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EYFS, KS1, KS2 Teaching and Learning resources. Support for teachers and leaders.

EYFS, KS1, KS2 Teaching and Learning resources. Support for teachers and leaders.
KS1 Whole Class Reading - The Worrysaurus - Part 1
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KS1 Whole Class Reading - The Worrysaurus - Part 1

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Five activities based around the DERIC reading skills; decode, explain, retrieve, interpret and choice using the text The Worrysaurus by Rachel Bright. These first five activities include; Exploring vocabulary relating to the word ‘worry’ using a word map, including exploring definitions, synonyms and antonyms and putting the word into context. Retrieval of information from the front cover to help predict what is going to happen in the story and look at key features such as the author and illustrator. PSHE/PSED work to support emotions of ‘worry’ Characterisation and linking to other familiar stories or characters/activating prior knowledge and discussion of fiction and non fiction All resources on powerpoint and can be used in lessons on the whiteboard or can be printed as a scaffold/support for children to work on or stick in books. There is also a range of notes attached to each slide which will help you tailor these lessons for your children and provide scaffold or challenge.
KS1 Whole Class Reading lessons - Ruby's Worry - Part 1
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KS1 Whole Class Reading lessons - Ruby's Worry - Part 1

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Five activities based around the DERIC reading skills; decode, explain, retrieve, interpret and choice using the text Ruby’s Worry by Tom Percival. These first five activities include; Exploring vocabulary relating to the word ‘worry’ and ‘explore’ using a word map, including exploring definitions, synonyms and antonyms and putting the word into context. Retrieval of information from the front cover to help predict what is going to happen in the story and look at key features such as the author and illustrator. PSHE/PSED work to support emotions of ‘worry’ including exploring a letter from the author to the reader and a ‘thinking mind map’ to help children deal with any worries that may be ‘stuck to them’. Exploring the author’s choices, why did he choose to write a letter to his readers? Decoding activities including read and draws to build fluency and put phonics into practice! KS1 SATs style questions to help children become more familiar with how these look and how to answer them. All resources on powerpoint and can be used in lessons on the whiteboard or can be printed as a scaffold/support for children to work on or stick in books. There is also teacher notes attached to each slide which will help you tailor these lessons for your children and provide scaffold or challenge.
KS1 Whole Class Reading - The Worrysaurus - Part 2
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KS1 Whole Class Reading - The Worrysaurus - Part 2

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Based around the DERIC reading skills and incorporating phonics too (explained in the resource) using the text Worrysaurus by Rachel Bright. This is part 2 of the planning and resources, part 1 can be found in my shop. This text also addresses the PSHE/PSED theme of feeling worried. All resources and planning notes on powerpoint; Activity 6 - Focuses on decoding, explaining new vocab, retrieve and interpreting using the blurb. There is also a focus on nouns. Activity 7 - Focuses on the first few pages of the text and the skills explain by uplevelling vocabulary, acting out the text for understanding and clarity, looking at verbs as actions, using a word map to explore more challenging vocab and finishes with the PSHE/PSED theme around feelings (retrieval/interpret). Activity 8 - Starts with a word class activity and then moves on to read the rest of the text, developing a love of reading and reading for pleasure. It concludes with KS1 SATs style questions. Activity 9 - Starting with a retelling activity/game teaching the retrieval skill, then moving on to focus on the skill of interpret with a PSHE/PSED theme. Helping children understand the feeling of worry and how to deal with it. There is also a science and D&T element that can be built into this activity through your topic lessons. Activity 10 - Building on activity 9 and retelling, children learn to summarise. They also continue to retrieve/interpret (with PSHE/PSED theme) with a variety of differientated tasks. There is also an opportunity to link to English and letter writing.
Year 2 English Planning - The Tin Forest - Setting Description
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Year 2 English Planning - The Tin Forest - Setting Description

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A one week unit of work (five lessons) on setting descriptions for Year 2 using the text The Tin Forest. This unit would be used after the children have read and understood the text, such as in a whole class reading unit. All the lessons are on powerpoint that can be used with the children, there are teacher planning notes for each slide. Each lesson consists of a starter, main/activity and plenary. The objectives covered mainly focused on good sentence structure and clear, coherent narratives that use nouns (as the subject), verbs (as the predicate) and clear stops. A great unit for early on in year 2 when children are building their writing stamina.
KS1 Whole Class Reading lessons - Ruby's Worry - Part 2
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KS1 Whole Class Reading lessons - Ruby's Worry - Part 2

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Part 2 - Five more activities based around the DERIC reading skills; decode, explain, retrieve, interpret and choice using the text Ruby’s Worry by Tom Percival. These last five activities include; Exploring vocabulary relating to the word ‘unexpected’ and ‘sad’ using a word map, including exploring definitions, synonyms and antonyms and putting the word into context. Exploring the phrase ‘the words tumbled out’ to help children infer meaning and look at familiar words in different contexts. Retrieval of information from the text and pictures. PSHE/PSED work to support emotions of ‘worry’ including strategies to help children. Exploring the author’s/illustrators choices, why are the pictures in black and white with limited colour? Decoding activities including read and draws to build fluency and put phonics into practice! KS1 SATs style questions to help children become more familiar with how these look and how to answer them. Ordering/Retelling and Summarising activities Finishing with a reflection back on their initial predictions. All resources on powerpoint and can be used in lessons on the whiteboard or can be printed as a scaffold/support for children to work on or stick in books. There is also teacher notes attached to each slide which will help you tailor these lessons for your children and provide scaffold or challenge.
KS1 Whole Class Reading Bundle
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KS1 Whole Class Reading Bundle

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Whole Class Reading activities using quality texts; Room on the Broom Sam and Dave Dig a Hole The Worrysaurus (2 weeks planning) Ruby’s Worry (2 weeks planning) Winnie’s Big Bad Robot These can also be bought individually in my TES shop, please see descriptions for more detail of individual lessons.
Phonics and Spelling Year 2 - Week 1 dge ge
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Phonics and Spelling Year 2 - Week 1 dge ge

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Year 2 Phonics/Spelling Planning and Teaching Resources - The sound /j/ spelt ge, dge, g, dg, dj NEW updated Phonics/Spelling planning and teaching resources in line with the National Curriculum and Phase 6. A powerpoint presentation comprising of three phonics/spelling lessons (1 weeks worth) based around the objetcive: The /dʒ/ (/j/) sound spelt as ge and dge at the end of words, and sometimes spelt as g elsewhere in words before e, i and y There is also a practise and apply section with ideas of activities for additional lessons or for use within continuous provision sessions to help children really consolidate their new learning. There is also a long term plan taken from the National Curriculum and a lesson by lesson teaching plan as a word document. Each lesson follows the typical revisit, teach, practise and apply sequence used in phonics but mainly focuses on spelling rather than reading words. All the teaching points are recorded in the notes section on each slide and the separete lesson plan, templates have been provided for you to use for activities with your children and the slides can be used during lessons as a visual for the children.
Year 2 English Planning - The Tin Forest - Adventure Story Writing
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Year 2 English Planning - The Tin Forest - Adventure Story Writing

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This is a three week unit of work that explores the year 2 reading and writing objectives through an adventure writing theme. Please see the preview picture for the objectives covered. It is based around the book The Tin Forest by Helen Ward and links well to my setting description unit of work in my shop, a great follow up unit along the same topic. There are also ideas of cross curricular links to make The Tin Forest a half termly topic. All planning is on powerpoint slides that can be used in the lesson and contains teacher notes and printable resources.
Phonics and Spelling - Year 2 - Week 3 kn gn
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Phonics and Spelling - Year 2 - Week 3 kn gn

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Year 2 Phonics/Spelling Planning and Teaching Resources - The /n/ sound spelt kn and (less often) gn at the beginning of words. NEW updated Phonics/Spelling planning and teaching resources in line with the National Curriculum and Phase 6. A powerpoint presentation comprising of three phonics/spelling lessons (1 weeks worth) based around the objetcive: The /n/ sound spelt kn and (less often) gn at the beginning of words. There is also a practise and apply section with ideas of activities for additional lessons or for use within continuous provision sessions to help children really consolidate their new learning. There is also a long term plan taken from the National Curriculum and a lesson by lesson teaching plan as a word document. Each lesson follows the typical revisit, teach, practise and apply sequence used in phonics but mainly focuses on spelling rather than reading words. All the teaching points are recorded in the notes section on each slide and the separate lesson plan, templates have been provided for you to use for activities with your children and the slides can be used during lessons as a visual for the children.
Phonics and Spelling - Year 2 - Week 2 - c (as /s/ phoneme)
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Phonics and Spelling - Year 2 - Week 2 - c (as /s/ phoneme)

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Year 2 Phonics/Spelling Planning and Teaching Resources - The sound /s/ spelt c before i, e and y. NEW updated Phonics/Spelling planning and teaching resources in line with the National Curriculum and Phase 6. A powerpoint presentation comprising of three phonics/spelling lessons (1 weeks worth) based around the objetcive: The /s/ sound spelt c before e, i and y. There is also a practise and apply section with ideas of activities for additional lessons or for use within continuous provision sessions to help children really consolidate their new learning. There is also a long term plan taken from the National Curriculum and a lesson by lesson teaching plan as a word document. Each lesson follows the typical revisit, teach, practise and apply sequence used in phonics but mainly focuses on spelling rather than reading words. All the teaching points are recorded in the notes section on each slide and the separate lesson plan, templates have been provided for you to use for activities with your children and the slides can be used during lessons as a visual for the children.
KS1 Whole Class Reading Unit of Work - Winnie's Big Bad Robot
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KS1 Whole Class Reading Unit of Work - Winnie's Big Bad Robot

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This unit of work comprises of a series of whole class reading lessons using DERIC (Decode, Explain, Retrieve, Interpret, Choice). All the questions and activities are based around developing key reading skills and are planned for Year 2 (start of the year) but also suitable for Year 1 and EYFS with a bit of adaptation. They also provide SATs style questions to help children become more confident. To find out more about DERIC you can read about it in my blog, maximumlifeminimumsleep.co.uk.
Phonics and Spelling for Year 2 Bundle (3 weeks)
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Phonics and Spelling for Year 2 Bundle (3 weeks)

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Week 1 to 3 planning and resources for Year 2 phonics and spelling. Covering the national curriculum objectives; The sound /j/ spelt dge, ge The sound /s/ spelt c The sound /n/ spelt kn and gn NEW updated Phonics/Spelling planning and teaching resources in line with the National Curriculum and Phase 6. 3 x powerpoint presentations each comprising of three phonics/spelling lessons (1 weeks worth) based around the objetcives above. There is also a practise and apply section with ideas of activities for additional lessons or for use within continuous provision sessions to help children really consolidate their new learning. There is also a long term plan taken from the National Curriculum and a lesson by lesson teaching plan as a word document. Each lesson follows the typical revisit, teach, practise and apply sequence used in phonics but mainly focuses on spelling rather than reading words. All the teaching points are recorded in the notes section on each slide and the separate lesson plan, templates have been provided for you to use for activities with your children and the slides can be used during lessons as a visual for the children. These items can also be bought separately in my TES shop.