WW2 Rationing and Dig for Victory PPT used to introduce Y5/6 to the topic and provide them with enough information to create their own rationing leaflets and propaganda posters.
3 extracts to practice skimming and scanning for key words. Artemis Fowl, Harry Potter and The Hobbit used. I have used these resources to practice speed reading with my class. They love the time element and try to beat their previous score.
A spreadsheet of the tricky vocabulary from the KS2 reading SATs papers.
Goodnight Mister Tomcharacter description sequence of lessons PPT. Aimed at Y5/Y6. Includes grammar focus and descriptions from The Magician’s Nephew and The Weirdstone of Brisingamen.
Short introduction to Kingdom Brunel with a link to a detailed video about his life. I used this to start off an interactive writing lesson in small groups - the work was then adapted and written up individually. Aimed at Uears 5/6 and can link with the Victorians.