KS2 English: Sentence builder game to develop sentence structure

KS2 English: Sentence builder game to develop sentence structure

This is a board game to support KS2 pupils to develop the structure of their sentences. As pupils role the die and move around the board, they must edit their sentences in different ways, according to the instructions on the square they have landed on. Changes include adding conjunctions, building complex sentences, experimenting with relative clauses and adding description with adverbial phrases and expanded noun phrases, Pupils can be independent players, or work together in pairs. The ppt includes an instruction card and a game board which can be enlarged and laminated.
Christianne
KS2 Measuring: Making George's marvellous medicine for Grandma!

KS2 Measuring: Making George's marvellous medicine for Grandma!

This is a differentiated measuring activity which I used for my mixed ability year 5 class, but could be adapted for any KS2 Maths group. I used it as part of World Book Day and it gave pupils a practical opportunity to practice their measuring and converting skills! A range of equipment (ingredients!) is needed, but it is worth it! LA = Orange (following instructions and reading scales to measure) MA = Yellow/ Purple (pupils also need their addition, subtraction and halving skills) HA = Blue/ Green (pupils also need to convert between ML and L)
Christianne
Primary English: End of Year Expectations for Writing

Primary English: End of Year Expectations for Writing

I have made these documents to support Primary teachers to plan focused, purposeful learning challenges for teaching and assessing Writing in their English lessons. They can be used long term plans as they show all of the end of year expectations for Composition, SPAG and handwriting that pupils need to work towards achieving during the year. The documents could also be used as target sheets for pupils to stick into their books in order to track their progress in writing. The columns on the right can be used by teachers to record 3 dates on which the objectives have been achieved. This bundle could be a perfect pack to support English departments to ensure consistent planning and progression of skills across the Primary phase.
Christianne
Key Stage 2 Maths: The Properties of 2D and 3D Shapes

Key Stage 2 Maths: The Properties of 2D and 3D Shapes

This Powerpoint includes step by step learning challenges and task cards to support children's understanding of the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. Tasks include games, drawing activities, practical shape investigations and challenges. Slides can be scaled down to A5 (or printed 2 to a page) and then stuck into children's Maths books to give them clear instructions. I used these resources to support and challenge my MA/LA Year 5 Maths class, but they could be used or adapted for any Key Stage 2 Maths group.
Christianne
Key Stage 2 Maths: Division

Key Stage 2 Maths: Division

This Powerpoint includes task cards and activities to support children to understand the vocabulary of division and the written methods needed to solve division questions. I used these resources with my LA/MA year 5 class, but they could be used or adapted for any KS2 Maths group.
Christianne
Key Stage 2 Maths: Number Pack

Key Stage 2 Maths: Number Pack

This is a pack of resources I have used to teach the 4 operations. It includes step by step LCs (learning challenges) that can be displayed to show pupils their learning journey, task cards, word problems and homework activities. I used these resources with my MA/ LA Year 5 Maths class, but they could be used or adapted for any Key Stage 2 Maths group.
Christianne
Key Stage 2 Maths: Decimals

Key Stage 2 Maths: Decimals

This Powerpoint includes step by step learning challenges to support pupils to understand, compare and round decimals. The task cards can be scaled down to A5 or printed two to a page for pupils to stick into their books as instruction cards. I have used these resources with my MA/LA Year 5 class, but they could be used or adapted for any Key Stage 2 Maths group.
Christianne
Key Stage 2 Maths Pack

Key Stage 2 Maths Pack

These resources have all be made to support and challenge children to improve their confidence and understanding in Maths. The Powerpoints include step by step learning challenges that all pupils can access and work through. There are task cards, investigations, word problems and games about the 4 operations of number, probability, fractions, decimals, measurement, shape and angles. I have used all of these resources with my MA/ LA Maths classes, but they could be used or adapted for any KS2 Maths group. I hope that you find them useful .
Christianne
Key Stage 2 Maths: Shape and Measures Pack

Key Stage 2 Maths: Shape and Measures Pack

This pack includes task cards and resources to support children to understand the properties of 2D and 3D shapes, different types of angles and measurement, including units of measurement and key skills required to measure lines, shapes and angles. The George's Marvellous Medicine resource is a practical activity to encourage children to work together and have fun with measuring. I have used these resources with Year 5, but they could be adapted for any Key Stage 2 Maths group.
Christianne
Key Stage 2 Maths: Addition and Subtraction

Key Stage 2 Maths: Addition and Subtraction

This Powerpoint includes task cards, word problems and homework activities to support children to understand the vocabulary of addition and subtraction and the written methods needed to solve addition and subtraction questions and problems. I used these resources with my LA/MA year 5 class, but they could be used or adapted for any KS2 Maths group. The word problems contain references to Harry Potter and Peter Pan (and internet images from the films), as we were studying those texts at the time and I wanted cross- curricular links, but they could be adapted for any topic you are studying.
Christianne
Key Stage 2 SPAG pack

Key Stage 2 SPAG pack

This is a bundle of games and activities to support children to develop their confidence with SPAG vocabulary and skills. I hope they will be a fun way for children to practice their spellings and build key elements of grammar into their writing.
Christianne
KS2 English: Understanding character through discussion and role play

KS2 English: Understanding character through discussion and role play

This powerpoint includes instructions and activities to develop pupil's understanding of character and talking, acting and writing in role. I have used them with Robin Hood and Alice in Wonderland (as well as the poem of The Highwayman), but they could be used with any narrative text you are studying. The powerpoint includes information about freeze frames, thought tracking and discussion activities and I have loved hearing the children's ideas - especially when they really get into their roles! I have found ideas are best once the children are really into the story and the activities have been brilliant to build up their ideas for writing first person accounts, diaries and narratives.
Christianne
KS2 English:  Improving sentence structure

KS2 English: Improving sentence structure

This is a bundle of games and activities to support children to experiment with their sentence structure and develop their confidence with SPAG vocabulary. It includes two board games to develop detailed sentences and experiment with clauses, differentiated activities for writing with conjunctions and activities to build understanding of adverbial phrases. I hope they will be a fun way for children to build key elements of grammar into their sentences.
Christianne
KS2 English: Sentence builder game to develop sentence structure

KS2 English: Sentence builder game to develop sentence structure

This is a board game to support KS2 pupils to develop the structure of their sentences. As pupils role the die and move around the board, they must edit their sentences in different ways, according to the instructions on the square they have landed on. Changes include adding conjunctions, building complex sentences, experimenting with relative clauses and adding description with adverbial phrases and expanded noun phrases, Pupils can be independent players, or work together in pairs. The ppt includes an instruction card and a game board which can be enlarged and laminated.
Christianne
Primary English: Stage Planning for Writing

Primary English: Stage Planning for Writing

I have made these documents to support teachers to plan focused, purposeful learning challenges for teaching and assessing Writing in their English lessons. The bold statements on the left are end of year expectations for Composition and SPAG (specifically vocabulary, punctuation and grammar). I have then broken down each bold statement into focused learning challenges on the right, which can be used as small steps for pupils to build their skills and confidence as they work towards their end of year expectations. Every teacher does not have to use every target; they can choose those appropriate to their ability groups, or use all of them as small building blocks to build up understanding.
Christianne
Primary English: End of Year Expectations for Writing

Primary English: End of Year Expectations for Writing

I have made these documents to support Primary teachers to plan focused, purposeful learning challenges for teaching and assessing Writing in their English lessons. They can be used long term plans as they show all of the end of year expectations for Composition, SPAG and handwriting that pupils need to work towards achieving during the year. The documents could also be used as target sheets for pupils to stick into their books in order to track their progress in writing. The columns on the right can be used by teachers to record 3 dates on which the objectives have been achieved. This bundle could be a perfect pack to support English departments to ensure consistent planning and progression of skills across the Primary phase.
Christianne
Primary teacher starter pack!

Primary teacher starter pack!

This bundle includes blank templates for planning Literacy and Guided Reading, display posters and cards for the classroom (including resources such as class rules and rewards, Literacy posters, seating plans) and checklists for a new class that can be adapted for each half term. I hope this will be a great starting point for any NQT or new teacher!
Christianne
Year 5 Narrative writing: Story openings for a Harry Potter adventure

Year 5 Narrative writing: Story openings for a Harry Potter adventure

This is a scheme of work for a two week Literacy unit about narrative writing. Our Creativity topic was Harry Potter and after learning about opening descriptions, character descriptions and scripting detailed dialogue, pupils wrote their own opening chapters for a Harry Potter adventure. I used these plans with my HA year 5 pupils, but the unit could be differentiated or adapted for any KS2 class.
Christianne
Blank weekly planning template for Guided Reading

Blank weekly planning template for Guided Reading

This is a blank, adaptable template for a week's Guided Reading. My class were grouped by ability and their activities were rotated each day: Adult- led reading Teacher - led reading Reciprocal reading (a group activity where pupils would read and discuss a shared text, taking on different roles) Paired reading. The plan could be used or adapted for any KS2 group.
Christianne
KS2 Measuring: Making George's marvellous medicine for Grandma!

KS2 Measuring: Making George's marvellous medicine for Grandma!

This is a differentiated measuring activity which I used for my mixed ability year 5 class, but could be adapted for any KS2 Maths group. I used it as part of World Book Day and it gave pupils a practical opportunity to practice their measuring and converting skills! A range of equipment (ingredients!) is needed, but it is worth it! LA = Orange (following instructions and reading scales to measure) MA = Yellow/ Purple (pupils also need their addition, subtraction and halving skills) HA = Blue/ Green (pupils also need to convert between ML and L)
Christianne
Key Stage 2 English: Sentence Switch Up game to develop sentence description

Key Stage 2 English: Sentence Switch Up game to develop sentence description

This is a simple board game to support KS2 pupils to develop the detail in their sentences. As pupils role the die and move around the board, they must edit their sentences in different ways, according to the instructions on the square they have landed on. Changes include adding adverbs, choosing more exciting verbs and creating expanded noun phrases with adjectives. Pupils can be independent players, or work together in pairs. The ppt includes an instruction card and a game board which can be enlarged and laminated.
Christianne
Learning about Mexico: Introduction and dominoes game for KS2

Learning about Mexico: Introduction and dominoes game for KS2

I made and used this ppt as an introduction to our year 5 topic on Mexico and the Aztecs, but it could be used with any KS2 class. The first few slides were used to elicit children's ideas and questions, and the others are a domino game, for pupils to work together to learn facts about Mexico.
Christianne
KS2/ KS3 Persuasion and advertising: group task to design and promote a new chocolate product

KS2/ KS3 Persuasion and advertising: group task to design and promote a new chocolate product

These slides are task cards to brief and instruct groups to design and market a new chocolate product for a fictional company: Thornbury's. Pupils will need to work together to create the packaging for their product, a promotional billboard advert and a persuasive press release. They also need to plan a professional presentation of their ideas. I gave groups a week to prepare and their results were fantastic! They were fully engaged and their presentations were very impressive: some groups arrived with leaflets and stickers to give out, boxes for their products (exhibiting their Maths skills) and even samples to taste! I used this with year 7 pupils, but it would be fantastic revision of non- fiction text types for year 5 and 6 too!
Christianne
KS2 Writing: Using Conjunctions! Carousel of writing activities

KS2 Writing: Using Conjunctions! Carousel of writing activities

I used this carousel of writing activities using conjunctions as a revision exercise for my year 6 class, but it could be used to introduce conjunctions to any KS2 class. Every pupil tried the 3 activities, but It could also be used as a differentiated writing activity with 3 levels of difficulty.
Christianne