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

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NOW AVAILABLE AS A POWERPOINT. A lesson which introduces children to Growth Mindset and the Learning Pit. In this pack you will find the flipchart, powerpoint 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FUN KS3 Internet research game on Musical Theatre
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FUN KS3 Internet research game on Musical Theatre

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"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!
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.
KS3 70's and 80's Musical Theatre Lesson
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KS3 70's and 80's Musical Theatre Lesson

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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!
Evolution - five differentiated tasks
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Evolution - five differentiated tasks

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There are 5 tasks related to evolution in this pack. Tasks combine use of ICT with Literacy and Science. These tasks involve computer research, comprehension, poetry, mind mapping, arguing similarities and differences and mapping progression of mankind. Most tasks require class or group discussion. Lots of thinking outside the box! Great fun for a few student led lessons.
KS2/3 Comprehension - liked, disliked, predict
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KS2/3 Comprehension - liked, disliked, predict

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This worksheet can be used as part of English lessons where there is a class reading book, as part of independent work, for comprehension lessons or for guided reading. Sheet asks the children to review the chapters of their book - liked, disliked, predict.
KS2 Diary Entries features and task - Edit to your topic
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KS2 Diary Entries features and task - Edit to your topic

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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!
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.
KS2 or LKS3 Prepositions HW task
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KS2 or LKS3 Prepositions HW task

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A bit of fun for Homework or you could alter and make it a lesson or activity. Children are asked to physically demonstrate prepositions ie: running around the park sitting beside their sister hiding behind the door they are to take photographs to bring in or glue into English or homework books if necessary. Could be used to create a fun display too! I offered prizes to my class for this task and some of the results were brilliant and hilarious. Real world learning!