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Planning and resources for primary teachers, including Stone Age planning, Romans planning and many other popular topics! Popular planning and resources for history and literacy, tried and tested in hundreds of classrooms.
Year 3 / Year 4 English Planning Bundle

Year 3 / Year 4 English Planning Bundle

Looking for English planning for Y3 and Y4? This mega bundle contains 10 popular English planning units for Year 3 and 4 plus two seasonal extra units with £50 in total! Save a lot of time and money with our super literacy bundle for lower KS2!
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Romans Planning Bundle

Romans Planning Bundle

History and English planning for the Romans topic. These resources are very popular! This Romans planning bundle will save you lots of time! It includes a full history scheme of work for Year 3/Year 4 based on the topic ‘Romans in Britain’ and two English units that work well with the theme of Romans. Romans in Britain - full history unit for Y3/4 including detailed lesson plans, teacher guides and pupil resources. ‘Escape from Pompeii’ Literacy Pack - a two-week literacy unit for Y3/4 based on the book ‘Escape from Pompeii’, with a final written outcome for pupils of writing their own Pompeii narrative. Romans Instructions Literacy Pack - a two-week literacy unit for Y3/4 based on reading and writing instructional texts. Pupils will follow instructions to make a Roman road out of chocolate and biscuits and then write their own instructions about how to be a Roman gladiator champion.
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'Escape From Pompeii' Planning (Romans/Volcanoes)

'Escape From Pompeii' Planning (Romans/Volcanoes)

Updated for 2017/18! Download our popular Escape From Pompeii English Planning Pack for Year 3/Year 4. This resource is featured in TES's "Best Resources of 2017!". This resource contains an overview sheet and a full planning pack. Problems downloading? Click here for download help This is a ten-lesson unit of work based around the book 'Escape from Pompeii' by Christina Balit, designed for Year 3 and Year 4. The ten lessons in this unit aim to give children the opportunity to read and listen to the Escape from Pompeii story a number of times. In the first week, children will engage with the text through discussion, drama and even creating a parachute volcanic eruption in order to increase their familiarity with the story. They will have the opportunity to articulate ideas about the text using an increasingly varied vocabulary. There is a grammar focus on using powerful verbs and a chance to develop thesaurus skills. In the second week, pupils will plan their own story based on the structure of Escape from Pompeii and they will then have the opportunity to draft, edit and present their final narrative. The literacy objectives covered in this unit are: To use sensory descriptions To use a thesaurus to improve my writing To perform a poem as a group To use powerful verbs To prepare a short drama piece based on a text To write a descriptive recount To make a story plan To write my own narrative To edit my writing To make decisions about how to present my writing The PDF file contains ten full lesson plans and all pupil worksheets/resources. SPECIAL OFFER: New TES buyers can use code OUTSTANDINGOCT at checkout to try this resource for free! You may also like the following planning for Year 3/ Year 4: Roman Britain Planning Pack Romans Literacy Pack (Instructions Unit) Romans Planning Bundle of all three planning packs
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Egyptian Cinderella Planning  (Egyptians Topic)

Egyptian Cinderella Planning (Egyptians Topic)

Updated for 2017/18! The Egyptian Cinderella Pack contains a complete unit of work for Year 3/4, with full lesson plans and pupil resources based on the book 'The Egyptian Cinderella' by Shirley Climo. Please follow download instructions at the bottom of this description. Problems downloading? Click here for download help. The ten lessons in this English unit give children the opportunity to read and listen to the story of The Egyptian Cinderella a number of times in order to become familiar with the language and structure of the story. In the first week, children will engage with the text through fun drama, discussion and debate activities to deepen their understanding of the story and they will have the opportunity to articulate ideas about the text using an increasingly varied vocabulary. There is a grammar focus on using comparative conjunctions, feelings words and action verbs as well as a chance to develop thesaurus skills. In the second week, pupils will plan their own story and they will draft, edit and present their final narrative. The English objectives covered are: -To compare different versions of a traditional story -To predict what might happen in a story -To use comparative conjunctions -To use a thesaurus to improve writing -To infer how a character feels -To use feelings words -To identify how verbs can create an action section -To take part in a class debate -To make a story plan -To write my own narrative -To edit my writing -To make decisions about how to present my writing If you like this Egyptian Cinderella Planning Pack, you may also like: Year 3 Performance Poetry Literacy Pack Escape from Pompeii Literacy Planning Stone Age to Iron Age Planning Bundle Please follow the steps below to access your files: 1. Return to this page. 2. Scroll to the files included within the resource listed under the header ‘Files Included’/'All Files'. You may need to click on the ‘See all Resources’ to view them all. 3. Use the download arrow icons found to the left of each of the file names for each separate file.
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Transition : Primary Transition Day

Transition : Primary Transition Day

PRIMARY transition day activities. This is a great one-off literacy activity and a wonderful teamwork project to help your class work together to make a class poem. In this transition day activity pupils work together to create a new class poem using the letters in the name of their class. The pack contains a Powerpoint lesson, teacher instructions and pupil resources - everything you need for this fun poetry lesson, including icebreaker games and a mini class performance at the end. The activity allows pupils to bond as they make a class poem that spells out the name of their new class. The session is based around Edward Lear’s ‘Alphabet Poem’ and the activities include suggestions for adapting the lesson for different ages and abilities across KS1 or KS2. This resource is structured in the following way: Fun teamwork activities and games including name games, a classroom hunt activity, a paper-chain race and ‘Find Someone Who’ bingo. A poetry time activity following the lesson Powerpoint to help the class to become familiar with Edward Lear’s ‘Alphabet Poem’. There are different options to adapt this for different age groups. A group activity in which pupils create their own stanzas for the alphabet poem, using the letters that spell out your class name or their new teacher’s name. A whole class performance of the new poem. Check out our other popular resource packs: All About Me Time Capsule Recipe for a Happy Newl Year! Autumn Poetry Pack KS1 All About Me Fidget Spinner Pack Stone Age Boy Pack Please follow the steps below to access your files: 1. Return to this page. 2.Further down the page you’ll see the files included within the Resource listed under the header ‘Files Included’. You may need to click on the ‘See all Resources’ to view them all. 3. Use the download arrow icons found to the left of each of the file names for each separate file. Please note that due to terms of use in the images, the Powerpoint file is not editable.
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Bonfire Poetry - 3D Fire Poems

Bonfire Poetry - 3D Fire Poems

This 3D bonfire poetry lesson makes a fun literacy activity to go alongside fire topics! Please follow download instructions at the bottom of the page to make sure you get all of the files included in this resource. Problems downloading? Click here for download help Pupils will create a bonfire poem following the lesson Powerpoint, using similes and sensory descriptions to imagine a bonfire scene. Then they can use the templates to turn their poems into a fabulous 3D effect bonfire, making an excellent classroom display for fire topics! This resource includes: - A full lesson powerpoint including discussion points and a writing activity. - A teacher instruction pack - A template pack for making the 3D bonfire. This is an easy, fun activity perfect for primary classrooms! Please note that due to terms of use in the images used, the Powerpoint file is not editable. Please follow the steps below to access your files: 1. Return to this page. 2. Scroll to the files included within the resource listed under the header ‘Files Included’/'All Files'. You may need to click on the ‘See all Resources’ to view them all. 3. Use the download arrow icons found to the left of each of the file names for each separate file.
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'How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth' Planning Pack (Stone Age Instructions Unit)

'How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth' Planning Pack (Stone Age Instructions Unit)

Updated for 2017/18! Download our popular two-week unit of work for Years 3/4 based on the book 'How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth', with a focus on instructional texts. Great for linking the Stone Age topic in literacy! Problems downloading? Click here for download help This unit gives children the opportunity to understand the features of instructions as a text type. In the first week, children will engage with the text through research, a hands-on toy washing challenge and the opportunity to create their own ‘Woolly Mammoth Cleaning Kit’. They will become familiar with the text type by following instructions to make their own mammoth models and identifying features of the text. There is a grammar focus on using prepositions and imperative verbs. In the second week, pupils will use drama to develop ideas and extend vocabulary. They will then plan their own set of instructions and they will draft, edit and present their final written outcome. The literacy objectives covered are: To retrieve and record information from non-fiction To participate in discussion about a text To use a range of imperative verbs To use prepositions To read and follow written instructions To identify the features of instructions To identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning To prepare a group performance To use a rich and varied vocabulary To make a plan for my writing To write my own set of instructions To edit and evaluate my writing To integrate visual devices The PDF file contains 10 full lesson plans and accompanying pupil resource sheets. You may also like: Stone Age Boy Literacy Planning Stone Age to Iron Age Resource Pack Stone Age to Iron Age planning bundle of all 3 packs Please follow the steps below to access your files: 1. Return to this page. 2. Scroll to the files included within the resource listed under the header ‘Files Included’/'All Files'. You may need to click on the ‘See all Resources’ to view them all. 3. Use the download arrow icons found to the left of each of the file names for each separate file.
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Beowulf Planning Pack (Anglo-Saxons)

Beowulf Planning Pack (Anglo-Saxons)

A complete unit of English work for Year 3/Year 4, with full lesson plans and pupil resources based on the Anglo-Saxon story of Beowulf. This popular pack is based on the version of Beowulf by Rob Lloyd Jones (Usborne Young Reading). There are other versions of Beowulf available for children, but this edition is most suitable for Lower Key Stage 2 and the work in this pack refers directly to the Usborne text. This ten-lesson English unit of work is based on the 2014 National Curriculum for Year 3 and 4. Many schools choose to use this text alongside the Anglo-Saxons history topic, although the plans are also designed to work as a standalone unit if required. The ten lessons in this unit aim to give children the opportunity to read the whole story of Beowulf and to write their own hero myth based on the text. In the first week, pupils will engage imaginatively with the story of Beowulf through drama, discussion and a series of creative activities based on the text. They will become familiar with the structure of the story and the literary conventions of hero myths. There is also a SPAG focus on using powerful verbs, expanding noun phrases, using superlatives and placing commas in lists. Pupils will also have the opportunity to develop their inference skills. In the second week, pupils will use drama to develop ideas and extend their vocabulary. They will then plan their own hero myth and have the opportunity to draft and edit their stories before presenting them to an audience. The literacy objectives covered in this unit are: To create a mythical character To use superlatives To describe contrasting settings To use ‘power-of-3’ to expand noun phrases To use powerful verbs To draw inferences from details in a text To use ‘show-not-tell’ as a writing technique To describe how tension builds in a story structure To create tension in my writing To prepare a group performance To identify conventions in mythical literature To make a plan for my writing To write my own hero myth To find words in a dictionary To organise paragraphs around a theme To edit and evaluate my writing To present my story to an audience SPECIAL OFFER: New TES buyers can use code OUTSTANDINGOCT at checkout to download this resource for free!
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Romans Instructions Planning Pack

Romans Instructions Planning Pack

Updated for 2017/18! Download our popular ten-lesson unit of work based on reading and writing instructional texts with a Romans theme. Pupils will make a chocolate Roman road and then create instructions based on becoming gladiator champions! Please follow download instructions at the bottom of this description. Problems downloading? Click here for download help The ten lessons in this unit aim to give children the opportunity to understand the features of instructions as a genre. In the first week, children will engage with the text type by following instructions to make edible Roman roads out of biscuits, chocolates and custard! There is also a grammar focus on using prepositions and imperative verbs. In the second week, pupils will use drama to develop ideas and extend their vocabulary. They will then plan their own set of instructions about becoming Roman gladiator champions and they will then have the opportunity to draft, edit and present their final instructions. The English objectives covered in this unit are: - To give and follow verbal instructions - To use prepositions - To read and follow written instructions - To identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning - To use a range of imperative verbs - To prepare a group performance - To make a plan for my writing - To write my own instructions - To edit my writing - To make decisions about how to present my writing The PDF file contains ten lesson plans and all accompanying pupil resources. Perfect to link literacy and history in your Romans topic! You may also like: Roman Britain Planning Pack Escape from Pompeii Literacy Planning Pack Romans Planning Bundle of all three planning packs Please follow the steps below to access your files: 1. Return to this page. 2. Scroll to the files included within the resource listed under the header ‘Files Included’/'All Files'. You may need to click on the ‘See all Resources’ to view them all. 3. Use the download arrow icons found to the left of each of the file names for each separate file.
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Transition

Transition

Make a time capsule to seal and open at the end of the year. A transition day essential! This is an ideal project for getting to know your new class. Make an ‘All About Me’ time capsule envelope to seal up and save and then watch the delight on pupils’ faces as they open them up again at the end of the school year! In this All About Me activity, pupils fill in two fun activity sheets about themselves. They seal their All About Me sheets in an envelope and decorate a time capsule label for the front. Be as creative as you like with the envelope decoration - glitter, stickers, pens or paints! Then the teacher saves the All About Me time capsule envelopes and returns them at the end of the year to be opened. Children just love opening these and seeing how they have changed over the course of the year! You might like our other New Year resources: Class Poem Pack Recipe for a Happy New Year! All About Me Fidget Spinner Pack
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Sea/Seaside Poetry Planning

Sea/Seaside Poetry Planning

Very popular poetry planning for the seaside/under the sea topic! In this unit, children will read and listen to seaside or sea poems by Edward Lear and to consider how the sounds and language patterns come alive when they are read aloud. They will have the opportunity to create their own versions of the sea poems and to perform them. The aims of the unit for pupils are: • To listen to a range of seaside poems being read aloud and engage imaginatively with them • To identify patterns of language and repeated phrases • To use the voice in different ways to express ideas • To perform a poem off by heart The PDF file contains 10 full literacy lesson plans, copies of the poems and accompanying pupil resources. Perfect for National Poetry Month! You may also like our other KS1 poetry packs: Summer Performance Poetry Pack Year 2 Performance Poetry Pack Spring Performance Poetry
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Seasonal Poetry

Seasonal Poetry

Get poetry flowing in every season with our bundle of popular resources of poetry to see you through the year! Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter plus some seasonal extras are all covered in one handy bundle usually worth nearly £30! Included in this pack: - Spring Poetry - Easter Poems - Summer Poetry - Seaside Poetry - Summer Sports -Autumn Poetry -Bonfire Poems -Christmas Poetry -New Year Poetry
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Summer Poetry

Summer Poetry

Download our new Summer Performance Poetry Pack, a five-lesson English unit for KS1, based on performing summer poetry. In this unit, pupils will read a classic summer poem about a baby playing with the sand on the beach. Pupils will have a chance to consider how the sounds and language patterns come alive when the poem is read aloud. There is also a grammar focus on expanded nouns and using command sentences. Children will work towards creating their own version of the summer poem and turning it into an effective performance, which could be used for a summer-themed assembly or celebration. The aims of the unit for pupils are: • To listen to a classic summer poem being read aloud • To use expanded nouns • To use command sentences • To prepare a poetry performance including actions • To perform a poem to an audience The PDF file contains 5 full literacy lesson plans, copies of the poem and all accompanying pupil resources. You may also like our other KS1 poetry packs: Going to Sea Poetry Pack Transition Day Activity Pack Year 2 Performance Poetry Pack Spring Performance Poetry
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Back to School - All About Me

Back to School - All About Me

Download these popular 'All About Me' activities with a fidget spinner theme! Great for back to school or getting to know you activities! The pack contains activities that can be used in the following ways: 1. An All About Me sheet for pupils to fill in the sections of the fidget spinners with pictures or words about their favourite foods, people, school activities etc. 2. A blank version of the above activity for teachers pupils to choose their own categories. 3. A game using real fidget spinners (if they have not been banned!) where pupils have until the spinner stops to talk about each category. 4. A multiple-choice quiz for pupils to make real and false answers about themselves using the fidget spinner templates. 5. A design-your-own fidget spinner activity. Check out our other popular resources: All About Me Time Capsule Summer Performance Poetry Transition Day Activity Pack End of Term Iphone Activity Booklet
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Spring  Poetry

Spring Poetry

Updated for Spring 2018! Download our five-lesson literacy unit of poetry planning for Years 1 and 2, based on performing Spring poetry and built around the KS1 new curriculum literacy objectives. In this unit, pupils will read a classic Spring poem about a fast white bunny and they will consider how the sounds and language patterns come alive when the poem is read aloud, particularly reflecting on the use of verbs and similes. Children will work towards creating their version of the Easter poem and turning it into an effective performance. The aims of the unit for pupils are: • To listen to a classic Spring poem being read aloud • To identify verbs and similes • To prepare a poetry performance including actions • To perform a poem to an audience The PDF file contains 5 full literacy lesson plans, copies of the poem and all accompanying pupil resources. You may also like our other KS1 packs: Going to Sea Poetry Pack Summer Performance Poetry Pack
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Laurel vs. Yanny Lesson

Laurel vs. Yanny Lesson

This is a Powerpoint lesson and worksheet based on the ‘Laurel or Yanny’ soundclip debate that is going viral! When people listen to the clip, some people seem to hear it as ‘Laurel’ and others seem to hear ‘Yanny’. This fun lesson is a simple data handling activity that can be made suitable for KS2 or KS1 classes. Pupils will listen to the sound clip and then record the responses in a frequency table and block graph, Included in the Powerpoint are also some data processing questions, starting with straight forward questions that simply require intepreting of the data for younger classes and going on to more difficult questions involving fractions, percentages and ratios for KS2. Included in this resource: Powerpoint file (fully editable) Worksheet
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Primary School Planning Packs - Mega Bundle!

Primary School Planning Packs - Mega Bundle!

Download our most popular and well-loved planning packs from primary school, all in one brilliant mega bundle! This is an excellent investment for primary teachers, subject co-ordinators and school leaders. All of our lessons are planned by outstanding teachers.
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