This is a poetry lesson aimed at Year5/6 focusing on identifying and using figurative language in poetry (similes, alliteration and personification).
The lesson begins by getting children to recognise examples of figurative language using Silver by Walter de la Mare. They then go on to write their own poetry using some figurative language. The lesson plan encourages children to respond to thought provoking questions as well as applying their knowledge in their own work.
Download includes: Powerpoint to support explanations of figurative language techniques, challenging questions for HA learners, cloze fill the gap exercise for LA children, differentiated success criteria and a detailed lesson plan.
This lesson has been rated as outstanding.
A powerpoint to introduce the steps needed to order and compare mixed and improper fractions.
Included: a 3-way differentiated worksheet. (Blue = LA, Red = HA).
This download also includes 3-way differentiated plenary questions which could also be used as follow on marking questions.
A powerpoint introducing micro-organisms to Year 6 as part of the Science curriculum Living Things.
Ppt should explain to children what micro-organisms are, where they can be found and what they can do.
The presentation also introduces the 'Mouldy Bread Experiment' to children so they can observe how micro-organisms grow under different conditions.
Download includes ppt, writing frame for experiment write up and experiment observation table.
A ppt giving children information on gears, pulleys and levers (including links to short videos to add to explanations).
Also a carousel of activities allowing children an opportunity to try to create a gear, pulley or lever as well as an online game for them to practice their new knowledge.
A selection of 8 athletics lessons suitable for children in KS 2. Lessons cover sprinting, sprint starts, hurdling, high jump, long jump, throws, relays and multi-event activities. Many activities can be adapted if equipment is not available.
Each lesson includes a warm up game, main activity, questions for the plenary and any equipment needed. A WALT/ Lesson objective is provided for each lesson. Also included are links to YouTube clips for each event to provide children with inspiration. The lessons encourage team work as well as individual performances.
A powerpoint taking Year 5/6 children through the steps needed to add or subtract a combination of mixed and improper fractions.
Included in the download is a 3-way differentiated worksheet providing a range of challenging questions at all levels. As well as this, there are 3-way differentiated plenary questions which could also be used as follow on marking questions.
A powerpoint presentation for enhancing children's knowledge of place value in 3 digit numbers, progressing to 4 digit numbers and finally onto comparing numbers using < and > signs.
The slides clearly explain what each digit in a number means and encourages children to start to decode numbers and understand the place value of each digit.
This presentation could be used for a mental starter at the beginning of the lesson to recap knowledge.
Download includes a powerpoint introducing the idea of archaeological questions and thinking to children, beginning with modern everyday objects and moving on to artefacts from Sutton Hoo. The lesson should encourage children to think critically and analyse the objects they are looking at as well as asking appropriate questions.
The worksheets include high quality photos of artefacts from Sutton Hoo with prompt questions allowing children to speculate about the objects.
The lesson plan should direct the user through the lesson in detail (including intro, main activities and plenary sections).
Lesson plan, presentation and simple matching activity worksheet included in the download.
This lesson focuses on recognises the importance of fossils for the study of evolution as part of Year 6 science curriculum. It could also be used for addressing the fossilisation process studied at Year 3.
A powerpoint presentation to introduce word problems to Year 3 children. The presentation begins with simple word problems and moves on to using multiplication for scaling.
Each worksheet contains 3 differentiated activities.
A powerpoint presentation introducing haiku poems to Year 3 children. The powerpoint explains what a haiku must include, gives an example and a clear photograph at the end to inspire the children to write.
Included in this download is a haiku success criteria to encourage children to check their work as they go and use self assessment.
A powerpoint taking Year 5 children through the steps needed to multiply fractions by whole numbers. Beginning with proper fractions and progressing to multiplying improper and mixed number fractions by whole numbers.
Download includes: 3-way differentiated worksheet (Blue=LA, Red = HA) and answers.
A presentation to introduce or recap factors and multiples to Year 5/6. The PowerPoint gets children to first find factors and multiples for one number, then moves on to finding common factors and multiples of two numbers.
Suggested activities to accompany presentation:
1. Worksheet finding common factors and multiples (including lowest common factor and multiple)
2. Problems from nrich encourage higher ability children to apply their knowledge of factors and multiples
Finishes with a plenary word problem so children can apply their knowledge of factors and multiples.
A powerpoint for introducing or recapping different word classes (nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs).
The powerpoint includes opportunities for children to demonstrate and consolidate their knowledge through interactive activities.
A PowerPoint introducing the idea of simple scales to Year 5/6 children.
The focus is on Harry Potter/Hogwarts - the children are shown a scale model of the Hogwarts castle and then have to design a Hogwarts bedroom to a scale of 1:10 using given measurements of some furniture.
Finishes with a plenary question about map scales so children can apply their new knowledge.
Download includes 3 differentiated worksheets.
A Powerpoint that takes children through the importance of Ancient Greek pottery. The slides explain why it is important that we study the pottery from the time period.
Download includes a pot template for less able children and a hand out with different pot shapes and border designs.
A powerpoint presentation aimed at Year 5. Place value system beyond the decimal point is reviewed and then children are shown how to convert decimals into fractions (focusing on tenths, hundredths and thousandths). Following that the relationship between fractions and decimals in shown. Children should be able to convert fractions to decimals and vice versa using this powerpoint.
A powerpoint that could be used to introduce or recap simple punctuation (capital letters, full stops, exclamation marks and question marks).
The powerpoint includes opportunities for children to demonstrate and expand their knowledge through interactive activities.