A lesson introduction and activities used with a year 2 class to explore the temperature of different parts of the globe. Introduces the idea of poles, as well as the Equator. The two different activities both relate to temperature - one asks children to make the varying temperatures on a world map; the other looks at animals in hot and cold environments. This could link to science and habitats.
How do we know about the Bronze Age if there are no written records? This presentation introduces the Must Farm Bronze Age discoveries, and the basic archaeology used to find artefacts from the past. Ideally suited to Year3/4, this could also be adapted for UKS2. Would also fit into a local study on East Anglia/the fens.
A set of activities/worksheets to compare and contrast weather and climate in Italy, Poland and the UK. This involves interpretation of graphs and charts, some statistical work comparing data, as well as general geographical comparison and inquiry. There are two sheets that compare Rome/UK, which would also fit into a topic on the Romans.
This is a lesson used to explore the question, “Why did Rome become the capital of the Empire?” It has links both to geography and history, and would be ideally suited to a topic on the Romans or on Italy the country. Originally I used this in KS2. The main skills focus is on exploring how the physical features of a place affect human activity and economic growth.
A simple worksheet used in continuous provision to practice using the directions of a compass.
An example character description for Macbeth. This was originally used in Year 5/6 but could also be used in KS3. Includes the use of semi colons, different sentence openers, conjunctions etc. Originally used as a model character description, this could be used as a prompt to describe Macbeth, or as a sample text to analyse for literary features.
A lesson used with Year 2 to introduce the four countries within the UK. There are also two different worksheet options to complete. Originally, the children followed this up by researching one country each and making a poster of it to present back to the class.
Need some help with your Stone Age-Iron Age topic? This is an introductory lesson on the Stone Age. Contains a powerpoint explaining the key periods of the stone age, and a multi-option timeline activity to document the chronology of the period. This could be used to start a Stone Age-Iron Age topic in KS2, or for any other age group interested in this time period.
An lesson based on the traditional Indian tail of Sissa-ben-Dahir. This looks at the concept of exponential growth through doubling. Children are introduced to the topic through the powerpoint, and then explore doubling using the game of chess. I have used this across KS2, but this could also be used in other age ranges
An activity used with UKS2 to compare primary sources linked to Adolf Hitler. This could also be used in KS3. Children are asked to compare different accounts and portrayals of Hitler, and to assess their reliability. This also links to the concept of propaganda. Three different sets of questions are included for differentiation.
A series of simple activity sheets to help children consider their worries, and how they could deal with them. I used this as part of a “mindful moments” session during registration. There is also a set focussing on positivity and gratitude.
A worksheet created to introduce the topic of the Romans in KS2. This asks children to look at several artefacts discovered in the UK and suggest what they might be. Encourages inference and deduction skills. Would be a useful replacement for classrooms where actual Roman artefacts are not accessible.
A lesson looking at adding fractions and unit fractions, linked to the Egyptians. Originally this was used in a mixed Y5/6 class to explore the concept of unit fractions, and adding fractions. This includes a presentation, lesson plan and the worksheet used during this lesson. I have also included the fraction wall I used to support pupils. These can be cut up to help children understand the concept of adding unit fractions.
My complete set of “mindful moments” worksheets. Includes activities based on gratitude, kindness, being positive and managing worries. Could be used in any age range, but originally used in KS2.
A pack of resources containing powerpoints, activities and worksheets about the Stone Age-Iron Age topic. Includes artefact work, comparisons and links to archaeology. Supports historical enquiry and discussion.
A worksheet that asks children to find different parts of circles, linked to the Victorians and Penny Farthings. Children must identify the radius/diameter when given certain information. There is an inbuilt challenge to calculate the circumference. This was originally used as a Year 6 lesson, but could be used with more able younger children, or KS3.
A powerpoint introducing the Bronze Age and an accompanying set of differentiated activity sheets. Ideally suited to LKS2 but could be used across the primary age range.
The full lesson of my parts of a circle lesson, linked to Victorian Penny Farthings. The PowerPoint goes through the different parts of the circle, as well as introducing pi and how to calculate the circumference. Used in KS2, but also suitable for KS3.
A series of presentations and activities I have made ready for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. I have designed these for Year 4, but they could be used with any KS2 or KS3 class if adapted. Contains: History of the Greek Olympics presentation Historical/Geographical source work - “How have the Olympics changed?” Powerpoint on Tokyo and how they got the games Template to make a guidebook to Tokyo Lesson worksheets about Tokyo Presentation about Olympic medals