have all caught colds! Join us for a rollercoaster ride of festive frolics, packed to bursting with fun-filled songs and hilarity. And with one final surprise that even Santa doesn’t see coming, this might be the most magical Christmas ever… Running Time (including music): Approximately 35 minutes. Cast: 29 speaking parts (easily adaptable to approximately 15 - 55). The cast can also be expanded further with non-speaking parts; suggestions for expanding or reducing the cast are provided in your Play Pack. Your Play Pack includes: - Instrumental and vocal backing tracks for 7 songs; - MP3 of all audio tracks , incidental music and sound effects; - Click-n-Sing karaoke-style videos for every song; - Editable scripts; - Cross-curricular educational activities; - Cast and props list, - Staging advice; - Printable posters and programmes. - Lyric sheets and music scores; Everything you need for the perfect play - just add kids! Want to upgrade to include the Book and CD? Just copy and paste the following URL into your browser: www.easypeasyplays.co.uk/collections/plays-by-term-autumn-winter/products/ready-steady-elves-3-age-options-1
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Treasure Chests Galore!

Treasure Chests Galore!

A creative and fun set of five lesson plans linked by the theme of a Treasure Chest. Each plan has carefully constructed aims and success criteria, learning sequences and relevant key words, lists of requirements and resources, and additional notes to help you have great lessons. The lessons include: list writing, counting and addition, drawing and painting, designing and making, music and drama, sorting and classifying. Differentiation at three levels in built in to the plans, and there is ample opportunity for extension or ideas to develop into bigger projects. Worksheets are included were applicable, but workbooks or alternatives are easily used instead, according to school policy. Relevant to the EYFS and National Curriculum, any teacher, supply teacher or NQT can pick up and use these lesson plans. All resources or their alternatives should be easily found in teaching bases, and there is a good mix of teacher- and child-led activities. Please see https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/pirates-galore-6013941 for my FREE pirate resources
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Preschool Music Book II, Winter and Weather Based Activities

Preschool Music Book II, Winter and Weather Based Activities

Supplemental low-tech music book for common nursery rhymes. Assistive in development of language for children with delayed speech development, speech support, music therapy, Early Intervention and non-verbal children seeking ways to participate in preschool classroom music time. Inside you'll find appropriate age adjustments for each activity. Suggestions on what parents can do at home are also provided. Please note that recordings are not included, the book is for teacher use only, with permission to print out for parents of your own classroom students. All recordings can be found in multiple places, including online, for free. Because folk music is often altered from person to person, slight variations may be found between this book and a recording. This book can be used once per day, or weekly as needed. These activities are great for transitioning between other activities! Suggested use of each chant and song is learning one per week so children become familiar with steady beat, whole body movement and musical awareness. If following the suggested planning, this book will provide 42 lessons. This product includes the following nursery songs: 1. Hello Everybody 2. The More We Get Together 3. Weather Watcher/Freres Jacques 4. Frosty Weather 5. The Polar Bear 6. Debussy's The Snow is Dancing - listening activity 7. There's a Cobbler Down the Street 8. Pitty Patty Polt 7. Round and Round the Garden 8. Baby Bumblebee 9. Aeolian Lullaby 10. The Penguin 11. High/Low - Snowflakes Falling Down 12. Roll the Ball Around the Room 13. The Three Little Pigs - activity 14. Stone Soup - activity 15. Stone Soup - song 16. Goldilocks and the Three Bears 17. The Wolf 18. Have You Ever Seen a Lassie? 19. Chopin's Winter Wind - listening activity 20. Rock-a-bye Baby 21. Winter Storyscape 22. Sviridov's The Snowstorm - listening activity 23. Soft Voices/Loud Voices 24. Baby Bear Sits on the Chair 25. Snowmen's Nose Fingerplay 26. Bye-Lo, Baby Oh 27. Peas Porridge Hot 28. One Potato, Two Potato 29. Higglety Pigglety Pop 30. Batti Le Manine 31. Que Linda Manita 32. Diddlety Diddlety Dumpty 33. Dickery Dickery Dare 34. Raining Again Today 35. Pitter Patter 36. The Mermaid's Song/Three Time Around This product requires moderate assembly after purchase including binding or laminating if desired. I recommend use of heavy card stock paper to lengthen life of materials. All designs and finished products are property of Kristen L. Galardi
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LITERACY bundle - EXPLORE IT - sounds, music, film, technology, apps  x3 workbooklets

LITERACY bundle - EXPLORE IT - sounds, music, film, technology, apps x3 workbooklets

THREE fantastic units of work that focus on basic literacy skills - listening, visuals, technology (1) SOUNDS & MUSIC is about recognising everyday sounds, listening mindfully, exploring music and songs (2) FILMS & DOCUMENTARIES focuses on viewing a variety of visual tools through films and documentaries and linking ideas (3) TECHNOLOGY & APPS helps students develop awareness around apps that help them explore ideas and themes and how technology has changed over years. Each workbooklet is filled with active, visual and practical tasks for primary or lower secondary and special education students and offers staff flexibility about who delivers the workbooklet and how many tasks are completed. With an easy-to-follow format, a non-specialist teacher or teacher aide can deliver this workbooklet with confidence, add ideas and many student will self-direct their learning. Each workbooklet also includes a Student Learning Checklist and Assessment for Learning Feedback sheets.
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LITERACY - EXPLORE IT (1) - SOUNDS & MUSIC student workbooklet

LITERACY - EXPLORE IT (1) - SOUNDS & MUSIC student workbooklet

EXPLORE IT (1) - is a 20 page workbooklet filled with tasks about the sounds and music around us. EXPLORE IT is all about how we use multi-media and technology around us to explore different ideas, themes, events using different sounds and music and how it can make us aware of our surroundings and encourage us to listen. Key topics include: every day sounds, sounds & emotions, memories, music styles, song lyrics, favourite songs, artists, visuals etc. This workbooklet is filled with active, visual and practical tasks for primary or lower secondary and special education students and offers staff flexibility about who delivers the workbooklet and how many tasks are completed. See also the corresponding literacy EXLORE IT (2) - FILMS & DOCUMENTARIES and EXPLORE IT (3) - TECHNOLOGY & APPS workbooklets. With an easy-to-follow format, a non-specialist teacher or teacher aide can deliver this workbooklet with confidence, add ideas and many student will self-direct their learning. This workbooklet also includes a Student Learning Checklist and Assessment for Learning Feedback sheets.
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