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 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 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.
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 lesson plan with a detailed PPT to teach how to subtract a 1-digit numbers from a 2-digit number. Fluency and reasoning worksheets to practise the skill. Aimed at Year 2 curriculum and linked to White Rose.
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 powerpoint with step-by-step instructions for long division and a worksheet with questions to practise long division.
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 powerpoint activity and 2 differentiated activities for comparing number sentences using less than, greater than and =. This resource is aimed at year 2.
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.
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.
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.
A 5 day plan for classic poetry based on the poem The Tyger by William Blake. This has originally be used with a Year 5 class (9-10 year olds) but could be adapted for other ages. It introduces the poem to the children in an accessible way and then encourages short and longer writing opportunities. All resources are included as well as an annotated version of the poem to analyse the language and structure.
A PowerPoint activity with some shared comprehension questions with a follow-up comprehension sheet of questions and answers about the poem. The questions are based around VIPERS (see Literacy Shed website). This activity has been used with an able Year 2 class but could also be used for Year 3.
A proforma for Guided Reading with all the Year 2 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.
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.
A powerpoint explaining the difference between odd and even numbers. Statements to investigate as a whole class in order to reason about odd and even numbers. An activity sheet with similar style questions for children to independently investigate and explain their reasoning.
A proforma for Guided Reading with all the Reception 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 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.