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
-Original trailer and Poster from the movie with activities I designed around them
-The stuff the film got wrong!
-Ideas for a Back to the Future week / day.
-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.
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An ‘outstanding’ observation lesson plan with resources, Powerpoint, worksheets etc
There is also a lot of additional worksheets / Powerpoints included here too that would be useful for additional lessons and / homework.
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
-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.
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.
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.
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
(Following this lesson, children then wrote their own advert using descriptive language and we filmed the advert.)
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.
Extensive word banks (differentiated abilities.)
Initial texts to discuss
-Unit of work
-Worksheets and word banks (differentiated.) -Planning sheet
-Phrases for display
-Examples to read
-Examples of children writing
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
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A set of differentiated worksheets I made where children have to add the two numbers below to get the final brick of the top of the pyramid.
The harder worksheets require inverse operations. Fantastic for an activity relating to how additional and subtraction are linked, or reinforcing the concept.
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.)
A document for parents and pupils to sign. Invaluable for E-Safety and security. Editable as I have included my word version of the document. Has gone down well with many schools.
This is a snippet from the top of the document...
Parents / Carers play a crucial role in ensuring that their children understand the need to use the internet / mobile devices in an appropriate way. Research shows that many parents and carers do not fully understand the issues and are less experienced in the use of ICT than their children. The school will therefore take every opportunity to help parents understand these issues through parents’ evenings, newsletters, letters, website / VLE and information about national / local e-safety campaigns / literature. This agreement is aimed at fostering that approach.
Invaluable and guaranteed to save you time.
NB: This resource is now 1/4 of the price it originally started at and still has some outstanding unique content included.
A very high quality resource.
This is a 32 slide Powerpoint, including videos and high quality unique animations around the subject of Growth-Mindset designed for presentation to staff and parents alike. Many parts are also suitable for children themselves especially the videos.
Uniquely designed and produced my myself and an extremely reputable colleague for use at inset in school, who has now gone on to advise in this area. As we designed this resource collaboratively I am lucky enough to be able to post these particular elements here.
I have also included slide handouts and and a Mac / Keynote / iPad version of the resource, which also has embedded video files. Note the keynote version of the resource has additional special effects for Mac / OS/ iPad users.
Perfect for the introduction or refresh of ‘Growth-Mindset’ in schools and won’t have been seen anywhere!
I have included some of the research videos we used as part of our project.
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.
This is a professionally written pub style quiz, beautifully formatted and with full answers.
There are 50 questions in total
The quiz includes:
A picture round featuring ‘celebrities in lockdown.’
Observation video round with 3 questions based on a professionally edited video clip.
‘What happens next’ video round with 3 questions, again edited to the perfect length with questions included multiple choice
Music Round with 4 questions, players should guess the artist, song name and year of release
General Knowledge questions and answers, starting easy and getting progressively more difficult.
‘Wipeout Round’ (adding a gambling element.)
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.
There are also lots of quizzes for sale at: www.quizinators.com
The perfect start to a ‘Marvel’ themed quiz!
There are 14 questions in total in this picture round:
The first 4 questions require identification of the Marvel character from their sillouette
The next 4 questions participants should name the Marvel actor . actress
The final 6 questions are scenes from Marvel movies in which quizzers should identify the film the still is from (you may want to add a multiple choice element to this section of the round, these are included in the answers if you wish to share them with your quizzers.)
This Quiz is professionally written by ‘The Quizinator’ and is of extremely high quality.
I am an experienced Quiz writer and presenter that decided to spread my tried and tested winning formula to others. They are ideal, for a one off event or regular use. If you are presenting a quiz I understand how meticulously researched well phrased questions and answers can help the cause.
Each quiz is structured to start easy and get progressively harder (a difficult skill to approximate, after all a question is easy when you know it!) This will give teams with more knowledge a greater challenge near the end.
The picture round of this quiz includes a professionally formatted image of the ‘new’ £20 note where players are required to identify the person and then 9 celebrities to identify inside fake £20 notes.
Each quiz contains 30 questions of increasing difficulty and an additional tie-breaker, if required.
Questions 1 - 10: Easier questions designed to give your teams some confidence and even raise some laughs.
Questions 11 - 20: Medium difficulty questions, some of these may include a multiple choice element.
Questions 21 - 25: Harder questions which teams will find much more challenging.
Questions 26 - 30: ‘The Wipeout Round’ or ‘Double or Quits’. It is suggested that in this section, you inform teams that each question is worth 2 points, however if one question is answered incorrectly the team ‘wipes-out’ and scores no points for the round, questions can however be missed out with no penalty (just receiving no points for that particular question.)
Usually these quizzes are £2 per Quiz and £1 per-picture round on the website
(Quiz Book on Amazon.)
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 email@example.com for further details. (This is not part of this resource.)
These resources were originally based on a specific lesson observation, I have since included a massive amount of extras.
I have included a presentation file in BOTH Mac (Keynote) and Windows (Powerpoints) formats, this particular lesson was used in an observation highly sucessfully (outstanding) during my performance management 2 years ago.
UPDATE: I have re-uploaded the ‘mummification pictures’ in pdf format as well as the original microsoft word format due to review comments, photos are now viewable in several formats.