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Primary and middle school resources

Resources for innovative lessons based in upper KS2 and lower KS3.

Resources for innovative lessons based in upper KS2 and lower KS3.
SATs style texts with questions

SATs style texts with questions

With less questions than the usual SATs test, this resource was used in my class this week in an hour session, allowing enough time to discuss the vocabulary and practice answering questions worded in a similar way to the tests from the last two years. The theme is ‘Mummies’, which the boys enjoyed. This is a non-fiction paper, but with longer texts and no subheadings.
essexboy
3 days of maths reasoning revision

3 days of maths reasoning revision

Focusing on areas of weakness in my year group, I made a series of these presentations for the kids to prepare them for the reasoning papers. The independent work was a few problems from previous SATs papers. Hope they help!
essexboy
Frankenstein: a 2-week narrative unit with online text link

Frankenstein: a 2-week narrative unit with online text link

All resources (including starters) included, including a link to the abridged and original text online. Through debate, comprehension and smaller written tasks, this frameworks a strong written outcome- great for y5-6. Assessed several times in some 'outstanding' lessons, this was the most successful series of lessons I've made in a long time, and the results were some fantastic written stories at the end!
essexboy
Daily Reading boosters for SATs

Daily Reading boosters for SATs

8 different texts with main text and LA (lower ability) differentiated texts. These have been fantastic in boosting up my class' SATs reading scores. If this receives good reviews, many more will be uploaded!
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Healthy Eating activity

Healthy Eating activity

Part of Healthy eating week, this activity gets the children to focus on balance and a more holistic version of health. Tried it out today and it was good!
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Tate Modern trip activity pack

Tate Modern trip activity pack

One of the best trips of my school year, this! A booklet with specific directions to exhibits and clear questions to help the children access the artwork. The pack comes with a parent letter template (editable) and a safety/behaviour briefing presentation. Enjoy the trip!
essexboy
skimming and scanning revision for upper ks2👍

skimming and scanning revision for upper ks2👍

A quick resource, about 30 mins, to help the children understand how to use the text when answering questions in a reading test. Texts are linked in the presentation. I use this each week, changing the text and the questions. Please leave feedback and I will respond!
essexboy
Macbeth read and respond activities

Macbeth read and respond activities

A series of activities and comprehension questions based on Macbeth, using snippets of the original text and an abridged version to read as a class. The text is not my own, it is typed from Usborne Illustrated stories from Shakespeare.
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Half-day debate competition

Half-day debate competition

Following the TES-recommended debate competition resource, this follows a similar, more structured format. A great speaking and listening tool which involves the whole class the whole way through!
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Getting to know you

Getting to know you

A full day's resources for the first day back, including informal assessment opportunities for writing, maths, speaking and reading.
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Selection of art lessons which build dialogue

Selection of art lessons which build dialogue

Using famous artworks, the children discuss the art and its producers, learning about the context of great works of art. They explain their opinions and write reflections before producing art. This has been shown to improve written and spoken English in my classes.
essexboy
30 different writing assessment lessons

30 different writing assessment lessons

Covering all genres of writing under the new curriculum and using varied and engaging topics, this resource is a fantastic way to get your class accumulating written evidence towards summative and formative writing assessment in upper KS2 and lower KS3.
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