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Teaching & Learning Newsletter Template by @TeacherToolkit

Teaching & Learning Newsletter Template by @TeacherToolkit

Here are a collection of Teaching and Learning newsletter templates - published to the whole-staff only - once a fortnight. Ideas are sourced from current school practice, staff-voice and online forums. Feel free to use them as a template to create your own. Contact me @TeacherToolkit

By rmcgill

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Pupil Questionnaire - School Voice - Opinions - Whole School

Pupil Questionnaire - School Voice - Opinions - Whole School

This is a simple pupil questionnaire, designed to get the pupils opinions on how they feel the school is doing. It has been used and gets good responses from pupils, as it is not too complicated and the statements cover a wide range of school issues.

By scott209

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The 5 Minute Assembly Plan by @TeacherToolkit

The 5 Minute Assembly Plan by @TeacherToolkit

Designed for experienced and new staff, to help focus on planning outstanding assemblies for students. Print out and scribble thoughts. Stickability = What should stick in students minds as they leave your assembly? (Inspired by @BinksNeateEvans tweets)Version 2 - modified to include 'Themes'.Contact me @TeacherToolkit

By rmcgill

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Powerpoint on Fairtrade - ready for Fairtrade fortnight 27th Feb for 2 weeks

Powerpoint on Fairtrade - ready for Fairtrade fortnight 27th Feb for 2 weeks

An assembly or tutor time powerpoint that goes through what Fairtrade is and how we can help.Will need to take out / alter the specifics to my school and local supermarket that are having a stand in Fairtrade fortnight - but quick and easy to alter.A useful resource to support Fairtrade fortnight and educate / raise awareness of young people to such a good cause.

By mum44tops

Reading Lit and Informational Texts Playlists: Complete Grade 5 Bundle

Reading Lit and Informational Texts Playlists: Complete Grade 5 Bundle

This resource bundle aligns with all of the Common Core State Standards for Grade 5 Reading: Informational Text and Reading: Literature. We have combined eighteen of our playlists—content-rich tools that use trusted textual, audio, visual, and multimedia resources to supplement high-quality instruction in specific elements of the Common Core—to guide students through each of the relevant standards for this strand of English Language Arts. Each playlist is designed for 30–45 minutes of instructional time and is followed by a rigorous self-check for students. Alternatively you could assign individual student playlists as homework or remedial/extension activities.Standard Coverage Notes:- The playlist covering standard RI.5.4 also covers RI.4.4 and contains materials for all students in the 3–5 grade band. 
- There is no playlist for RI.5.10. As your students work through the other standards, they will read and comprehend a range of informational texts, including historical and social studies, science, and technical texts, within the grade 5 text-complexity band. 
- Standard RL.5.2 is covered across two playlists: one focuses on characters in stories and dramas; the other focuses on topics in poetry. - There is no playlist for RL.5.8 because the Common Core does not deem this standard applicable to literature. - There is no playlist for RL.5.10. As your students work through the other standards, they will read and comprehend a range of stories, dramas, and poetry within the grade 5 text-complexity band. The bundle includes dozens of passages on which students can practice their reading skills, including the ability to identify key ideas and details, to analyze craft and structure, and to integrate knowledge and ideas from a variety of media, genres, print and digital sources. Stepped-out examples and hyperlinks to videos, graphic organizers, and other activities further support instruction. 
 The Student Editions include:• 66 links to instructional videos, audio, or texts• 42 links to practice quizzes or activities• 18 assessments that include 68 multiple choice questions, 1 yes/no question, 1 fill-in-the-blank question, 2 true/false questions, 1 sorting question, and 3 matching questions • Definitions of key terms related to each of the standards• Examples of how students can apply the standards to their reading and deepen their understanding of what they are reading• Excerpts from several high-quality nonfiction texts, including passages about: Helen Keller, NASA and space exploration, Mayan civilization, coral reefs, holidays, Benjamin Franklin, caves, American history, inventors, Frederick Douglass, and the North Pole• Excerpts from several high-quality texts, including: - “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum- “A Christmas Carol” Charles Dickens - “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll - “Casey at the Bat” by Ernest Lawrence Thayer - “Bed in Summer” by Robert Louis Stevenson - “The Children’s Hour” by Henry W. Longfellow - “The Bird with the Broken Wing” by Florence Holbrook The Teacher Guides include:• Additional activities and writing prompts to help your students explore the standard• Links to 49 additional practice quizzes, activities, or resources• Ideas to differentiate the activities for students who need extra support or to be challenged further• Answer guides with correct answers, answer choice rationales, word counts, and DOK levels

By Wisewire

Reading Lit Playlists - Complete Grade 5 Bundle

Reading Lit Playlists - Complete Grade 5 Bundle

This resource bundle aligns with all of the Common Core State Standards for Grade 5 Reading: Literature. We have combined nine of our playlists—content-rich tools that use trusted textual, audio, visual, and multimedia resources to supplement high-quality instruction in specific elements of the Common Core—to guide students through each of the relevant standards for this strand of English Language Arts. Each playlist is designed for 30–45 minutes of instructional time and is followed by a rigorous self-check for students. Alternatively you could assign individual student playlists as homework or remedial/extension activities. Standard Coverage Notes: - Standard RL.5.2 is covered across two playlists: one focuses on characters in stories and dramas; the other focuses on topics in poetry. - There is no playlist for RL.5.8 because the Common Core does not deem this standard applicable to literature. - There is no playlist for RL.5.10. As your students work through the other standards, they will read and comprehend a range of stories, dramas, and poetry within the grade 5 text-complexity band. The bundle includes dozens of additional passages on which students can practice their reading skills, including the ability to identify key ideas and details, to analyze craft and structure, and to integrate knowledge and ideas presented in a variety of media and genres. Stepped-out examples and hyperlinks to videos, graphic organizers, and other activities further support instruction. The Student Edition includes:• 34 links to instructional videos, audio, or texts• 25 links to practice quizzes or activities• 9 assessments that include 38 multiple choice questions, 1 sorting question, and 2 matching questions• Definitions of key terms related to each of the standards• Examples of how students can apply the standards to their reading and deepen their understanding of what they are reading• Excerpts from several high-quality texts, including: - “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum- “A Christmas Carol” Charles Dickens - “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll - “Casey at the Bat” by Ernest Lawrence Thayer - “Bed in Summer” by Robert Louis Stevenson - “The Children’s Hour” by Henry W. Longfellow - “The Bird with the Broken Wing” by Florence Holbrook The Teacher Guide includes:• Additional activities and writing prompts to help your students explore the standard• Links to 23 additional resources• Ideas to differentiate the activities for students who need extra support or to be challenged further• Answer guides with correct answers, answer choice rationales, word counts, and DOK levels

By Wisewire

Reading Lit Playlists - Key Ideas and Details Bundle for Grade 5

Reading Lit Playlists - Key Ideas and Details Bundle for Grade 5

This resource bundle aligns with the Key Ideas and Details standards of the Common Core State Standards for Grade 5 Reading: Literature. We have combined four of our playlists—content-rich tools that use trusted textual, audio, visual, and multimedia resources to supplement high-quality instruction in specific elements of the Common Core—to guide students through each of the relevant standards for this strand of English Language Arts. (Standard RL.5.2 is covered across two playlists: one focuses on characters in stories and dramas; the other focuses on topics in poetry.) Each playlist is designed for 30-45 minutes of instructional time and is followed by a rigorous self-check for students. Alternatively you could assign individual student playlists as homework or remedial/extension activities. The bundle includes additional passages on which students can practice their reading skills, including the ability to draw inferences from a text, to determine how characters respond to challenges, to reflect on a poem’s topic, and to compare and contrast elements of stories and dramas. Stepped-out examples and hyperlinks to videos, graphic organizers, and other activities further support instruction. 
The Student Edition includes:• 14 links to instructional videos, audio, or texts• 8 links to practice quizzes or activities• 4 assessments that include 20 multiple choice questions• Definitions of key terms, such as explicit, theme, and contrast• Examples of how students can apply the standards to their reading and deepen their understanding of what they are reading• Excerpts from several high-quality texts, including: - “Black Beauty” by Anna Sewell - “Beautiful Joe” by Marshall Saunders- “How I Learned to Ride” by Leo Tolstoy- “The Ugly Duckling” by August Stevenson- “Heidi” by Johanna Spyri- “The Diamond Necklace” by Guy de MaupassantThe Teacher Guide includes:• Additional activities and writing prompts to help your students explore the standard• Links to 8 additional resources• Ideas to differentiate the activities for students who need extra support or to be challenged further• Answer guides with correct answers, answer choice rationales, word counts, and DOK levels

By Wisewire

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homework template - outstanding school

homework template - outstanding school

Easily adaptable covering all areas including: interesting web pages, crafty homework, Maths, English and spelling. Easy for parents to understand with a clear editable template (used throughout the school)

By jodiebaker-14

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Transition support- addressing concerns between KS2-KS3

Transition support- addressing concerns between KS2-KS3

This is an 'off the shelf' presentation that addresses and suggests a way that 'Peer support' in the form of 'Peer Mentoring' can be used to facilitate and support transition from KS2-KS3. It draws on the work of Jenny Mosley's principle of Quality Circle Time and uses her idea of the 5 steps to Quality Circle time, here the author acknowledges Jenny's work.This programme has been successfully used in schools and the work was acknowledged and published in 'Moving to Secondary School' Lynda Measor and Mike Fleetham, Network Educational Press (2005) ISBN 1-85539-200-3.There is supportive material in the form of an organisational plan, an adaptable certificate for peer mentors and a lyrics page to use for analysis and for empathic understanding of the featured music 'I am Beautiful' by Christina Aguilera. Please feel free to adapt the programme to the specific needs of your school. I hope you enjoy using it in your transition programme.

By wgenterprise

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Top tips for Engaging Struggling Students

Top tips for Engaging Struggling Students

A sheet crammed with tips for engaging students who struggle, either due to SpLD or purely find listening and following difficult. This can be used as a checklist for your teaching, regardless of the subject.

By Sazo123

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Critical thinking: 20 Logic Puzzles 1-20 - The complete set bundle! SALE!

Critical thinking: 20 Logic Puzzles 1-20 - The complete set bundle! SALE!

A must buy! Finally I have got round to uploading all of these incredibly fun, popular and thought provoking Logic Puzzles! For a short time, I am lowering the cost of the complete set from £20 to £15. So get it while you can!! 63% of saving to get all of the puzzles! These are great for small, thinking activities and work well for critical thinking, focus tasks and generally for a bit of fun or games focused exercises! Great for lessons, tutor, CPD or parents evenings! Enjoy and please leave a review!

By jonboyteach

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KS3 OPTIONS- Why choose Geography? NEW to 2017.

KS3 OPTIONS- Why choose Geography? NEW to 2017.

A lesson to tie in to the Royal Geographical Society Ambassadors visiting to inspire students to pick the subject at GCSE. Include the Hurricane Experience first. I have included a description of how below:The start of the lesson asks the students to shut their eyes and follow one instruction when given to them by the teacher. You will need TAs or other teachers for this task. Play the hyperlinks overlinked on the first slide. Use one TA to turn the fans on and throw leaves to blow over the students (3 fans are best). The other TA should run round with a moisture gun and spray the students imitating rain. You as the teacher hit a drum as thunder. When the siren hyperlink is sounded the students are to lay under the desks. Get the students to write of their feelings and experience of the disaster afterwards.The starter is the 5 Ws of geographical enquiry to a house that has had its possessions ripped away by the spiral motion of the Hurricane. The main is to write about their experience in the hurricane disaster with the extension asking them for 5 items they would have with them in an emergency of this magnitude. The main is also looking at the different careers in Geography and misconceptions about the subject at further study and employment- like you can only be a Geography teacher and that it does not lead to well-paid employment like Lawyers and the financial industry. I have included a worksheet and posters to put up in your classroom.New editions include: The development which is a true or false quiz for the students on common misconceptions to do with Geography. The plenary is statistics of getting a job after university in Geography.

By GJDavis27

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Logic Puzzle 15 of 20 (with solution)

Logic Puzzle 15 of 20 (with solution)

Here is a fun logic puzzle to test young and old! This has been hugely popular as a critical thinking puzzle over the years I have used it and can fit with many subjects across the curricular as well as for co-curricular activities! See my page for more!Please leave a review!

By jonboyteach

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Form Tutor Bundle

Form Tutor Bundle

Fully-resourced, detailed and engaging mix of SMSC lessons for form time. No work needed on your part, easy to follow, all well differentiated and suitable for KS3/4. I've also included a set of cool animal-meme style Praise Postcards which my form really like. Many more cheap and free resources at my shop: Emjcot's Shop Leave me a review and pick any other resource for free :)

By emjcot

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NEW OCR B Enquiring Minds DISTINCTIVE LANDFORMS Coast Bundle

NEW OCR B Enquiring Minds DISTINCTIVE LANDFORMS Coast Bundle

The bundle uses the new OCR B textbook. It contains innovative lessons with excellent starter, plenary and development activities. All lessons have some form of exam questions WITH ANSWERS. The lessons include hyperlinks and resources for the learning of your students. The bundle also includes a fieldtrip to Swanage for Year 10 last year. PLEASE ALSO SEE THE FREE RESOURCES. Well worth a buy! The case study is the Jurassic Coastline and Winter Floods 2014.

By GJDavis27

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The jolly Christmas Postman - Play Script

The jolly Christmas Postman - Play Script

Easy script for SEN, Early years or KS1. Based on the story Merry Christmas Mr Postman this is a simple script to further explore the story, present to parents or even an assembly. It is scripted for 20 minutes.

By rutecastro

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17 resource Logic Puzzle Bundle!! 1-17

17 resource Logic Puzzle Bundle!! 1-17

Another bumper bundle value deal for these logic puzzles! These are great for small, thinking activities and work well for critical thinking, focus tasks and generally for a bit of fun or games focused exercises! Great for lessons, tutor, CPD or parents evenings! Enjoy and please leave a review!

By jonboyteach

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The GREAT BIG WORLD BOOK DAY TREASURE HUNT 2017 - KEY STAGE TWO VERSION

The GREAT BIG WORLD BOOK DAY TREASURE HUNT 2017 - KEY STAGE TWO VERSION

THE GREAT BIG WORLD BOOK DAY TREASURE HUNT 2017 - KEY STAGE TWO VERSIONA fun and inspiring activity to plan in for WBD. A fantastic 30 question Treasure Hunt designed for Key Stage TWO children. It's best used as a mixed age / ability team treasure hunt quiz where you mix up children from different classes and they work through the quiz around the school. (simply print off the Powerpoint slides and display them around the room. Hide them in strange places if you want to make it harder / more fun!I've tried to focus on a mixture of books - classics and popular modern fiction and a range of questions, lots quite easy and then a few tricky ones. I needed to google the answer to the final question for the bonus points!Several types of questions included: e.g What's the book, Odd One out? Who's the Character etc.Lots of pictures of great books to engage and motivate!The Powerpoint Slides are best printed off and displayed around a classroom, or even better around your school, making it fun for the children to go around hunting the questions!Alternatively, the Treasure Hunt could be completed as a Powerpoint Quiz on the screen in class or for an assembly.The Treasure Hunt comes with a recording sheet for pupils, an answers sheet for teachers and an editable Treasure Hunt certificate.Treasure Hunt Pack includes:1. Treasure Hunt PPT Section 12. Treasure Hunt PPT Section 23. Treasure Hunt PPT Section 34. Pupil's Answer Recording Sheet5. Treasure Hunt Answers sheet for teacher6. Editable Treasure Hunt CertificateWould you get all the answers right?HAVE FUN AND GET YOUR CLASS INSPIRED ON WORLD BOOK DAY 2017!

By phillharvey

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10 resource Logic Puzzle Bundle!! 11-20

10 resource Logic Puzzle Bundle!! 11-20

Another bumper bundle value deal for these logic puzzles!These are great for small, thinking activities and work well for critical thinking, focus tasks and generally for a bit of fun or games focused exercises! Great for lessons, tutor, CPD or parents evenings!Enjoy and please leave a review!

By jonboyteach

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15 resource Logic Puzzle Bundle!! 1-15

15 resource Logic Puzzle Bundle!! 1-15

Another bumper bundle value deal for these logic puzzles! These are great for small, thinking activities and work well for critical thinking, focus tasks and generally for a bit of fun or games focused exercises! Great for lessons, tutor, CPD or parents evenings! Enjoy and please leave a review!

By jonboyteach

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16 resource Logic Puzzle Bundle!! 1-16

16 resource Logic Puzzle Bundle!! 1-16

Another bumper bundle value deal for these logic puzzles! These are great for small, thinking activities and work well for critical thinking, focus tasks and generally for a bit of fun or games focused exercises! Great for lessons, tutor, CPD or parents evenings! Enjoy and please leave a review!

By jonboyteach

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19 resource Logic Puzzle Bundle!! 1-19

19 resource Logic Puzzle Bundle!! 1-19

Another bumper bundle value deal for these logic puzzles!These are great for small, thinking activities and work well for critical thinking, focus tasks and generally for a bit of fun or games focused exercises! Great for lessons, tutor, CPD or parents evenings!Enjoy and please leave a review!

By jonboyteach

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18 resource Logic Puzzle Bundle!! 1-18

18 resource Logic Puzzle Bundle!! 1-18

Another bumper bundle value deal for these logic puzzles!These are great for small, thinking activities and work well for critical thinking, focus tasks and generally for a bit of fun or games focused exercises! Great for lessons, tutor, CPD or parents evenings!Enjoy and please leave a review!

By jonboyteach

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Homelessness 'The Big Issue' - ASSEMBLY

Homelessness 'The Big Issue' - ASSEMBLY

A 10-15 minute assembly on homelessness in the UK. Causes of homelessness, facts & statistics as well as options for donating and showing support to prevent homelessness.Suitable for all ages!

By rosecoates

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Friends and Friendship. PSHE and Citizenship

Friends and Friendship. PSHE and Citizenship

This resource encourages students to consider their relationship with their friends. Are they influenced by their friends? Do they have positive relationships? Can they improve their friendships?Included is a questionnaire which helps students analyse the type of friendships that they have. Also included are discussion starting points and prompts to encourage reflection. Suitable for PSHE lessons, form time .... or any time when you feel that students could benefit from considering their relationship with their peers.

By StartEducation

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INTERNET SAFETY ASSEMBLY

INTERNET SAFETY ASSEMBLY

A 15 minute assembly on Internet Safety exploring facts and statistics behind child internet safety and ways to prevent cyber bullying. Includes how to report cyber bullying on key social media sites and general internet safety tips for children!Suitable for all ages!

By rosecoates