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We offer support for teaching the specialist subjects in primary schools: Computing; Art; D&T; Languages: Music and Wellbeing. Bite-sized videos for teachers, lesson and whole school plans, all created by expert, specialist teachers.

We offer support for teaching the specialist subjects in primary schools: Computing; Art; D&T; Languages: Music and Wellbeing. Bite-sized videos for teachers, lesson and whole school plans, all created by expert, specialist teachers.
Art: Clay (Year 2)
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Art: Clay (Year 2)

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This is art and design lesson plan is for teaching Year 2 pupils how to work with clay. Whilst developing their sculpting and modelling skills, children will experiment with using different objects to create interesting textures on the surface of a clay tile. For an additional teachers video on this topic, click on the link below: https://www.kapowprimary.com/subjects/art-and-design/key-stage-1/year-2/skills/craft-clay/ National curriculum links: ● To use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination ● To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using line, shape, form and space ● About the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work
French: The World and Nationality (Year 6)
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French: The World and Nationality (Year 6)

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This resource is for Year 6 French Teachers. It contains a lesson plan, a PowerPoint, and activities on prepositions, label the countries and vocabulary pronunciation. The objective is to teach pupils to the words for countries around the world and to say if they are from there and their nationality. This links to the national curriculum: ● Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words ● Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied; the conjugation of high-frequency verbs; key features and patterns of the language The lesson video is on our website: https://www.kapowprimary.com/subjects/languages/upper-key-stage-2/year-6/allez-les-bleus/lesson-3-le-monde/
Wellbeing: Resilience (Year 2)
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Wellbeing: Resilience (Year 2)

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This resource is for teaching wellbeing to Year 2 pupils. It contains a lesson plan, powerpoint and activity for pupils regarding resilience and developing a growth mindset. Additionally, you can view a teaching video on the theme of resilience by clicking on the link below: https://www.kapowprimary.com/subjects/wellbeing/key-stage-1/year-2/wellbeing/lesson-4-developing-a-growth-mindset/ The objectives for this lesson pack are: -To identify strategies to help overcome barriers or manage difficult emotions -To develop a growth mindset National curriculum links: ● 2.5. A ll schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice PSHE Association Programme of Study: ● H3: T o think about themselves, to learn from their experiences, to recognise and celebrate their strengths and set simple but challenging goals
Computing: Networks: What is a Network? (Year 3)
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Computing: Networks: What is a Network? (Year 3)

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This is a resource for Year 4 Computing Teachers. It contains a lesson plan, presentation and activities to help children understand what a network is. The objective is for pupils to understand that networks join things together, to recognise that networks can be wired or wireless and that they can explain the purpose of a network. This resource links to the national curriculum criteria: -Understand computer networks, including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web, and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration -Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information The video for the lesson can be found for free on our website: https://www.kapowprimary.com/subjects/computing/lower-key-stage-2/year-3/networks/lesson-1-whats-a-network/
French: Describing Animal Habitats (Year 3)
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French: Describing Animal Habitats (Year 3)

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This resource is for Year 3 French Teachers. It contains a lesson plan, a video and activities for your pupils. This lesson aims to teach pupils to build sentences to describe where something lives or does not live. This connects to the national curriculum criteria: ● Speak in sentences using basic language structures ● Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied The lesson video is linked below: https://www.kapowprimary.com/example-lessons/languages-year-3-circle-of-life-lesson-2-of-5-habitats/
Music: Pentatonic Scale (Year 3)
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Music: Pentatonic Scale (Year 3)

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This bundle is for Year 3 Music teachers, and contains and lesson plan and powerpoint on the pentaonic scale. Pupils will learn that the pentatonic scale is a five-note scale, and will use a tuned instrument to play the scale together as a class, before moving on to playing pentatonic melodies in pairs. Puplis will also play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression. For a teaching video on the pentaonic scale, head to our website: https://www.kapowprimary.com/subjects/music/lower-key-stage-2/year-3/festivals-chinese-new-year/lesson-2-pentatonic-scale/
Art and Design: Willow Patterns (Year 4)
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Art and Design: Willow Patterns (Year 4)

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This resource is a lesson plan for Year 4 Art and Design Teachers. Its objective is to teach pupils how to recreate the traditional design style of willow painting. Children will design their own willow pattern style plate based on a tale of their choice, first drawing three key characters, then going over the details with ink, before finally using a wash in lighter tones of blue. For a teaching video on this lesson, head to our website: https://www.kapowprimary.com/subjects/art-and-design/lower-key-stage-2/year-4/skills/design-willow-pattern/ National curriculum links: ● To improve their mastery of Art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials ● About great artists, architects and designers in history
Design & Technology: Textiles: Stuffed Toy (Year 5)
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Design & Technology: Textiles: Stuffed Toy (Year 5)

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This lesson plan and resources are for Design & Technology teachers to instruct children to use a blanket stitch to sew and stuff their toys. They will use a blanket stitch to join two pieces of fabric, stuff and repair their toy. They will also evaluate their stuffed toy. This connects to the national curriculum: ● Apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stuffen and reinforce more complex structures ● Evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work The D&T lesson video is on our website: https://www.kapowprimary.com/subjects/design-and-technology/upper-key-stage-2/year-5/textiles/lesson-4-stuffed-toy-assembly/
Computing: Sonic Pi: Music Looping (Year 5)
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Computing: Sonic Pi: Music Looping (Year 5)

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This Computing lesson for Year 5 (Upper Key Stage 2) teaches children to use their programming skills to create a piece of music using music loops. They will create a program that plays themed music, including a loop and can debug simple errors in their code. This aligns with the national curriculum criteria: ● Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals ● Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs The video explanation is on our website: https://www.kapowprimary.com/subjects/computing/upper-key-stage-2/year-5/sonic-pi/lesson-2-sonic-soundtracks/
Art: Printing: Great Fire of London
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Art: Printing: Great Fire of London

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This Year 1 Art and Design lesson for teachers involved the Great Fire of London topic with print making. They will learn to make a print of a Tudor house and will use two different printing techniques. This lesson includes a teacher demonstration video, a PowerPoint and a lesson plan. The lesson aligns with national curriculum criteria: ● To use a range of materials creatively to design and make products ● To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space The demonstration Art video is linked below from our website: https://www.kapowprimary.com/subjects/art-and-design/key-stage-1/year-1/skills/craft-great-fire-of-london/
Design and Technology: Leavers and Sliders (Year 1)
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Design and Technology: Leavers and Sliders (Year 1)

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This bundle is for Year 1, Design and Technology teachers. It includes a lesson plan, power point and practical resources on leavers and sliders. Pupils will explore how levers and sliders work, by making examples of each from templates and learn about the direction of movements and the mechanisms required to make these work. This includes pupils making a moving story book using leavers and sliders. National curriculum links: ● Explore and evaluate a range of existing products ● Explore and use mechanisms
Art and Design: Clacton Pigeon Mural - Banksy (Year 5)
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Art and Design: Clacton Pigeon Mural - Banksy (Year 5)

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This resource is suitable for those teaching Year 5 pupils Art and Design. The lesson pack contains a lesson plan and a picture of the Clacton Pigeon Mural by Banksy. The objectives of these resources are: -To evaluate and analyse creative work using the language of art, craft and design -To understand that art can have both meaning and message National curriculum links: Aims ● Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques ● Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design KS2 ● To improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay] Find our free video tutorial here: https://www.kapowprimary.com/subjects/art-and-design/upper-key-stage-2/year-5/every-picture-tells-a-story/lesson-1-clacton-pigeon-mural-banksy/
Computing: What is a Computer? Inputs (Year2)
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Computing: What is a Computer? Inputs (Year2)

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This resource is for Year 2 Computing Teachers. It contains a lesson plan, presentation and activities for children to recognise how technology is controlled. The objective is for pupils to understand that people control technology, and that technology will follow instructions allowing us to therefore predict what technology will do. This lesson has links to the national curriculum criteria: -Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs -Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school The video can be found, for free, on our website: https://www.kapowprimary.com/subjects/computing/key-stage-1/year-2/data-and-data-representation-hardware-and-processing/lesson-2-inputs/
Music: Musical Rhythms: Rainforest (Year 4)
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Music: Musical Rhythms: Rainforest (Year 4)

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This Music lesson is for Year 4 (KS2) teachers to teach children how to create musical rhythms using body percussion. This lesson includes a teacher video, a lesson plan and three activity resources. The lesson combines to teach pupils about the layers of the rainforest, as well as learn to work in a group to make and record rhythms. This lesson has links to the national curriculum criteria: ● Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression ● Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music The teacher video on our website is linked below: https://www.kapowprimary.com/subjects/music/lower-key-stage-2/year-4/rainforests/lesson-3-the-rhythm-of-the-forest-floor-2/
French: Describing People, Places, Things (Year 4)
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French: Describing People, Places, Things (Year 4)

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This resource is for Year 4 French Teachers. It contains a lesson plan, presentation and activities regarding describing people, places and things in French. The objective is for pupils to create simple, descriptive sentences in French. This resource links to the national curriculum criteria; -Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing -Describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing -Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied…how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English Additionally, it meets the KS2 Framework; Write simple words and phrases using a model and some words from memory (L4.4)
Computing: Remixing HTML (Year4)
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Computing: Remixing HTML (Year4)

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This is a resource for Year 4 Computing Teachers. It contains a lesson plan, presentation and an unplugged activity regarding changing HTML and changing the appearance of an object. The objective is for pupils to identify and remix some parts of HTML code and change the text size and content. This resource links to the national curriculum criteria: Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts The lesson video is available on our website: https://www.kapowprimary.com/subjects/computing/lower-key-stage-2/year-4/html/lesson-2-remixing-html/
Design & Technology: Making Baby Bear's Chair (Year 2)
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Design & Technology: Making Baby Bear's Chair (Year 2)

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This resource is for Year 2 Design & Technology Teachers. It contains a teacher video and a lesson plan to instruct children to make a structure according to a design criteria. It links to the national curriculum: ●Design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria ● Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology ● Select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics ● Build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable Our lesson video is featured on our website: https://www.kapowprimary.com/subjects/design-and-technology/key-stage-1/year-2/structures-baby-bears-chair/lesson-3-making-baby-bears-chair/
Computing: Designing a Smart School (Year 6)
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Computing: Designing a Smart School (Year 6)

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This Year 6 (Upper KS2) Computing lesson will help pupils to design a smart school. This will include learning about methods of data transfer and researching technology culminating in preparing a presentation. The lesson has links to the national curriculum criteria: ● Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information ● Understand computer networks including the internet, how they can provide multiple services, such as the world-wide web, and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration The explanatory lesson video is available on our website:  https://www.kapowprimary.com/subjects/computing/upper-key-stage-2/year-6/big-data-2/lesson-9-designing-a-smart-school/
Wellbeing: Our Social Media Self (Year 6)
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Wellbeing: Our Social Media Self (Year 6)

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This Wellbeing lesson for Year 6 asks children to consider why people may present their life in a different way on social media and the impact this can have on other people. The lesson includes a teacher video, a lesson plan and a teaching activity. The objectives are help children to recognise how information in the media (and online) can affect how people feel about themselves. This links to the national curriculum criteria: ● Strategies for keeping safe online; the importance of protecting personal information, including passwords, addresses and the distribution of images of themselves and others ● To critically examine what is presented to them in social media and why it is important to do so; understand how information contained in social media can misrepresent or mislead; the importance of being careful what they forward to others The demonstration teacher video is on our website: https://www.kapowprimary.com/subjects/wellbeing/upper-key-stage-2/year-6/wellbeing/lesson-1wonderful-me-our-social-media-selves/
Music: South and West Africa (Year 5)
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Music: South and West Africa (Year 5)

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This Year 5 (KS2) music lesson encourages children to play glockenspiels, xylophones or steel pans to play a song. This includes a lesson plan, a demo video and teaching resources. They will use tuned percussion to play a chord progression. This links to the national curriculum criteria: ● Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression ● Use and understand staff and other musical notations ● Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians The demonstration video is on our website below: https://www.kapowprimary.com/subjects/music/upper-key-stage-2/year-5/around-the-world-south-and-west-africa/lesson-2-playing-shosholoza/