Winter Olympics 2018 Lesson Plan and Resources

Winter Olympics 2018 Lesson Plan and Resources

A PowerPoint giving information about the 2018 Winter Olympics, South Korea and the events involved etc. Resource also includes a lesson plan and KS2/Level 2 and KS1/Level1 versions of a maths activity where children have to plan a trip to South Korea to see some of the events and stick to a budget. This works well in mixed ability pairs or as individual tasks. Also includes a Winter Olympics word search for early finishers.
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Robert Burns Lesson Plan and Resources.

Robert Burns Lesson Plan and Resources.

Resources to facilitate teaching on Robert Burns. Includes a PowerPoint to introduce Burns and describe his life and work. Also includes a lesson plan to teach children to understand Burn's poem "To a Mouse". A standard English translation and interpretation of the poem is included. A PowerPoint to facilitate a field mouse art activity is also included.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Royal Wedding.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Royal Wedding.

A PowerPoint presentation about the lives of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. It gives some historical background to and explains Harry's place in the monarchy and line of succession. Also explains the significance of Meghan in how the monarchy has changed. Ideal for school assembly or use in class. Twenty-two slides.
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Valentines Murder Mystery (Problem Solving)

Valentines Murder Mystery (Problem Solving)

A dead body has been found in a restaurant on Valentines night! A murder mystery maths puzzle that requires pupils to use a range of maths skills to solve clues and work out who the murderer is. Includes decoding, coordinates, multiplication and working out if mathematical statements are true or false. Also includes answers for self, peer or teacher assessment. Children find these tasks fun and engaging, works very well with mixed ability pairs or as individual tasks to challenge able pupils.
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Easter Egg Hunt Problem Solving KS2/Level2

Easter Egg Hunt Problem Solving KS2/Level2

A fun maths activity for teachers who intend to give their class an easter treat such as a creme egg. Children have to solve five clues to find out what the Easter Bunny has been up to in their school. The final clue is that the bunny has left Easter treats in the gym hall (which the children can then go and find). The activity involves, decoding, roman numerals, worded multiplication and division problems, decimals, coordinates, and the 9 times table. Works very well with mixed ability pairs. Includes answers. Children find this a fun and engaging activity that incorporates a lot of maths revision!
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Easter Problem Solving Differentiated Bundle.

Easter Problem Solving Differentiated Bundle.

Level 1/KS1 and Level 2/KS2 versions of a problem solving activity where children need to use various mathematical strategies to find out where the Easter bunny has left Easter treats in school. A fun activity for when teachers want to give their pupils an Easter treat such as a creme egg. Ideal for composite of mixed ability classes as the two activities are similar but KS2/Level 2 involves more challenge. Also includes French and Spanish Easter themed word searches.
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Star Wars Day Activities KS2/Level2

Star Wars Day Activities KS2/Level2

Some fun Star Wars activities including differentiated language activities (includes a Star Wars poem), worded maths problems and a Star Wars themed word search (good for early finishers). My class loved these activities last year.
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Easter Egg Hunt! Problem Solving KS1/Level1

Easter Egg Hunt! Problem Solving KS1/Level1

This activity is for teachers who intend to give their class an easter treat such as a creme egg. Children have to solve five clues which tell them what the Easter Bunny has been up to in their school. The final clue is that the bunny has left Easter treats in the gym hall (which the children can then go and find)!The activity involves use of coordinates, decoding, addition, subtraction and 2,3,and 4 times tables. Includes answers. Works very well with mixed ability pairs. Children really enjoy this activity.
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Pudsey Bear Problem Solving Game (Children in Need)

Pudsey Bear Problem Solving Game (Children in Need)

A fun activity. Pudsey is visiting school but has gone missing. Children need to solve five clues to work out what mischief he has been up to and where he is hiding now. Mathmatical skills used will be recognising number patterns, halving and quartering numbers, doubling numbers and decoding. * 50% OF PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO CHILDREN IN NEED. Optional - for extra fun/engagement teacher's may wish to hide a Pudsey bear (or print a picture of him) for the children to find. Ideal for KS1 of KS2 lower ability.
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World Book Day Potions/Spell Activity.

World Book Day Potions/Spell Activity.

A resource for World Book Day. Simple ingredients are used to cast a 'Bubbling Cauldron ' spell. The teacher has their 'Potion Teacher's Handbook' and the children have their 'Witch's and Wizard's Student Handbook'. The children will read instructions to create their potion and must also recite a spell together. A certificate is included to give to the children for passing their potions exam. The 'handbooks' look fantastic tea stained and my class thoroughly enjoyed this last year. Perfect for Harry Potter fans!
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International Women's Day Resource Level2/KS2

International Women's Day Resource Level2/KS2

A PowerPoint presentation explaining what International Women's Day is about and why it is celebrated. Describes some inspirational women such as Rosa Parks, Malala Yousafzai and Marie Curie. Also includes a comprehension activity on the Suffragettes with differentiated questions (as well as answers for self/peer/pupil assessment).
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Commonwealth Games 2018 Lesson Plans and Resources

Commonwealth Games 2018 Lesson Plans and Resources

A lesson pack which includes a PowerPoint explaining what the Commonwealth is, the games event and its history. It also describes the role of Queen Elizabeth, the baton relay, open and closing ceremonies, sports involved etc. Includes research worksheets for children to research Australia (or this could be given as home work) and a word search. ** The resource includes a lesson plan and maths/problem solving activity where children have to plan a trip to the Commonwealth games and stick to a budget (KS1/2 Level 1/2 versions provided). **Also includes an art lesson plan and powerpoint to teach children to create their own Aboriginal art. The PowerPoint also describes the mistreatment of the indigenous people and some of their religious beliefs.
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Maths, Greater Than, Less Than, Equal to Lesson. Level 1/kS1

Maths, Greater Than, Less Than, Equal to Lesson. Level 1/kS1

A resource to teach children how to use the symbols for 'greater than', 'less than' 'equal to' and 'not equal to'. Includes a lesson plan, PowerPoint to assist the teaching (which has questions for children to do on whiteboards/ scrap paper) and three differentiated worksheets.
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Reading Comprehension Tasks KS2/Level 2

Reading Comprehension Tasks KS2/Level 2

This bundle comprises a murder mystery reading activity (which includes teacher notes) where children read about a murder scenario and then have to work out the killer by comparing witness statements. Works well in mixed ability pairs or an individual task for able children. The bundle also includes a comprehension task on The Suffragettes (which is differentiated). Also includes a differentiated task on one of the last mass witch hunts to occur in Scotland in the 1600s. Children find this morbid part of history fascinating! Great value for money!
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Elf on the Shelf Problem Solving KS1

Elf on the Shelf Problem Solving KS1

A problem solving task where children need to use maths strategies such as doubling numbers, addition and working out halves and quarters of numbers to reveal what their naughty elf has been up to while they are at school. Includes a powerpoint of answers (as well as photos of the elf caught in the act) for fun and engaging self assessment.
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Burns Night Problem Solving Game - Second level/KS2

Burns Night Problem Solving Game - Second level/KS2

A fun, mystery scenario about a stolen haggis on Burns night. Children will need to use a range of maths strategies including coordinates, coding, multiplication, addition and subtraction to solve clues. Each clue allows suspects to be eliminated until only one remains - the haggis thief who has tried to jeopardise Burns night!
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Robert Burns Lessons and Activities

Robert Burns Lessons and Activities

Lesson plans to support teaching of who Robert Burns was and to teach his "To a Mouse" poem (complete with art activity). Includes a maths problem solving activity (Suitable for KS2/Second level) which also supports the literacy as the scenario describes a haggis being stolen which may prevent a performance of "An Address to a Haggis". Also includes Scottish words word search, a good activity for fast finishers. I have also included a reading murder mystery activity to this bundle. Great value, saving 59%.
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New Year Murder Mystery (Problem Solving) First level/KS1

New Year Murder Mystery (Problem Solving) First level/KS1

A murder mystery problem solving activity. Children will read a scenario about a dead body being found on New Years Day. They will use a range of mathematical strategies to solve five clues. Each clue will allow some suspects from the list to be eliminated until only one is left - the murderer. Children will use coordinates, coding, and work out halves and quarters of numbers. They will also use addition and subtraction and will be required to recognise number patterns to solve the clues. Children find these murder mysteries enjoyable and engaging. Works well with mixed ability pairs or as individual tasks for more able children. Answers included for self, peer or teacher assessment.
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