A six-week unit of work based around the artist Banksy. Children will be encouraged to appraise street art and learn about Banksy. They will then use stencilling techniques and internet based tools to create a Banksy inspired piece with a moral message. I have done this unit with a Year 6 class but it could be adapted to suit any KS2 year group. This has been updated in January 2019. All links are working and additional websites and details have been added.
This powerpoint explains how to use ellipsis correctly in writing. It clearly states the different uses of an ellipsis with examples. It also provides some sentences for the children to explain how the ellipsis has been used in each case.
A non-chronological report about a new mythical dragon called the Frost Dragon which can be used for Talk for Writing to learn the structure or annotated to mark the features. Also included is a letter from the Dragon Hunters Association asking the children to create their own reports about the Shrek Dragon. You can edit the letter to change the dragon you want them to write about and add your class name as the recipient. I used this with Year 2 children and have included two differentiated writing templates to assist in the writing process. All images are taken from www.wpclipart.com and are free from copyright.
Cursive handwriting sheets for individual letter formation practise. Each sheet has large letters to trace and smaller ones to copy. All letters are cursive and there are variations for the different cursive formations such as open and closed letters and straight and curved letters. Just choose the ones your school uses.
An informative powerpoint which explains relative clauses, giving examples and sentences to practise. Also included is a worksheet to help children create their own sentences. All images are taken from www.wpclipart.com and are free from copyright.
A week long unit on the classic poem What is Pink? by Christina Rossetti The unit helps children to understand classic poetry by introducing the poem in a way which they can easily understand. The children are asked to explore the theme of colour, read and discuss the poem as well as answer comprehension questions and then plan and write their own verses in a similar style. All resources are included such as planning sheets, comprehension questions and sheets and templates for writing. It could be easily adapted for Foundation Stage, Year 1 or Year 2.
A checklist for the Year 1 spelling assessment. This can be used to assess reading and spelling of the common exception words for Year 1. It is a word document so it is easily edited.
An informative powerpoint which explains how to punctuate direct speech, giving examples and mistakes to identify. All images are taken from www.wpclipart.com and are free from copyright.
A checklist for the Year 2 spelling assessment. This can be used to assess reading and spelling of the common exception words for Year 2. It is a word document so it is easily edited.
An assembly script of a short play based on the Great Fire of London. Targeted at Key Stage 1, but could be extended for a Key Stage 2 class if needed.
A lesson plan with a detailed PPT to teach how to add 2-digit numbers and 1-digit numbers. Fluency and reasoning worksheets to practise the skill. Aimed at Year 2 curriculum and linked to White Rose.
A proforma for Guided Reading with all the Year 1 objectives down the side and examples of key questions in the top box. Insert children's names in the columns and then record comments and question answers during a guided reading session. This is a word document so you can edit out my questions at the top (they are just an example) and change to suit the book you are using.
A 6-week plan to teach Lacrosse skills to upper key stage 2. It starts with the children having little or no prior knowledge of Lacrosse and ends with a game of Pop Lacrosse (teams of 5). The unit could easily suit Year 5 or Year 6 and explains how to do some of the basic skills required for Pop Lacrosse.
A Powerpoint presentation which revises fractions and then helps the children to count in fractions using halves, quarters and thirds. There is then an activity sheet to complete. This has been used with a Year 2 class.
A list of reading targets linked to the coloured book bands from stage 1/pink to stage 11/lime. Useful for termly target setting or end of year report targets. Targets are divided into the different bands and there are several per coloured band.
A six week unit of planning for Art. It focuses on the artist Claude Monet and includes finger painting and clay sculpture. Lots of resources included such as a fact file, copyright free images, evaluation sheet and many website links. I have used this with Year 2, but it could easily be adapted for Year 1 or 3. All images are taken from www.wpclipart.com and are free from copyright.
A checklist for the Year 3 and 4 spelling assessment. This can be used to assess reading and spelling of the Year 3 and 4 spelling lists. It is a word document so it is easily edited.