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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 :)
World Cup 2018: Maths Activity and Answers

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
The Super Book of Guided Reading Activities

The Super Book of Guided Reading Activities

FUN, COLORFUL and SUPERHERO THEMED! This resource is 25 pages of superhero themed guided reading activities to cover lots of objectives from the curriculum. Children will engage with activities such such: *Sorting fiction and non-fiction book titles. *Feature spotting in a non-fiction text. *Adding an appropriate sub-heading. *Adding captions to pictures. *Book review *Designing book covers *Designing blurbs *Identifying what makes a book cover attractive in fiction books. *Identifying what makes a book cover attractive in non-fiction books. *Dictionary work. *Alphabetical ordering and why it’s important… And much more! Just PRINT and TEACH!
TheIrishTeacher
Books We've Read: Reading Display

Books We've Read: Reading Display

Needing some inspiration for my reading corner, I created this display in order to show case the children’s reading books. The idea behind it is that the book templates will be printed out for children to fill in whenever they complete a book. They can draw the front cover and fill in the blurb on the back and the teacher can laminate the books and hang them from a string underneath the heading. It’s a super cute idea to show off all the books that you’re class have read and let’s face it, it looks really colorful in your reading area. Included: *The display name: “Books we’ve Read” *Book templates to print out. (See cover photo for a clearer idea).
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Mamma Mia: Comprehension

Mamma Mia: Comprehension

Can’t get this song out of your head? Well neither can we! Dig deeply into the lyrics for comprehension and close reading practice with these high-interest, current songs to allow children to use their deduction and inference skills. This comprehension is based on the song ‘Mamma Mia’ from the Mamma Mia movie and Abba of course because: We all love the song Mamma Mia. It’s something a little bit different to analyse a song. The children discussed the lyrics in detail, trying to decide what they meant. It allowed them to appreciate the lyrics in songs and not just to sing them. There is a mix of questions involved in these comprehensions, asking children to: *locate information from the text *rate the effectiveness of certain words and EXPLAIN the reason for the answer *form an opinion on the lyrics. Do they like/dislike the lyrics? Why? Overall, children will gain an understanding of the meaning behind the lyrics and they will be encouraged to form opinions on a song, which is something a little bit different. I hope you enjoy this resource as much as we did! Products like this: The Greatest Showman Comprehension
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Myths: Comprehension Activities

Myths: Comprehension Activities

If you are teaching your class about myths or simply just want a comprehension activity that is SLIGHTLY different from the norm, then this resource is for you. Included: *Text *Questions to check understanding (inc ordering events, decoding meaning etc) *Creation Station- where children create their own labyrinth. *Adjective Alley- children create amazing adjectives and phrases to describe the minotaur. *The New Minotaur- children will get their creative juices flowing and create a Minotaur of their own, perhaps even half human, half unicorn. An enjoyable, creative way to check and extend children’s understanding of what they’ve read. Also an excellent addition to your myths topic, if you’re teaching it. Check out: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/myths-understanding-the-features-11943412
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Poetry Comprehension

Poetry Comprehension

Each week, I like to give my children a new comprehension to 1) check their understanding and 2) immerse them to different text types. While studying poetry, I discovered that many children found it difficult to decode the meaning behind poetry. This resource contains: *A poem. *Questions to check understanding. *An answer sheet. The poem chosen is one of my favorites as it’s about bullying so it can tie into other lessons/discussions that arise in the classroom. It’s written by an Irish author, so there are 2 or 3 phrases included that children may not understand. This is a fantastic opportunity for them to use their reading skills to read back over the sentence and try to work out what the word means. A really enjoyable poem and it can also be sent home as a homework activity. Overall, children will gain an understanding of the meaning behind the poem and they will be encouraged to form opinions on a poem, which is something a little bit different. I hope you enjoy this resource as much as we did!
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World Cup 2018: Activities

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
World Cup 2018: Maths Activities

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 :)
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World Cup 2018: The Ultimate Bundle

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.
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Myths: Independent Writing

Myths: Independent Writing

So if you are viewing this resource, you NEED to check out my other product on myths first as this is a follow on from it. Traditional Tales and Myths- Understanding the features Children cannot and should not be writing their own myth without first of all familiarising themselves with the text type. Having completed that step, they can then begin to think about planning their very own myth. This resource includes: *3 day detailed lesson plan. *Toolkit template for children to write down the features and necessary things needed in order to write a successful myth. *Myth adaption sheet for drawing their new idea to change the myth. *Pictures to caption- this confirms children’s ability to order the story. *Theseus and the Minotaur text for reference. *Vocab cards for tricky words/pictorial representation. *Drama ideas: such as text tennis, text mapping etc. The idea behind this week of teaching is that children are reciting/acting out the text each day, confirming their understanding of the story structure/sentence structure orally. Once children can do this, they will be able to write their very own version. They are encouraged this week to change one part of the myth in order to write their very own myth. For example: instead of Theseus and the Minotaur, it could be Theseus and the Lemontaur, who is a half lemon, half horse who throws lemons at Theseus? By the end of these lessons, children should be able to write their very own adaptation to the myth: Theseus and the Minotaur. But as stated earlier, this is a follow on from this lesson: Traditional Tales and Myths- Understanding the features Want this product as part of a bundle at a discounted price? Check out: The BUNDLE Give it a try!
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World Cup 2018: Maths Activity and Answers

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
Myths: Understanding the Features

Myths: Understanding the Features

After hours of reading and PD on Pie Corbett’s Talk4Writing, I decided to plan my English lessons around his style of teaching. The idea behind it is fun filled, active and different so my children and I absolutely love it! Included: *4 day, detailed lesson plan. *Power Point of the story. *‘Theseus and the Minotaur’ text resource (color coded). *‘Box-it up’ planning frame. *Hot Seating Questions which allow the children to get into the mind of the Minotaur. I have put a lot of detail into the lesson plan, so it can be easily followed to apply this style of teaching to your ENglish lessons. The idea behind it is: Week 1= Imitation Phase. In this week, children need to learn off a text to fully immerse themselves in the style of writing, structure, language etc. This is done through actions and also text mapping (drawing pictures). Only when children fully understand a text type, should they begin to write. The writing of a myth will be done in week 3. (This resource is only week 1). By the end of the week, your children should fully understand the features of a myth, and should be able to recite a whole myth using their text map. It’s lots of fun and a fantastic scaffolding for children to understand before they write. Give it a try!
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World Cup 2018- distance between the stadiums.

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.
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Back to School- Worry Cards

Back to School- Worry Cards

Got a class full of worriers? Have a few children that have a bunch of questions that need answering? This is the resource for you! At the beginning of a brand new school year, children can be timid, unsure and un confident with a new teacher/classroom. By using these cards you can create a whole class discussion in which all potential worries can be discussed in a safe environment, where children feel secure. It’s a very simple activity to make children feel more at home in their new classroom and with their new teacher.
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Football Themed Classroom Displays

Football Themed Classroom Displays

Coming from a football crazy class, I decided to base my classroom decor on soccer this year! With the World Cup just past, the children are still hyped up from the events. This resource contains a variety of soccer themed classroom décor. Everything in this resource is editable so that you can personalise it to your tastes/needs. Includes: Behavioral clip-chart MVP award Class jobs Name tags Drawer Labels Just edit, print, laminate and stick it up!
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The Super Book of Guided Reading Activities

The Super Book of Guided Reading Activities

FUN, COLORFUL and SUPERHERO THEMED! This resource is 25 pages of superhero themed guided reading activities to cover lots of objectives from the curriculum. Children will engage with activities such such: *Sorting fiction and non-fiction book titles. *Feature spotting in a non-fiction text. *Adding an appropriate sub-heading. *Adding captions to pictures. *Book review *Designing book covers *Designing blurbs *Identifying what makes a book cover attractive in fiction books. *Identifying what makes a book cover attractive in non-fiction books. *Dictionary work. *Alphabetical ordering and why it’s important… And much more! Just PRINT and TEACH!
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.
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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.
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Postcards KS2

Postcards 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 :)
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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
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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.
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