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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.
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!
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!
3 days of maths reasoning revision
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3 days of maths reasoning revision

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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!
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.
Free Will vs Determinism: Philosophy debate
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Free Will vs Determinism: Philosophy debate

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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!
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!
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!
Macbeth read and respond activities
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Macbeth read and respond activities

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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.
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!
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.\n 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.