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A range of high quality resources to enhance the teaching and learning at KS2 & KS3 level (age 7-14) National test revision and numeracy / literacy activities taught across the curriculum are my specialty :)

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A range of high quality resources to enhance the teaching and learning at KS2 & KS3 level (age 7-14) National test revision and numeracy / literacy activities taught across the curriculum are my specialty :)
National Reading Test practice for KS2 Wales. Yr. 4, 5 & 6. (Ten tests) with answers.

National Reading Test practice for KS2 Wales. Yr. 4, 5 & 6. (Ten tests) with answers.

Premium bundle: Ten National Reading Test style practice papers for Upper KS2 pupils (Years 4,5&6). Topics include Inventors, Romans, Philippe Petit Newspaper report (The Walk), British birds, a biography of children's author David Walliams, a non-fiction text about Tudor punishments and an extract from 'The War of the Worlds' by H.G. Wells. Also recently added is a diary extract from Bram Stokers 'Dracula'! Save money with this exclusive resource bundle!!!!
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Science Fiction Writing Complete Unit of Work KS2 / KS3 (War of the Worlds) With Free Reading Test and handwriting session!

Science Fiction Writing Complete Unit of Work KS2 / KS3 (War of the Worlds) With Free Reading Test and handwriting session!

A complete unit of work which focuses on writing within the Science Fiction genre! 7 detailed sessions are included plus a free handwriting exercise and National Reading Test Style Practice Paper for KS2. Sessions include: *Introduction the science fiction genre *Writing a mini-saga *Describing a setting *Developing character descriptions *Plots, problems and solutions. *Powerful vocabulary and phrase choices. *Planning a story using a 'Story Mountain Planner' template. *National Reading Test Style Practice Paper for KS2 - An extract from 'The War of the Worlds'. *Handwriting exercise sheet. Save money with this exclusive resource bundle!!!
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World War 2 WW2 English resource pack for KS2 students in year 5&6. (Nine cross curricular activities)

World War 2 WW2 English resource pack for KS2 students in year 5&6. (Nine cross curricular activities)

Nine high quality stimulating and creative English/ICT activities to assist the teaching of World War two across the curriculum. Activities include exciting play scripts, newspaper and news reader report reading/writing, proof reading evacuee diaries, Spreadsheets to show the number of children evacuated, rationing problem solving activity and a useful KWL grid. Save money with this exclusive bundle!
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WW2 Air Raid Newspaper Report - Model text and blank templates. KS2 (Year 5&6)

WW2 Air Raid Newspaper Report - Model text and blank templates. KS2 (Year 5&6)

Fictional report of an air raid on a Welsh coastal town in 1941 by the German Luftwaffe. Pupils should study the model text and produce their own fictional report using the newspaper template. This resource pack includes 3 levels of differentiated worksheets and a YouTube video which features authentic sounds to set the scene! LO: To write appropriately for a purpose and the reader – Newspaper report Also see the premier bundle package which includes more exciting WW2 resources! World War 2 WW2 English resource pack for KS2 students in year 5&6. (Seven cross curricular activities)
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KS2 Balanced Diet - Healthy food plate matching task with 5-a-day activities.

KS2 Balanced Diet - Healthy food plate matching task with 5-a-day activities.

Learners cut out the foods and stick them on the plate template ensuring they match the correct food groups. Introduction PowerPoint also included to engage learners. Extension tasks - Look at the table of foods and decide/ research which quantities and types make up part of your 5-a-day (Fruit & Vegetables). All worksheets included. Tried and tested classroom resource. Please note images are clip art.
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Writing a balanced argument - Should Junk food be banned? Unit of work.

Writing a balanced argument - Should Junk food be banned? Unit of work.

A unit of work based around writing a balanced argument - Should junk food be banned? This resource includes an engaging set of activities which has been tried and tested in the classroom in upper KS2, but could be used with other age groups. Video clip, worksheets, vocabulary lists, presentations, model text and sample success criteria (WMG) included.
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National Reading Test practice for KS2 Wales. Yr. 4, 5 & 6. (Ten tests) with answers.

National Reading Test practice for KS2 Wales. Yr. 4, 5 & 6. (Ten tests) with answers.

Premium bundle: Ten National Reading Test style practice papers for Upper KS2 pupils (Years 4,5&6). Topics include Inventors, Romans, Philippe Petit Newspaper report (The Walk), British birds, a biography of children's author David Walliams, a non-fiction text about Tudor punishments and an extract from 'The War of the Worlds' by H.G. Wells. Also recently added is a diary extract from Bram Stokers 'Dracula'! Save money with this exclusive resource bundle!!!!
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Writing a formal letter of complaint - Fred and George Weasley's pranks & behaviour. Harry Potter!

Writing a formal letter of complaint - Fred and George Weasley's pranks & behaviour. Harry Potter!

Fred and George Weasley are well known for their mischievous pranks…this time they have gone too far! Formal letter writing activity which has been tried and tested in the classroom in upper KS2, but could be used with other age groups. Learners will look at the main features of a letter of complaint. They will then write their own letter from Headteacher, Professor Dolores Umbridge, to Mr and Mrs Weasley using the information provided. Video clip, example power words, model text and sample success criteria (WMG) included.
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Thinking skills placemat activity - Fred and George Weasley OWL exams prank. Harry Potter!

Thinking skills placemat activity - Fred and George Weasley OWL exams prank. Harry Potter!

Fred and George Weasley are well known for their mischievous pranks…this time they have gone too far! Thinking skills activity which has been tried and tested in the classroom in upper KS2, but could be used with other age groups. Pupils discuss the effect of their OWL exam prank on four groups of people using the video clip and placemat tool. Visit this link for a formal letter of complaint writing activity - Harry Potter Writing a formal letter of complaint - Fred and George Weasley’s pranks & behaviour. Harry Potter
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Design a Theme Park leaflet with template (KS2)

Design a Theme Park leaflet with template (KS2)

After looking at existing examples of Theme Park Leaflets, (not included) learners design and create their own leaflet using this template. These sheets are designed to be attached inside an exercise book and used in a display. Also included are examples of powerful vocabulary (Wow Words) and a list of useful persuasive phrases to ‘up-level’ the outcome of your learners work. Also included is a short video clip advertsing a theme park and a sample set of success criteria (WMG - What makes good)
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Prometheus & Pandora / Myth of Pandora's Box. Literacy Unit of Work. Huge range of tasks KS2/KS3

Prometheus & Pandora / Myth of Pandora's Box. Literacy Unit of Work. Huge range of tasks KS2/KS3

A unit of work which focuses on the ancient myth of Prometheus and Pandora (Pandora's Box). A range of tried and tested materials that are suitable for upper KS2/ Lower KS3. The following resources are attached, including: *Overview of the unit, as used in class/brief. *An animated video link (from when Pandora was created) *Short PowerPoint presentation showing images of the main characters (for descriptive writing.) *Differentiated comprehension tasks *Use of alternative words (synonyms). *Power words and special phrases worksheets *Vocabulary grid for collection of key words *Model text for a drama/play script activity *Model text for retelling the story from Pandora's perspective or creating an entirely new ending. *Writing planning sheet *Example success criteria for writing a new ending (WMG)
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National Reading Test Practice Paper for KS2. High Quality Text - Philippe Petit. (Newspaper report)

National Reading Test Practice Paper for KS2. High Quality Text - Philippe Petit. (Newspaper report)

National Reading Test style practice papers suitable for KS2 students in year 4, 5 and 6. Questions based around a newspaper report covering Philippe Petit's death defying tightrope walk across the World Trade Center (Twin Towers) in 1974. The answers are also included. Also see the premier bundle package which includes NINE tests! National Reading Test practice for KS2 Wales. Yr. 4, 5 & 6. (Nine tests)
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WW2 describing a setting (City and Countryside)  - Evacuee Story Writing. KS2/3 Cross Curricular

WW2 describing a setting (City and Countryside) - Evacuee Story Writing. KS2/3 Cross Curricular

A series of lessons based on building a description of a city and/or countryside setting in WW2. The descriptions could be used as openers in a story based around evacuees who were sent to live in a rural location. This is a tried and tested classroom resource. Pupils should collect ideas from the pictures provided and use the model text to write an effective description. A vocabulary grid and a copy of the success criteria for writing an effective description is also included. This resource could be used with older pupils. *Please note the video clip is open source material.
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WW2 Goodnight Mr Tom newspaper reading activity KS2. (Full Movie link included)

WW2 Goodnight Mr Tom newspaper reading activity KS2. (Full Movie link included)

Suitable for year 4, 5 or 6 (KS2). Newspaper article relating to the outbreak of World War 2 through the perspective of the Weirwold community (From the novel and film 'Goodnight Mr Tom') 2 levels of differentiated worksheets which require learners to correctly identify the fact or opinion and True or false statements. A free 'YouTube' link to the full movie has also been included for your convenience.
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WW2 News reader's report - Model text and video link. KS2 (Year 5&6) Cross Curricular Literacy/Oracy

WW2 News reader's report - Model text and video link. KS2 (Year 5&6) Cross Curricular Literacy/Oracy

Lesson based on the declaration of war on Germany in 1939. Tried and tested classroom resource. Pupils should make notes on the key facts given in the video clip. They will then produce their own news reader's script to break the news to the British public using the model text as an example. Two note taking templates and a copy of the success criteria for writing an effective news reader report is also included. This resource could be used with older pupils. *Please note the video clip is a modern colour interpretation of how the news would have been reported in 1939. The quality is significantly better.
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Dracula unit - Writing a description of Dracula's castle. Gothic Horror Novel

Dracula unit - Writing a description of Dracula's castle. Gothic Horror Novel

Descriptive writing activity which has been tried and tested in the classroom in upper KS2, but could easily be used with other age groups. Learners will brainstorm descriptions of the location and scene of Dracula's mysterious and eerie castle. They then write a detailed account using the information they have gathered. Templates, image and model text included. Looking for more? See the bundle offer for a complete unit of work which focuses on Count Dracula.
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National Reading Test Practice Paper for KS2. (Dracula) High Quality Questions.

National Reading Test Practice Paper for KS2. (Dracula) High Quality Questions.

National Reading Test style practice papers for KS2 students in year 4, 5 and 6. Includes 13 practice questions based around an extract from the classic Gothic Horror novel. The answers are also included. * The work of the creator has been in the the public domain since 1962, so there will be no copyright issues* Also see the premier bundle package which includes more highly rated resources! National Reading Test practice for KS2 Wales. Yr. 4, 5 & 6. (Nine tests) Looking for more? See the bundle offer for a complete unit of work which focuses on Count Dracula.
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Dracula - Complete Unit of Work KS2 / KS3 (Gothic Horror novel) With Reading Test

Dracula - Complete Unit of Work KS2 / KS3 (Gothic Horror novel) With Reading Test

A complete unit of work which focuses on writing within the Gothic Horror genre! 7 sessions are included plus a National Reading Test Style Practice Paper for KS2. Sessions include: *Introduction to the Book and genre with extracts from the novel written by Bram Stoker. *Creating an exciting bank of powerful vocabulary *Describing the setting of Dracula's Castle. *Reading and word Bingo activity *Developing an effective description pf Dracula. *SPaG Proof reading activity *National Reading Test Style Practice Paper for KS2 - An extract from 'Dracula'. *KWL grid (Afl) * The work of the creator has been in the the public domain since 1962, so there will be no copyright issues* Save money with this exclusive resource bundle!!!
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