Refugee Awareness Assembly and Follow up lesson

Refugee Awareness Assembly and Follow up lesson

This is a resource which I have used for the past two years during Refugee Week, it has had an excellent response with students and adults engaged throughout. This resource can also be used for teaching about Refugees and Asylum Seekers at any point in the year with activities and worksheets focusing on empathy and understanding.
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Holes Differentiated Work Booklets

Holes Differentiated Work Booklets

These booklets were used during Yr.7 Term 1 with students with SEMH needs with a range of abilities. It includes comprehension activities linked to Chapter 1, general literacy activities and opportunities for self-assessment and extension work. These booklets are perfect printed out onto a3 giving the students the opportunity to work independently or in small focus groups.
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Outstanding Descriptive Writing Lesson using Sherbet Lemons

Outstanding Descriptive Writing Lesson using Sherbet Lemons

This resource was recently judged outstanding in an observation it was delivered to SEMH KS3 students but is also suitable for KS2. The resources has students working in a carousel activity developing their understanding of imagery through eating sherbet lemons, students are engaged and excited from the start. The resource includes the lesson plan, PowerPoint and worksheets including AfL opportunities throughout. Lesson develops skills in collaboration, independent reading and writing, self-assessment and peer-assessment. Links to my Harry Potter SoW which is also available to download.
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Refugee Crisis Lesson

Refugee Crisis Lesson

These are resources that I have used on multiple occasions, they are very thought provoking and excellent at developing empathy/ tackling difficult questions that students may have. The resource includes: > a PowerPoint for the lesson/assembly including activities and discussion questions > a separate PowerPoint of images and questions for students to consider (I used music as the images were playing) > an empathy worksheet for after the activity Multiple opportunities for AfL and feedback throughout the lesson, suitable for students throughout KS2, KS3 and KS4.
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Outstanding PSHE Lesson on Legal Highs

Outstanding PSHE Lesson on Legal Highs

This is a lesson that I delivered to Year 10 SEMH students and received an outstanding grade, easily adapted for KS3 and KS4. Includes opportunities for collaboration, independent work, self-assessment and peer-assessment.
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Series of lessons on Advertisement and Logos

Series of lessons on Advertisement and Logos

Attached is a series of lessons that I delivered for Yr.9 students with SEMH needs, these lessons were used in preparation for them embarking on the Tenner Challenge. In these lessons the students begin to look into the purpose of advertisements and logos and then move on to design their own advertisement and logo. This was a very successful unit in which students design their own product/service to make a profit, develops skills in literacy, numeracy. PSHE and teamwork.
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Feedback Pyramid Plenary

Feedback Pyramid Plenary

This is a useful plenary template that can be used time and time again, can be stuck into books or used as an exit ticket. Helps you and students clearly see where they started and how far they have come.
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Outstanding Capital Punishment Lesson

Outstanding Capital Punishment Lesson

This is a lesson which was recently giving an outstanding grade, can easily be adapted for Citizenship, Religious Studies, PSHE and English Lessons. Delivered to Yr.9 SEMH students but appropriate for students throughout KS3 and KS4. Gives students an opportunity to develop skills in: > Collaboration > Independent work > Self-assessment > Peer-assessment > Discussion and debate > Empathy > Developing literacy Multiple assessment for learning opportunities throughout the lesson.
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CV Writing Booklet

CV Writing Booklet

This is a booklet that I used alongside the resources on Barclays Lifeskills. It is ideal for KS4/post-16 students to independently develop their CV skills, I used this booklet with Yr.9 students who have SEMH needs but it can easily be adapted to your students abilities.
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Citizenship Lesson on ISIS

Citizenship Lesson on ISIS

This is a resource that I used for an observation lesson on ISIS, this was a lesson that was requested by Yr.10 students following on from information that they had learnt from a unit of work on the Refugee Crisis (also available to download). This lesson focuses on an introduction to ISIS and includes multiple opportunities for discussion, debate and collaborative work. Opportunities for assessment for learning throughout, resource includes the PowerPoint and worksheets in one document and the 5 minute lesson plan designed by Ross Morrison McGill.
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KS3/KS4 Drugs and alcohol work booklet

KS3/KS4 Drugs and alcohol work booklet

This is a booklet which can be used for a single lesson or series of lessons covering the topics of drug and alcohol addiction. This booklet was used for KS4 students to work independently during tutor time, also a good stimulus for discussion, debate and group work.
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First Day Back/ Start of Term Activities

First Day Back/ Start of Term Activities

This is a range of activities and a PowerPoint to welcome your class back on the first day, I use this with my new Yr.7 students but it can be used with any year group and age. The resources include a timetable for the day, an opportunity to make a new class charter, about me display, tutor board and getting to know the school through a treasure hunt, this activity is perfect for getting to know your new class and putting the boundaries in place from the start.
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Think Pair Share

Think Pair Share

This is a template to clarify the think-pair-share activity for students, this in on the subject of adultery but can be adapted for any topic/age range.
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Self-Assessment Worksheet linked to PLTS

Self-Assessment Worksheet linked to PLTS

This is a resource that I have used a number of times and that has contributed towards outstanding feedback in lesson observations. This can be used to help students identify the skills that they have developed in different parts of the lesson/topic/SOW this worksheet is linked to a particular lesson where students worked on these for strands of: Effective Participator, Team Worker, Independent Enquirer and Reflective Learner. The strands link to PLTS (Personal Learning and Thinking Skills) and have been used with students ranging between Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 and in a range of subjects including English, PSHE and Citizenship.
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Citizenship Lessons on the Atomic Bomb Debate

Citizenship Lessons on the Atomic Bomb Debate

This is a series of lessons that I used within a Yr.9 SOW on Philosophy and Citizenship. It gives students the opportunity to develop their skills in discussion and debate, research the topic and work in groups to perform a final assessed debate at the end of the term.
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KS2/KS3 Descriptive Writing Lesson

KS2/KS3 Descriptive Writing Lesson

This is a resource that I used on low ability KS3 students with SEMH needs, they enjoyed the amount of discussion around the topic and the opportunities for group work. Develops skills in: Group work SPaG Discussion and Debate Self-assessment Peer-assessment Creative and descriptive writing Using adjectives Used for an observation that got outstanding feedback.
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DAFOREST Memory Aid

DAFOREST Memory Aid

This is a worksheet that I use with students throughout KS3 and KS4 at the beginning of working on persuasive techniques, they fill in the sheet during the lesson and then stick it in the front cover of their books to assist them in following lessons.
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Harry Potter Yr.7 Full Unit PowerPoint

Harry Potter Yr.7 Full Unit PowerPoint

This is the planning that I used to deliver a full term SOW on Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone to Yr.7 students with SEMH needs. Can easily be used and adapted for students across KS2 and KS3, PowerPoint includes tiered learning objectives for each lesson and 185 slides including worksheets and differentiated activities all linked to the reading and writing assessment focus. Topics covered within the unit are: > developing skills in reading and writing > character studies > comprehension skills > writing a formal letter > inference and deduction > self and peer assessment > paragraph writing using PEE > creative writing > planning and writing a newspaper article > storyboard writing > writing a ghost story > writing poetry > atmosphere study > book review
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Outstanding Literacy Lesson

Outstanding Literacy Lesson

This is a lesson that I used for a recent observation which was graded outstanding, the lesson was delivered to students working on P Levels up to Yr.4 and is differentiated appropriately providing challenge for all learners. The lesson is designed for two 50 minute lessons and includes all activities and worksheets, students loved this series of lessons and were engaged throughout. The lessons include: Differentiation AfL Higher order questioning Visual and Sound stimulus Mini plenaries Differentiated learning outcomes All worksheets Word Bank Resource Success criteria for all activities
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