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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.
'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
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
Edward Jenner and smallpox (KS2 science)
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Edward Jenner and smallpox (KS2 science)

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The lesson focuses on exploring the famous work of Edward Jenner in helping to develop a vaccine for smallpox. It also provides opportunity to discuss how science has helped us in the fight against serious diseases. Full differentiation is built into the independent task, 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 3 to 6, but it could also be easily adapted for younger children. Includes: *Teacher PowerPoint presentation *2 differentiated activity sheets *Full planning, linked to science curriculum Please note: some video links are included in the sessions, which should always be assessed for suitability prior to use! Please see the Goldtopfox shop for more 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
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
New Year Goals Assembly or Lesson for Primary School (2021)
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New Year Goals Assembly or Lesson for Primary School (2021)

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This is an assembly for New Year, which can be used in KS1 or KS2. The PowerPoint can be used for a class, year group or whole school assembly, linked to reflecting on individual strengths and setting realistic targets. Alternatively, the PowerPoint can be used in class for a New Year lesson, as there is also an independent task and full planning provided. 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
New Year Personal Targets Lesson for Primary School (2021)
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New Year Personal Targets Lesson for Primary School (2021)

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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
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
Going for Goals and World Records PSHCE lesson
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Going for Goals and World Records PSHCE lesson

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This is a PSHCE or SEAL lesson, which can be used in KS1 or KS2, and links with the theme of 'Going for Goals' or general target setting. The teaching PowerPoint includes a weird world records quiz, as well as all information for the lesson. The independent tasks involve the children setting a realistic school target and creating their own unusual world record. Includes: *Teaching PowerPoint *Independent task sheets (differentiated) *Full lesson planning Please see the Goldtop fox shop for more great teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox
Christmas Adverb Sentence Openers (Full KS2 Lesson of Sentence Work)
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Christmas Adverb Sentence Openers (Full KS2 Lesson of Sentence Work)

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This pack is designed for teaching a fun, creative and fully differentiated English lesson on the use of adverbs as sentence openers. The Christmas theme also makes it ideal for use during the days leading up to the end of term. I have used this lesson across Years 3-6, with the differentiated worksheets helping to make it accessible for children of different ages and abilities. Includes: • Introductory PowerPoint presentation • Three differentiated worksheets (higher, lower and middle ability) • Full lesson plan Previous buyers please note: This lesson is adapted from an adverb lesson that is already available in my TES shop. Please see the Goldtopfox shop for a full range of teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox
10 Things in a Christmas Pocket (Creative English Writing)
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10 Things in a Christmas Pocket (Creative English Writing)

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This pack is designed for teaching a fun English lesson on creative writing with a Christmas theme. It is also ideal as an easy-to-use activity to keep your class entertained as the Christmas holidays draw nearer. It is designed for use in Years 3-6, but can also be easily adapted for other age groups. The objective of the lesson is for the children to create an imaginative and descriptive list of 10 things that you would find in the pockets of various Christmas characters. The lesson includes an introductory PowerPoint and a pair of writing support sheets. Although the lesson is aimed at upper primary school children, the support sheets could also be used with younger classes. Includes: • Introductory PowerPoint presentation (with teacher notes) • Two writing support sheets Please see the Goldtopfox shop for a full range of useful teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox
Halloween Lessons Bundle (KS2 English)
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Halloween Lessons Bundle (KS2 English)

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This is a set of English resources that can be used for a Halloween themed week with your class. They work best in KS2 and focus on reading response and creative writing. The bundle contains: *Halloween short story lesson *Halloween creative writing lesson *A week of lessons linked to the opening chapters of 'The Witches' by Roald Dahl All of the lessons are fully resourced with teaching PowerPoints, differentiated activities and planning. Please see the Goldtopfox shop for a full range of useful 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.
Crazy World Records Quiz
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Crazy World Records Quiz

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This is a fun and engaging quiz that can be used at any time of year. It contains 20 multiple choice questions about some crazy Guinness World Records - they are virtually impossible to know, so it is all about the children guessing and having some fun! It is great to do in small teams as a 'back to school' ice-breaker, as it gets the children talking about some real nonsense... All answers are included on the PowerPoint, as well as internet links to each record (in case anybody doesn't believe they are real). In addition, the last 2 slides of the PowerPoint contain an optional independent task for the children to try, which involves creating an account of their own imaginary weird world record. There also 2 differentiated writing templates included to support this. This resource includes: *25 slide PowerPoint, containing all questions, answers, internet links and outline of optional independent task. *PDF version of the PowerPoint for printing *2 differentiated writing templates for the optional independent task Please see the Goldtopfox shop for many other useful teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox
'Robin Hood's School Days' Primary School Play Script
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'Robin Hood's School Days' Primary School Play Script

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A full and original primary show play script, which can be used in a variety of teaching and performance areas. In this story, we meet a 10 year old Robin Hood and learn about his struggles at school, how he met his most famous comrades and, of course, the reasons behind his rivalry with the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. This exciting tale of adventure and heroism is perfect for an end of year extravaganza or as a more scaled down class performance. It 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. Key information: Age range: 7-11 Show running time: 50-60 mins Number of speaking parts: up to 30 The show also contains differentiated roles, in order to allow for inclusion of pupils of all abilities. Please see other 'Goldtopfox' TES resources for an alternative full package for this show, including all music and sound effects: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-robin-hood-s-school-days-primary-school-play-script-with-all-music-and-sounds-11356401
'Davey the Donkey' KS1 & KS2 Primary Christmas Show Play Script
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'Davey the Donkey' KS1 & KS2 Primary Christmas Show Play Script

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A full and original KS1/Lower KS2 Christmas show play script, which is ready to use but 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: 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 see the following 'Goldtopfox' TES resource for a full package for this show, including all sound effects: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-davey-the-donkey-ks1-and-ks2-christmas-show-play-script-with-sound-effects-11413488
'It's a Matter of Time!' Upper KS2 primary school play script
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'It's a Matter of Time!' Upper KS2 primary school play script

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A full and original primary show play script, which can be used in a variety of teaching and performance areas. Professor McFly is one of the most brilliant scientists of our time, who has finally created his greatest invention...a time machine! Together with his faithful assistant Judy, his not-so-useful friend Bones and his fiercest rival as an unwanted stowaway, the Professor embarks on a breathless journey through history, where he meets his three heroes of science. His adventures are constantly hampered by the evil machinations of Dr. Crow, as well as by the relentless detective work of the dreaded Time Police, leaving the Professor in a race against time to return home. Science fiction meets science fact, with a smattering of history...who could ask for more? 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 science themes and links directly to the following topic: • The IPC Milepost 3 unit 'The Time Tunnel' Key information: Age range: 9-13 Show running time: approx. 60 mins Number of speaking parts: up to 30+ The show is designed for a class, year group or whole school 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. Please see other 'Goldtopfox' TES resources for a full package for this show, including all music and sound effects.
Invent a Contraption to Rescue Santa from a Chimney (Christmas Design and Creative Writing Lesson)
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Invent a Contraption to Rescue Santa from a Chimney (Christmas Design and Creative Writing Lesson)

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This pack is for a fun KS2 Christmas design and creative writing lesson, in which the children will plan an invention to rescue Santa from the chimney. It is also ideal as an easy-to-use activity to keep your class entertained as the Christmas holidays draw nearer. After drawing, labelling and describing the invention, there is also a challenge task of writing instructions for the designs. Includes: • Introductory PowerPoint presentation • Design plan template (lower and middle/higher ability) • Instructions writing template I have used this lesson in Years 3-6, but it can also be easily adapted for other age groups. Please see the Goldtopfox shop for a full range of useful teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox
English Lesson on Using Commas to add Christmas Information (KS2 Grammar Work)
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English Lesson on Using Commas to add Christmas Information (KS2 Grammar Work)

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This pack is designed for teaching a straightforward Christmas English grammar lesson on the use of commas to add extra information. It is also ideal as an easy-to-use activity to keep your class busy as the Christmas holidays draw nearer. It is aimed at Upper KS2, but the differentiated activity sheets mean that it can also be easily adapted for other ages. Includes: • Introductory PowerPoint presentation. • Three differentiated worksheets (higher, lower and middle ability); these also contain extension tasks. Please see the Goldtopfox shop for a full range of useful teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox
'It's Party Time!' KS1 primary school play script
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'It's Party Time!' KS1 primary school play script

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A full and original primary show play script, which can be used in a variety of teaching and performance areas. Class 2 have a problem...their teacher, Mr. Moody, is the grumpiest person in the world and never allows them to let their hair down. After another failed class birthday party, the children decide to take action and ask Miss Partridge, the magical school secretary, for help. Armed with her flying carpet and trusty book of spells, Miss Partridge whisks the children and their reluctant teacher away on a helter skelter journey around the world, taking in several exciting celebrations along the way. Diwali, Chinese New Year, and Mardi Gras are all on the party agenda, before our heroes realise that they need to get back home to celebrate Mr. Moody’s birthday...will they make it back to school on time and help their reformed teacher to become a real party animal? 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 and links directly to the following topic: • The IPC Milepost 1 unit 'Let's Celebrate' Key information: Age range: 5-7 Show running time: 45-60 mins Number of speaking parts: up to 30+ The show is designed for a class, year group or whole school 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. Please see other 'Goldtopfox' TES resources for a full package for this show, including all music and sound effects.