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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.
Anglo-Saxons
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Anglo-Saxons

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SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE of £2 for this weekend only! A fully-resourced unit of history lessons for KS2, covering the Anglo-Saxon topic. This KS2History planning pack includes 10 detailed lessons plans, each with accompanying pupil resource sheets and Powerpoint slides. The ten sessions in this unit aim to give an overview of the Anglo-Saxon period in Britain and to highlight some of the major changes during this period. There is an emphasis on allowing pupils to consider the sources of evidence that form our understanding of this period of British history. The aims of the unit for pupils are: To gain an overview of the significant people and events during the Anglo-Saxon period in Britain. To contrast everyday life during the Anglo-Saxon period with modern British lifestyles. To consider broader historical themes of invading and settling before a time when Britain was unified under a single monarch. To become familiar with historical sources and accurate vocabulary relating to the Anglo-Saxon period. This pack contains everything you need to teach this unit, including differentiated activity ideas so that it can be adapted to the needs of your class. The Powerpoint text is also editable. The planning pack covers the following lessons: Who were the Anglo-Saxon invaders? Why did the Anglo-Saxons want to settle in Britain? What was it like in an Anglo-Saxon village? What kind of clothes did the Anglo-Saxons wear? How was Anglo-Saxon Britain ruled? Who was Alfred the Great? What was Anglo-Saxon food and drink like? How did the Anglo-Saxons write things down? How did the Anglo-Saxons find out about Christianity? What was the mystery of Sutton Hoo? This pack is brought to you from Ks2history. You may also like our KS2 Beowulf Literacy Planning Pack.
'How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth' Planning Pack (Stone Age Instructions Unit)
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'How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth' Planning Pack (Stone Age Instructions Unit)

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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.
Egyptian Cinderella Planning  (Egyptians Topic)
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Egyptian Cinderella Planning (Egyptians Topic)

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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.
'Escape From Pompeii' Planning (Romans/Volcanoes)
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'Escape From Pompeii' Planning (Romans/Volcanoes)

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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
Y6 SATS Preparation Bundle
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Y6 SATS Preparation Bundle

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Including practice questions and a 2019 presentation for parents, this bundle contains three useful resources to help you prepare your pupils for the Y6 SATS/end of KS2 assessments, 1: Reading Question Generator: a highly-rated revision resource providing 100 practice questions for the reading test! You can focus on a particular area to revise or use this as a random question generator. 2. SPAG Question Generator: a popular revision resource providing 100 practice questions for the grammar, punctuation & vocabulary test. You can focus on a particular area to revise or use this as a random question generator. 3. SATS Presentation to Parents: an editable Powerpoint to be used in your information meeting with parents and carers, explaining all about the Y6 SATS. 4. A bonus poster with a little rhyme to help pupils keep calm about the SATS! #helpwithsats
Stone Age Planning Bundle
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Stone Age Planning Bundle

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History and English planning for Stone Age! These packs are very popular downloads. Problems downloading? Click here for download help Download our Stone Age to Iron Age planning bundle containing our three very popular Stone Age planning packs for Year 3 or Year 4. Get a great head start with your planning for the Stone Age to Iron Age topic at a bargain price. This Stone Age to Iron Age planning bundle includes the following: Stone Age to Iron Age Literacy Planning 1. Stone Age Boy Planning Pack- two week literacy unit of work based on the book Stone Age Boy with a final written outcome of pupils writing their own Stone Age narrative. 2. How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth Planning Pack - two week unit based on the book How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth with a focus on reading and writing instructional texts. Stone Age to Iron Age history planning: 3. Stone Age to Iron Age Planning Pack - complete planning and resource pack containing ten comprehensive history lessons and accompanying pupils resources and teacher guides. ***FREE BONUS Resources! 2 Reading Comprehension Packs***** Check out our other Stone Age resources for Year 3 and Year 4: You may also like: Stone Age Boy Literacy Planning How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth Literacy Planning - Stone Age Instructions Unit Stone Age to Iron Age Planning Pack
Beowulf Planning Pack (Anglo-Saxons)
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Beowulf Planning Pack (Anglo-Saxons)

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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. You might also like our fully resourced Anglo-Saxon history unit for KS2. 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 This unit is brought to you from KS2History. You may also like to try our [Anglo-Saxon history unit for KS2](http://https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/anglo-saxons-12034787).
Romans Planning Bundle
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Romans Planning Bundle

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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.
Stone Age Cave Art Lesson Plan
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Stone Age Cave Art Lesson Plan

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Download this FREE Stone Age lesson plan introducing the topic of Stone Age cave art. The lesson contains a two-page plan and two pupil resource sheets. The plan is designed for Year 3/4 and is the second lesson from the popular Stone Age to Iron Age Resource Pack recommended by TES. This lesson about cave art invites pupils to address their preconceptions of what people were like in the Stone Age. Pupils will discover some of the major achievements of Stone Age society and they will begin to study what early cave art was like, with an opportunity to create their own cave art that records some of the important aspects of Stone Age society. You may also like our other Stone Age resources: Stone Age Boy Literacy Planning Pack Stone Age to Iron Age Planning Pack How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth Literacy Planning Stone Age to Iron Age planning bundle of all 3 packs
Stone Age to Iron Age Lesson Plan -  Bronze Age Lesson
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Stone Age to Iron Age Lesson Plan - Bronze Age Lesson

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This lesson is about key changes in the Bronze Age and looks at the process of making bronze. The lesson contains a two-page plan and two pupil resource sheets. The plan is designed for Year 3/Year 4 and is part of the popular Stone Age to Iron Age Resource Pack recommended by TES. You may also like our other Stone Age planning resources: Stone Age Boy Literacy Planning How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth Literacy Planning Stone Age to Iron Age planning bundle of all 3 packs
Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age Reading Comprehension
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Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age Reading Comprehension

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Reading comprehension based on an information text about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. Great alongside the Stone Age to Iron Age topic or for a guided reading text! Problems downloading? Click here for download help This pack contains the information text, two pages of questions, an additional challenge and an answer key. The questions are aimed at Year 3 and Year 4 but could be used by other year groups too. This is a useful resource for English lessons, guided reading, independent research or homework. Check out our other popular Stone Age resources: Skara Brae Reading Comprehension Pack Stone Age Boy Planning How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth Planning Stone Age to Iron Age Resource Pack Stone Age Planning Bundle
'Animals and Plants'  Poetry Planning Year 1 and 2
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'Animals and Plants' Poetry Planning Year 1 and 2

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Download our popular two-week literacy unit of poetry planning for Years 1 and 2. This unit is perfect to go with a living things topic and is built around objectives from the National Curriculum. In this unit, children will read and listen to nature poems by Christina Rossetti and consider how the sounds and language patterns come alive when the poems are read aloud. Pupils will have the opportunity to create their own versions of the nature poems and to perform them. The aims of the unit for pupils are: • To listen to classic poems being read aloud • To identify patterns of language and recurring 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 all accompanying pupil resources. Perfect for National Poetry Month! SPECIAL OFFER: new TES buyers can use code OUTSTANDINGOCT at checkout to download for free! You may also like our other KS1 poetry packs: Going to Sea Poetry Pack Summer Performance Poetry Pack Spring Performance Poetry Pack
Victorian Poetry Planning
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Victorian Poetry Planning

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Download this popular two-week Victorians English planning for Year 5 / Year 6, based on studying and performing Victorian poetry. This Victorians poetry planning can be used alongside a Victorians topics or as a standalone unit covering classic poetry. In this unit, pupils will read and listen to the dramatic poems 'The Kraken' and 'Charge of the Light Brigade' by the Victorian poet Alfred Lord Tennyson, and they will consider how the sounds and language patterns come alive when the poems are read aloud. Children will work towards creating their own poems in the same style and will prepare to perform them aloud. The aims of the unit for pupils are: • To listen to classic and narrative poems by a Victorian poet • To identify poetic devices and to explain their effects • To research the literary influences of classic Victorian poetry • To prepare and perform a poem to an audience • To engage with a poet’s use of imaginative language to create monsters and battle scenes. The PDF file contains 10 full literacy lesson plans, copies of the poems and all accompanying pupil resources. SPECIAL OFFER: new TES buyers can use code OUTSTANDINGOCT at checkout to download for free! If you liked our Victorians Literacy Planning Pack, you may also like: You may also like: The Listeners Poetry Planning Pack Year 6 Performance Poetry Pack The Raven Poetry Planning Pack
Romans Instructions Planning Pack
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Romans Instructions Planning Pack

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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.
Christmas Poetry: Kennings
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Christmas Poetry: Kennings

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Looking for something a bit different for your Christmas poetry activity? This Christmas Kennings lesson will make a fun English activity ready for Christmas time and the resulting pieces of work create a fab festive classroom display! In this Christmas literacy lesson, pupils will learn about what kennings are and practise using them with a festive twist! Then they will make their own kenning poem about Christmas trees and turn it into a fantastic colourful kenning tree ready for a Christmas classroom display! The Powerpoint provided guides you though the full lesson, including time to discuss ideas and vocabulary. Then pupils can use the templates and instructions provided to make their own colouring kenning trees. This resource includes: - A full lesson powerpoint - A resource pack including teacher instructions and templates for the activity. This is a fun activity easily adapted for KS1 or KS2. 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.
Jabberwocky Poetry Planning Y3/Y4
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Jabberwocky Poetry Planning Y3/Y4

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Very popular for performance poetry! Download this fun poetry two-week unit of English lesson plans and resources, based on Jabberwocky and other poetry by Lewis Carroll. The pack is designed for Year 3 / Year 4 and it works towards a fun poetry performance at the end of the unit. In these lessons pupils will: - read and listen to classic poems by Lewis Carroll - use comprehension skills to tackle nonsense poetry - engage imaginatively with classic narrative poems - create their own Jabberwock creatures - write their own versions of the poems - make props for a dramatic performance - prepare and give a performance to an audience The poems in the Jabberwocky Literacy Planning Pack include 'The Walrus and the Carpenter', 'A Strange Wild Song' and 'Jabberwocky'. You may also like: The Listeners Poetry Planning Pack Stone Age Boy Literacy Pack The Egyptian Cinderella Literacy Pack