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Remembrance Day Activity Pack - Writing Poems & More - 2019 UPDATE
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Remembrance Day Activity Pack - Writing Poems & More - 2019 UPDATE

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Spend a full day, or even more with all these resources based around Remembrance Day! This is primarily designed to be a huge amount of resources to ‘dip into’ during the day or week of this event. I have now also included a Literacy unit plan including a Remembrance Day segment suitable for years 3-6 based on comments and feedback recieved. Included in this resource pack… -A Powerpoint to introduce Remembrance day with included example poems to read to the children to help scaffold their own -Acrostic Poem Templates -Planning (please note this is under ‘Creating images weekly plan’) in the resources. This follows on from Bonfire night planning. -Comprehension , unique, questions and answers. A Fantastic Veterans Day Video -Information about Poppy Day -Crossword -Poems -Using a dictionary activity -Newspaper articles uniquely writted designed to discuss England and the FIFA Poppy Ban from the England football match from the last World Cup, an excellent PSHE lesson. NB: An EXCELLENT movie is 'The Piano' - this is absolutely perfect, emotional for the occasion and can be used in assemblies or the classroom to promote discussion.
Using Descriptive Language for impact / Food advertising / Menu / M&S Food Adverts
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Using Descriptive Language for impact / Food advertising / Menu / M&S Food Adverts

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A set of materials I made based on the Marks and Spencer’s Food Adverts. The lesson objective was to use interesting adjectives in their writing. We watched M&S food adverts, as a class explored describing different foods and then wrote our own. Included… Weekly plan (just a few ideas in a weekly plan format including this lesson, you can make your own lesson plan with some of these ideas) Word bank for this lesson Video example of advert to pick out language QUALITY Presentation (the same one) in the following formats… Mac / iPad / Keynote Powerpoint Movie Format (Following this lesson, children then wrote their own advert using descriptive language and we filmed the advert.)
Persuasive Texts - School Uniform for or Against?
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Persuasive Texts - School Uniform for or Against?

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A set of resources for children to decide whether they are for or against school uniform, I have included both viewpoints in separate documents and a document that discusses both sides of the argument as well as a few more resources to help.
Pub Quiz style: Picture Round, name the logos
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Pub Quiz style: Picture Round, name the logos

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A beautifully formatted pub quiz style handout with 12 logos to name (and of course the answers on a separate A4 pdf sheet. Perfect to accompany a lockdown quiz with friends or family. If you enjoyed this there are lots more quizzes, written and picture quizzes on www.quizinators.com I also produce a quiz on facebook live for people to join in with friends and family on www.facebook.com/quizinators every Tuesday and Friday evening at 8pm if you want to join.
Online Pub Quiz Pack 4: General Knowledge, Professionally Written. Videos / Music / Pics / Questions
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Online Pub Quiz Pack 4: General Knowledge, Professionally Written. Videos / Music / Pics / Questions

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This is a professionally written pub style complete general knowledge quiz, added to the site 10th June, 2020, beautifully formatted and with full answers and video clips to use as part of the quiz too! Everything you need to host the ULTIMATE quiz night, this pack also contains more BONUS content. There are 60 questions in total! The quiz includes: A mixed picture round - Questions 1-4: Can your quizzers name the Mr Men. Questions 5-8: 4 images of well known celebrities in heavy movie make up or prosthetics, can you name the actor? Questions 9-12: Famous book covers Mixed Video Round (5 questions): High quality edited video, name the voice of the celebrity, what happens next, whats the advert and catchphrases. Music Round with explanatory video (5 questions): From different decades, name of the artist and name of the song being played. BONUS Video (5 questions): From the video clip can you name the correct film in the series? Eg. Back to the Future 1, 2 or 3? General Knowledge questions and answers, starting easy and getting progressively more difficult, one example of a medium difficulty question: What is the maximum contactless card payment limit in the UK: £20, £30 or £45? Answer: £45 BONUS additional hand out sheet (5 questions) can you guess from the options given where thee band is from? ‘Wipeout Round’ (adding a gambling element where participants score 2 points for their answers, but get one wrong and they lose all their points!) A high quality blank answer sheet for quizzers to write their answers on. This really is a quality resource and has taken many hours to formulate. I present live quizzes at www.facebook.com/quizinators this is one of the quizzes used. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4Q8g_Evc_o There are also lots of quizzes for sale at: www.quizinators.com (Quiz Pack 4.)
Harry Potter Picture Round Quiz
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Harry Potter Picture Round Quiz

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This picture round is perfect for the start of a Harry Potter themed quiz or can be used as the start of a general knowledge quiz for a bit of a change. Great for a introductory icebreaker classroom activity too! 12 pictures, all formatted beautifully in a high quality A4 pdf file, with the answers included, (the photo here is only a low quality preview) ready to print out and hand to your quizzers or use as part of an online quiz. Questions 1-4: Can you name whose wand is in the picture (if using as part of a general knowledge quiz you may wish to add a multiple choice element to this segment.) Questions 5-8: Can you name the magical object? Questions 9-12: Can you name the magical creature from the film screenshot? For many more quizzes and question packs, almost all just £1 visit: www.quizinators.com I also run a free professional online quiz every Tuesday and Friday night at 8pm on www.facebook.com/quizinators all welcome! NEW: If you or your school is interested I am running professional online quizzes for Primary Schools (see video attached) contact quizinators@icloud.com for further details. (This is not part of this resource.)
NOV UPDATE: Oompa Loompa song / Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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NOV UPDATE: Oompa Loompa song / Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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UPDATE NOV: added Dahl resources. A unit of work and worksheets I made for children to analyse and produce an 'Oompa Loompa' song based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This also has drama / dance links! A truly unique lesson idea you won't find anywhere. Please note these are resources to write lyrics to a tune plus lots of other extras, mostly Literacy based. I have now included the backing track (Karaoke version to the original tune.) UPDATE: I have added a collection of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory resources (including the first 3 book chapters and questions based on this) and additional files for the Oompa Loompa song resource
Poems that create images - Similes & Metaphors -  Year 4 to 6 - October 2019 UPDATE
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Poems that create images - Similes & Metaphors - Year 4 to 6 - October 2019 UPDATE

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A bumper set of resources initially used in the Year 4 topic of: Creating Images with Poetry, Similes and Metaphors. Due to the popularity of this resource I have included a Powerpoint I used for a very successful ‘Outstanding’ observation lesson by Ofsted involving describing a beach setting with similes and metaphors. I recently adapted this in this for a year 6 class I taught and we produced some fantastic work. There is also quite a few poems I have written using Similes and Metaphors in them to create images and a few more resources too including a soothing soundtrack and background to play on your IW on loop. (Due to a few comments I have added additional resources as well.) Updated July 2019 Please check my other resources out here… https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/dave_orritt
Haunted House Topic / Halloween - To Assist with Creative Writing  - UPDATE
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Haunted House Topic / Halloween - To Assist with Creative Writing - UPDATE

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A set of ‘Halloween resources.’ Great for KS2! The ‘Haunted House’ resources in this pack are especially useful for creative writing, see below for an example of a year 3 childs writing in my class after this topic. The resources are suitable for years 3-6 easily. If selected appropriately! 'As Sam walked down the path he ran his hand along the cold metal railings. The sky was dark and gloomy and the wind howled around him. He came to a set of old rusty gates and decided to investigate. As Sam opened the gates they creaked loudly. He glanced around and saw what looked like a gothic castle towering above him. Around the house he saw a sticky swamp covered in thick, murky fog. Just then a rumble of thunder began and lightning lit up the sky. A blazing storm had begun. ’ Year 6 example… …stood motionless for a few minutes deep in thought of what to do next. Suddenly, a blood curdling scream broke all silence. It seemed to come from what could be the highest floor. Without thinking he ran towards the big brass doors …his quivering hand pulled the broken string and a loud sound rattled like no other sound he had ever heard before.
Atmospheric writing and settings KS2 - Plans, Presentations and Worksheets
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Atmospheric writing and settings KS2 - Plans, Presentations and Worksheets

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If you are teaching settings this is bound to interest boys and improve their writing. This topic has produced some outstanding work from pupils in classes I have taught myself and assist others in an advisory capacity. 2018: MASSIVE UPDATE to one of my best selling resources with much more! Suitable for years 3-6. Powerpoint Worksheets Extensive word banks (differentiated abilities.) Initial texts to discuss Plenary text PLUS! -Unit of work -Worksheets and word banks (differentiated.) -Planning sheet -Display material -Phrases for display -Examples to read -Examples of children writing -Story Starters
Playscripts - Shrek - Boys Writing - Converting text into a playscript using movie clips.
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Playscripts - Shrek - Boys Writing - Converting text into a playscript using movie clips.

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Ideal for a year 7-9 year olds and can be differentiated accordingly. This lesson involves following a short section of the film Shrek and its script that I have typed out. Children then go on to write a short section of the script by converting a piece of text into a playscript. Children have loved this lesson and it always provides some funny voices too from the class. A great way to get boys interested in writing. Includes - Required short video clips cut to measure - Lesson plan - Required worksheets - Required script sections Please comment if you find this resource useful.
Winter Trees - Art Drawing - Line - 2019 update
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Winter Trees - Art Drawing - Line - 2019 update

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A Powerpoint to support the sketching of ‘winter trees.’ I made this for a year 3/4 class to show them examples of winter trees (with no leaves) for discussion before going outside and sketching real life trees. In addition there are some images I used as a print out for the children to discuss and refer to, these may help teachers with the demonstration of the technique too. I have also included an additional Powerpoint I have made with non-commercial pictures of winter trees to show children. (Jan, 2020 update.)
Big Fat Pub Quiz of the Year 2021 / 22 - Professionally Written
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Big Fat Pub Quiz of the Year 2021 / 22 - Professionally Written

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This is a professionally written ‘Big Fat Quiz of the Year’ pub style quiz. Covering events (with a UK slant) that have occured in 2021. Includes… Picture Round - Name the celebrity that has trended in the news during 2021. Blank answer sheet to write on (50 questions in total.) Professionally written questions and answers. (50 questions in total.) Music Round (7 edited tracks, name the TV show or artist / song from the 15 second clips.) This is formatted as a video file for ease. One example of a question is… A Zoom meeting went viral in February for Handforth Parish Council. Complete the quote “You have no authority here ______ _________” Answer: Jackie Weaver We produce professional online quizzes on www.facebook.com/quizinators presented every Tuesday and Friday night so you can be sure this is a quality resource. Perfect for a staff or work event. (No unsuitable material for children, but more aimed at adults.)
Back to the Future Activities / Futuristic/  Newspapers / Comprehension / Robots
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Back to the Future Activities / Futuristic/ Newspapers / Comprehension / Robots

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2020 UPDATE 2015 was the year that in the Back to the Future films they visited the ‘future’. October was the month of ‘Back to the Future Day.’ I have designed a unique set of resources designed to engage children in Literacy. Also excellent for a futuristic topic. Please note this is a set of unique resources, not a unit plan. It is designed for teachers to use as they wish or even as part of a whole school topic. There is tonnes of material and this took many hours to assemble. The resources could be used as part of a thematic unit or within other units of the curriculum. Excellent for Newspapers and Non-Fiction writing opportunities in particular. Included in this resource pack… Multiple sets of Newspaper articles (edited by myself and made highly visual in worksheet form) with comprehension and activity worksheets I made for them. -Additional extension activities fitting the articles -Punctuation activity -Original trailer and Poster from the movie with activities I designed around them -The stuff the film got wrong! -Punctuation activity -Ideas for a Back to the Future week / day. -Display materials -Movie clips ‘making of’ -Hover Chase Video …and much more! Due to the popularity of this resources I have added some futuristic robot activities which tie in well with the topic! An up to the minute and current set of resources that children will love, especially boys and a brilliant way to encourage creative writing / comprehension skills as well as looking at the features of Newspapers. Designed for KS2 but could be easily differentiated for lower KS3. Please check my other resources out here… https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/dave_orritt
Personality of a Character: Gollum /  The Hobbit / Character Description
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Personality of a Character: Gollum / The Hobbit / Character Description

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LO: Understand how writers portray character personality through writing. This is a lesson based on exploring the techniques a writer uses to show a characters personality and requires pupils to use the evidence from the text extract I have included from the book 'The Hobbit' it is an excellent extract featuring the character 'Gollum.' The Powerpoint I have made goes through the process of... S (speech) A (actions) D (description) Children can then annotate their text accordingly and / or draw the character with annotations. Highly adaptable for many ages. The 1970's version of the hobbit features a similar conversation on YouTube. BONUS I have included a snippet of the text from 'The Hobbit' an activity for children to highlight all the parts of the text that describe the hobbit / wizard and the house. They then draw a picture to match their highlights. The results can be compared to the artists impression I have included.