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NEW! Growth Mindset and Learning Pit Introduction lesson
ClaraJane88

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.
'Rules' Assembly
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'Rules' Assembly

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Making good choices lesson
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Making good choices lesson

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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.
KS2 Grammar Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases Lesson
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KS2 Grammar Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases Lesson

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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!
Transition Classroom Treasure Hunt
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Transition Classroom Treasure Hunt

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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.
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.
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.
Odd and Even barcode investigation
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Odd and Even barcode investigation

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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.
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.
KS 2 3 WORLD MUSIC - Indonesian Gamelan Lesson Activity
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KS 2 3 WORLD MUSIC - Indonesian Gamelan Lesson Activity

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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. Pupils are given examples of Indonesian Gamelan that can be played on xylophones or glockenspiels, tambourines, cymbals etc. Then pupils are asked to create their own with template given. A fun and active lesson.
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!