Poems that create images - Similes / Metaphors

Poems that create images - Similes / Metaphors

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 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 took. 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. I have continually updated this resource due to its popularity and quality. Please check my other resources out here... https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/dave_orritt
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Playscripts - Shrek - Boys Writing - Converting narrative into a play-script.

Playscripts - Shrek - Boys Writing - Converting narrative into a play-script.

UPDATED JANUARY 2018 This resources involve 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. Gained 'outstanding' in a Literacy lesson in November for a year 4 class. Ideal for a year 3/4 class and can be differentiated accordingly. Includes - Required video clips to fit the lesson plan and text - Lesson plan - Required worksheets - Required script sections -Features of playscripts
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Anti-Bullying - Primary School - Videos & Activities - Nov 2017 Update

Anti-Bullying - Primary School - Videos & Activities - Nov 2017 Update

A collection of resources for anti-bullying, many of which will spark ideas for your own planning with your class. I have included a short assembly with the excellent short animation Narrated by Kate Winslet and lots of additional resources. NEW I have included this as Mac Keynote (will work on iPad) and also newly edited PowerPoint file. An excellent idea during this week is to approach 'dealing with anger' with the children. A great way to do this is to use the 'Angry Birds' video game to spark their interest I have included a powerpoint and some posters / worksheets to help. Also some sheets that go well with the Pixar short movie included. I have also written an example 'anti-bullying letter' example written in shared writing with the children and a 'Dealing with dilemmas' PowerPoint (i.e. what to do in certain situations.) I have always found the website 'Go-Givers' to be excellent. NB I do not claim to own the video sections of this resource. Although many are fantastic to use!
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Understanding the role of the equals sign

Understanding the role of the equals sign

I couldn't find any materials on this when I needed to teach my year 3 class what the equals sign REALLY meant. I have included the lesson plan I used, the 3 differentiated worksheets and a Powerpoint I made. Also have included a homework set of resource sheets (could alternatively be used in class as a reinforcement at a later date.) UPDATE: I have added a more challenging resource for year 3/4
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Poems that create images - Similes / Metaphors

Poems that create images - Similes / Metaphors

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 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 took. 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. I have continually updated this resource due to its popularity and quality. Please check my other resources out here... https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/dave_orritt
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Ancient Egypt -  Mummification presentations, worksheets and lesson plan.

Ancient Egypt - Mummification presentations, worksheets and lesson plan.

2017 Update. Resources were originally based on a specific lesson observation, but a lot of other resources too are now included around the topic. I have included a presentation file in BOTH Mac and Windows format which gained 'outstanding' in an observation. UPDATE: I have re-uploaded the 'mummification pics' in pdf format as well as the original microsoft word format due to review comments, photos are now viewable in several formats :-)
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Shadows LESSON PLAN AND PRESENTATION

Shadows LESSON PLAN AND PRESENTATION

Originally I made this presentation in keynote (mac format) I have converted to Powerpoint and included the video elements separately. Was used with year 3/4 to help explain what a shadow is through a a paint experiment.
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Non-Chronological Reports / Information writing on Tigers - Boys Writing - OCTOBER UPDATE

Non-Chronological Reports / Information writing on Tigers - Boys Writing - OCTOBER UPDATE

UPDATED with LOTS more resources Perfect for Years 3-5 when studying non-chronological reports / information writing, with differentiated worksheets, great for getting boys interested! I have updated this pack of resources with much much more. Now includes... -Online 'Prezi' I made (the link for this online Presentation I made covering the WHOLE UNIT) This really is extremely useful and took a TON of time to make, the link is at the bottom of the lesson plan to access and can be used online to present the topic. -Weekly and individual lesson plan -Powerpoint -Worksheets -Example of shared write and completed notes -Big Cat information book -Short video about Tigers (I do not claim to own this portion of the resource.)
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Taking away/ subtraction by adding on using a number line

Taking away/ subtraction by adding on using a number line

SALE! Until 25th October A visual lesson featuring LESSON PLAN, plenty of WORKSHEETS (the A, B, C is the best for this particular lesson) and VIDEO (made from a powerpoint I made) to demonstrate how to take away by adding on using a number line. I have also added some additional sheets that could be used as homeworks. Please leave a comment if you appreciate the resource or find it helpful.
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Personality of a Character: Gollum /  The Hobbit / Character Description

Personality of a Character: Gollum / The Hobbit / Character Description

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.
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Remembrance Day Activity Pack - Writing Poems & More - Nov 2017 UPDATE

Remembrance Day Activity Pack - Writing Poems & More - Nov 2017 UPDATE

Spend a full day or even more with all these resources based around remembrance day! MASSIVE REDUCTION! OVER HALF PRICE! Have included a Literacy unit plan including a remembrance day segment suitable for years 3-6 -Powerpoint I made to introduce Remembrance day with included poems to read to the children so they can write their own. -Acrostic Poem Templates I made -Planning (please note this is under 'Literacy-weekly-creating images-poetry') in the resources. This follows on from Bonfire night. -Comprehension - Veterans Day Video -Information about Poppy Day -Poems -Information sheet about poppies -Using a dictionary -Lots of additional activities -NEW newspaper articles designed to discuss England and the FIFA Poppy Ban from the football match last year. An EXCELLENT movie is 'The Piano' absolutely perfect for the occasion and promotes much discussion.
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Understanding the role of the equals sign / Missing Number / Box Calculations

Understanding the role of the equals sign / Missing Number / Box Calculations

Massive update to my highly popular resource… Found these really hard to find so made my own resources up. I am unsure why they are so scarce as they often come up in SAT tests etc. As I like to call them 'missing box sums’ I have included differentiated worksheets and a smart notebook file to accompany the lesson worksheets. Great for years 3/4 possibly lower ability year 5. UPDATE: Feb 2018: due to the popularity of the previous version of this resource I have added a additional content similar in nature, for example, 'the role of the equals sign.' At this age it is important that children understand (leading onto later years and algebra etc) that ‘Equals’ doesn’t mean ‘the answer’ but is a BALANCE of two equations. There is a lesson plan included here as well I used for an observation during a Numeracy lesson on the topic.
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Fantasy / Adventure Stories -  Boys Writing - VERY Unique! Thundercats

Fantasy / Adventure Stories - Boys Writing - VERY Unique! Thundercats

Completely ORIGINAL and works fantastically. Developed in collaboration with an esteemed colleague. These are some of the resources I used and created when the children were doing fantasy stories, we linked it to the Thundercat cartoon, did character descriptions and settings. I always do this topic with the children in year 3/4, the short episodes of the series all offer a clear beginning, middle and end which lends itself very well to some excellent short stories by the children. The 'cave of time' is an especially good episode with a clear problem, build up and solution etc Included a weekly plan and a map that can be printed over 2 pieces of paper for display. I have also included a set of Top Trump example attributes for this resource which really gets the boys extremely motivated and could be used as an additional activity to be played later on in Golden Time. This is very comprehensive and I have used this many times successfully with years 3-5. The boys especially don't stop talking about it!
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Back to the Future Activities / Futuristic/  Newspapers / Comprehension / Robots

Back to the Future Activities / Futuristic/ Newspapers / Comprehension / Robots

2017 UPDATE 2015 was the year that in the Back to the Future films they visiteed 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. But tonnes of material to do so as I have used myself. 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 is - Multiple sets of Newspaper articles (edited by myself and made highly visual in worksheet form) Including comprehension and activity worksheets I made for them. -Additional extension activities fitting the articles including Pepsi commercial (October 2015.) -Punctuation activity -Original movie poster -Original trailer -The stuff the film got wrong! -Punctuation activity -Activities I designed to fit the trailers and poster -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
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