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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.
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
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
'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
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
The Jumblies lessons and activity bundle
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The Jumblies lessons and activity bundle

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This bundle contains lessons and activities linked to Edward Lear's poem 'The Jumblies'. They are ideal for World Poetry Day (March 21st 2017), but can also be used at any other time of the year for a poetry study. Includes: • Anagram and wordsearch puzzle based on the Jumblies poem. • 2 lessons of poetry analysis and comprehension. • 2/3 lessons of diary writing linked to the Jumblies poem. Relevant planning, teacher notes, worksheets, PowerPoint presentations and answer sheets are all included in the pack. In addition, the activities are fully differentiated, with appropriate support and extension tasks. Please see the Goldtopfox shop for a range of other useful teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox
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
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
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
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
New Year 2021 Short Story Writing Lesson (KS2 English Creative Writing)
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New Year 2021 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
Roald Dahl Lessons and Activities Bundle
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Roald Dahl Lessons and Activities Bundle

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A set of various lessons and activities linked to Roald Dahl and his work. All are fully resourced, with any necessary teaching resources, differentiated independent tasks and planning. Included: *Full week of lessons for 'The Witches'. *Set of lessons and activities for 'Revolting Rhymes'. *Set of fun Roald Dahl themed activities. Please see the Goldtopfox shop for a full range of useful teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox
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
Primary Poetry bundle (The Jumblies and Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes)
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Primary Poetry bundle (The Jumblies and Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes)

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This bundle contains lessons and activities linked to Edward Lear’s poem ‘The Jumblies’ and to ‘Revolting Rhymes’ by Roald Dahl. They are ideal for World Poetry Day, but can also be used at any other time of the year for poetry units. Includes: • Anagram and wordsearch puzzle based on the Jumblies poem. • 2 lessons of poetry analysis and comprehension about the Jumblies. • 2/3 lessons of diary writing linked to the Jumblies poem. • 5 sessions and activities linked to Revolting Rhymes. Relevant planning, teacher notes, worksheets, PowerPoint presentations and answer sheets are all included in the pack. In addition, the activities are fully differentiated, with appropriate support and extension tasks. Please see the Goldtopfox shop for a range of other useful 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
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
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
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
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