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I provide a wide range of resources for use in the classroom and around school. My resources build on children's learning and consider the smaller steps children need to take to achieve the learning. My resources have a focus on 'mastery' style questions where possible, to develop children's critical thinking and reasoning skills. As a practicing primary teacher myself, I know how essential it is to have well organised lesson resources with engaging activities that focus on the learning.

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I provide a wide range of resources for use in the classroom and around school. My resources build on children's learning and consider the smaller steps children need to take to achieve the learning. My resources have a focus on 'mastery' style questions where possible, to develop children's critical thinking and reasoning skills. As a practicing primary teacher myself, I know how essential it is to have well organised lesson resources with engaging activities that focus on the learning.
Brazil Topic Medium Term Plan for KS2
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Brazil Topic Medium Term Plan for KS2

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6 week medium term plan for a topic on Brazil with key stage 2. There are 29 clearly planned lessons, although you could probably get much more out of these and the topic could easily last longer! This is a heavily geography focused topic. Other subjects include: art, design technology, history, computing, religious education, music and P.E. Lessons are planned to be engaging, whilst developing children's skills. Topics include: the rain forest; deforestation; map work; indigenous tribes; villages; cities; fair trade; carnivals; urban art; percussion instruments; the rubber trade; exploration of religion; and the Olympics. The plan is clearly laid out with learning objectives, key teaching points and questions, activities, differentiation, learning outcomes and the resources you will require.
KS2 Brazil/Olympics Medium Term Plan and Resources PLUS Planning and Resources for Literacy
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KS2 Brazil/Olympics Medium Term Plan and Resources PLUS Planning and Resources for Literacy

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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.
Y4 Living Things and Their Habitats Science Unit Plan(6 lessons, planning, resources and assessment)
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Y4 Living Things and Their Habitats Science Unit Plan(6 lessons, planning, resources and assessment)

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Everything you need to teach a Living Things and Their Habitats science topic for a half term. 6 lessons, including planning, PowerPoints and resources. Mastery questions included throughout to develop children's critical thinking and scientific reasoning skills. Also there is an end of topic assessment paper and answer paper. Some lessons may take 2 or more session as they have more than one learning activity or an outdoor learning activity prior to the main learning task. Lots of opportunities for out door learning - in the school grounds or locality. Lesson plans and PowerPoints are explicit and easy to follow. Where equipment is needed for experiments, equipment lists are provided on the lesson plans, although you will also need any bug hunting equipment that your school has. All lessons have 3 differentiated follow-up tasks, with supporting resources. Most are provided, the rest are explained on the PowerPoints. There are also some opportunities for mixed ability paired/ small group work. All lessons have an interesting starter, either 'who am I' or a 'fact or fiction' fact about living things - again to develop children's critical thinking skills, scientific reasoning and explanations. 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 think critically, reason and explain. There are opportunities for peer assessment. We are learning to's include: to classify living things; to identify and name living things; to use a classification key to identify vertebrates and invertebrates; to use a classification key to identify the 5 vertebrate groups; to identify invertebrate groups in their own habitat; to understand how environments change and the dangers this can cause for wildlife. Opportunity to develop science skills is also covered. Links to 2014 National Curriculum are made clear on each lesson plan. Cross-curricular links are also made. All images have been taken from: http://search.creativecommons.org/ where no attribution is required.
Y4 Living Things - Lesson 6, environmental changes (Planning, PP, Resources)
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Y4 Living Things - Lesson 6, environmental changes (Planning, PP, Resources)

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Lesson PowerPoint, planning and activities for identifying invertebrate groups and developing children's understanding of invertebrates that live in their local environment. Lots of mastery thinking required. The sixth (final) in a series of lessons to develop children's knowledge about 'Living Things and Their Habitats,' for the 2014 primary curriculum. Links to coverage of the curriculum are explicit in the planning. We are learning to understand how environments change and the dangers this can cause for wildlife. An interesting 'who am I?' starter to intrigue children. Clues reveal themselves one at a time and explore each of the invertebrate groups covered in the last lesson. Recaps, revisits and builds on prior learning on living things. Develop's children's scientific knowledge about habitats and how they change - both through natural causes and the impacts of humans. Lots of critical thinking and explaining required. Learning walk around the locality required - children to look out for ways humans have changed the environment - both positive and negative. Opportunity for children to discuss what they saw, particularly any positive impacts. How do humans harm habitats? Explores deforestation, what it is and the impacts. Opportunity for children to consider why humans harm the environment and the impacts. Opportunity for children to consider ways to improve the environment that are relevant to their locality. Children work in mixed ability groups to develop, carry out and evaluate a plan to improve their environment. Lots of 'mastery' thinking required through the questions posed, for deepening and mastering learning. This may actually take 3-4 lessons: Introducing the learning and taking the learning walk. Creating an action plan Carrying out the mission Evaluating the mission and sharing with the class. All images have been taken from: http://search.creativecommons.org/ where no attribution is required.
Brazil Information PowerPoint for KS2 - comprehensive and interactive
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Brazil Information PowerPoint for KS2 - comprehensive and interactive

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Fully interactive PowerPoint about Brazil (61 slides), to help you teach any topic on Brazil. The PowerPoint is programmed for you to 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).
End of School Quiz For Summer 2016
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End of School Quiz For Summer 2016

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10 Round Quiz (80 questions) with certificates for each round and overall winner. 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.
Identifying places in Brazil - Atlas work lesson
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Identifying places in Brazil - Atlas work lesson

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PowerPoint lesson to guide children in identifying South America, Brazil and some significant places in Brazil. To be used along side atlases. You may want to download blank maps of Brazil/ South America for children to work on.