Y4 States of Matter Science Unit Plan (7 lessons, planning, resources and assessment)

Y4 States of Matter Science Unit Plan (7 lessons, planning, resources and assessment)

Everything you need to teach a States of Matter science topic for a half term. 7 lessons, including planning, PowerPoints and resources. Mastery questions included throughout. Plus an end of topic assessment paper and answer paper. Lesson plans and PowerPoints are explicit and easy to follow. Where equipment is needed for experiments, equipment lists are provided on the lesson plans and PowerPoints. There are also step by step guides for completing the experiments on the PowerPoints. All lessons have 3 differentiated follow-up tasks. Most are provided, the rest are on the PowerPoints. All lessons have an interesting starter, either a brain-teaser mastery style question or a zoomed in photograph to identify (that is relevant to the topic). Lessons recap, revisit and build upon children's prior knowledge. The repetition during the recapping sections of the lessons are great for supporting children with retaining information. Throughout the lessons, there are thought provoking 'mastery' style questions, to encourage children to reason and explain. There are opportunities for peer assessment. We are learning to's include: to compare and group materials; to identify states of matter and their properties; to investigate freezing and melting/ to conduct a fair test; to observe when different materials change state when heated or cooled; to understand an irreversible change; to identify evaporation and condensation in the water cycle; to explain the processes of evaporation and condensation. Opportunity to develop science skills is also covered. Links to 2014 National Curriculum is made clear on each lesson plan. Some activities are linked to an Ancient Greek topic through hooks, letters and instructions (not all lessons), however this could be VERY easily adapted to another topic. All images have been taken from: http://search.creativecommons.org/ where no attribution is required.
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KS2 Brazil/Olympics Medium Term Plan and Resources PLUS Planning and Resources for Literacy

KS2 Brazil/Olympics Medium Term Plan and Resources PLUS Planning and Resources for Literacy

6 week medium term planning for a Brazil Topic (30 lessons), some focus on the Olympic Games. Planning/resources provided for each lesson, including coverage links for 2014 curriculum. Includes range of key critical thinking (mastery) questions. There’s planning, PowerPoints, resources and exemplar text for 12 literacy lessons-writing a persuasive letter. Literacy is linked to Brazil topic. Fully interactive PowerPoint about Brazil (61 slides). Use in full screen mode to navigate between sections. A range of mastery style questions included. Covers: Rain forest Rubber Trade Tribes Climate Geography Lifestyles History Art Olympics (Rio/ Ancient Olympics). We are learning to's: Geography: use scale maps to locate places in Brazil; use critical thinking skills (to compare areas of Brazil); understand what deforestation is and where it occurs; create a persuasive text about deforestation; investigate the similarities and differences between village and city life in Brazil; investigate what it is like to live in a tribe; investigate and compare the lives of Indigenous Indians; describe the structure of the Amazon Rain forest; investigate Fair Trade in Brazil; understand the importance of Brazilian carnivals. History: investigate how the rubber trade started; explore the ancient Olympic games; understand the chronology of the Olympics. Art: use pencil sketching skills; use pencil sketching skills; observe details; create a collage; observe details and create urban art; design a symbolic Olympic mascot; design a symbolic Olympic medal. ICT: search safely on the internet; create a PowerPoint document; program hyperlinks in a PowerPoint; create and present data in a bar graph (using PowerPoint); create and present data in a line graph (using PowerPoint); present and evaluate a PowerPoint. Design Technology: research and design a carnival float; build and evaluate a carnival float. Music: listen to and recall sounds; experiment with percussion instruments; perform, using percussion instruments. R.E: explore religion in Brazil. P.E. apply a range of athletics skills (to compete in a mini Olympics). Lessons can be adapted Lessons differentiated. Fact sheets, images, planning sheet, evaluations sheets etc provided for many lessons. List of other suggested resources for each lesson. List of suggested books and websites. All images have been taken from: http://search.creativecommons.org/ where no attribution is required.
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Conjunctions (SPaG) 5 lessons and activities - Ancient Greeks  Theme

Conjunctions (SPaG) 5 lessons and activities - Ancient Greeks Theme

Explores what a conjunction is used for and the clauses created by using conjunctions, including coordinating and subordinating conjunctions. All lessons are themed for an Ancient Greece topic - not only do children progress in using conjunctions, they learn more about Ancient Greece (Gods, Heroes, Mythical Beasts, Places etc). This also support their writing development on the topic. Learning focuses around choosing appropriate conjunctions - a challenge for many children. Learning progresses throughout the lessons. Opportunity for discussion and reasoning (good for mastery). Opportunity for all children to be involved in lessons. Differentiated worksheets are provided for each lesson. Conjunction word mats included Learning is as follows: 1. We are learning to identify conjunctions and clauses. PowerPoint plus 3 differentiated work sheets. 2. Conjunction quiz (programmed with hyperlinks, so use in full screen mode and click on the helmets. Even the most challenging children in my class were very engaged with this. 3. We are learning to choose appropriate conjunctions. 3 levels of differentiated activities. 4. We are learning to use coordinating conjunctions 2 levels of differentiated activities. 5. We are learning to use subordinating conjunctions 3 levels of differentiated activities.
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Understanding Remembrance Day and the poppy - 2 lessons

Understanding Remembrance Day and the poppy - 2 lessons

Two lessons to help children understand remembrance day. One lesson focuses on remembrance day itself, the other on the significance of the poppy - and the different types of poppy available today. Both lessons are detailed and end in a choice of learning tasks. The lessons are well researched and informative.
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Reading comprehension questions based on pictures (exploration/discovery themed)

Reading comprehension questions based on pictures (exploration/discovery themed)

Comprehension questions on explorers, exploration and discovery (past, present and future). Set of images to develop children's reading comprehension skills and discussion. Each image has two questions. These are particularly aimed at developing children's inference skills, justifying from using evidence in the pictures and broadening vocabulary. These will give any ability of child the opportunity to develop their comprehension skills.
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End of School Quiz For Summer 2017

End of School Quiz For Summer 2017

10 Round Quiz (80 questions) with certificates for each round and overall winner. Last years version was very popular for transition days and those last days of school. The children in my school loved it and it took a fair part of the afternoon to work through. Round 1 - Weird and Wacky News (True or False) Round 2 - Sports Round 3 - Celebrities Round 4 - Britain's Got Talent Round 5 - In the News Round 6 - Films Round 7 - General Knowledge Round 8 - Geography and the Environment Round 9 - Making History Round 10 - Photo Gallery. Questions are engaging for children (KS2 or KS3). Questions cover a range of topics, from celebrities of interest to children, to events that are happening in the world at the moment that children should know about. A great opportunity for all the class to get involved and shine! There is: A quiz PowerPoint PowerPoint with answers Certificates (for each category and an overall winner) Answer sheets for children to write on.
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End of Year 4 SPaG Test

End of Year 4 SPaG Test

27 mark SPaG test for the end of year 4. Answer paper and mark paper included. The test covers: Writing and punctuating fronted adverbials Correct use of being/been Converting indirect/reported speech into direct speech Some year 4 spellings verbs Choosing appropriate co-ordinating conjunctions Correcting tense Correct use of were/where/we're Determiners Using subordinating conjuncitons and writing a subordinate clause.
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SPaG for KS2 - Using apostrophes for possession with fun outdoor activity

SPaG for KS2 - Using apostrophes for possession with fun outdoor activity

Turn your children into the punctuation police with this fun lesson that takes learning out of the classroom (although you could easily do the lesson without). Best for children who have some previous knowledge on using apostrophes for possession. Included is a set of signs - some with apostrophes used correctly, others are incorrect. Print the signs and display them around school. Children work in groups to find the signs and determine whether they are correct. Work sheets are included for children to record whether each sign is correct or not and write any corrections where required. Opportunity to feedback at the end and examine what the correct signs should say.
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Guided Reading Planning for '101 Ways to Beat Boredom' - 6 weeks plus comprehension tasks

Guided Reading Planning for '101 Ways to Beat Boredom' - 6 weeks plus comprehension tasks

6 Weeks of guided reading planning and corresponding follow up tasks/ comprehensions for the book '101 Ways to Beat Boredom' by Anna Claybourne. Planned to develop children's reading and comprehension skills in line with the 2014 Primary Curriculum. Learning objectives link between the guided reading session and the follow up task, so that specific skills can be taught. These include: We are learning to retrieve information from a non-fiction text. We are learning to understand how the structure of a text contributes to its meaning. We are learning to develop ideas in response to a text. We are learning to check that a text makes sense. We are learning to retrieve information from a non-fiction text. We are learning to give our opinion on a non-fiction text.
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KS2 SpaG test on fronted adverbials

KS2 SpaG test on fronted adverbials

SPaG test focusing explicitly on fronted adverbials. Mark scheme included. Assesses: What a fronted adverbial is. What a fronted adverbial describes Punctuation Linking fronted adverbials to sentences Writing fronted adverbials.
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An Introduction to Relative Clauses for KS2

An Introduction to Relative Clauses for KS2

Ideal for Y5 to fit with the SPaG 2014 curriculum. Could also be used for recapping with Y6. This lesson has also successfully introduced Y4 to relative clauses during the summer term. Introduces what a relative clause is. Introduces a relative pronoun. On screen activity in identifying relative clauses, relative pronouns and noun phrases. Very easy to follow - step by step. Two differentiated follow up tasks are included for children to work on identifying relative clauses (and relative pronouns where appropriate). This lesson has led to children using relative clauses successfully in their writing.
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Year 4 SPaG Test - one for every half term.

Year 4 SPaG Test - one for every half term.

Y4 SPaG tests. Total of 6 tests and 6 answer sheets. Tests are written for the 2014 curriculum for year 4 and get progressively harder throughout the year. The tests assess children on: Nouns/ pronouns/ proper nouns Adverbs/verbs Adjectives Expanded noun phrases Fronted adverbials and use of commas Direct/indirect speech Some Y4 spellings Homophones Past/present/future tense verbs Correct use of tense in a sentence Determiners (articles) Use of Standard English Correct use of there/their/they're/been/being/too/to/two Co-ordinating conjunctions Subordinating conjunctions/subordinate clauses Plus more!
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Y4 SPaG Test - Spring Term 1

Y4 SPaG Test - Spring Term 1

35 mark SPaG test. Ideal for year 4 in the Spring term. Tests children's knowledge on: Correct use of to/too/two Adverbs Pronouns Some Y4 curriculum spellings Punctuating fronted adverbials Creating expanded noun phrases Determiners Conjunctions
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Year 4 SPaG Test - Spring Term 2

Year 4 SPaG Test - Spring Term 2

27 mark SPaG test. Ideal for year 4 in the spring term. Answer paper and mark scheme. Tests children's knowledge on: Possessive pronouns Use of Standard English Paragraphs Past tense verbs Conjunctions Fronted adverbials Homophones Inverted commas Subordinate clauses Brackets
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Guided Reading Planning/ Tasks for 'The Alien on the 99th Floor' (6 weeks)

Guided Reading Planning/ Tasks for 'The Alien on the 99th Floor' (6 weeks)

6 weeks of guided reading planning and corresponding follow up tasks for 'The Alien on the 99th Floor' by Jenny Nimmo. Great for getting children to write well structured answers and in particular focuses on getting children to answer inference question. There is also a focus on expanding children's vocabulary. Written for the 2014 curriculum. Learning objectives include: We are learning to discuss words and phrases of interest. We are learning to infer how a character feels. We are learning to use evidence from a text. We are learning to infer how a character feels. We are learning to use a dictionary and explain what unfamiliar words mean. We are learning to give our opinion on a story.
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Year 4 SPaG Test - Summer Term 1

Year 4 SPaG Test - Summer Term 1

24 mark SPaG test for year 4 in summer term 1. Answer paper and mark scheme included. The test covers: Direct speech Indirect speech Proper nouns Pronouns Articles Subordinate clauses Homophones Co-ordinating conjunctions Subordinating conjunctions Present tense verbs.
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Two Year 4 SPaG tests for the spring term

Two Year 4 SPaG tests for the spring term

Two Y4 SpaG tests, which are ideal for the summer term. Each has an answer paper and mark scheme. Test one assesses children on: Correct use of to/too/two Adverbs Pronouns Some Y4 curriculum spellings Punctuating fronted adverbials Creating expanded noun phrases Determiners Conjunctions Test 2 assesses children on: Possessive pronouns Use of Standard English Paragraphs Past tense verbs Conjunctions Fronted adverbials Homophones Inverted commas Subordinate clauses Brackets
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Four Year 4 SPaG Tests

Four Year 4 SPaG Tests

4 SPaG tests for use across Y4. Each test has an answer paper and mark scheme. Autumn Term 1 tests children's knowledge on: Using 'a' or 'an' Past/present/future tense verbs Identifying adjectives Identifying verbs Pronouns Paragraph punctuation Punctuating speech Possessive 's' Plural 's' Time conjunctions. Autumn Term 2 tests children's knowledge on: Adverbs Common nouns Fronted Adverbials Nouns Adjectives Expanded/contracted word forms Expanded noun phrases Use of there/their/they're. Spring Term 1 tests children on: Correct use of to/too/two Adverbs Pronouns Some Y4 curriculum spellings Punctuating fronted adverbials Creating expanded noun phrases Determiners Conjunctions Spring term 2 tests children on: Possessive pronouns Use of Standard English Paragraphs Past tense verbs Conjunctions Fronted adverbials Homophones Inverted commas Subordinate clauses Brackets
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5 Weeks of Guided Reading Planning/ Tasks for 'Spider McDrew and the Egyptians'

5 Weeks of Guided Reading Planning/ Tasks for 'Spider McDrew and the Egyptians'

5 weeks of lesson planning, with corresponding follow up tasks for Spider McDrew and the Egyptians, by Alan Durant. Written for the 2014 curriculum. Aims at getting children used to structuring more complex answers from an early age. Learning objectives include: We are learning to discuss words and phrases of interest. We are learning to write a description about a character. We are learning to infer how a character feels. We are learning to use evidence to justify how a character feels. We are learning to ask questions to improve our understanding of a text. We are learning to give our opinion on a story.
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Spider's Big Game - Guided Reading Planning/Activities (6 weeks)

Spider's Big Game - Guided Reading Planning/Activities (6 weeks)

5 weeks of lesson planning, with corresponding follow up tasks for Spider's Big Match, by Alan Durant. Written for the 2014 curriculum. Aims at getting children used to structuring more complex answers. Learning objectives include: We are learning to discuss words and phrases of interest. We are learning to write a description about a character. We are learning to infer how a character feels. We are learning to use evidence to justify how a character feels. We are learning to infer how a character feels. We are learning to sum up the key points in a story. We are learning to give our opinion on a story.
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Guided Reading Planning/ Tasks for 'How to be an Explorer'

Guided Reading Planning/ Tasks for 'How to be an Explorer'

5 weeks of guided reading planning and corresponding follow up tasks for the Grey A/3A book 'How to be an Explorer' by Emma Lynch. Written to progress children's reading and comprehension skills in line with the 2014 curriculum. Also focuses on expanding children's vocabulary. Learning objectives include: We are learning to retrieve information from a non-fiction text. We are learning to use a dictionary to check the meaning of unfamiliar words and explain them in context. We are learning to use ask questions to find out more information. We are learning to identify and use organisational features. We are learning to use evidence to back up our opinion of a text.
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Guided Reading Planning/Activities - Spider McDrew and the Egyptians/ Spider's Big Match (11 weeks)

Guided Reading Planning/Activities - Spider McDrew and the Egyptians/ Spider's Big Match (11 weeks)

Big focus on inference for younger children. Written for the 2014 curriculum. Aims at getting children used to structuring more complex answers from an early age. 5 weeks of lesson planning, with corresponding follow up tasks for Spider McDrew and the Egyptians, by Alan Durant. Learning objectives include: We are learning to discuss words and phrases of interest. We are learning to write a description about a character. We are learning to infer how a character feels. We are learning to use evidence to justify how a character feels. We are learning to ask questions to improve our understanding of a text. We are learning to give our opinion on a story. 6 weeks of lesson planning, with corresponding follow up tasks for Spider's Big Match, by Alan Durant. Learning objectives include: We are learning to discuss words and phrases of interest. We are learning to write a description about a character. We are learning to infer how a character feels. We are learning to use evidence to justify how a character feels. We are learning to infer how a character feels. We are learning to sum up the key points in a story. We are learning to give our opinion on a story.
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Guided Reading Planning/Tasks for 'Return of the Hundred Mile an Hour Dog'

Guided Reading Planning/Tasks for 'Return of the Hundred Mile an Hour Dog'

6 Weeks of lesson planning and corresponding follow up tasks for the book 'Return of the Hundred Mile an Hour Dog' by Jeremy Strong. Written for the 2014 curriculum. Big focus on developing inference skills and using evidence/quotes from the text. Learning Objectives Include: We are learning to retrieve information from a text. We are learning to structure a text in a different way. We are learning to infer how a character feels. We are learning to use evidence to justify how a character feels. We are learning to use evidence from the text to support an opinion. We are learning to give our opinion on a story.
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Guided Reading Planning/Tasks for 'Bugs in our homes' (6 weeks)

Guided Reading Planning/Tasks for 'Bugs in our homes' (6 weeks)

6 weeks of guided reading planning and corresponding follow up tasks for 'Bugs in our homes' by Jill Eggleton Focus on developing children's skills in answering written questions, particularly around retrieval and beginning to use evidence from the text. Written for the 2014 curriculum Learning Objectives include: We are learning to retrieve information from a non-fiction text. We are learning to ask questions about a text. We are learning to retrieve information from a non-fiction text. We are learning to use evidence from a text. We are learning to give our opinion on a text.
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