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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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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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.
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Philosophy and debate resources pack

Philosophy and debate resources pack

Lots of debate starters with philosophical topics included- great to stimulate a class for speaking and listening and promoting citizenship!
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Afternoon of history and art to end the year

Afternoon of history and art to end the year

A fantastic spoken lesson leading into art and (potentially) written reflection after! First part of the lesson is a partner-talk then whole class discussion on the year: what has been the highlights? What has stood out? Scribe it all down then start the slideshow. Using images from the past such as cave painting, the Bayeux tapestry and Japanese woodblock art, the class discuss great works of art and historical artifacts before looking at the artwork of Keith Haring. Using his trademark style, the children then make their own large Bayeux tapestry posters depicting their year.
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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!
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Reading Skills

Reading Skills

Great resources in bite-size pieces for help with reading. Great for carousels, English lessons or time-fillers!
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Debate prompt

Debate prompt

Year round school: a good idea? Presentation detailing facts and stats and a format for a class debate. Great fun time filler or debate lesson!
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Philosophy discussions for upper KS2

Philosophy discussions for upper KS2

Fantastic resource which gives the children a bit of theory before opening the floor to philosophical questions for debate. A fantastic time filler or, to be fully explored, a full lesson. Enjoy!
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