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

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Resources for innovative lessons based in upper KS2 and lower KS3.
Tate Modern trip activity pack
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Tate Modern trip activity pack

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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!
Writing starters
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Writing starters

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Get the kids engaged with these Where's Wally writing starters, drawing on grammar objectives.
skimming and scanning revision for upper ks2👍
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skimming and scanning revision for upper ks2👍

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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!
Reading Skills
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Reading Skills

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Great resources in bite-size pieces for help with reading. Great for carousels, English lessons or time-fillers!
Half-day debate competition
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Half-day debate competition

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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!
Daily Reading boosters for SATs
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Daily Reading boosters for SATs

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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!
Philosophy discussions for upper KS2
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Philosophy discussions for upper KS2

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

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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!
Debate prompt
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Debate prompt

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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!
Kickstart Sun, Earth Moon topic (spaced learning)
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Kickstart Sun, Earth Moon topic (spaced learning)

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Spaced learning involves presenting the unit initially to the kids. Give them all the info. Then take a ten minute break (we usually play with clay or draw something). Then give the cloze quiz. Then another 10 minute break. Finally, get the class to label the planets with post-it notes, sticking as many information labels as they can remember.
Afternoon of history and art to end the year
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Afternoon of history and art to end the year

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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.