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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.
Design a Weird and Wonderful School: creative writing project for KS2
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Design a Weird and Wonderful School: creative writing project for KS2

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This is an enjoyable creative writing English project, which easily contains enough work for up to two weeks of lessons. It can be used at any point in the term, but is certainly a great way to start a new academic year and provides everything that you need for some fun back to school English lessons. I have used this in Years 5 and 6, but it can also be easily adapted to Lower Key Stage 2. The basic aim of the project is for the children to design a strange and unique school, which could be a magic school, monster school, superhero school, etc. There are no limits to how the children approach this and the project leaves plenty of room for creative writing and art work. The project also works well alongside book work linked to schools, such as Harry Potter, Demon Headmaster or Diary of a Wimpy Kid. There are 6 separate sessions included in the planning and PowerPoint, which can be used over anything from 3 to 10 days - it just depends on how much time you have and how much detail the children want to include! All teaching resources, student support sheets, planning and differentiation are included, making this a simple and rewarding project to manage. In addition, each activity can be introduced in as much depth as required, allowing the children to then work independently on various engaging tasks. Included in this resource are: *21 slide teaching PowerPoint, containing all task instructions, examples of work to discuss and challenge/extension activities. *9 resource sheets to support the independent tasks. *Full planning grid, including differentiation. Please see the Goldtopfox shop for a full range of teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox
Digital Footprints Assembly and Lesson for Internet Safety (KS1 and KS2)
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Digital Footprints Assembly and Lesson for Internet Safety (KS1 and KS2)

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This is a primary school assembly or lesson related to e-safety and digital footprints. It can be used across KS2, but is also easy to adapt for younger children. The topics covered also tie in nicely with Safer Internet Day. The main focus of the lesson is to identify what is meant by a digital footprint, before considering the importance of ensuring that we create a positive one. The children can discuss different online scenarios and how to deal with them, then they can design their own digital footprints, based on their own online behaviour. The PowerPoint can be used for a year group or whole school assembly, as a means of introducing some important internet safety themes. Alternatively, it can be used in class for a lesson on digital footprints, 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 *Full lesson planning *Independent activity templates 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 e-safety and general teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox
Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes Poetry Lessons and Activities
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Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes Poetry Lessons and Activities

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This is my best selling resource and is a set of lessons and activities for KS2 poetry work. These would also be ideal for use around National Poetry Day or World Poetry Day. The lessons are based on 'Revolting Rhymes' by Roald Dahl. All lesson resources, differentiated activities and planning are provided as part of the pack. I have used this pack for a week of activities linked to Revolting Rhymes, as well as for a one-off lesson on Poetry Day. It could also be used for a set of guided reading activities. The teaching PowerPoint contains some background and introduction, as well as examples for modelling and discussing each independent task. The PowerPoint and the task sheets are provided in Word and pdf format. There are 5 independent activities, so the pack can be used for a whole week or just for 1 or 2 lessons. Focus can also be on one of the Rhymes or on all six, depending on your requirements. The flexibility of the lessons and the entertaining nature of the text means that I have been able to use this pack in Years 4 to 6, but it can 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! Also, as is well known, Cinderella is called a 'slut' at one point, so be prepared! Includes: *Teacher PowerPoint presentation *5 independent task sheets for support or structure *Challenge tasks are 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
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
The Human Eye - a Primary Science Lesson
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The Human Eye - a Primary Science Lesson

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A fully resourced KS2 science lesson about the human eye and how we see. The lesson contains a teaching PowerPoint, full planning and differentiated tasks (challenge and extra support). The resource explores how we see things, then focuses on the different parts of the eye and their functions. The independent tasks for the children also link to these themes. Please note: some video links are included in the sessions, which should always be assessed for suitability prior to use! Includes: *Teacher PowerPoint presentation *2 differentiated eye labelling task sheets (lower and middle/higher ability) *3 differentiated eye part functions task sheets (lower, middle & higher ability) *Full planning, linked to science curriculum Please see the Goldtopfox shop for more great teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox
KS2 English Worksheets on using commas to add extra information
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KS2 English Worksheets on using commas to add extra information

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These worksheets are designed for independent work during an English lesson on the use of commas to add extra information. The worksheets are differentiated three ways (higher, lower and middle ability) and can be easily slotted into your teaching. Please see other 'Goldtopfox' resources for a full lesson pack on this topic: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/full-ks2-english-lesson-on-using-commas-to-add-extra-information-11365943
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
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
English creative writing full week of lessons (Primary)
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English creative writing full week of lessons (Primary)

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This bundle contains 5 fully differentiated English lessons, based on developing creative writing in KS2. There are 4 distinct sessions provided, with at least 1 being adaptable to make an additional lesson. All lessons come with: • Full teaching PowerPoint - from starter through to plenary • Fully differentiated worksheets (higher, middle and lower ability) • All other necessary writing support resources • Full lesson planning, linked to current English curriculum The 5 lessons cover: 1 & 2: Planning and writing a short story 3: Using commas to add additional information to complex sentences 4: Using adverbs as imaginative sentence openers 5: Writing an imaginative list of 10 things that you might find in a favourite book character's pocket
Handy 'Back to School' Lessons & Activities Bundle (Primary)
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Handy 'Back to School' Lessons & Activities Bundle (Primary)

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A bargain mixed pack of popular resources, which are ideal for an enjoyable first week back in school with your new class. The lessons and activities are best suited for Upper KS2, but can also be adapted to younger children. Included: *Creative writing English project: Designing a weird and wonderful school (over a week of lesson PowerPoints and differentiated tasks). *A set of differentiated maths worksheets, covering various written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. *A general e-safety assembly/lesson PowerPoint with follow-up activities. *An 'All About Me' style lesson PowerPoint and activity - '10 Things in my First Day School Bag'. This can also be used to create a first week class display. *Bonus: A fun 'Weird World Records' quiz. Please see the Goldtopfox shop for other useful teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox
New Year 2020 Short Story Writing Lesson (KS2 English Creative Writing)
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New Year 2020 Short Story Writing Lesson (KS2 English Creative Writing)

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A back to school New Year special ! This pack is designed for teaching 1 to 2 English creative writing lessons at KS2. The topic is writing a short story with a New Year 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 activity 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/higher ability) • Full planning grid, linked to English curriculum Note to previous buyers: this lesson has another version without the New Year theme - please check here to avoid a double purchase! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/short-story-creative-writing-lesson-ks2-english-11533062 Please see the Goldtopfox shop for a full range of teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox
'Next Stop... Mars!' a Primary School Play Script About a Journey to Mars (script only)
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'Next Stop... Mars!' a Primary School Play Script About a Journey to Mars (script only)

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A full and original primary show play script, which can be used in a variety of teaching and performance areas. It is a momentous moment in the history of space travel - the first manned mission to Mars! A group of (mostly) highly trained astronauts leads us on a thrilling journey to the 'Red Planet', complete with fascinating facts, dramatic action and dreams of alien life. Together, we learn about the reasons why people are so interested in Mars, including hopes for sustaining life there, as well as how difficult life can be for an astronaut. Of course, not all astronauts are as focused and scientific as others... This is a fun and educational story, which is enjoyable for children to read and perform, as well as being straightforward for teachers to organise and direct. In addition, the show incorporates a number of cross curricular themes, linking directly to the following topic: IPC Milepost 3 unit, 'Mission to Mars' This product includes a show script only. Please note: an alternative version of this show is also available, containing full production notes, teaching ideas, a supporting PowerPoint and all sound effects and music files. This can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-next-stop-mars-a-primary-school-play-script-about-a-journey-to-mars-with-all-music-and-sounds-11472128 Key information: Age range: 8-13 Show running time: approx. 30-40 mins Number of parts: up to 30+ The show is designed for a class or year group performance (or as a great way to begin/end a topic) and contains differentiated roles, in order to allow for inclusion of pupils of all abilities.
Poetry - 'The Jumblies' analysis and comprehension (primary)
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Poetry - 'The Jumblies' analysis and comprehension (primary)

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Two complete lessons for KS2 poetry work, which would also be ideal for use around National Poetry Day or World Poetry Day. The lessons are based on 'The Jumblies' nonsense poem, by Edward Lear. All lesson resources, differentiated activities, answers and planning are provided as part of the pack. Lesson 1: Reading the poem and identifying various key features, including discussing the story of the poem and picking out aspects of the poetic style. The children can then complete a set of questions about the structure and style of the poem plus an extension to rewrite a verse, using a supporting guide sheet if necessary. Lesson 2: Fully differentiated reading comprehension session, based on the poem. The lesson begins with a review of key comprehension skills and some sample questions to look at together. Then there are different levels of comprehension worksheets for independent work - answers are also included! There is differentiation built into both lessons, with challenge tasks and activity support for those who need it. The flexibility of the lessons means that I have been able to use them 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 *4 differentiated comprehension task sheets (lower, middle and higher ability); all answers also provided *Extra verse writing guide (2 versions) *Text version of the poem *Full planning grid, linked to English curriculum Please see the Goldtopfox shop for more great English and general teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox
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
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
'Davey the Donkey' EYFS and KS1 Primary Christmas Show Play Script
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'Davey the Donkey' EYFS and KS1 Primary Christmas Show Play Script

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A full and original Early Years/KS1 Christmas show play script, which is ready to perform and can also be adapted to your performance needs. 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 is enjoyable for children to read and perform, as well as being straightforward for teachers to organise and direct. Key information: Age range: 4-6 years Show running time: approx. 30 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 sound effects and song suggestions: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-davey-the-donkey-eyfs-and-ks1-primary-christmas-show-play-script-with-sound-effects-11362306
New Year Personal Targets Lesson for Primary School (2020)
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New Year Personal Targets Lesson for Primary School (2020)

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This is a PSHE lesson for New Year, which can be used in upper KS1 or KS2. The focus of the lesson is to reflect on past achievements, before attempting to set some realistic New Year targets. The children will then produce their own poster of previous achievements and future targets, as well as considering how to manage goals and to increase the chances of being successful. The PowerPoint can be used for a class lesson, but could also be presented with no independent task as a school assembly. Includes: *Assembly/teaching PowerPoint *Independent task sheet *Full lesson planning Please see the Goldtopfox shop for a full range of teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox
Online Stranger Danger Assembly or Lesson (Primary Internet Safety)
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Online Stranger Danger Assembly or Lesson (Primary Internet 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
Responsible Gaming and Digital Citizenship Assembly or Lesson (KS2 Internet Safety)
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Responsible Gaming and Digital Citizenship Assembly or Lesson (KS2 Internet 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
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