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Goldtopfox provides a range of primary school teaching resources, covering all areas of the curriculum. Starting with some of our favourite play scripts and lessons, we will be adding more fun, interesting and useful resources on a regular basis.

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Goldtopfox provides a range of primary school teaching resources, covering all areas of the curriculum. Starting with some of our favourite play scripts and lessons, we will be adding more fun, interesting and useful resources on a regular basis.
Guy Fawkes and the 5th November Gunpowder Plot: Diary Writing Lesson
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Guy Fawkes and the 5th November Gunpowder Plot: Diary Writing Lesson

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A topical lesson for KS2 work related to Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot. This is ideal for some enjoyable and informative creative writing activities around 5th November. The lesson involves exploring the events surrounding the Gunpowder Plot and then using this knowledge to write diary entries by Guy Fawkes. All of the key Gunpowder Plot information and some diary writing input is included in the teaching PowerPoint. All teaching input resources, differentiated activities (challenge task & support sheets) and planning are provided as part of the pack. The flexibility of the lesson means that I have been able to use it in Years 4 to 6, but it could also be easily adapted for younger children. Please note: some video links are included in the sessions, which should always be assessed for suitability prior to use! Includes: *Teacher PowerPoint presentation *Writing support sheets *Full planning grid, linked to English curriculum Please see the Goldtopfox shop for a full range of useful teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox
Cyberbullying Assembly and Lesson for Internet Safety (KS1 and KS2 E-Safety)
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Cyberbullying Assembly and Lesson for Internet Safety (KS1 and KS2 E-Safety)

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This is a set of two cyberbullying assemblies - one for KS1 and one for KS2. They focus on explaining cyberbullying and giving the children the opportunity to discuss potential scenarios that could occur online. There is then also an independent task, in which the children can show their understanding by creating a 'cyber superhero'. The PowerPoint can be used for a class, year group or whole school assembly, focusing on what cyberbullying is and how children can deal with it. Alternatively, the PowerPoint can be used in class for a cyberbullying lesson, as there is also an independent task and full planning provided. Please note: some video links are included in the sessions, which should always be assessed for suitability prior to use! Includes: *Assembly/teaching PowerPoint (Years 1-3) *Assembly/teaching PowerPoint (Years 4-6) *Full lesson planning for both age groups *Writing template sheets (differentiated) This resource supports the following objectives from the UK computer science curriculum: KS1: 'Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.' KS2: 'Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.' Please see the Goldtopfox shop for more great teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox
Halloween Short Story Creative Writing Lesson (KS2 English)
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Halloween Short Story Creative Writing Lesson (KS2 English)

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An enjoyable and easy-to-manage short story creative writing lesson with a Halloween theme. This pack is designed for teaching 1-2 English writing lessons at KS2 and is great for developing text structure, grammatical awareness and imaginative language. *Note to my previous customers: This has been adapted from my 'Short Story Writing Lesson'. This original version has also been available in my TES shop for some time, so please check that you haven't already bought it! The topic is writing a short story with a spooky Halloween theme. The teaching PowerPoint contains a story opening for the class to read and analyse, followed by an independent writing task, in which the children can write their own Halloween stories or complete the example story. Opportunities for the children to plan their ideas are also built in, allowing for the activity to be extended over 2 sessions. In addition, there is an optional challenge activity contained in the PowerPoint, as well as writing support sheets for any children that require them. All planning is also included in the pack. The flexibility of the lesson means that I have been able to use it in Years 3/4 and in Years 5/6. Includes: • Teacher PowerPoint presentation (with challenge task included) • Two differentiated writing support sheets (lower and middle ability) • Full planning grid, linked to English curriculum Please see the Goldtopfox shop for a full range of useful teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox
'Davey the Donkey' KS1 & KS2 Christmas Show Play Script with sound effects
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'Davey the Donkey' KS1 & KS2 Christmas Show Play Script with sound effects

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A full and original KS1/Lower KS2 Christmas play script, with all associated sound effects, music suggestions and production notes. Imagine the scene: Davey the Donkey is minding his own business in his field, when three sheep suddenly appear and tell him of the dreadful fate of Santa. He’s stuck in a chimney! How will the children get their presents? Too shy to make a suggestion, Davey watches as a selection of well known Christmas characters and farm animals try and fail to release the stricken Santa. Eventually, Davey saves the day using teamwork, donkey strength and his knowledge of an enormous turnip... This is a fun and educational story for the Christmas period, which children will enjoy performing, and the associated resources also make it straightforward for teachers to organise and direct. Key information: Age range: 6-9 years Show running time: 40-45 mins Number of parts: up to 30+ The show is designed for a class, year group or whole school Christmas performance and contains differentiated roles, in order to allow for inclusion of pupils of all abilities. Please note: a script only version of this show is also available: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-davey-the-donkey-ks1-and-ks2-primary-christmas-show-play-script-11413498
Great Women in History (Primary Lesson for Women's History Month & International Women's Day)
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Great Women in History (Primary Lesson for Women's History Month & International Women's Day)

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An ideal lesson for International Women's Day (8th March 2018) and for Women's History Month (March). The lesson focuses on discussing famous women from history, identifying their achievements and evaluating why they were so important. The aim is to raise awareness and understanding of the role played by women in helping to shape the world. There are four optional independent tasks as part of the lesson, which can be used at the teacher's discretion. Full differentiation is built into each of these, with challenge activities and support sheets for those who need them. The flexibility of the lesson means that I have been able to use it in Years 2 to 6, but it could also be easily adapted for younger children. Includes: *Teacher PowerPoint presentation *4 activity support sheets *Full planning, linked to history curriculum Please see the Goldtopfox shop for more great teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox
Short Story Creative Writing Lesson (KS2 English)
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Short Story Creative Writing Lesson (KS2 English)

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An enjoyable and easy-to-manage short story creative writing lesson. This pack is designed for teaching 1-2 English writing lessons at KS2 and is great for developing text structure, grammatical awareness and imaginative language. *Note to my previous customers: This is the original lesson which I adapted for the 'New Year Short Story Writing Lesson'. The New Year version has also been available in my TES shop for some time, so please check that you haven't already bought it! The topic is writing a short story with a school theme. The teaching PowerPoint contains a story opening for the class to read and analyse, followed by an independent writing task, in which the children should continue and complete the story. Opportunities for the children to plan their ideas are also built in, allowing for the activity to be extended over 2 sessions. In addition, there is an optional challenge activity contained in the PowerPoint, as well as writing support sheets for any children that require them. All planning is also included in the pack. The flexibility of the lesson means that I have been able to use it in Years 3/4 and in Years 5/6. Includes: • Teacher PowerPoint presentation (with challenge task included) • Two differentiated writing support sheets (lower and middle ability) • Full planning grid, linked to English curriculum Please see the Goldtopfox shop for more great teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox
E-safety Assembly and Lesson (KS1 and KS2 internet safety)
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E-safety Assembly and Lesson (KS1 and KS2 internet safety)

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This is a set of two internet safety assemblies - one for KS1 and one for KS2. They each provide a general background to e-safety, including identifying important online safety rules and why we should always try to follow them. There is also then an opportunity for an independent task linked to these topics. The PowerPoint can be used for a class, year group or whole school assembly, focusing on safe use of the internet and creating a set of useful online rules. Alternatively, the PowerPoint can be used in class for an internet safety lesson, as there is also an independent task and full planning provided. Please note: some video links are included in the sessions, which should always be assessed for suitability prior to use! Includes: *Assembly/teaching PowerPoint (Years 1-3) *Assembly/teaching PowerPoint (Years 4-6) *Full lesson planning for both age groups This resource supports the following objectives from the UK computer science curriculum: KS1: 'Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.' KS2: 'Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.' Please see the Goldtopfox shop for more great teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox
Full Week of KS2 English Lessons for Roald Dahl's 'The Witches'
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Full Week of KS2 English Lessons for Roald Dahl's 'The Witches'

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A full week of lessons and activities for KS2 reading and writing, based around the first 4 chapters of ‘The Witches’ by Roald Dahl. These would be ideal for World Book Day, as part of a book study, for guided reading or for creative writing sessions. All teaching resources, differentiated independent activities and planning are provided as part of the pack. The teaching PowerPoint contains introductions to five separate lessons, as well as examples for modelling and discussing each independent task. There are five independent activities, so the pack can be used for a whole week or just for 1 or 2 lessons. The lessons: 1. Discussion of chapters 1 & 2, followed by children writing reports about suspected witch abductions. 2. Discussion of chapter 3, then children design a wanted poster for a witch. 3. A grammar lesson, using adverb sentence openers. Children complete spooky-themed worksheets linked to this. 4. Discussion of chapter 4, then planning a diary about an encounter between a witch and a child. 5. Discussion of diary writing and features, then children use their plans to write their own diary entries of the witch/child encounter. The flexibility of the lessons and the entertaining nature of Roald Dahl’s story mean that I have been able to use this pack in Years 3 to 6. Includes: *Teacher PowerPoint presentation for introducing 5 lessons *All differentiated writing templates, worksheets and support sheets *Challenge tasks built into the PowerPoint slides *Full planning grid, linked to English curriculum Please see the Goldtopfox shop for more helpful English and general teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox
E-safety Activity Pack (KS1 and KS2 internet safety)
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E-safety Activity Pack (KS1 and KS2 internet safety)

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This is a pack of E-safety activities, which can easily be used in KS1 and KS2. They can all be linked with Safer Internet Day. The activities cover the following areas: *E-safety board game, covering several online situations. This is a simple dice roll and counter moving game, which is straightforward for the children to follow. There are also editable versions of the game provided, in case you wish to adapt it in any way. *E-safety anagram and word search puzzle - this has two versions with differing levels of support and an answer sheet provided. *Activity for creating a set of E-safety class rules. The PowerPoint also has a set of sample rules, which can be used to support generation of ideas. *Designing a superhero to combat cyberbullying - the PowerPoint is supported with differentiated character template sheets. These activities are great for supporting E-safety learning, providing opportunities for independent work from Years 1 to 6. These resources support the following objectives from the UK computer science curriculum: KS1: 'Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.' KS2: 'Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.' Please see the Goldtopfox shop for more great resources for E-safety and many other topics: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox
Responsible Gaming and Digital Citizenship Assembly or Lesson (KS2 Internet Safety & E-Safety)
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Responsible Gaming and Digital Citizenship Assembly or Lesson (KS2 Internet Safety & E-Safety)

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This is an E-safety assembly or lesson, which focuses on responsible online gaming and the importance of good digital citizenship. Children can discuss their online gaming habits and behaviour, reflect on how this connects with being a good digital citizen and solve problems linked to wider issues of internet safety. This resource is most suitable for upper Key Stage 2 and is fully resourced with planning, an 11 slide teaching PowerPoint and an independent task. Includes: *11 slide teaching PowerPoint *Full lesson planning, linked to UK computing curriculum *Template for supporting independent task (poster design) This resource supports the following objectives from the UK computer science curriculum: KS1: 'Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.' KS2: 'Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.' Please see the Goldtopfox shop for a full range of useful teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox
The human eye primary science worksheets
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The human eye primary science worksheets

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2 worksheets for use in a KS2 lesson about the parts of the human eye: *Labelling key parts of the eye *Explaining what different parts of the eye do These worksheets are a small segment of a full lesson on the human eye, which covers light sources, how we see and the functions of the parts of the eye. The full lesson, which also includes a teaching PowerPoint, differentiated task sheets and full planning, can be found in my TES shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-human-eye-a-primary-science-lesson-11516052
Imaginative adverb sentence openers (full lesson)
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Imaginative adverb sentence openers (full lesson)

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This pack is designed for teaching a straightforward and fully differentiated English lesson on the use of adverbs as sentence openers. Includes: • Introductory PowerPoint presentation • Three differentiated worksheets (higher, lower and middle ability) • Full lesson plan
'Charlie's Gift' KS2 Primary Christmas Show Play Script
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'Charlie's Gift' KS2 Primary Christmas Show Play Script

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A full and original KS2 Christmas show play script, which is ready to use but can also be adapted to your performance needs. The Wilson family are all excitedly looking forward to Christmas, but there is a slight problem...Charlie Wilson's strange present request. For a very important reason, she wants a one metre tall stepladder and nothing else will do, no matter how much her parents and siblings suggest otherwise. This all means that Santa and his elves have their work cut out, as they race around a variety of unusual characters in their seemingly doomed search for Charlie's gift. Perhaps, however, one forgotten and under-appreciated elf can save the day? This is a fun and educational story for the Christmas period, which is enjoyable for children to read and perform, as well as being straightforward for teachers to organise and direct. Key information: Age range: 7+ years Show running time: 45-60 mins Number of parts: up to 30+ The show is designed for a class, year group or whole school Christmas performance and contains differentiated roles, in order to allow for inclusion of pupils of all abilities. Please see other 'Goldtopfox' TES resources for a full package for this show, including all sound effects: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-charlie-s-gift-ks2-primary-christmas-show-play-script-with-sound-effects-11408245
Online Stranger Danger Assembly or Lesson (Primary Internet Safety & E-Safety)
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Online Stranger Danger Assembly or Lesson (Primary Internet Safety & E-Safety)

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This is an E-safety assembly or lesson, which focuses on developing awareness of the potential dangers of communicating with strangers online. Children can discuss some risky online behaviour and identify ways of dealing with any problems or concerns. The idea is for the children to reflect on their own behaviour, while also establishing some basic ground rules for safe practice. This resource is most suitable for upper Key Stage 2 and is fully resourced with planning, a 9 slide teaching PowerPoint and independent tasks. Please note: some video links are included in the PowerPoint, which should always be assessed for suitability prior to use! Includes: *9 slide teaching PowerPoint *Full lesson planning, linked to UK computing curriculum *Template for supporting independent tasks This resource supports the following objectives from the UK computer science curriculum: KS1: 'Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.' KS2: 'Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.' Please see the Goldtopfox shop for a full range of useful teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox
E-safety Activities Workbook (Internet Safety for Years 1, 2 & 3)
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E-safety Activities Workbook (Internet Safety for Years 1, 2 & 3)

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This is a printable E-safety workbook, which can be used to support children's understanding of internet safety in Years 1 to 3. The worksheets contain 12 independent activities, plus a number of additional challenge tasks. Full details: Page 1: E-safety rules colouring poster Page 2: Template to create own e-safety rules poster Page 3: Spot and colour examples of information that should not be shared online Page 4: Activity to identify sensible online behaviour and actions Page 5: Short cloze passage about internet safety Page 6: Same as page 5, but a simpler version with first letter of each missing word provided Page 7: Design an ID badge for an e-safety superhero Page 8: Internet safety wordsearch and acrostic poem Page 9: Cyberbullying colouring poster Page 10: Template to create own anti-cyberbullying poster Page 11: Sort examples of respectful and disrespectful online language Page 12: Sort good and bad examples of online chat Page 13: Templates to design an e-safety badge Also included is a certificate template (PDF and editable Publisher versions) to award to the children when they have completed the tasks. This resource supports the following objectives from the UK computer science curriculum: KS1: 'Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.' This workbook could also be used alongside 2 of my other e-safety resources: E-safety lesson: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/e-safety-assembly-and-lesson-for-ks1-and-ks2-11491041 Cyberbullying lesson; https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/cyberbullying-assembly-and-lesson-for-internet-safety-in-ks1-and-ks2-11498551 Alternatively, you can buy all 3 of these resources in one bargain bundle! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/e-safety-workbook-and-lessons-bundle-for-years-1-2-and-3-11632329 Please see the Goldtopfox shop for more useful teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox
Social Media Lesson for Primary Internet Safety and E-Safety
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Social Media Lesson for Primary Internet Safety and E-Safety

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This is an E-safety lesson, which focuses on responsible use of social media and the importance of good digital citizenship. Children can discuss the concept of social media, identifying areas for caution, before creating an online profile for a famous celebrity. The lesson is most suitable for upper Key Stage 2 and it is fully resourced with planning and differentiated writing templates. Please note: a video link is included in the PowerPoint lesson, which should be assessed for suitability prior to use! Includes: *Teaching PowerPoint *Full lesson planning, linked to UK computing curriculum *Writing template sheets (differentiated) This resource supports the following objectives from the UK computer science curriculum: KS1: 'Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.' KS2: 'Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.' Please see the Goldtopfox shop for more useful teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox
Christmas anagram and word search puzzle
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Christmas anagram and word search puzzle

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A Christmas word puzzle for primary children, which is a simple activity to manage during the last few days before the holidays. Includes: • 2 anagram and word search worksheets (one with help and one without) • Answer sheet