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Mainly KS2 resources for English, Maths, Science and some topic also. Most of my resources include a lesson plan, presentation, activities and differentiated tasks. Please leave a review on any of my resources in which you purchase so I can use your feedback positively. I have taught the majority of these lessons and they have worked well. All lessons coincide with the National Curriculum 2014 and have been approved by my subject leaders. Hope they are useful :)

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Mainly KS2 resources for English, Maths, Science and some topic also. Most of my resources include a lesson plan, presentation, activities and differentiated tasks. Please leave a review on any of my resources in which you purchase so I can use your feedback positively. I have taught the majority of these lessons and they have worked well. All lessons coincide with the National Curriculum 2014 and have been approved by my subject leaders. Hope they are useful :)
FIFA World Cup 2018: Maths Activity and Answers

FIFA World Cup 2018: Maths Activity and Answers

Aimed at KS2. An activity involving working out ticket prices for the World Cup. Change the questions if you wish as this resource is easy to edit and adapt to fit the needs of your children. There’s a range of mathematical problems to solve based in the Russian currency; which allows children to solve a range of problems using numbers with tens of thousands. Included: Question sheet Answers Enjoy
TheIrishTeacher
Reading Support at Home for parents

Reading Support at Home for parents

I created this document to hand out to my parents at the beginning of the school year. It’s a short snippet of activities that parents could engage with with their children. There are 7 pages, including: *Some sample questions to ask children while reading. *Rate out of 10. To allow children to form opinions on what they’ve read. *Re-tell the story. To allow children to order parts of the story. *Change the ending. This allows children to take their understanding to another level. *Strategies for parents when reading with their children. See my preview for a clearer idea of this resource.
TheIrishTeacher
FIFA World Cup 2018: Activities

FIFA World Cup 2018: Activities

IT’S GETTING CLOSER!!! As the FIFA World Cup 2018 approaches, I get more motivated to engage with activities focused on the World Cup. This activity allows children to: *Design their very own FANTASY World Cup Jersey *Create their own FANTASY football team (players of their choice) *Investigate the coordinates in which Ronaldo passes the ball to his teammates. I used this with my class of 8/9 year olds and they were so excited, they didn’t even notice that there was a small bit of Maths involved. Please leave a review and let me know how your class got on with this brand new resource :)
TheIrishTeacher
FIFA World Cup 2018: The Ultimate Bundle

FIFA World Cup 2018: The Ultimate Bundle

Can you feel the excitement brewing for the FIFA World Cup 2018?!? My class cannot stop talking about the World Cup lately. This has driven me to make lots of resources based on the event. In this bundle I’ve included all of the resources I’ve made so far on the World Cup. Included: *A maths activity for children to calculate the distances between the World Cup stadiums and convert the units. *A maths game involving children representing a country and answering a maths question to score a ‘goal’. Then competing against other countries to win the final. *Mathematical word problems (and answers) involving the Russian Currency. *2 activities were children engage with designing their own fantasy World cup jersey and team. *A maths activity involving children identifying the co-ordinates in which Ronaldo passes to his team mates. Each activity has already sold numerous times on TES and TpT, so by bundling them together I hope it to be of some benefit. I really hope you enjoy these resources as much as my class and I did. Please leave a review and let me know how you and your class like them.
TheIrishTeacher
Reading AF 1-6: Level 1

Reading AF 1-6: Level 1

6 Guided Reading Assessment/Guidance Sheets to use with your younger readers. These sheets can be printed for each child to keep track of their reading abilities/areas needed to improve. How to use this product: Each week, I use a new assessment focus (AF). They are marked as *AF1- decoding of the text. *AF2- retrieving information. *AF3- deducing and inferring information. *AF4- structure and organisation of the text. *AF5- comment on the writer’s use of language. *AF6- to identify the purpose. *AF7- to relate the story to others. Each sheet contains 4-5 ‘I can’ statements in which you can shade in to mark where each child is at in terms of reading. By using one assessment focus per week of guided reading, you can see real progression in the children’s understanding of the particular questions you’re asking. Beside each ‘I can’ statement, I have put a heart shape in which the teacher shades: Green: if the child is secure in that area. Orange: if the child is emerging in that area. Red: if the child is un-secure in that particular area.
TheIrishTeacher
FIFA World Cup 2018: Maths Activity and Answers

FIFA World Cup 2018: Maths Activity and Answers

Aimed at KS2. An activity involving working out ticket prices for the World Cup. Change the questions if you wish as this resource is easy to edit and adapt to fit the needs of your children. There’s a range of mathematical problems to solve based in the Russian currency; which allows children to solve a range of problems using numbers with tens of thousands. Included: Question sheet Answers Enjoy
TheIrishTeacher
FIFA World Cup 2018: Maths Activities

FIFA World Cup 2018: Maths Activities

FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 is HERE! Coming from a ‘football crazy’ class, I knew my class would want to spend the end of year engaging with content based around the FIFA world cup. This resource involves the whole class and is a way to consolidate maths through the World Cup. I have included: PPT for the names of 30 children PPT for the names/groups of the countries in the World Cup Scoreboard to track who is winning/competing against who. Research sheet to engage children with the country they chose Over 45 different maths questions WITH answers Game rules Example of a layout of who plays who Children names will be drawn from a hat along with a country. They will then be representing this country in the game. Children will roll a dice 6 times. If either competing team rolls a 6, this equates to one goal IF they can answer the a maths question (included) correctly. If they get it incorrect, the goal has been saved by their opponent. Aimed at KS2. Can be eaily adapted for your children too. In my class, there are only 18 students, but I have included enough for 30. (As there is 2 extra teams, the first two children ‘out’ can come back in. An exhilarating, fun activity for those ‘End of Year’ days that we all crave activities for. We really enjoyed it :)
TheIrishTeacher
Writing a Postcard: KS2

Writing a Postcard: KS2

Want to teach your children how to write a postcard but cannot stomach writing about a ‘summer holiday’? Look no further. This resource is jam packed with a range of activities to inspire and motivate children to write a postcard to a friend about a mysterious creature they found. This is a 4 day series of lessons, where children will learn: the difference and importance of using informal and formal language. how to edit and plan their own work. *the style and structure in which a postcard is written. INCLUDED: *Detailed 4 day lesson plan. *Detailed and colourful notebook file AND powerpoint for your convenience. *Postcard Planning Sheet. *BFG passage to inspire writing. *Sample Postcard for annotating. *Role play formal/informal sorting cards. *Informal/Formal people sorting cards. *Success Criteria- for children to self assess and peer assess. *Postcard template for children to write their postcard on day 4. It’s attached as a zip file so that I could organise the activities into folders for you. Please let me know your thoughts on this resource :)
TheIrishTeacher
Coordinates Activities: Differentiated

Coordinates Activities: Differentiated

As I’ve said before, I teach in a ‘football CRAZY’ class, who will engage with almost anything if it’s related to football. With that in mind, I have created this activity to use when teaching your children about coordinates. INCLUDED: *1 higher ability activity. Children will need to identify the coordinates in which Ronaldo passes the ball. The coordinates range between positive and negative numbers for that extra challenge. *I lower ability activity: Children will need to identify the coordinates in which Ronaldo passes the ball. The coordinates are within positive numbers. *Answer sheets for both activities. This is NOT a complete lesson package, it is simply the activity in which you can use alongside your own lesson to check children’s understanding of the topic. Please leave a review to let me know how you and your class got on with this resource. :)
TheIrishTeacher
Reading and Understanding: Justin Timberlake

Reading and Understanding: Justin Timberlake

This product was created with the hope of teaching children about Justin Timberlake. It has everything they need to know, including a range of material to allow them to engage with his music and form an opinion on the content. Included: Pre-assessment tool: A.K.A a KWL (What I KNOW, what I WANT to know and what I LEARNED). This allows the children to create questions that they want to know about JT’s life and can put them in charge of their own learning, making this activity very child-cantered. When children finish the topic, they can return to their KWL sheet and fill in what they have LEARNED. Biography: a 1 page biography of Justin Timberlake’s life and music career. Comprehension – a set of questions to allow children to engage further with the material on Justin Timberlake. Questions will ask children to locate information directly from the text, but also encourage them to use their inference skills and dig deeper. STRAND: Listening and Responding: using YouTube, encourage a class discussion on the song and guide them to respectfully disagree with each other, while backing up their answers with reasons. Model to children how to respond to song by discussing how it made you feel and the effect of the pace, lyrics etc. Your opinion matters!!: this is an opportunity for children to give their genuine opinion on some songs by JT. Encourage them to be honest and guide them into how to explain their answers. Design Time: Children can design their very own album cover for one of Justin Timberlake’s albums. Just for Fun- A word search Finally - a 1 page document explaining how I used each sheet and some ideas in how you can use it best in your classroom too :) I really enjoy making fun resources for my children so I really hope you enjoyed this as much as we did! Please leave a review as this will help me to help you. I’d love to hear how you used this resource in your classroom :) Fabulous Boarders are from: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Krista-Wallden-Creative-Clips
TheIrishTeacher
Printable Money- Great British Pounds

Printable Money- Great British Pounds

Need a set of printable money to use in your Maths lessons? Teaching your class about Great British Pounds? Look no further than these colourful notes and coins.These printable money sheets work well for teaching students about the value of money as well as learning how to pay for items using notes and coins! Included: *Four pages of coloured printable notes (£50, £20, £10, and £5 in similar colours to GBP). *Eight pages of coloured printable coins (£2, £1, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p in similar colours to GBP) Uses: Can be used for children in lessons to visually try and “buy” items and receive change. *Can be used for children to stick into their books when adding and subtracting money calculations. *Brings a ‘real-life’ feel to learning about money and helps children ultimately in real life contexts. *Good to teaching EAL/visual learners also. Please remember to leave a review and tell me how you used this product in your classroom.
TheIrishTeacher
Viking Word Bank

Viking Word Bank

A Viking word bank giving some basic words and definitions needed for this topic. I laminate them and give them to the children at the beginning of the topic to refer to. Included is a PDF and a powerpoint if you need to edit.
TheIrishTeacher
FIFA World Cup 2018- distance between the stadiums.

FIFA World Cup 2018- distance between the stadiums.

A mathematical activity to engage children with the upcoming world cup in Russia. Lesson Plan included. I have included a map of Russia with the football stadiums. Children must measure the distance between a letter and a stadium. Then because 1cm=35 minutes, they must then calculate how long it would take to get to said stadium. For example: How long will it take A to get to Kazan stadium? Using your ruler, measure the distance from A to Krazan stadium. If it’s 7.6 cm- round to the nearest whole number which is 8cm. 1cm = 35 minutes so 35 x 8 = 280 minutes =4 hours 40 minutes Children must then fill in a table with their findings.
TheIrishTeacher
Stories with Issues and Dilemmas

Stories with Issues and Dilemmas

This was a fantastic week of English lessons, including lots of speaking and listening activities, resulting in effective writing. This genre was studied through the story ‘Journey to Jo’Burg’. To which we read the first two chapters online (pdf linked in planning) and ended up writing the third chapter as our ‘big write’ including an issue and dilemma. Lesson 1: Children explore the terms issue and dilemma by engaging in a conscience alley, forcing the child acting as the main character to make a decision based on a dilemma. (thoroughly enjoyable). Lesson 2: Children read through the chapter 1 and 2 (linked in planning) and underline dialogue, action and different words for the word ‘said’. This allows children to see the exact style used by the author in order for them to recreate their very own chapter 3 in the style of the story. Planning is also done in this lesson. Lesson 3: The success criteria is shared with the children and they are then allowed the remainder of the lesson to finish off their chapter 3. The end product was fantastic! The children came up with their own title for their chapter and really took on the style of the author, alternating between dialogue and action. It was fantastic! INCLUDED: *4 day detailed lesson plan *Colourful Notebook File *Success Criteria *Identifying features Prompt *Moral Dilemmas for discussion *Positive and Negative grid
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OBSERVATION: Guided Reading Lesson

OBSERVATION: Guided Reading Lesson

Shared/Guided Reading lesson based on the story ‘Journey to Jo’Burg’. This was used to inspire these kids and completely engage them with the story. My idea is for the starter, display three questions (see planning) and get them to write their answers in groups on post-it notes. Then stick them up on the IWB on a picture of South Africa (also in resources). This will engage them straight away with the text and what’ll happen. Then you’ll move on to explaining that the idea is to focus on what a dilemma is and what it is in this chapter. (The chapter is linked on the planning and you can download it as a pdf). The children should have a hard copy in front of them and together you will make a success criteria of what a good, interesting reader sounds like. Get them to critique you reading in a boring way. Children to sort pre-made laminated statements into positives and negatives about going to Jo’Berg. In groups children will then engage in a conscience alley (role-play) to thrash out both sides of a dilemma. You can do it as a whole class or small groups either. Children really get into the story this way and feel they’re helping Naledi choose her dilemma. Great, engaging lesson. Really enjoyed it!
TheIrishTeacher
KS2 Year 6 SATS Reading comprehension: SAMPLE

KS2 Year 6 SATS Reading comprehension: SAMPLE

I wrote a short piece about a Middle Eastern boy joining a British School and decided to make it into a Year 6 SATS sample paper. The questions are structured exactly like the SATS exams and children can use them as revision in the weeks/months coming up to the SATS exams. I have uploaded it as a PDF and also a word document. Also, I’ve separated the reading material and the questions in two different documents if required. Can be used with year 5s also to get them into the SATS style of questioning. Let me know your thoughts on this resource.
TheIrishTeacher
Persuasive Writing: Leaflets

Persuasive Writing: Leaflets

A fun, engaging week of lessons based on writing a persuasive leaflet to encourage people to come Visit Qatar (the home of the World Cup 2022). This resource includes: A detailed, differentiated lesson plan. Pictures to stick on the leaflets Information sheets for children to research and make notes Planning activities Powerpoints Sample leaflet to annotate and recognise the features Comprehension also for one day. A sample of my kids writing to show you WAGOLL (What A Good One Looks Like) Children produced some fantastic leaflets (see preview) using lots of taught persuasive techniques to persuade the reader to visit Qatar. It engaged both boys and girls and we did it in pairs. Very enjoyable :)
TheIrishTeacher
'This is Me': Comprehension

'This is Me': Comprehension

COMPREHENSION BASED ON THE SONG ‘This is me’ FROM THE MOVIE THE GREATEST SHOWMAN. SOme inference questions based off this song because: It’s something different We all love the song! The children loved listening to the lyrics and try to understand/deduct what the meaning was behind the lyrics. Word Document and PDF included of Verse 1 and Verse 2.
TheIrishTeacher
'Journey to Jo'Burg' Display

'Journey to Jo'Burg' Display

A simple display I used when studying the book ‘Journey to Jo’Burg’. We used this book to create pieces of writing with issues and dilemmas. (Planning is available in my shop also). Children loved the colorful characters which confirmed their understanding of what a dilemma was, while learning about the country of South Africa at the same time. *I know the sign in my cover picture (Jo’Berg) is spelled wrong, however I have fixed it in the resource itself.
TheIrishTeacher
Grammar Worksheets

Grammar Worksheets

Four simple worksheets with extensions based on: Apostrophes Speech Marks Inverted Commas Pronouns Children are reminded what the term means and then given progressive tasks to increase their understanding.
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory- Guided Reading.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory- Guided Reading.

A detailed chapter study of the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. Included: vocabulary study from various chapters comprehension questions for a variety of chapters character analysis on all of the main characters in the book a wide range of independent activities which engage children with the content of the story. This is a selection of resources in which I used alongside reading the story to my class. It can be used for guided reading sessions also. During the independent activities children are asked to: Re-write the blurb Re-draw the cover for the book Write a letter to Veruca Salt’s Dad Write a diary entry from Grandpa Joe’s point of view. Design the chocolate palace Design a golden ticket Children really engaged with the story and learned some new words also through the vocabulary study. For more resources related to this book, please see my persuasive writing unit, which also directly links to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/persuasive-writing-year-4-11762226
TheIrishTeacher