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Currently leading English at a junior school, previously a secondary English teacher. Reading is my obsession! I aim to provide fun, skills-based lessons based on engaging texts. All lessons provided have been tried and tested by 150 year 5 children and have proved successful so far!

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Currently leading English at a junior school, previously a secondary English teacher. Reading is my obsession! I aim to provide fun, skills-based lessons based on engaging texts. All lessons provided have been tried and tested by 150 year 5 children and have proved successful so far!
Year 4/3 - Whole Class Reading Unit - The Boy Who Grew Dragons
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Year 4/3 - Whole Class Reading Unit - The Boy Who Grew Dragons

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I am a huge advocate of the whole-class reading concept and its benefits. As a result, this scheme is planned around this idea. Lessons focus on one to two skills maximum per lesson - this gives children the opportunity to learn how to improve their work in this skill/area and maximise marks in reading tests later. These lessons have been meticulously planned so that children engage with The Boy Who Grew Dragons while learning about summary/retrieval/vocabulary skills. The lessons contain advice on how to answer these sorts of questions. There is ALSO a lesson using the picture book ‘Tell Me a Dragon’ to kickstart your dragon unit. The lessons focus specifically on the prologue, chapter 1, chapter 4, chapter 8, chapter 15, chapter 19, chapter 21, and chapter 27, you will need to read the rest of the book outside of these lessons. EVERYTHING you need to teach these lessons is included and good to go apart from an audiobook/copy of reading material (for copyright purposes). To be honest though, you just need a copy of the book for reading to the class - most activities have quotes/texts included in the worksheets etc. Please review!!!
Year 5/6/7: Whole Class Reading - Land of Roar - 20 LESSONS/ COMPLETE UNIT - SATS summary/retrieval/inference teaching/activities
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Year 5/6/7: Whole Class Reading - Land of Roar - 20 LESSONS/ COMPLETE UNIT - SATS summary/retrieval/inference teaching/activities

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I am a huge advocate of the whole-class reading concept and its benefits. As a result, this scheme is planned around this idea. Lessons focus on one to two skills maximum per lesson - this gives children the opportunity to learn how to improve their work in this skill/area and maximise marks in reading tests later. These lessons have been meticulously planned so that children engage with the of Land of Roar while learning about summary/retrieval/inference/explanation skills. The lessons contain advice on how to answer these sorts of questions. These resources will help children prepare for SATS-style questions as some of chapters include specific guidance/SATS-style questions. Each lesson is available separately if you want a closer look and includes: a PPT presentation leading through the lesson with modelling, reading material, and independent activities/answers. The only chapters that don’t have explicit teaching/a lesson are chapters 20-21, as I couldn’t fit them in the bundle! However, there is a separate lesson for this available for purchase if necessary. EVERYTHING you need to teach these lessons is included and good to go apart from an audiobook/copy of reading material (for copyright purposes). To be honest though, you just need a copy of the book for reading to the class - most activities have quotes/texts included in the worksheets etc. Please note, I take texts choices incredibly seriously and can confirm this book has been ADORED by the year 5 and 6 classes I have taught. I also believe it would be good to use with a year 7 class. If you like this bundle, please review.
Year 3/4: Whole Class Reading - REVOLTING RHYMES 1 - summary skills
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Year 3/4: Whole Class Reading - REVOLTING RHYMES 1 - summary skills

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This is a year 3/4 whole-class reading lesson using Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes: Little Red Riding Hood. The children discuss their existing knowledge of Little Red Riding Hood, read the new version, discuss, and then summarise the story. HAPS will be pushed to discuss the differences between different tales. My reading lessons focus on the explicit reaching of 1-2 reading skills from the VIPERS skill set, to allow children to build on their understanding of different reading strands. All texts belong/created by Roald Dahl, no copyright infringement intended
Year 5/6 Writing Toolkit - Newspaper Writing Toolkit- BUILDING INDEPENDENCE IN WRITING
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Year 5/6 Writing Toolkit - Newspaper Writing Toolkit- BUILDING INDEPENDENCE IN WRITING

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This year 6 writing mat covers the essential features needed for a newspaper. I give this to children when they are writing newspaper articles and/or editing them. It is up to the children to use the mat to edit their work so it is in line with the expectations for that genre. The writing mat still allows differentiation - the first side (structure etc) can be used for LAPS and MAPS, and then HAPS should be encouraged to look at the other side too (parenthesis and active/passive voice). If you like this, please review it!
Year 6 Cogheart - prologue - sequencing/summary lesson - WHOLE CLASS READING SATS STYLE
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Year 6 Cogheart - prologue - sequencing/summary lesson - WHOLE CLASS READING SATS STYLE

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This is a year 6 lesson using the prologue of Cogheart, working on the skills of SEQUENCING/SUMMARY/. This resource allows the class teacher to lead a session whereby: -children make inferences and predictions using the front cover of the book children discuss some vocabulary from the upcoming chapter read the first chapter of Cogheart children learn about sequencing/summarising and do some as a class children complete some independent sequencing/summarising tasks /questions. This resource would be suitable for home learning/online learning too. EVERYTHING you need to teach this lesson is included and good to go. These resources will help year 6 students get used to SATS-style questions.
Year 5/6 Persuasive Writing Unit : Viking Voyages Leaflet and Room 101
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Year 5/6 Persuasive Writing Unit : Viking Voyages Leaflet and Room 101

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This is a 3-4 week writing unit focusing on the genre of persuasive writing. In the first week, the children complete a cold task based on Room 101, and then learn about persuasive techniques (AFOREST) before editing their Room 101 speech. In the second week, children learn about the ‘holiday’ that they are selling to Viking customers. They must persuade Vikings to go on the raid of a lifetime with ‘Viking Voyages’. They end the week writing an introductory paragraph: ‘Join us on Our Voyage’. In the third week, they independently write the other persuasive sections before editing their work using toolkits and publishing/ ‘writing-up’ their leaflet, complete with map of their journey/cruise. This tends to spill over into the following week for a day or so. This unit encourages the children to be cohesive and use cohesive devices, so this would be good for Year 6 writing/SATS/moderated writing etc. From my experience, the children really enjoy this unit and produce some great pieces of writing!
Year 5/6 - WHOLE CLASS READING - Cogheart bundle
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Year 5/6 - WHOLE CLASS READING - Cogheart bundle

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I am a huge advocate of the whole-class reading concept and its benefits. As a result, this scheme is planned around this idea. Lessons focus on one to two skills maximum per lesson - this gives children the opportunity to learn how to improve their work in this skill/area and maximise marks in reading tests later. I paired these lessons with some writing-based lessons and the children loved this book. You would need a copy of the book of photocopies of some pages. These reading lessons focus specifically on these pages: prologue, 17-26, 48-56, 56-63, 92-97, 188-193, 206-216. The lessons are all retrieval-based but one lesson also looks at inference. Please review this resource if it is useful to you and I will make more!
Year 3/4/5/6 HOME LEARNING/VIRTUAL lessons - habitat/biome junk modelling - 2 lessons
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Year 3/4/5/6 HOME LEARNING/VIRTUAL lessons - habitat/biome junk modelling - 2 lessons

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This resource consists of two lessons where children plan, gather materials, and then make their own habitat/biome diorama in a shoebox. I used this for home learning/over lockdown and the kids loved it. I’ve provided some examples. EVERYTHING you need to upload/teach this virtually is included. I think the children really enjoyed doing something that wasn’t too screen-focused. If you like this resource, please review! *The block font is DK yellow
Year 3 - Whole Class Reading - Bear and the Piano - summary skills
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Year 3 - Whole Class Reading - Bear and the Piano - summary skills

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This is a year 3/4 whole-class reading lesson using David Litchfield’s picture book The Bear and the Piano The lesson serves as a good introduction to reading lessons and encourages the children the follow the story and ask questions as they go. Questions are provided for each page of the book. At the end, the children draw the bear and summarise the story - this is differentiated. My reading lessons focus on the explicit teaching of 1-2 reading skills from the VIPERS skill set, to allow children to build on their understanding of different reading strands. All texts belong/created by David Litchfield no copyright infringement intended
Year 5/6: Whole Class Reading - Land of Roar 2-3 - retrieval -  SATS STYLE Qs
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Year 5/6: Whole Class Reading - Land of Roar 2-3 - retrieval - SATS STYLE Qs

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This resource allows the class teacher to lead a session whereby: -children complete a fun visual illusion task to improve scanning skills children read chapter 2-3 of Land of Roar (included) children learn about the skill of retrieval. children complete some differentiated SATS-style retrieval questions and mark their answers as a class. Please note, I take texts choices incredibly seriously and can confirm this book has been ADORED by the year 5 and 6 classes I have taught. I also believe it would be good to use with a year 7 class. This resource would be suitable for home learning/online learning too. EVERYTHING you need to teach this lesson is included and good to go apart from an audiobook/copy of reading material (for copyright purposes). To be honest though, you only really need a copy of the book for the teacher reading to the class - most activities have quotes/texts included in the worksheets etc. This resource will help children prepare for SATS questions as the activities follow the same style/structure.
Year 5/6/7: Whole Class Reading - Land of Roar 1 Sequencing/Summary lesson
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Year 5/6/7: Whole Class Reading - Land of Roar 1 Sequencing/Summary lesson

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I am a huge advocate of the whole-class reading concept, having previously been a secondary English teacher before switching to primary teaching. This resource allows the class teacher to lead a session whereby: -children make inferences and predictions using the front cover of the book -children consider how to ‘monitor’ their reading (with a cool lizard video) read the first chapter of Land of Roar children learn about sequencing/summarising and do some as a class children complete some independent sequencing/summarising tasks /questions. Please note, I take texts choices incredibly seriously and can confirm this book has been ADORED by the year 5 and 6 classes I have taught. I also believe it would be good to use with a year 7 class. This resource would be suitable for home learning/online learning too. EVERYTHING you need to teach this lesson is included and good to go apart from an audiobook/copy of reading material (for copyright purposes). To be honest though, you only really need a copy of the book for the teacher reading to the class - most activities have quotes/texts included in the worksheets etc. These resources will help year 5/6 students get used to SATS-style questions. I will be posting all of the other lessons/resources for this book shortly!
Year 5/6: Whole Class Reading -Land of Roar 24-25 - own world/map lesson
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Year 5/6: Whole Class Reading -Land of Roar 24-25 - own world/map lesson

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This resource allows the class teacher to lead a session whereby: children brainstorm things they love/hate children read to chapter24-25 of Land of Roar (included) children look at some maps by other authors children design their own world/map, drawing inspiration from Land of Roar. Please note, I take texts choices incredibly seriously and can confirm this book has been ADORED by the year 5 and 6 classes I have taught. I also believe it would be good to use with a year 7 class. This resource would be suitable for home learning/online learning too. EVERYTHING you need to teach this lesson is included and good to go apart from an audiobook/copy of reading material (for copyright purposes), but you just need a copy of the book for reading to the class - most activities have quotes/texts included in the worksheets etc.
Year 5/6: Whole Class Reading - Land of Roar 20-21 - sequence/summary lesson
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Year 5/6: Whole Class Reading - Land of Roar 20-21 - sequence/summary lesson

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This resource allows the class teacher to lead a session whereby: do a fun warm-up workout activity (for engagement) children read chapters 20-21 of Land of Roar (included) children sequence and summarise these chapters. Please note, I take texts choices incredibly seriously and can confirm this book has been ADORED by the year 5 and 6 classes I have taught. I also believe it would be good to use with a year 7 class. This resource would be suitable for home learning/online learning too. EVERYTHING you need to teach this lesson is included and good to go apart from an audiobook/copy of reading material (for copyright purposes). To be honest though, you only really need a copy of the book for the teacher reading to the class - most activities have quotes/texts included in the worksheets etc. This resource is FREE as it did not take me long to plan. Other resources for this book are far more detailed and therefore not free. If you like this resource, please review it.
Year 5/6: Whole Class Reading - Land of Roar - 32-34 - vocabulary/context clues
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Year 5/6: Whole Class Reading - Land of Roar - 32-34 - vocabulary/context clues

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This lesson works on the skill of vocabulary. This resource allows the class teacher to lead a session whereby: children learn what ‘vocabulary’ means and talk about unfamiliar vocabulary children learn about context clues, and try to work out the meaning of unfamiliar words children use the skill again, this time with words from the next chapters of Land of Roar children read chapters 32-34 and use context clues to guess the meaning of unfamiliar words if they need to. Please note, I take texts choices incredibly seriously and can confirm this book has been ADORED by the year 5 and 6 classes I have taught. I also believe it would be good to use with a year 7 class. This resource would be suitable for home learning/online learning too. EVERYTHING you need to teach this lesson is included and good to go apart from an audiobook/copy of reading material (for copyright purposes). To be honest though, you only really need a copy of the book for the teacher reading to the class - most activities have quotes/texts included in the worksheets etc. These resources will help year 5/6 students get used to SATS-style questions.
Year 5/6 Figurative Writing: Nature Poetry - 1 Week
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Year 5/6 Figurative Writing: Nature Poetry - 1 Week

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This is a 1 week writing unit focusing on figurative language. The children: learn what figurative language is/techniques practise using figurative techniques/techniques identifuy techniques in ‘The Sea’ by Reeves plan and write their own poem about a storm using figurative language. I would say this is suitable for Year 6/5. From my experience, the children really enjoy this and produce some great pieces of writing!
Year 5/ 6 Writing Toolkit - Essential Editing Toolkit - BUILDING INDEPENDENCE IN WRITING
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Year 5/ 6 Writing Toolkit - Essential Editing Toolkit - BUILDING INDEPENDENCE IN WRITING

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This year 6 writing toolkit covers the essentials. The front of the toolkit gets children to actively check their work using a pencil to circle certain aspects of their work - this is especially good for kinaesthetic learners. The toolkit then gets children to read through their work checking the starts and ends of sentences, paragraph use and basic grammar (like there/their/they’re). The grammar information is provided in a visual manner to help children understand usage easily. On the back is a more detailed break down of possible punctuation to use and how to use them, with an example sentence. The MILD/SPICY/HOT criteria mean that at the very least children should be expected to use basic punctuation, but HAPS can easily edit their work for more sophisticated punctuation like colons and semi-colons. This really helps the children be more independent and notice errors for themselves. It can be used in any subject really, not just English! If you like this, please review it!
Year 5/6: Whole Class Reading - Land of Roar - 39-40 - explain vocab
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Year 5/6: Whole Class Reading - Land of Roar - 39-40 - explain vocab

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This lesson works on the skills of vocabulary/explanation. This resource allows the class teacher to lead a session whereby: children write an acrostic poem about Crowky (class or individual) children read chapters 39-40 of the Land of Roar children learn how to explain the effect of specific words children answer differentiated questions about specific vocabulary for Crowky Please note, I take texts choices incredibly seriously and can confirm this book has been ADORED by the year 5 and 6 classes I have taught. I also believe it would be good to use with a year 7 class. This resource would be suitable for home learning/online learning too. EVERYTHING you need to teach this lesson is included and good to go apart from an audiobook/copy of reading material (for copyright purposes). To be honest though, you only really need a copy of the book for the teacher reading to the class - most activities have quotes/texts included in the worksheets etc. These resources will help year 5/6 students get used to SATS-style questions.
Year 5/6 - WHOLE CLASS READING- Highland Falcon Thief  Chapter 1
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Year 5/6 - WHOLE CLASS READING- Highland Falcon Thief Chapter 1

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This is a year 5/6 lesson using the first chapter of The Highland Falcon Thief, working on the skill of RETRIEVAL. This resource allows the class teacher to lead a session whereby: children make inferences and predictions using the front cover of the book children read the first chapter of Cogheart children learn about retrieval children complete some independent sequencing/summarising tasks /questions. This resource would be suitable for home learning/online learning too as that’s how we used it! ANSWERS included. EVERYTHING you need to teach this lesson is included and good to go. The lesson uses Activinspire. These resources will help year 6 students get used to SATS-style questions.
Year 5 - Whole Class Reading - Silly Poem - Vocabulary focus
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Year 5 - Whole Class Reading - Silly Poem - Vocabulary focus

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This one-off whole class reading lesson was designed for a poetry unit that focused on decoding new vocabulary and using context clues. The children read adapted poem and decode the tricky vocabulary. If this lesson is helpful, PLEASE REVIEW and I will happily upload more.
Year 5/6: Whole Class Reading - Land of Roar 6-8 scary vocabulary retrieval
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Year 5/6: Whole Class Reading - Land of Roar 6-8 scary vocabulary retrieval

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This resource allows the class teacher to lead a session whereby: children look up some key vocabulary from the chapters children read chapters 6-8 or listen to audio (you would need to record/find this) children collect vocabulary that creates a scary/tense atmosphere and present in a wordle. Please note, I take texts choices incredibly seriously and can confirm this book has been ADORED by the year 5 and 6 classes I have taught. I also believe it would be good to use with a year 7 class. This resource would be suitable for home learning/online learning too. EVERYTHING you need to teach this lesson is included and good to go apart from an audiobook/copy of reading material (for copyright purposes). To be honest though, you only really need a copy of the book for the teacher reading to the class - most activities have quotes/texts included in the worksheets etc. This resource is FREE as it did not take me long to plan. Other resources for this book are far more detailed and therefore not free. If you like this resource, please review it.