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Year 1 teaching symmetry
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Year 1 teaching symmetry

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A lesson which has been differentiated three ways to teach year 1 children about symmetry. The pack includes a powerpoint, a plan, three different differentiated activities and next steps for the year 1 children to complete.
Money Year 1- knowing the value of coins and adding coins in my purse
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Money Year 1- knowing the value of coins and adding coins in my purse

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A whole lesson on teaching money to year 1. The starter gets the children to match the coins to their value which is one of the NC objectives. There are then a few examples of coins in a purse on the board. This gets the children thinking about how to add different coins and how to write this as a number sentence. After the whole class input the children have their own purses in their books. This activity is differentiated with LA children working with 1p’s and 2p’s. MA are using coins up to 10p and HA children are working with coins up to 50p. The pack also comes with next steps stickers to be used when marking or when moving the children on in the lesson.
Year 3 Writing a Persuasive Advert
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Year 3 Writing a Persuasive Advert

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A range of different resources created to get year 3 children to write persuasively. Resources include starters, main group activities and a powerpoint. Gets children thinking about what a good advert looks like and what techniques we can use in persuasive writing. The overall aim of the unit of work was to be able to sell products to ‘dragons den’. The children were asked to design their own tea and to persuade the rest of the class to buy it. This can be linked to DT as the children then can design and make their product.
Year 1 RE celebrations pack
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Year 1 RE celebrations pack

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A plan and resources following the new RE curriculum for year 1 on celebrations. The pack contains a six week plan following the new national curriculum guidelines. The plan looks at celebrations- the celebrations the children may have been to, achievements, Jewish Passover, Eid, Christian wedding ceremonies and special places. The pack contains a powerpoint presentation to go with the plan along with activities for each lesson.
Using adjectives to describe a setting Year 1
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Using adjectives to describe a setting Year 1

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A resource used when teaching a year 1 class about adjectives. Contains a powerpoint with two pictures of an icy setting to describe, a sound clip to be played when the children are thinking about what they may hear in this setting, a thermometer picture to use as a prompt when thinking about how cold it may be there. I used the resource alongside fake snow and fans in boxes. There are senses spinners for lower ability children as a prompt to get them thinking about using the 5 senses to describe the setting. There are also a range of snowflakes. Blank snowflakes for children to write their own adjectives on to share with the class and others with a range of different adjectives on for LA children to decide which ones would be well chosen and which wouldn't. They are then to match the well chosen adjectives to the picture.
Whole class reading where the wild things are year 1
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Whole class reading where the wild things are year 1

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A week long flipchart and resources to be used as a whole class read for year 1 based on the book ‘Where the wild things are’. Covers the domains- inference, sequencing, retrieval, prediction, vocabulary. Only open if you have publisher and activinspire otherwise it wont work. Activities are differentiated.
Measuring year 1
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Measuring year 1

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A pack created for the first lesson in teaching measure to year one. The powerpoint is based around the theme of the Wizard of Oz and the children are set an initial problem to solve by Dorothy. The powerpoint then asks the children to think about how they could solve this problem and what we could use to measure lengths and heights. This lesson the children were only using non standard units of measure and the HA children moved on to using rulers the following day. The pack comes with an activity for children who will be working independently as well as a teacher led activity. Both activities are practical and hands on which get the children practising measuring length.
Teaching year 1/2 about the use of possessive apostrophe and creating a character
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Teaching year 1/2 about the use of possessive apostrophe and creating a character

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A lesson used to introduce my year 1 class to the possessive apostrophe (they have already seen apostrophes in contractions) when creating their own fairy tale character ready for a story they are going to write. The pack includes a powerpoint which introduces the children to the possessive apostrophe and then gets them to apply what they have learnt by asking them to choose the correct use of the possessive apostrophe. I then asked the children to create their own fairy tale character using the character description frame. Afterwards we wrote about our character using imaginative description and using the possessive apostrophe. The pack also contains a blooms taxonomy higher level sticker for your early finishers and a writing frame for LA children to use when describing their character.
Lost and Found Themed Investigating Materials Lesson Science Year 1 and 2
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Lost and Found Themed Investigating Materials Lesson Science Year 1 and 2

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A resource that was created for use in year 1 and 2 lesson in Science. The lesson was used for a learning together Science session when investigating materials but can also be used within the classroom with just the children. The children were to think about materials that sink and float, and those which are waterproof and what each of those words mean. The children were then asked to design and label a boat for the boy and the penguin to travel to the South Pole using the 'junk' materials that they had brought in. They were then asked to make their design, test it and then evaluate at the end. This pack contains the powerpoint used to explain what to do for the children and also looked at the meaning of the different words we were talking about. It also contains the experiment sheet.
Year 1 Addition to 20
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Year 1 Addition to 20

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The first lesson for block 1 Spring 1 following the White Rose scheme. Due to the aility levels in my class the first lesson comprises of a warm up where ‘Beaky’ has jumbled up the numerals and words counting to 20 and the children have to move them around so that they are correct. I have then focused the first lesson solely on counting by adding on using the pictures for ‘first’, ‘then’ and ‘now’. This is the only part of the varied fluency included in this pack. The activities are differentiated. LA are to just fill in the sentences using the pictures with colour coordinated words. MA have higher numbers and have to complete the the ‘now’ picture (and in my class will have support) and HA are to complete independently without the colour coordinated words as a clue. I have then included two reasoning questions. I know that there are often problems when opening up a publisher document so I have also included the PDF. I hope it saves you time!
Whole Class Guided Reading 'Charlie Cook's Favourite Book' (Active inspire needed!)
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Whole Class Guided Reading 'Charlie Cook's Favourite Book' (Active inspire needed!)

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An active inspire flipchart and differentiated activities accompany whole class guided for year 1 based around the story ‘Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book’. The pack comes with differentiated extracts from the story as well as differentiated follow up activities. All are linked to the VIPERS and reading domains. This will only work if you have active inspire downloaded as the presentation is on a flipchart NOT powerpoint.
Coordinating conjunctions KS1
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Coordinating conjunctions KS1

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A SP&G lesson on coordinating conjunctions. This was used when teaching my year 1 children what a coordinating conjunction was for the first time. Begins with a revisit of what we know about main clauses and simple sentences and then moves on to looking at coordinating conjunctions. There is an activity at the end of the powerpoint where the children are to choose the best coordinating conjunction to complete the compound sentence.
To understand animals and humans- investigate things that are living, dead and were never alive.
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To understand animals and humans- investigate things that are living, dead and were never alive.

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A lesson created to get children to think about things that are living, dead or were never alive in line with the new national curriculum. Lesson was created for KS1. The pack contains a powerpoint presentation which is easy to follow with a starter activity which children can do on the carpet or at their tables where they can discuss their thoughts. Also included is a table for the children to investigate living, dead and never alive objects around the school and then place in the correct column.
Year one imaginative descriptions and settings
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Year one imaginative descriptions and settings

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A lesson plan and power point used to teach year one about adjectives and settings. We had begun to look at the wizard of oz and started looking at adjectives. I explained what they were and the children looked at examples. We then discussed what the setting in a story is and shared ideas about adjectives we could use to describe munchkin land. The children wrote their ideas down on post it notes and then stuck them to the board around the picture.
Whole Class Guided Reading The Weather Monster Year 1 (need active inspire!)
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Whole Class Guided Reading The Weather Monster Year 1 (need active inspire!)

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A lesson plan, flipchart and resources for 2-3 weeks whole class guided reading using the book ‘My Friend the Weather Monster’ depending on how often you do whole class guided reading. The planning and flipchart is linked to the Vipers and domains for teaching guided reading. This will only work if you have active inspire already downloaded as it is a flipchart NOT a powerpoint.
Read Write Inc word sort
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Read Write Inc word sort

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I have created these for the phonics activity during my guided reading carousel sessions for my year 1 class. There is one word sort for ch and sh words for my children still working on set 1 and an ar and ow sort for those who are revising set 2.
Phonics generation game year 1 /ai/
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Phonics generation game year 1 /ai/

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A generation game type powerpoint create to encourage children to think about the alternative /ai/ spellings. This lesson followed our investigation of the different /ai/ spellings. Children were to write the different words on the whiteboard and afterwards we looked at the spellings together. We then worked out the best bet for the /ai/ graphemes.