Unit of work for Beowulf - Morpurgo 2007 Version

Unit of work for Beowulf - Morpurgo 2007 Version

A unit of work (37 lessons - up to 50 hours of lessons ) for Year 5-6 pupils. Ideal for schools studying the Vikings/Anglo Saxons under the new curriculum. A unit of literacy that uses this incredible re-telling of the classic story to support the Year 5-6 literacy curriculum. There is a strong emphasis on SPAG with opportunities for extended writing and speaking and listening integrated into the Unit. APP comprehension questions have also been supplied to assist in developing level 4-6 readers. Resources have been provided to support the detailed planning sheet.
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Features of advertisements - Roman themed - with writing activity

Features of advertisements - Roman themed - with writing activity

This is a set of resources that will allow your pupils to first identify the features of adverts before using what they have learnt to write their own. Ideal for children studying Romans and suitable for ages 7-9. There are two worksheets to allow for differentiation: the easiest where the features are already highlighted, and the hardest where the children have to find the features within the blank text. Teachers can use the annotated version to model features with their pupils at the start of the lesson or use at the end so the children can check their work.
Pauljamesnolan
Roman explanation task: How to survive in the Roman Army

Roman explanation task: How to survive in the Roman Army

A set of worksheets where the pupils will be able to first identify the features of an explanation text (how to survive in the Roman Army) before using what they have learnt to write their own explanation. There are two levels: the easiest where the features have been highlighted and a more challenging text where the children have to find the features within the blank text. On both sheets, there are boxes beside the features in which the children can write in the features. There is also an annotated version that the teacher can use at the start of the lesson to model features or at the end of the lesson to allow pupils to check their answers.
Pauljamesnolan
Features of Intructions - Roman Themed

Features of Intructions - Roman Themed

A set of differentiated worksheets that will enable pupils to first identify the features of instructional texts ( how to cook Roasted Dormouse) before using what they have learnt to write their own instructions. There are three levels of ability ( 1 the easiest and 3 the most challenging) with differentiation within these levels through the use of highlighted features on the easier text. There are blank boxes beside the features in which the pupils can write down the identified features. Teachers can use the annotated worksheet to either teach the children features at the beginning of the lesson or reveal at the end to allow the children to check their answers.
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Year 4 -5 Problem solving - differentiated worksheets

Year 4 -5 Problem solving - differentiated worksheets

A selection of differentiated worksheets to improve problem solving for Year 4 or Year 5 pupils. Areas covered are: Fractions and Percentages Measure Multiplication and Division Money Addition and Subtraction Time Each worksheet is colour coded - Bronze is lower ability etc....
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Tag Rugby - Year 5/6- Unit of Work

Tag Rugby - Year 5/6- Unit of Work

A Unit of Work for Tag Rugby, created by a PE specialist for the non-specialist. The Unit of Work leads the pupils from simple passing and receiving through to small-sided tag rugby games. The Unit includes diagrams to help even the least confident teacher understand how the lessons should develop. The ideal age group for this Unit is Years 5-6 although it would also be fine for more able, younger pupils or for Rugby clubs.
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Roman newspaper template

Roman newspaper template

A template for the fictional newspaper, Roman Runes. Use this template to inspire the children to produce Roman themed newspaper reports. Teachers can also use it to model on the whiteboard. Ideal for children studying the Romans.
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Year 4 - States of Matter - Unit of Work 7 lessons

Year 4 - States of Matter - Unit of Work 7 lessons

A comprehensive unit of work to support the teaching of States of Matter in Year 4 or Year 5. 7 lessons of 60-90 minutes with a strong emphasis on scientific enquiry and investigation. A very hands-on and engaging Unit of Work. New Curriculum and OFSTED friendly!
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Enterprise week booklet - Adaptable for all ages

Enterprise week booklet - Adaptable for all ages

Is your school having or planning to have an Enterprise Week? If so, this booklet would be ideal for you. The booklet has been used successfully to support the pupils (and teacher) through the whole week; from the initial planning of their product to the final calculation of profits. Most areas of the curriculum are covered in the booklet: maths (profit projection); english (advertising); art (posters) to name but some. It has been designed for Years 5-8 but can easily be adjusted to suit younger pupils.
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Grid of sentence starts and types

Grid of sentence starts and types

A great resource to encourage pupils to think about and vary their sentences. The grid has a selection of both sentence starts and sentence types. The pupils use the grid to ensure that their writing is varied and interesting. By ticking the boxes, the children can assess their own writing and consider future sentences. In time, the children should vary their sentences automatically. I would recommend using the grid as a means of focusing the children ahead of a piece of writing. With the pupils, we highlighted the boxes that should be ticked when writing a particular genre. The grid can also be used to analyse texts or for self/peer assessment.
Pauljamesnolan
Hockey - Years 4-6

Hockey - Years 4-6

A comprehension unit of work to teach Hockey Skills at Key Stage Two. Written by an experienced, specialist PE/Games teacher, this unit of work will provide, even the least experienced teacher, with 6 hourly lessons to help develop hockey skills. With teacher-friendly diagrams, non-specialist teachers have a resource that will support their teaching and save hours of planning time. Each lesson, encourages skills progression, building on previous learning, and has useful suggestions to help challenge the more able, and support the less able. Extension activities are also provided. A very popular scheme of work for children, teachers, and even OFSTED!
Pauljamesnolan
Roman Prefixes - words and quiz

Roman Prefixes - words and quiz

A comprehensive list of Roman prefixes. What word, to mean 'remove head' comes from the Roman word 'Capti'? What word, to mean 'set alight', comes from the Roman word 'Ign'? A great activity for in class or for homework. Ideal for Years 4-6.
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Tudor Eggsplorers - Playscript

Tudor Eggsplorers - Playscript

A fantastic play for Key Stage 2/3 pupils to perform at Easter. The play revolves around the Elizabethan Court and the rivals for the Queen's affections. It explains many of the origins of the Easter customs we know today. Written by a published children's author, the play is ideal for large groups. It is packed with historical accuracy and good humour and will both entertain and enthral audiences. Can also be used in Literacy lessons as an example of play script writing.
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How to make your own Roman helmet!

How to make your own Roman helmet!

Are you having a Roman Day? Are the children dressing up? If so, this is a great resource which enable all your children to take part. By following the instructions, the pupils are able to make their own, made-to-measure Roman helmet (galea) which they can then wear proudly into battle. This resource can also be used to model instruction writing. Ideal for Years 4-5.
Pauljamesnolan
The Highwayman - Teaching Resources - Y4-6

The Highwayman - Teaching Resources - Y4-6

With these resources, pupils are able to interpret verses of the poem, write their own stanzas using the writing frames and create their own characters. Many of the resources are differentiated to allow all access to this fabulous, classic poem. Ideal for Years 5-6 but more able Year 4 pupils can also access the resources.
Pauljamesnolan
Genre Feature Matcher

Genre Feature Matcher

Do your pupils often forget how genres differ from each other? Do they slip into instructional writing when they write explanations? Do they need help to remember how each form of writing differs in style and format? This activity can be used in many ways. An ideal use of the activity is for the pupils to match the features with each genre before they begin looking at a new form of writing. The features can be cut out and placed onto the blank sheet. The worksheet can also be a very helpful aide-memoire for pupils and teachers!
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D-Day Enquiry based learning Years 5-6

D-Day Enquiry based learning Years 5-6

A unit of work to make the children think again about the D-Day landings of June 1944. Using a learning enquiry approach, the pupils will interpret a range of materials to help them decide just how successful the invasion of Normandy was.
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A Tudor Easter Play - Key Stage 2-3

A Tudor Easter Play - Key Stage 2-3

A rip-roaring, fun-filled Easter Play that will have your audience in stitches. When a small village discovers that Henry VIII is to visit them for the Easter celebrations, chaos ensues. Can the mayor galvanise his people and ensure that they put on a show 'fit for a king' or will he lose his head altogether? Written by a published children's author and teacher, this play will inform your pupils and audience as to the origins of our Easter traditions in a fun and friendly manner.
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Synonyms and Antonyms -  Table and Worksheet

Synonyms and Antonyms - Table and Worksheet

A great table for teaching Year 5-7 pupils about synonyms and antonyms. The pupils read the examples provided before they match the synonyms and antonyms to the given word. For example: small - diminutive (synonym) - large (antonym). An excellent resource for expanding vocabulary too!
Pauljamesnolan
Timeline for New History Curriculum

Timeline for New History Curriculum

A new timeline to support the new History Curriculum. There is a colour coded time line for each of the 6 continents. Each stage of the timeline has a relevant colour image. Hang up the timeline in your classroom. It enables your children to understand what was happening at similar periods in other parts of the world and compare technical advancements i.e. Stonehenge and the Pyramids!
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