I made this after struggling to find a similar activity! Allows children to discover the names of the different countries and the capitals of the UK. Give children an atlas and see if they can find them before revealing whether they are right or wrong. Worked like a treat and built up some great atlas skills!!
Based on: Great Plague (My Story) by Pamela Oldfield. This is three days worth of guided reading including plan and resources based on an extract from the above book. Extract is included. Previously used within Year 4 but can be adapted to suit other year groups quite easily.
Powerpoint to teach children about the Eight Fold Path. Follow up activity: Origami wheel of Dharma.
Whole Class Guided Reading Plan and Resources for a three day block. These resources are to accompany The Great Fire of London Poem by Paul Perro. Used previously within Year 4 but could be adapted for other year groups.
These have been trialled and tested within Year 6 and proved really beneficial for revision at home and using within writing lessons. They are ideal to be made into a keyring for each child. Topics included: Word Class Conjunctions Passive/Active Modal Verbs Formal/Informal Tenses Semi-colons Parenthesis Adverbial Phrases Colons Speech Punctuation Hyphenated Words Apostrophes Exclamation Sentences Noun Phrases Sentence Types Phrases and Clauses The contents are based on test coverage and writing expectations.
3 PPT’s (one for each text). Each PPT includes the text, discussion questions. This is designed to be as part of revision so the children get used to the types of texts used. This worked through with the children and then children answer the questions from the test for further practice.
To teach children about the Four Noble Truths. Taught as an experiential session. Chocolate treats given to 4 'special&' children - this will encourage children to discuss suffering at a basic level.
This powerpoint includes activities for Traffic Light sentences (to encourage Full stops and capital letters). The Powerpoint also includes Speech Marks Sandwiches to encourage children to use speech accurately. Helps children to address misconceptions using speech/introduce them to speech.
Year 6 reading revision - trialled and tested. Two past papers with questions to prompt discussions. Reading Toolkits to act as steps-to-success during lessons.
Three powerpoint presentations - one for each text in the 2016 test paper. Each PPT includes extract of text to read from the board and extract of text with questions to discuss in pairs and as a class. After working through the PPT, children will be given the test questions to answer in pairs/individually/groups. All in an effort to add a bit of variety to Year 6 SATS revision.
Activities to use to support Guided Reading. Includes: Summary Skills (Differentiated three different ways). Book review template Word Meaning sheet Vocab Grab prompts to scaffold the exploration of new vocabulary. All used across Years 3 - 6 and for a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
Reading Posters for display on Working Wall. Steps to success for each reading domain. Includes: Vocabulary Inference Prediction Raising Questions Summarise Skim and Scan Active Reading P.E.E Originally, these were steps to success created with the children during lessons. As the year progressed all were displayed on Working Wall and referred to within teaching and used by children daily. Especially useful in terms of SAT’s preparation when different domains are sometimes covered in one session.
Posters to support the revision of key aspects of grammar. Handy to have on display on W/Wall to refer to throughout teaching. Includes: Word Class Conjunctions Active or passive Types of sentences Phrase and Clauses