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International Women's Day 2021 - Assembly Presentation
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International Women's Day 2021 - Assembly Presentation

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A vibrant PowerPoint celebrating International Women’s Day for use in assemblies or PSHE/classroom work. Includes: Facts surrounding global gender inequality 10 core values of International Women’s Day A selection of incredible women and their achievements Group discussion on actions students can take to create a more gender equal world Summary of key take-away points Guidance and suggestions are given in the PowerPoint notes. The document has been designed to be eye-catching, engaging and effective in providing students with clear information on gender inequality. Also included is a PDF version of the presentation.
English Language AO6 Skills Lesson Pack - AQA, GCSE Scheme of Work
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English Language AO6 Skills Lesson Pack - AQA, GCSE Scheme of Work

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Teach your English Language students precisely what the AQA assessment objectives expect of them with these two fully planned and prepared lessons. The lessons can be taught over two to four periods depending on group ability, and they cover the AO6 criteria in a great depth, providing students all the tools necessary to contextualise AQA’s mark scheme and apply it to their own work. The lessons includes multiple GCSE style AO6 questions for students to tackle, with appropriate frameworks to build them gradually up to the task. The lessons include a silent starter for settling, a starter to contextualise the learning objective, and then multiple activities, reflections, exemplars and plenaries to get your students learning. A perfect pair of lessons to quickly instill the necessary skills needed to reach top marks for AO6. Includes differentiated slides packed with images and key vocabulary so that all students can access the work.
KS3/4 English - PEA Planning Sheet
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KS3/4 English - PEA Planning Sheet

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A double-sided, printable resource to help students build confidence in PEA paragraph writing. Works well at KS3 and as a differentiated resource for KS4. The double-sided sheet can be laminated and written on by students to help plan their PEA paragraphs. It includes a brief description for “Point, Evidence, Analysis” and includes an example that students can follow. Can be printed at A3, A4 or A5 and used as a display poster as well.
KS4 English GCSE - Analysing Poetry Flow-Sheet
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KS4 English GCSE - Analysing Poetry Flow-Sheet

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An A4 poster/resource/cheat-sheet to help students with their poetry analysis. Each technique is defined on the left margin, and on the right are questions to think about when approaching a poem critically. The questions are of varied complexity and are accessible to a broad range of students.
COVID-19 Coronavius Safety & Info Posters
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COVID-19 Coronavius Safety & Info Posters

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A collection of COVID-19 safety & information signs to displayed in school corridors and classrooms. Clean Your Hands - Entrance Poster Signs for your entrance/reception area to ask students/staff to wash their hands upon entry to school Hygiene Reminder Poster 3-step hygiene poster, reminding students/staff to use tissues, clean their hands regularly, and keep their distance from others Maximum Occupancy Poster For classroom/office doors, if laminated, the maximum number of people allowed inside can be written on using board marker, and can be wiped off as necessary Social Distancing Posters 3 varieties: 2 metre rule, 1 metre rule, and basic distance reminder without specific distance measurement (in case of changing government guidance) Symptom Check Poster To remind students/staff for the 3 most common symptoms of Coronavirus to be on the look-out for Wash Your Hands - Bathroom Poster Step-by-step guide for effective handwashing All posters are written in accessible text suitable for both primary and secondary schools, and in helpful, positive language in order to give guidance without causing unnecessary worry or concern. Posters are A4-sized, and can easily be blown-up to A3. Included in the resource is PNG files, JPG files, and all signs compiled in one PDF document.
Island Royale - (FREE EDITION) a printable boardgame/quiz for all ages
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Island Royale - (FREE EDITION) a printable boardgame/quiz for all ages

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Island Royale is an adventure themed board game and quiz suitable for students of all ages and abilities. This resource includes all the high resolution files required to print and play the board game, including .jpg, .png, and .ppt versions of the board and rules. 1-6 players parachute in to one of four themed zones on the board and take it in turns rolling dice and navigating the play area. The board is populated with item cards, health points, dangerous traps and question points to keep the game exciting. Suitable for any curriculum, this set comes with a game board and rule card to get you started with the game - students must answer questions correctly to stay in the game. Create yourself a set of cards to tax your learners in any curriculum area. Free edition does not include card templates or “gem” cards. Three wrong answers and a player is out of the game! Additionally, the set includes a board-wide hazard card that comes into play after a set number of rounds, upping the excitement. Players must navigate the board, outrunning the deadly lightning zone, which moves clock-wise around the board and eliminates players caught in its radius. This resource includes A printable game board (A3) A printable rule-set sheet A printable quick-glance rule-set sheet A printable hazard spinner A printable hazard zone (A5) Best printed on high quality card, this game is quick to set up and play (just requires a set of dice), the game board favours question cards, so students will be taxing their subject knowledge the entire time. This game is tried and tested and loved by students of all ages.
KS3 English -  Reading Comprehension Lesson & Plan - 03, "Umbrella"
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KS3 English - Reading Comprehension Lesson & Plan - 03, "Umbrella"

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KS3 Read & Respond 03 - Umbrella A bright, detailed and vividly planned lesson that aims to test KS3 students with their ability to read, comprehend and respond to a stimulating short story. The lesson has four steps: Starter - Pre-contextualise the material with a fun warmup activity Read - Read through the material as a group with the help of bold images and vocabulary prompts Understand - Summarise the material and reflect upon its impact on the reader Respond - Create a short descriptive piece of text based on an image prompt, using adjectives to paint a scene This lesson focuses on the short story “Umbrella” and asks students to evaluate the impact that the story’s twist ending had on the reader, as well as to consider the author’s intent when writing the story. This lesson includes a detailed lesson plan, a PPT full of images, worksheets, questions and examplars, as well as containing a printable version of the short story itself to read with the class. It bakes crucial GCSE skills into the plan, preparing students to meet AO objectives, and teaching them to consider the use of quotations to back responses. This lesson focuses on the impact that rich adjectives and descriptive imagery has on story.
PEAR Paragraph Planner
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PEAR Paragraph Planner

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Get your students thinking about their writing structure with this simple planning sheet designed to guide them through PEA/PETER/PEAR paragraph construction. This planning sheet gives students with low confidence a colourful space to play with their ideas and plan what they will write during exam-style assessments and revision tasks. Prints at A3 or A4 size, this planning sheet can be used by students to build up two linked response paragraphs before committing to their books. Works well either at KS3 or as a differentiated resource for KS4. The sheet can be printed in colour or in black and white, and written on by students to help plan their PEAR paragraphs. It includes a brief description for “Point, Evidence, Explain, Analyse, Reader” and includes white space below to write within. Can be printed at A3, A4 or A5 and used as a display poster as well.
AQA English Language, Paper 1 + Paper 2 Key Skills Display
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AQA English Language, Paper 1 + Paper 2 Key Skills Display

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A set of two high resolution posters outlining AQA’s English Language Paper 1 and Paper 2 demands. The posters are colourful and cleanly organised, and include: Recommended timings for each question The marks available for each question A summary of the skills required to tackle each question A simple reminder graphic to visually anchor the key skills Posters are designed at A4 size, but will print at larger sizes without a major loss of quality. Print on thick card for a quality classroom display.
English Language AO1 Skills Lesson Pack - AQA, GCSE Scheme of Work
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English Language AO1 Skills Lesson Pack - AQA, GCSE Scheme of Work

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Teach your English Language students precisely what the AQA assessment objectives expect of them with these two fully planned and prepared lessons. The lessons can be taught over two to four periods depending on group ability, and they cover the AO1 criteria in a great depth, providing students all the tools necessary to contextualise AQA’s mark scheme and apply it to their own work. The lessons includes multiple GCSE style AO1 questions for students to tackle, with appropriate frameworks to build them gradually up to the task. The lessons include a silent starter for settling, a starter to contextualise the learning objective, and then multiple activities, reflections, exemplars and plenaries to get your students learning. A perfect pair of lessons to quickly instill the necessary skills needed to reach top marks for AO1. Includes differentiated slides packed with images and key vocabulary so that all students can access the work.
KS3 English -  Reading Comprehension Lesson & Plan - 01, "Moving On"
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KS3 English - Reading Comprehension Lesson & Plan - 01, "Moving On"

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KS3 Read & Respond 01 - Moving On A bright, detailed and vividly planned lesson that aims to test KS3 students with their ability to read, comprehend and respond to a stimulating short story. The lesson has four steps: Starter - Pre-contextualise the material with a fun warmup activity Read - Read through the material as a group with the help of bold images and vocabulary prompts Understand - Summarise the material and reflect upon its impact on the reader Respond - Answer an essay style question using quotes from the text to consolidate learning This lesson focuses on the short story “Moving On” and asks students to evaluate the impact that the story’s twist ending had on the reader, as well as to consider the author’s intent when writing the story. This lesson includes a detailed lesson plan, a PPT full of images, worksheets, questions and examplars, as well as containing a printable version of the short story itself to read with the class. It bakes crucial GCSE skills into the plan, preparing students to meet AO objectives, and teaching them to consider the use of quotations to back responses. This lesson focuses on the impact that structure has on story, and author intent and reader response.
English Language - AO1-6  Explained - Scheme of work for AQA GCSE
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English Language - AO1-6 Explained - Scheme of work for AQA GCSE

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A fully planned and prepared, 13 lesson scheme of work that breaks down the AQA assessment objectives, teaching the core skills examined and offering students a crystal clear picture of what criteria they will be marked by. This short intervention is perfect for learners of all abilities. Each lesson is fully differentiated, offering images, key vocabulary and accessible language so that all learners can participate. The lessons are structured with a clear formula so that students know exactly what to expect week-on-week. This means that they can engage more directly with the lesson content. The scheme of work is full of GCSE style questions to tackle, building students up to level 4, 5 and beyond using clear scaffolding and exemplar answers. They will get tons of GCSE-style practice with timed questions and tips on how to plan for their exams. This scheme of work can fit into the curriculum either as a brief intervention run over a half-term, or used in tandem with department SOW’s to address areas of need.
English KS4 - Poetry Key Terms Cheat-Sheet
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English KS4 - Poetry Key Terms Cheat-Sheet

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A simple, double-sided poster/cheat-sheet with 12 key poetry terms for English GCSE students. The front-side features the key-words with a simple definition. The back-side features those same key-words with example text. Excellent as a visual aid for SEN students, or for classroom display. Prints at a high quality A4 and can be blown up to A3 without major loss of quality.
KS3&4 Lesson Planning Menus (Printable)
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KS3&4 Lesson Planning Menus (Printable)

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A set of 4 editable PowerPoint Menus that you can use to quickly and easily plan an entire lesson’s worth of activities. Each menu can be printed for the class or can be displayed on the white-board, like any standard PowerPoint lesson. This set includes A stylish café style menu with room for up to 11 different lesson tasks, activities or homework assignments. A minimalist design with lots of room for information, this menu is suitable for KS4 and higher ability learners. There is plenty of space on this activity sheet to push students with extension goals and independent research information. A bold, diner style menu with room for up to 9 activities. This retro-looking menu works well with mixed ability KS3 and 4 groups and features a prominent center panel that draws the eye and can be used to present crucial information to your students. A colourful, fast-food style menu with room for 4 activities. This vibrant menu is full of bright imagery and large text, making it ideal for KS3 students, or those with SEN/differentiation needs; it offers a more focused choice of activities for students to work through. A modern, bistro style pamphlet with room to set 5 homework tasks. This A5 homework tracker can be printed two-to-a-page and handed out to students at the beginning of the week or before study-leave and half-term breaks. Suitable for all ages and ability groups. These editable menus provide teachers with a quick and easy method to create fun, independence-focused lessons with differentiation built in to the structure itself. They’re also great for providing a quick cover lesson to leave with your cover teachers. The lessons come in the standard PowerPoint format and are completely editable. Though suitable for any subject, they are particularly useful for English, Humanities and MFL departments. Sets include printer-friendly black and white printables as well.
KS4 GCSE Poetry Flash Cards (Set of 24)
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KS4 GCSE Poetry Flash Cards (Set of 24)

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A set of 24 printable flash-cards for revision, display or for activities. The cards cover basic, intermediate and advanced poetry techniques and feature a name followed by a simple(ish!) definition. The simple, colourful designs can be printed at A3 size with little loss of quality, and make for a beautiful resource if printed and cut-out of thick card.
KS4 GCSE English - P.E.T.E.R Poster/Cheatsheet
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KS4 GCSE English - P.E.T.E.R Poster/Cheatsheet

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A vibrant display poster/cheat-sheet for student desks. It lists the five features of PETER paragraphs and offers a simple explanation beside as a reminder. An excellent resource for structured writing lessons - gives students a boost of confidence and helps crystalise the PETER technique.
AQA Poetry Differentiated - Sonnet 29, I Think of Thee (Love and Relationships Unit)(KS4)
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AQA Poetry Differentiated - Sonnet 29, I Think of Thee (Love and Relationships Unit)(KS4)

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A PowerPoint presentation packed full of images, word clusters, vocabulary and poetic techniques, designed to help differentiate the poem “Sonnet 29, I Think of Thee!” (Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1850) for learners who are struggling with the poem. The presentation breaks the poem down by stanza, illustrating some of the key ideas, moods or themes of each stanza using relatable images. The presentation then follows with a vocabulary check-list, contextualising some of the more difficult words in each stanza. There are then two slides designed to aid student understanding of the poem. One slide groups similar words into themed banks (ie, emotive words, sad words, happy words etc) whilst the other slide groups words by poetic technique (Pathetic fallacy etc) The presentation can be used as a classroom aid to improve whole-group understanding of the poem and as a prompt to get students thinking about the poem in an analytical way. It slots in seamlessly with any pre-planned lessons.
Discussion Roles - Roleplay cards to structure group talk for oracy
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Discussion Roles - Roleplay cards to structure group talk for oracy

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A set of 6 roleplay cards which can be used to structure class discussion by allocating jobs for those participating. Allows hesitant or shy students to get involved in debate and other group talk by assigning roles. Improve classroom oracy by encouraging structured discussion. 1 - Start it 2 - Build on it 3 - Challenge it 4 - Make it clear 5 - Prove it 6 - Summarise it Included are six A4 posters for display as well as an A4 card that includes each role in one place. The card can be cut into square tokens or badges to hand out to individual students, or printed and handed to groups as a whole.
AQA Poetry Differentiated - Neutral Tones - Thomas Hardy (Love and Relationships Unit)(KS4)
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AQA Poetry Differentiated - Neutral Tones - Thomas Hardy (Love and Relationships Unit)(KS4)

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A PowerPoint presentation packed full of images, word clusters, vocabulary and poetic techniques, designed to help differentiate the poem “Neutral Tones” (Thomas Hardy, 1898) for learners who are struggling with the poem. The presentation breaks the poem down by stanza, illustrating some of the key ideas, moods or themes of each stanza using relatable images. The presentation then follows with a vocabulary check-list, contextualising some of the more difficult words in each stanza. There are then two slides designed to aid student understanding of the poem. One slide groups similar words into themed banks (ie, emotive words, sad words, happy words etc) whilst the other slide groups words by poetic technique (Pathetic fallacy etc) The presentation can be used as a classroom aid to improve whole-group understanding of the poem and as a prompt to get students thinking about the poem in an analytical way. It slots in seamlessly with any pre-planned lessons.