A powerpoint that features 3 poems to inspire high level Poetry (theme: Coast)
Links to Geography- coastal study.
Key questions given to analyse a poem.
Provides reading phase: opportunity to look in depth how poets:
-Manipulate grammatical structures for deliberate effect
-Use precise noun and verb choices to create atmosphere
-Use High Level punctuation at the KS2 Greater Depth Standard for deliberate effect (Hyphens, dashes, commas to separate clauses and semi colon.)
Children can use the language choices to create own poetry.
2 Resources to support a personal study on a US state, supporting the NEW Geography KS2 Curriculum.
1. An example Travel Guide Text based on the USA State of Montana. Aimed at higher end of expected level.
2. A planning format for students to plan each paragraph of own chosen US State (North America/South America)
Students can research chosen state during lessons or for homework using planning frame.
Meets many of the NEW English reading and writing KPIs
- parenthesis, managing clause structures and manipulating for effect.
Travel Guide Writing Modelled on The Popular destination of Florida- Why Visit?
Includes key elements of the NEW Geography KS2 Curriculum: Climate , North America Study, Location, Physical and Human Features and Key landmarks.
1 x written modelled guide based on Florida- Why Visit?
1x Student planner to research own state and provides Key Questions to direct the search and structure own guide. (modelled on teacher example)
Writing covers the NEW English KPIs and aimed at higher end of expected standard/ Greater Depth. Features include:
Parenthesis- Hyphens, commas, dashes and colons
Balance of Pronouns for Cohesion
An engaging starter to introduce or revisit the teaching of coordinating conjunctions.
This resources is a powerpoint slide that encourages children to interpret the picture and use the modelled/structured sentence starters around it to speak and record compound sentences with the cooridinating conjunction and, but, or .
Image is taken from picture book 'Quest' by Aaron Becker
A Reading activity based on the BIG CAT book: East of the Sun, West of the Moon Reading book
A language inference task aimed at expected Standard NEW curriculum end of Key Stage One/ Lower Key Stage Two
Quality task covering key inference and language skills based on new curriculum for English.
A n engaging lesson starter to teach or revisit constructing sentences with surbordinating conjunctions (if, because, when, that)
The activity centres around a picture from the picture book 'Quest' by Aaron Becker
Children are encouraged to use the sentence starters modelled/structured around the picture to speak and record their own examples.
A Short KS1 Writing unit based on the popular children’s picture book: The Pirates Next Door.
The unit inspires quality, structured writing that meets the new KS1 writing KPis at Expected and Greater Depth Level
The unit covers:
Reading phase: inferring a character’s thoughts and actions
Writing with a clear purpose and viewpoint
Organising related ideas into sections and paragraphs
short openings and endings
past tense regular and irregular verbs
using capital letters for proper nouns
I started this unit with drama - getting into the role of the villagers and focusing on their viewpoint. How were they feeling when the Pirates arrived in town? Why were most villagers angry? What did they think? say?
Then they completed the reading inference speech bubbles for 2 different character viewpoints. (see example)
Then I held a council meeting for the residents of ‘Dull-On-Sea’ and the children were given a format to record the ‘notes of the meeting’
From the notes- they used a structured letter template to create a letter to the council complaining about the Pirates’ arrival.
This was highly successful and created fantastic letters with clear viewpoints.
The pack includes:
1x character though bubble recording sheet
1x example speech bubbles inferring a character viewpoint
1x template for council notes recording sheet
1x letter to council template/structured support sheet
1x word mat containing regular past tense verbs and character names from the book to support spelling.
Powepoint for guided group work- exploring which phrases are preferable for persuassive writing.
utube videolink for the audio book (free link via utube)
A Reading activity based on theOxford Reading tree Gold Level Book: William and the dog
Inference task aimed at Expected Standard NEW curriculum end of Key Stage One
Quality task covering key reading skills based on new curriculum for English.
Tracking a characters feelings throughout the text using inference and providing evidence.
A Whole Class Powerpoint introducing the classic Poem 'The Mock Turtle' by Lewis Carroll that features in Alice in Wonderland novel.
The lesson (presented in Powerpoint ) focuses of the students reading aloud the poem and discussing/learning the effects of modal verbs in fiction writing. (Requirement elements for NEW end of KS2 Writing Assessments)
Students are able to interrogate the text, understand and comment on how modal verbs are used for effect in quality writing. Key Questions on each slide are provided.
This can lead onto the children choosing 2 different animals and writing their own version- adopting the same structure or writing a sequel to the poem applying Modal verbs.
A quality classical Literacy/ English unit to inspire greater depth Reading, Speaking and Listening, Poetry recital / responses and Descriptive Writing based around a Georgian Christmas Theme.
Contains a comprehensive powerpoint and all resources to support a Literacy unit:
The classic poem 'Twas the Night before Christmas'
Imagery of a Georgian Christmas
Extracts from classical texts (Persuasion by Jane Austin) describing a Georgian Christmas to interogate and promote quality speaking and listening
Key facts about how Christmas has been celebrated in the past
A slow reveal image linked to 'Twas the Night Before Christmas'
Structured questions for discussion
A descriptive writing planner to describe a setting. Picture is a tree house in a magical setting.
Prompts and examples modelled for prepostional and extended noun phrases to describe and specify
Covers NEW KPIs in Writing for KS1.
A worksheet that models expanded noun phrases and provides an open task using a picture of Pokemons for children to practise writing their own expanded noun phrases to describe and specify.
Covers NEW KPIs in Writing for KS1.
KS1 Reading Assessment form to assess Expected Level Reading at end of KS1 based on NEW KS1 Reading KPIs / National Curriculum
A 1:1 assessment format for teachers that contains ALL end of KS1 (Year 2) Reading KPIs to meet the Expected Standard
Based on popular picture book: This Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown
Assessement: Child reads the book 1:1 with teacher (Should be familiar with book and had it read before hand)
Assessment sheet designed as tick sheet against national standards for expected level and space to record children's responses to inference questions.
This form has been created using the exemplification materials from the STA for reading (online) as a guide and model.
A tick box quick questionnaire for Primary/secondary pupils to evaluate Pupils independent reading attitudes and values.
Supports the New Curriculum and OFSTED focus on children's 'Love for Reading'
Effective tool to evaluate current attitudes and inform future whole school focus for the future.
A short unit of writing inspired by an image from the Christmas Narrative 'Coming Home' by Michael Morpurgo (This years Waitrose Advert) featuring a Robin which migrates in search of food but faces dangers along the way.
The unit of work uses the image to inspire children to learn about the migration of two species of migrating bird over the Winter period in Great Britain and understand their amazing journeys.
Once the children have learnt about migration and facts about each bird, they can take notes and create an information page about their chosen bird.
The resource pack includes:
-a short powerpoint for the teaching unit (staring with an image of migrating birds from the book)
-Facts sheet to cut up and give to children to read and present to others around the class (JIGSAW) (mixture of compound sentences and complex using cordinating and, or, but subordinating conjunctions when because that if )
-student note taking sheets for both species of bird
2 student templates for an information page about chosen Migrating bird
I have trialled this with my own class and it has produced high quality information writing (a majority of which is at Greater Depth level) and the children were very interested about bird migration.
Writing KPIs Cover:
Subordinating and Cordinationg conjunctions
Writing a range of sentence types
Selecting relevant content
Possible futher tasks:
create bird seed balls (following and writing instructions) to provide food for the migrating birds over the winter)