Outstanding Maths Lesson for Yr 5/6/7

Outstanding Maths Lesson for Yr 5/6/7

A great lesson to use for an observation, I have planned this mobile phone contracts investigation to grab slightly older children's attention and demonstrate to them why maths is relevant and worthwhile, to avoid being ripped off in the future. Children must read through the contract details for each handset and then work out which one-year contract is the cheapest and which is the most expensive. When I have taught this lesson all children have been rapt, even 'those girls' in the corner who never concentrate! 'THOSE' girls couldn't get enough of this lesson and having taught it to Year 5 and 6 I know it is easy to adapt to suit all ability groups. The lesson is intended to teach children to be able to work through: - multi-step word problems - percentate increases/decreases - all four operations - working with money - creating graphs
AdamRalph
Y5/Y6 Free Verse Poetry Lesson On My Home Town OUTSTANDING LESSON

Y5/Y6 Free Verse Poetry Lesson On My Home Town OUTSTANDING LESSON

Using Adele's famous Hometown song as the hook, children listen to the lyrics and then create a poem about their home town following a similar structure to the song. Every time I have taught this at an interview, or as part of an observation I have received huge praise afterwards from both the appraiser and the children.
AdamRalph
YR 5/6 Alice in Wonderland - Writing Poetry (National Poetry Day)

YR 5/6 Alice in Wonderland - Writing Poetry (National Poetry Day)

A week of planning focusing on Alice in Wonderland (It is the 150th anniverasy of this wonderful story) and the Mad Hatter's Tea Party. Children are encouraged to engage with the story through the medium of books and film. They are then challenged to write a nonsense poem, in rhyming couplets, about their own tea party. ALL RESOURCES REQUIRED FOR THIS LESSON ARE INCLUDED AT THE BOTTOM. More plans to follow.
AdamRalph
Romeo and Juliet School Assemby/Theatrical Production

Romeo and Juliet School Assemby/Theatrical Production

I have written this musical production/parody of Romeo and Juliet for Year 6/Year 7 children to act out. For me it worked with two classes of 22 pupils, with one class playing the Montagues and the other class playing the Capulets, however it can easily be adapted to work for a one-form entry school. Alternatively, it can be used to teach Romeo and Juliet in class. I am hugely passionate about children learning about Shakespeare at a young age and this cleverly condensed version of the original tragedy is accessible, fun and full of music and moments of mirth. It works all the better if Juliet is played by a boy. I majored in Scriptwriting at university and see it as a release from the daily grind of teaching. Please use as you see best.
AdamRalph
The Highwayman Narrative Poetry, Persuasive Writing &  Recounts

The Highwayman Narrative Poetry, Persuasive Writing & Recounts

This four-week unit of work provides 20 lessons of English which follow on, one from the other, building to a grand finale for engaging with narrative poems, then persuasive writing and finally news writing. Starting with an analysis of the poem, storyboarding, writing alternative endings and role playing characters. We then move on to create a court scene and a one-week focus on persuasive writing before finishing with a one-week focus on news writing. There is lots of dressing up and fun lesson starters/games to grab your class's attention from the start. I have perfected this planning through rigorous assessment over the past six years, adding resources along the way. This is literally 20+ hours of hard work and dedication to ensuring that you deliver an English lesson that children from 9 - 13 years oldf (dependent on ability) will really engage with and NEVER forget. If you are not happy with your purchase I will personally PayPal refund you the $5 you spend if you can explain why. All feedback welcomed!
AdamRalph