This Unit of Work is surrounding the Novel “The Boy at the Back of the Class” suitable for Year 4/5/6.
It consists of one A4 PDF plan per Chapter including:
’Demonstration Reading’ Quotes - Example of what to say when unpicking a sentence when modelling the ‘reading brain’ and the quote page number for reference (as used by Jane Considine).
VIPERS Style Questions: - 6 assorted questions to explore the chapter and ensure understanding. (As used by Literacy Shed)
Activities: - A range of activities and links to resources that enhance and build upon the themes and events within the chapter. e.g. PHSE Circle Time, Creating a Fact File on Syria, PE Marching Formations, Maths Investigations surrounding money. A description of how to use these in class is also provided.
Useful links and website used in the creation of this resource have been added to the end of the file.
I have a new awareness for the Refugee Crisis and would like to donate 50% of any money I receive for the downloads of this resource to Onjali Q Rauf’s Charity - O’s Refugee Aid Team. More information can be found here: https://www.osrefugeeaidteam.org/
Poetry Unit loosely based on the book ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers and Planet Earth.
Unit consists of:
Complete editable Power Point for teaching ease
Responding to poetry (Likes/dislikes, mood and theme)
Poetry Devices in Popular Songs (Lewis Capaldi) & Resources
‘What a Wonderful World’ Louis Armstrong - Write own version using structure.
Ode to the Planet - Create own version using Ode to Olive Structure
Performance of favourite poem from the sessions.
Oracy Teacher Assessment Sheet - Editable
Unit of Work for Remembrance Week 2020
Editable powerpoint with differentiated activities and all worksheets included.
What is Remembrance Day?
Remembrance Quotes - Inference and Create your own
Literacy Diary Entry (vocabulary, build up and writing) - War Horse
DT - Garden of Remembrance Design
DT - Salt Dough Poppies
Art - Poppy Collages
Historical Enquiry - Were animals important in WW1 and WW2?
(Sources: Photos, Messages, Videos & Graphs)
Full walkthrough of Unit can be seen on my instagram page @tenminuteteach under Planning Highlights.
Please feel free to message me before buying if there are any questions.
Part of my “Bubbles” Unit of Work - Mindfulness Colouring Sheet with tips for Calm Bubble Breathing at the bottom.
I would use with the following video (not my resource): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yB5Taq3jdzM
Such a useful resource for those that need a bit of help with self-regulation.
These can be printed out as posters, cut out as prompt cards or kept in individual’s trays/packs.
To get the best out of these, I would talk through each one with a child when they are in a calm state of mind. Go through the cards together and ensure they understand any words they don’t understand. Includes picture prompts to aid understanding.
It is good to check in and rehearse these strategies on a frequent basis as it is better to prevent a meltdown than cure one.
Week Unit of Work suitable for Y3/Y4 or Lower Ability Y5.
Includes editable Powerpoint for week.
Worksheets and Explanations included
Assessment for Learning Starters to help Children identify their working Success Criteria groups
Bonfire Poetry Comprehension x 2
Firework Bar Charts
Introducing Line Graphs
Firework Line Graphs Interpreting and Creating
ICT Excel Line Graphs
Firework and Bonfire Night Safety Poster Activity
Diwali Comprehension and Rangoli Patterns
PE Firework Games
Preview of Powerpoint and activities available on my Instagram page @tenminuteteach
A Diamond 9 Activity to discuss the impact Coronavirus Lockdown has had on the Environment.
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Differentiated Activities and Worksheets
Lesson Layout and Teacher Dialogue
Links to two videos discussing the impact.
First of the Transition Ideas Activities shared on my instagram page @tenminuteteach.
PDF of the “Things I can’t imagine life without” activity and “things I am grateful for” with child-friendly font.
Pupils fill the rainbow lines with different colours and words describing what they are grateful for.
Complete unit of work including 5 English, 5 Maths and 5 Topic Lessons for a full week of work of Trust me, Jack’s Beanstalk Stinks (A twisted tale of Jack & the Beanstalk). Brief overview of lessons are in the product image.
Lessons are differentiated 3 ways (mild, hot and spicy) except those that are shared or collaborative.
Created as both a powerpoint and a PDF for ease of displaying on whiteboard and printing out what you need.
All teaching slides and worksheets are included in both files.
Powerpoint is fully editable and order can be changed, although I would recommend the order it is in.
A Feelings Check In Resource to go with my Calm Corner Collection.
Instructions on using the Calm Corner and Feelings Check In.
A Feelings Check In Sheet x 2
Calm Corners are great to use but you need to ensure that the area isn’t just for show and actually benefits the child. Using a feelings check alongside a behaviour chart and tracker paints an informative picture of:
What triggers the child.
Which strategies they have attempted
Which strategies work.
What you have done IN CLASS to help the child.
Teacher modelling of a) using the Calm Corner and b) class expected behaviour when a child is using the Calm Corner is crucial.
When using the calm corner, the child selects the emotion they are feeling and two strategies to combat it. Once the strategies have been completed children can either check in with an adult (sheet with big box) or self-evaluate and see if they are ready to re-enter the learning or need another strategy. Rules about timers and chances to check in with an adult may be useful here to avoid the never-ending cycle of strategies.
Hold a class discussion on the Calm Corner, read a story or discuss feelings that sometimes need to be calmed. Create a class rule that encapsulates that when a child is using the Calm Corner that is their time and space and we must let them carry on.
A feelings check in provides:
A visual and purposeful way for the child to recognise and choose strategies for coping with their emotions.
A record for you as a practitioner to build up your bank of information and evidence of the strategies used in the classroom to help the child for meetings/discussions with parents, SMT, ALNCOs, and external agencies.
. A record to refer back to when identifying triggers; lessons, events, interactions.
You can use these as worksheets that are filled in, laminated velcro sheets that can be photographed for evidence, or digitally edited with the child and kept in a folder.
Use this script for use with introducing and teaching Times Tables.
You will need a metre stick or triangle stick.
You can make small versions of triangle stick using this template if you don’t have access to one.
Editable Behaviour Chart to ensure child can visually see their targets and progress throughout the week.
There are three targets on here, but please only use three if your child can cope with this!
Sessions are editable as you may have a different timetable.
I have used examples of some of the targets I use - remember to make yours as SMART as possible!
Reflection box to chat with the child about their day and what to focus on tomorrow.
Parent/Carer/Home/Teacher box to ensure communication with home. (All editable)
A teacher behaviour tracker to go along with my behaviour chart, Feelings Check In and Calm Down Corner Resources.
This can be edited and used to keep a running record of children’s triggers, actions, strategies used and outcomes.
Place Value Accordion shared on my Maths Monday instagram post @tenminuteteach.
Great resource to use as a teaching tool for place value or as a scaffold/support for interventions and small groups.
Editable to use with however many digits you want.
Red and blue arrows show alternative folding.