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NEW! Growth Mindset and Learning Pit Introduction lesson
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NEW! Growth Mindset and Learning Pit Introduction lesson

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APOLOGIES, THE PPT DOES NOT WORK FOR THIS, ONLY FLIPCHART. A lesson which introduces children to Growth Mindset and the Learning Pit. In this pack you will find the flipchart and PDF of the lesson slides 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. Videos are from Youtube and Vimeo.
KS2/3 WORLD MUSIC - The music of India
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KS2/3 WORLD MUSIC - The music of India

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This worksheet provides score examples for pupils to analyse this style of music working in groups and provides some information about the culture and meaning behind the musical genre/style. This worksheet looks at the fusion of modern and traditional elements in recent Indian popular music. Pupils answer questions related to the two pieces.
STOMP "OUT LOUD" worksheet
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STOMP "OUT LOUD" worksheet

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

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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.
Image in Narrative Poetry - Man from Snowy River KS2
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Image in Narrative Poetry - Man from Snowy River KS2

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Interesting look at imagery in Narrative Poetry using an Australian Poem, The Man from Snowy River by Banjo Patterson. Lesson Plan outlines entire teaching sequence. There are two PowerPoints. One with annotation of how I did the lesson with children, the other one plain for your use. There is also a worksheet with differentiation at the bottom of the sheet. At the end of the lesson Children will have written their own stanza describing the station mentioned in the poem.
What did the Greeks ever do for us?
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What did the Greeks ever do for us?

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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.
Writing your Own Mayan Codices
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Writing your Own Mayan Codices

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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.
Musical Elements for KS3
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Musical Elements for KS3

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A list of the Musical Elements for Early Secondary/KS3 pupils. Terminology may differ across countries - this particular resource was created in Australia. Feel free to alter terminology where necessary.
Music Advertising Project KS3 or UKS2
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Music Advertising Project KS3 or UKS2

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Perfect authentic learning Music project for a Half term or shorter. 7 tasks and an extension task combine Music, Art and Literacy including rhyme. Task 1 - create company and product Task 2 and 3 - more artistic and literacy than musical but still related Task 4 to ext - music tasks including rhythm, lyrics and instruments Excellent and creative way to engage 9-14 year olds in music making.
Music of Advertising KS3
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Music of Advertising KS3

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This presentation introduces pupils to the genre of advertising music. They must use their understanding of music analysis to analyse the examples given - scaffolding questions are asked. The second activity asks them to create their own advertisement for a particular product - using melody, rhythm, lyrics and basic accompaniment.
KS2 KS3 ALL THE  EXAMPLES YOU NEED TO TEACH ABOUT FILM COMPOSERS!
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KS2 KS3 ALL THE EXAMPLES YOU NEED TO TEACH ABOUT FILM COMPOSERS!

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I'm not kidding! 5 Presentations and two example analysis worksheets are downloadable from this one source. Presentations with plenty of examples of the composers work include: John Williams (Star Wars) James Newton Howard (The Village) Hans Zimmer (Batman) Danny Elfman (Edward Scissorhands) Alan Silvestri (Back to the Future) The two example analysis sheets contain the youtube link to the song being analysed. Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Carribean Definitely worth the download so you do not have to go searching all over the internet for your examples.
KS2/3 WORLD MUSIC WORKSHEETS
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KS2/3 WORLD MUSIC WORKSHEETS

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This bundle of resources is all the worksheets you would need for a unit with KS2 or KS3 on World Music. Originally used with Year 9, it contains information about: Caribbean and Latin American Music Indonesian music Japanese music Chinese music Indian music European Folk Pentatonic Spirituals Each worksheet asks pupils to sing/play/clap some form of music and contains melody and rhythm activities to be completed. A brilliant resource for exploring music from around the world. Save 50% by downloading all the resources at once.
UKS2 Adverbs grammar lesson
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UKS2 Adverbs grammar lesson

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Discrete grammar lesson on verbs and adverbs and their placement in sentences. PowerPoint gives clear description and examples of adverbs and their function in a sentence. Group activity within PowerPoint to find the verbs and adverbs. Worksheet activity is a cloze passage with LA given words they could use on a separate sheet. To end the lesson have some children share their cloze passages and discuss use of adverbs. LO: To be able to use adverbs to quantify verbs.
KS3 Rhythm Bingo
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KS3 Rhythm Bingo

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A great way to teach aural skills and rhythm in a fun way. Works exactly like bingo - make sure pupils have one of the two different sheets - never just do it with one sheet. First person to get 4 in a row, and stand up and shout BINGO wins. Contains Semi quavers syncopation rests noted as Z
KS 2/3 WORLD MUSIC - Carribean and South American Music Worksheet
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KS 2/3 WORLD MUSIC - Carribean and South American Music Worksheet

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This worksheet provides score examples for pupils to play this style of music working in groups and provides some information about the culture and meaning behind the musical genre/style. This lesson involves instruments and voice and is great fun including styles like Calypso, Reggae and Samba.
UKS2 Differentiated Nouns Worksheets
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UKS2 Differentiated Nouns Worksheets

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3 Worksheets where children have to colour in the different types of Nouns up to: Blue = proper noun yellow = common noun red = pronoun green= collective noun purple = abstract noun LA sheet has first three MA sheet has collective nouns added HA sheet has abstract nouns added to that Children are asked to extend themselves by writing sentences after they finish colouring.
KS2 KS3 Music "Pitch Perfect" Compare and Contrast activity
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KS2 KS3 Music "Pitch Perfect" Compare and Contrast activity

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This activity asks pupils to use the musical elements to compare and contrast 3 songs. Due to copyright law I won't put MP3's of the songs but they can be easily accessed on YouTube. There are 2 sheets where pupils will use a Venn Diagram to compare the songs. Great practise for exams and for understanding analysis.
"Call Me Maybe" UKS2 Grammar lesson - Contractions
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"Call Me Maybe" UKS2 Grammar lesson - Contractions

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Discrete grammar lesson on Contractions. Lesson plan includes YouTube video to watch on screen with your class. Worksheet uses popular song "Call Me Maybe" to explore contractions and expanding the contraction to full words. When I did this lesson with my class we ended with them trying to sing the song with the contractions expanded. Everyone was in stitches laughing! "I threw a wish in the well, do not ask me I will never tell" Gives them an authentic understanding of contractions.
KS2 Poetry Quatrain Rhyme Schemes - Christmas/Holiday theme!
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KS2 Poetry Quatrain Rhyme Schemes - Christmas/Holiday theme!

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Children can learn about the different rhyme schemes of Quatrains (4 line rhyming poems) using the theme of Christmas. Perfect for the last week before the Christmas holidays for creating poems to write in Christmas cards. Takes into consideration those of other faiths and suggests they could create a poem or card for another holiday. LO: to write a quatrain (four line poem) Bronze: I can write an ABAB rhyming quatrain. Silver: I can experiment with ABBA, AABB rhyme schemes. Gold: I can write poems with ABAB, ABBA, AABB and ABCB rhyme schemes.