A range of resources created to teach year 3 children how to write a poem like 'The Magic Box' by Kit write. The plan outlines how the resources were used on each day. Children began by looking at the poem and thinking about what they would like to put in their own box. Children used the 'favourite resources' to think about who and what they would like to put in. I produced my own shoe box full of things I would put in my own magic box and shared it with the class beforehand (see picture). The children wrote their ideas on strips of paper and put them in their own magic box in the middle of their table.
On the second day we looked at the language used and the way the poem is set out. I showed the children the poem I had created and provided a frame for them to use when writing which their own which built on their work on 2a phrases.
A resource used to get children thinking about 2D shapes. I created a 'crime' that had been committed in the classroom by a certain 2D shape. I tipped over chairs and scattered 2D shapes around the room. I showed the children the 'classified' powerpoint that had come from the 'police' and gave the children clues to help them to solve the crime. These clues got the children thinking about regular and irregular shapes as well as how to work out the perimeter of shape.
A 20 minute lesson where year 1 children were to think about simple sentences. The powerpoint includes an activity where the children are to unjumble the sentence and then have a go at creating a sentence of their own using the words on the board. Afterwards we created a human sentence using whiteboards. I explained that sentences need a capital letter and a full stop at the end and then the children had the opportunity to write their own simple sentences using a checklist on the board with clipart pictures as writing prompts.
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.
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.
A range of different resources to be used when teaching division to year 3. I linked the learning to the Ice Bear topic and as a result the children were sharing and grouping using the Eskimos and sleds as well as 'snow balls'. This resource pack contains pictures as well as lesson ideas and word problems for both grouping and sharing. I have also included a 'be the teacher' starter activity where the children have to find and fix the mistakes.
A range of resources to help children to come to terms with different angles. I created angle eaters so that the children could first investigate the angles that they could find around the classroom. Once the children had found a range of different objects containing right angles I used the alien angles display to get the to think about obtuse and acute angles. After investigating these with the angle eaters we moves on to labeling and sorting different angles and the angles within shapes.
A presentation and activity for working out the new time. Comes with a starter recap and a problem for the children to solve altogether. Main teaching includes differentiated activities for children to complete. LA activity working out what time it will be once an hour is added to o'clock, MA working out the time once an hour is added to o'clock and half past and HA activity adding increments of 5 minutes to find the new time. Children are to work out the new times and draw the hands on the clock to show these times.
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.
A lesson where children were improving sentences to make a powerful sentence by changing the verb and adjective in the sentence depending on the mood of the story. The pack contains a lesson plan, an activity for the children to complete in their books and the powerpoint presentation to accompany it.
A follow on lesson used with year one after teaching adjectives and what they mean. This pack contains a power point with recaps what makes a sentence and then moves on to using adjectives to improve my sentence. This then leads to three differentiated activities with the necessary resources included in the pack. LA are to copy the sentence and add an adjective, MA are to add adjectives and check for the correct punctuation and HA are to extend sentences using and.
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!
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.
A presentation and resources to last over 9 sessions for the story ‘The Lion Inside’. Each lesson is linked to one of the reading domains. The activities are differentiated and aimed at year 1. You do need activinspire to access these resources.
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.
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.
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.
A resource used to teach year 3 place value. This folder includes two files. The first is a starter where the children must order the 3-digit numbers printed on trains. Also included is an activity where the children must partition the 3-digit numbers printed on the trains into hundreds, tens and ones. Also comes with a blank set of trains.
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.