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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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!
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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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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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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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Reading bundle

Reading bundle

Mixed reading resources to support upper KS2.
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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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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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