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.
A resource created to teach year 1 children about handling data and creating tally charts. Children were told that we are going on a trip to the jungle and that in their packs there were some animals that needed to be released back into the wild. The first activity was to sort the animals (this was the whole session for my LA children), they then used the animal pictures to complete the tally chart (a discussion happened here to recap what a tally chart is and what to do when we count five of something). Afterwards the children were to answer the questions about their tally chart. As a next step or reasoning question the children were asked to write their own question to ask someone about the tally chart, there was a frame to support children in this.
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.
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 resource to be used for the week. The sessions are around 20 minutes long and follow the letters and sounds book and follow the introduce, revisit, teach, practise and apply structure. During the week the children will be introduced to the alternative spellings for the ai and c phonemes through the use of word sorts and phoneme spotters, they will revisit tricky words they have learnt so far and will be practising spelling words using graphemes they have already been taught.
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 range of six different thinkers keys which were linked to our fairy tale topic. The thinkers keys were used to promote higher level thinking and were given as a starter activity or as a next step after work was completed. The activities come on a sheet of ten of the same key which can either be printed on stickers or can be printed on plain paper, trimmed and stuck in books.
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.
A set of 7 of the Thinker's Keys for year 1 and 2 linked to the book 'Lost and Found' which we used as a topic. The thinker's keys are used to promote a higher level of thinking. The children in my class worked in pairs to complete the different keys and absolutely loved doing it!
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 weeks worth of powerpoint resources for phase 5 phonics. The powerpoint covers the alternative pronunciations: a, y, ch and ou and the tricky words many, laughed, because, different, any, eyes, friends, once and please. The powerpoint follows the introduce, revisit, teach, practise and apply lesson structure and there are opportunities for children to read and write different words as well as sorting different sounds and revisiting the phase 5 sounds we have already learnt.
Three days worth of differentiated resources, powerpoints and planning for use when teaching year 1 how to write formal letters. The lessons are linked to 'The Way Back Home' by Oliver Jeffers and the children wrote a letter from the boy to the alien.
A lesson created to teach year 1 pupils about the past and present tense and how to add -ing and -ed to change the verb from past to present tense within writing. The presentation starts the children thinking about the difference between a sentence in the past and one in the present. It then looks at how to add -ed and -ing to the root word to change its meaning. For their independent tasks the children are to write two sentences about the picture; one present and one past tense, using what they have learnt about suffixes. The powerpoint is linked to our theme which is Antarctica and penguins.
A whole week's worth of phonics lessons. This resource covers the alternative pronunciations; ow, ie, ea and er as well as the tricky words; water, where, who, again, thought, through, work and mouse. The Powerpoint follows the letters and sounds book and has an introduction, revisit, teach, practise and apply section to each lesson. The revisit is different each day and covers not only practising phase 5 sounds but also looking back at reading previously taught tricky words and spellings.
A range of different 20 minute GP&S activities for year 1. Each activity has a title slide, a whole class activity or teach section and an independent task which may involve a group discussion or independent writing. This powerpoint covers when to use capital letters, using commas between adjectives and in lists and nouns and pronouns. Some of these activities have been created to recap areas which have already been taught and others are to teach new things.
A presentation and activity used with year 1 when looking at the 7 continents of the world. This presentation is linked to Santa Clause and helping him to learn more about where he will be delivering his presents on Christmas Eve.
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.
The whole weeks lessons for the phase 5 phonics sounds a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e and u_e. The powerpoint contains activities and chances to introduce the new sound, revisit sounds the children have already learnt, an opportunity to practise reading words containing the new sound and the chance to apply what they have learnt through reading sentences, finding real and nonsense words or writing a word on their whiteboard.
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 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 plan, powerpoint presentation and differentiated activities for working out intervals of time. A lesson which was taught towards the end of our first time topic. The lesson was themed around our castle topic and is linked to a jousting tournament and how long the tournament lasted. LA children are working out time intervals for o'clock and half past, MA to quarter past and HA are using increments of 5 minutes.