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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.
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
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
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)
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Cyberbullying Assembly and Lesson for Internet Safety (KS1 and KS2)

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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. It is an ideal resource for Safer Internet Day. 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
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 - 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
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
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
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
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
The Jumblies anagram and wordsearch puzzle
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The Jumblies anagram and wordsearch puzzle

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A word puzzle for primary children, which is based on Edward Lear's 'Jumblies' poem. This would be ideal for use around World Poetry Day (21st March 2017). 2 versions of the puzzle are provided (with and without clues).
Back to School Personal Shield and Class Rules
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Back to School Personal Shield and Class Rules

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This is a useful set of resources for some 'back to school' lessons and activities. It is best suited to KS2, although it can also be easily adapted for younger children. The overall aim of the activities is to welcome children to their new class, while also giving them some constructive work to do. The activities should also provide you with some useful displays for the start of a new term. The pack contains: *Teaching PowerPoint with introductions and examples for 2 activities - designing a personal shield and some serious or fun class rules. *Templates for: personal shield and a rules poster. *Back to school themed anagram and wordsearch puzzles - easier and harder versions. These activities are also part of a larger resource, which can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/back-to-school-activity-pack-11690777 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
10 Things in my 'Back to School' Bag
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10 Things in my 'Back to School' Bag

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A fun and easy-to-do 'back to school' activity for your new class, which is ideal for getting to know each other and for creating a first day display. The objective of the lesson is for the children to create an imaginative list of 10 things that they would like to have in their school bag for the first day of a new school year. Their choices can be as strange or as sensible as they like, allowing for plenty of creative writing opportunities. The resource has two writing frames - one for a simple decorative piece and one for adding more imaginative written details - so the task can easily be differentiated to your class' needs. I have used the activity across KS2, but it can also be easily adapted for younger children. Includes: • Teacher PowerPoint presentation - provides instructions and examples for introducing the activity. • Writing frame 1 - can be completed with personal details and the 10 chosen items and then used for display. • Writing frame 2 - can be used to add imaginative written details about each of the children's 10 items and can then also form part of the display. Please see the Goldtopfox shop for a full range of useful teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox
Differentiated Number Bonds Worksheet
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Differentiated Number Bonds Worksheet

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A worksheet for supporting number bond facts across KS1 and KS2. The activity is differentiated four ways and contains extra challenge tasks, making it suitable for all ages and abilities in primary school. This activity is also part of a larger resource, which can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/back-to-school-activity-pack-11690777 Please see the Goldtopfox shop for a full range of useful teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox
Maths calculation methods worksheets for all  number operations (primary)
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Maths calculation methods worksheets for all number operations (primary)

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This is a great time-saving set of maths homework sheets! They cover six written calculation methods for multiplication, division, addition and subtraction. The methods covered are: 1. Column addition 2. Number line subtraction 3. Column subtraction 4. Column multiplication 5. Grid multiplication 6. Chunking division in columns Each method contains 3 differentiated versions of the worksheet (LA, MA and HA) and a set of answers. The worksheets all start with a visual example and explanation of the method, followed by 8 questions to answer and an extension/challenge task. I have used these for homework and for independent class work in Years 4, 5 and 6. The sheets are all fully editable, so they could also be adapted for other ages. Please see the Goldtopfox shop for other useful maths and general 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
Christmas Maths Doubling and Halving (Full Lesson for KS2)
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Christmas Maths Doubling and Halving (Full Lesson for KS2)

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Can you help Santa to deliver his presents to the strange village? This pack is designed for teaching a straightforward Christmas maths lesson on the use of doubling and halving. It is also ideal as an easy-to-use activity to keep your class entertained as the Christmas holidays draw nearer. The lesson includes differentiated questions, so it can be used across KS2 and Upper KS1. In addition, an editable worksheet template is provided, so the activity can be easily adapted for any age or ability range. Includes: • Introductory PowerPoint presentation (including teaching notes and extension/challenge task) • Three differentiated worksheets (higher, lower and middle ability) • Blank worksheet template Please see the Goldtopfox shop for a full range of useful teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox