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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.
Writing starters

Writing starters

Get the kids engaged with these Where's Wally writing starters, drawing on grammar objectives.
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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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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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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!
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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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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
Free Will vs Determinism: Philosophy debate

Free Will vs Determinism: Philosophy debate

Using theoretical ideas about free will and determinism, the children get to discuss the big stuff here, applying the free will/determinism concept to their own lives. A great fun lesson which the upper KS2 kids loved!
essexboy
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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