A list of sentence openers for use when writing in literacy, I used them for a lesson on formal letter writing. They worked well for my lower ability year 4's to help them structure their paragraphs/ writing. However, they can be adapted and used for the whole class or for structuring writing in general.
Lesson flip chart for recapping ordering fractions, equivalent fractions and ordering them in terms of size. The simple worksheet was used for my high ability year 4s on ordering fractions from smallest to largest. Requires prior knowledge of equivalent fractions to complete (all fraction conversions are straightforward and only require basic times table knowledge).
Covers addition and subtraction inverse operations, including word problems which worked well with my year 4 class. Worksheet is differentiated for 2 groups, but can easily be amended to make easier/more difficult.
A look at why we write letters (purpose), types of letter (differing audiences) and how to write a formal letter.
Includes lesson plan, presentation and link to a handy bbc video on letter conventions
I used this with my year 4 class as a recap on how to write letters, but it would also work as a good introduction to the topic for younger years.
For use when teaching geography topics exploring similarities between UK and another European country.
Lesson plan and flipchart look at the school day of a Greek child and lesson is based around comparing this to UK child. Can easily be modified to add more written work to the lesson as the main activity is very practical.
My year 4 class really loved discussing the differences between their lives and a typical Greek school day!
Worksheet and flipchart used for my middle and higher ability year 4 pupils, converting time measures from seconds to minutes, minutes to hours, hours to minutes and minutes to seconds.
EDIT: Now includes a supporting lesson plan!
Two lessons worth of flipcharts, worksheets and homework activities for converting between units of length (mm, cm, m, km). Homework is differentiated for 3 groups, other worksheets are differentiated for two groups but can easily be amended.
Lesson plan and flip chart for writing a science fiction setting, with a focus on using sensory description to create a sense of place. Flip chart contains links to music/video clips to help inspire the children's writing.
My class loved this lesson and produced some fantastic sci-fi settings to use for the opening of their science fiction stories!
Short geography unit on Italy looking at Italy’s physical geography, climate, comparing this to the UK and finding out what crops are grown in Italy for use in pizza making! My year 4 class many years ago really enjoyed the pizza quest and learning all about Italy for a couple of short weeks.