Minions behaviour chart

Minions behaviour chart

I created this Minions warning chart for my class this year. I printed this in landscape A3 and then printed and laminated little tags with the children's names on - but you could use pegs, or sticky labels as well. This works really well as my children love Minions and we always have a discussion about how some people are heading towards the 'purple' minions. I have used quite strong wording on this chart, as my class can be quite challenging, but you can alter this to use your own, or your schools' preferred language if you like.
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Growth Mindset and Learning Pit Introduction lesson

Growth Mindset and Learning Pit Introduction lesson

A lesson which introduces children to Growth Mindset and the Learning Pit. In this pack you will find the flipchart of the lesson plan and two sets of posters that I created using inspiration from around the internet. Some pictures are taken from Google images, some from posters I created.
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Making good choices lesson

Making good choices lesson

I created this lesson to open a discussion with my children about making good choices in the classroom and in general. There are several different activities within the lesson, and this took me about an hour to do, but you could just pick one short activity for starters, or do the whole thing.
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What did the Greeks ever do for us?

What did the Greeks ever do for us?

This is a fun history lesson about the Greeks, and what the Greeks created that we still use today. Children are given the information on 9 different Greek inventions we still use today, and are then asked to prioritise each one. Which one is the most important to them? Why? It can generate a great discussion whilst teaching children a little about the Greeks. I used it as a "one off" during our Greeks Topic.
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Changing Tenses

Changing Tenses

This flipchart is one that I have used with bi-lingual children to discuss tense, and assess their abilities to change tense in speaking and writing, as well as noticing grammar and punctuation issues. It could work well in any classroom if you are putting a focus on tense and error correcting.
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'The Rainbow Serpent' painting activity for children

'The Rainbow Serpent' painting activity for children

I created this resource as part of ' International Week' at my school. The activity involves creating a story map of the Dreamtime story 'The Rainbow Serpent' then using traditional dot-painting techniques to dot-paint parts of the story. The children were really interested in the story and the technique of painting, and it made a great display!
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Odd and Even barcode investigation

Odd and Even barcode investigation

This lesson was used with a higher level Year 4 class - real world maths! They had to use their knowledge of odd and even and addition to figure out the barcode trick, and check that the barcodes were written correctly. This was great fun, and really tested some of their skills.
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Computing - Algorithms and Programs

Computing - Algorithms and Programs

This is a lesson that I used to teach the children in my class about algorithms and programs in computing. It is an unplugged lesson, no computers required! It explains how coding works in a child friendly way. I used it with Year 4 at the beginning of our coding topic.
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How to work in a Group

How to work in a Group

This is a lesson I have used with children who did not work well together in groups. There is discussion about what it means to be a team, they have to define what groupwork is, and there is an exercise which will make a great display (a good reminder if it is placed in the classroom). This could be used if group work behaviour is slipping, or at the beginning of the year to re-enforce the idea of working in teams/groups.
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'Rules' Assembly

'Rules' Assembly

This assembly discusses the importance of 'rules' and following 'rules'. It links real life 'grown up' professions with rules to why we have to follow certain 'rules' in school. There is a lot of discussion, and uses volunteers for the starter.
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Transition Classroom Treasure Hunt

Transition Classroom Treasure Hunt

This activity is designed for use during Transition time from one year to another. It is a great icebreaker for the children to learn about each other, and about where things are kept in their new classroom. I used it at the beginning of the year and it was a great success. You can edit to make it appropriate for the children in your class.
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KS2 Diary Entries features and task - Edit to your topic

KS2 Diary Entries features and task - Edit to your topic

LO: To be able to find the features of a diary entry and write our own diary entry. This presentation and task looks at the features of a Diary Entry and gives a diary entry task and sentence starters that you can edit for your own topics. You will need to provide your own examples of Diary writing - I used 'Cosmic' by Frank Cottrell Boyce (our topic was space) and 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' but you could use other examples or write your own. Plenary would be for some children to share their writing with the class and for others to peer assess. Edit: I've tried to lower the price even more as everyone loves this resource - but TES has a minimum price!
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Inferring a character's feelings - KS2/3  inference in writing

Inferring a character's feelings - KS2/3 inference in writing

This lesson plan and presentation will help children understand how to infer a character's feelings rather than just writing the emotion. It involves a fun starter for the teacher - a little bit of acting, which the children love! If you are not a fan of acting you could get away with the text at the beginning of the presentation and the discussion. Children will end up writing their own paragraph inferring what a character is feeling. Differentiated planning.
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STOMP "OUT LOUD" worksheet

STOMP "OUT LOUD" worksheet

To be used in conjunction with excerpts from the filmed STOMP "OUT LOUD". Most of these things can be found on YouTube just type in the heading of the section eg: STOMP OUT LOUD brooms great resource to help pupils analyse the musical elements in a piece of performance art. Asks lots of questions about rhythm, pitch and sound production. Perhaps a great beginning of the Year activity for Year 7 or 8.
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Writing your Own Mayan Codices

Writing your Own Mayan Codices

Great resource when learning about the Mayans. After a look at how Mayans communicated and how their number and writing system works, your class could try out this interesting activity, creating their own codices. They could write their name and a few sentences for a friend to decode.
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KS2 Grammar Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases Lesson

KS2 Grammar Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases Lesson

This lesson involves the playing of "Simon Says" to understand prepositions and prepositional phrases. there is lots of discussion and class writing a list of prepositions they know. Lots of movement and partner work. The worksheets are differentiated into LA, MA, HA with extension. Lots of fun and action in this lesson!
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KS3 70's and 80's Musical Theatre Lesson

KS3 70's and 80's Musical Theatre Lesson

This presentation and worksheet is a lesson in itself! Pupils are given the worksheet with songs and the musical elements on it - and the presentation gives basic information about 6 Musicals from the 70's and 80's including Phantom of the Opera, Hair, Godspell and Les Miserables. Pupils listen to each song in turn and use their worksheet to analyse each piece of music. A great fun lesson!
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FUN KS3 Internet research game on Musical Theatre

FUN KS3 Internet research game on Musical Theatre

"Find me a musical which uses a story from the Bible..." and much more! This 20 questions internet research game is a fun pupil-led activity where they will learn a surprising amount about Musical Theatre. They will discover both older and more modern musicals and some questions are much trickier than others! For extension you could ask pupils to find the 'vital statistics' of each musical as they go -ie. date of premiere, stars performing in it, where it has been performed. Answer sheet is on the second page. Happy searching!
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KS3/4 Impressionism Expressionism and Serialism Lesson

KS3/4 Impressionism Expressionism and Serialism Lesson

This presentation contains a full lesson with starter and plenary. Starter involves pupils listening to two pieces and colouring and drawing - leads to a discussion of the differences between impressionism and expressionism. Examples are given. Serialism is included with a description of how to fill in a serialism matrix. The matrix worksheet is provided. Some parts of filling in the matrix may need to be scaffolded by a teacher. Informative lesson material.
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Programme Music KS3 Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima Analysis Activity

Programme Music KS3 Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima Analysis Activity

Krystof Penderecki's Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima is an interesting piece of programme music. This activity asks Pupils to listen to the piece (on YouTube) and look at a part of the score (attached) and state what they can see or hear that is interesting about this piece. This activity is great for discussion purposes also. What is music? Does it always need to sound 'nice'? etc.
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