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Primary Teacher and English Lead. Here you will find a range of lessons, plays and assessments I have effectively used in my school- I'm hoping they will help you in your everyday teaching or the implementation of a new English initiative. I wouldn't upload anything I haven't tried and tested myself so I hope they save you plenty of time!

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Primary Teacher and English Lead. Here you will find a range of lessons, plays and assessments I have effectively used in my school- I'm hoping they will help you in your everyday teaching or the implementation of a new English initiative. I wouldn't upload anything I haven't tried and tested myself so I hope they save you plenty of time!
Sex education/ growing up talk. Year 5/6
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Sex education/ growing up talk. Year 5/6

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Three Power Points and two activities regarding growing up and the changes which will happen to their bodies. Very detailed Power Points which can be adapted- however they were put together using the expectations from the NC as well as advice from our school nurse to ensure it adhered to the NHS guidelines. Definitely more of a growing up talk opposed to sex-ed due to the current curriculum and what we are currently expected to inform our children of, that said it still goes into the pubic area and all of the changes which will happen. Tried and tested over the past couple of years and it definitely does the job.
Mayan gods and goddesses
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Mayan gods and goddesses

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A whole lesson with resources at the end focusing on 4 main Mayan gods and goddesses. Children to complete the activity at the beginning of the lesson- they all take a number, go away and learn about the god, come back and teach the rest of their group- excellent speaking and listening opportunities. A question at the end to apply knowledge. For a more creative lesson after this one, children created their own Mayan god or goddess focusing on the qualities discovered in this lesson.
Mayan daily life
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Mayan daily life

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A lesson with ideas for activities- resources provided at the end of the PP. Looking at the main aspects of the Mayan's daily routines- the lesson format is that children research one aspect, teach it to their rest of the group and then complete a question at the end. Fantastic speaking and listening opportunities.
Primary Writing Assessment ARE and Greater Depth Years 1-6
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Primary Writing Assessment ARE and Greater Depth Years 1-6

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The Writing objectives: • link to the end of year and key stage expectations set out in the 2014 National Curriculum; • are cross referenced with Key Performance Indicators for each year group • include additional targets that have been developed to ensure high expectations and year on year progression (focussing on narrative writing and punctuation); • are used by teachers regularly to assess what a pupil can do and identify what a child needs to work on to improve; • provide the basis for teacher assessment each half term; • are used when a child has completed an independent piece of writing; • are used to demonstrate the progress a pupil makes across the year. Greater Depth Targets introduces so that children can be pushed to include some the of the GDS targets outlined in the stautory guidance for 2 and 6. Note- Years 2 and 6 follow stautory guidance.
Leavers Assembly
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Leavers Assembly

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GoggleBox style leavers assembly. Adapted for my school but easily adaptable. Includes some laughs, memories and a few tears throughout! Parents loved it when we performed it and the children really enjoyed getting into role. I sat down and discussed funny things that happened to them at school for the ‘life of mammals section’ so it is worth doing- they have great ideas!
World War II unit of work for Upper KS2 (Year 6)
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World War II unit of work for Upper KS2 (Year 6)

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A unit of work looking at WWII. Each lesson comes with information on the related topic as well as a number of differentiated activities and resources. Many activities have clear cross-curricular links to English with a huge focus on SPAG. A number of the activities have also been praised for their speaking and listening opportunities as well as ensuring children have an independent approach towards their learning. Lessons can be lifted and taught. Lessons on the following: - Why WWII started - Evacuation - Women in WWII - Anne Frank - The Holocaust - The Blitz - Propaganda
Greater Depth Writing Targets Years 1,3,4 and 5
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Greater Depth Writing Targets Years 1,3,4 and 5

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Greater Depth Writing targets for years 1,3,5 and 6. Years 2 ad 6 use statutory guidance. Targets are used to stretch the GDS children in writing, they match the stautory guidance for years 2 and 6 and look to either build on from them or build up to these.
Evacuation WWII
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Evacuation WWII

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A lesson looking at children in WWII with a focus on evacuation. Activities throughout including anagrams at the beginning- spider diagrams to show knowledge at the beginning and the end of the lesson and differentiated questions for children to apply their knowledge.
Women in WW II
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Women in WW II

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A lesson taught to year 6 looking at the roles of women in WWII. Information available on 4 key roles: Nurses, Land Army, Munition workers and Spies. Also included is ideas for potential activities which include great opportunities for speaking and listening as well as differentiated questioning at the beginning and end to get children to infer and then apply knowledge.
Mayan Bundle
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Mayan Bundle

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A selection of lessons focussing on the Maya. Lessons can be lifted and taught from the PowerPoint- all lessons come with resources and different activity ideas. All can be differentiated. All lessons are available to buy individually. Lessons on the following- - Mayan daily life - Mayan jobs - Mayan children - Mayan gods and goddesses - Mayan art
Year 6 leavers assembly
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Year 6 leavers assembly

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A resource edited from another assembly on here. Colour coded for the parts with song suggestions and lyrics. Performed very well with great reviews- for the final song I played a presentation with pictures of the children from nursery until year 6- definitely a tear-jerker for the parents!
Commas starter
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Commas starter

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A simple presentation looking at how to correctly use commas. My year 6's initially struggled to get commas in the correct places during extended pieces of writing, this PP was used as a whiteboard activity and seems to have done the job.
The Blitz
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The Blitz

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Whole lesson looking at The Blitz. Information provided on how The Blitz impacted many people in England. Activities included which involve children unscrambling grammar problems at the beginning, spider diagrams after watching a video clip, questions to apply knowledge at the end and an example newspaper report which I used as an extended writing opportunity with my class of year 6's.
Mayan  children
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Mayan children

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Used with year 6 in a recent lesson looking at Mayan children. The lesson includes information about Mayan children with a clear focus on education and the typical roles Mayan children would undertake. There is then an idea for a task at the end- this worked really well in my lesson, children engaged throughout and they produced fantastic persuasive writing!
Anne Frank Lesson
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Anne Frank Lesson

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Information on Anne Frank. An activity is available at the end. The activity is an information hunt: give the children the information in groups to read and then give out one question at a time when they have answered the previous question correctly- including all SPAG. All groups to compete in a race to the end. You must see a different group member's book each time to ensure all children are competing. Peer support to be key.
Holocaust
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Holocaust

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A lesson for UKS2 focussing on The Holocaust with information and resources included. Information available for children to go and research one particular aspect- children to then come back and teach their group what they have learnt. A lesson praised for the speaking and listening aspects as well as ensuring that the children had an independent approach towards their learning. Differentiated questions at the end for children to apply their knowledge.
General Election 2017
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General Election 2017

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A lesson looking at this year's General Election. It starts with an interactive 'who is who' and moves onto the five key parties: Conservatives, Labour, Lib Dem, UKIP and Green. I have selected a few of the key policies and attempted to make them more child friendly. I have focused on education, health, housing and a summary of key policies. Children will then gather information on one party and take it in turns to teach each other so that every child has information on each party- excellent speaking and listening opportunities. Children to then answer three questions and we will hold an in class general election to see who the winner would have been.
Why WWII started - hyperinflation and the Hitler youth
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Why WWII started - hyperinflation and the Hitler youth

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A lesson looking at reasons foe the start of WWII. A couple of slides looking at hyperinflation and then the start and impact of The Hitler Youth. An excellent activity at the end where children complete any three activities/questions as long as they are in a line. A great link to a Walt Disney video explaining The Hitler Youth which children really engage with.,