A resource sheet to aid pupils in developing sentences using fronted adverbials with commas . The story of Beowulf is used as stimulus. Pupils must add their own adverbial phrases to the beginning of given sentences. How many ways can they rewrite the sentences with different openers? How does the effect change with their choice of opener? Planning and smart board are available to accompany this resource.
A template of questions to ask pupils in KS1/2 about their history learning.
An activity for make inferences about a character using an extract. This resource is suitable for KS2, or KS3 needing support with inference. This bundle includes 3 different inference character extracts for pupils to use. One is more difficult than the other two and labelled HA.
An activity to help pupils identify and understand the use of relative clauses through the story Beowulf (Morpurgo’s version). Using examples from the text, pupils find the relative pronoun that will lead them to identify the relative clause. They then have a go at creating some examples of their own, using the examples as inspiration/support. This activity is suggested for year 5 and up, although it could be adapted for certain year 4 groups.
This bundle includes: -A planning format for pupils to write their own version of a legend inspired by Beowulf -A reading based character inference activity leading to a small written piece -An activity to have a go at developing fronted adverbials -A relative clause activity -An inference activity based on an image as stimulus This bundle would be suitable for pupils from 3/4 up.
Activity sheet for developing inference skills through interpreting different characters. The aim of the session is to produce a character description that includes character qualities, physical appearance and ideas about what the character’s back story might be based on the initial ideas pupils have gathered.
A document outlining the progress expectations for each year group 1-6 in history. Can be matched to any sequence of learning in history and is a great tool for checking that learning has the required coverage. It can also be used as a teacher self assessment tool and planning aid.
An exemplar for subject scrutiny- especially useful for those new to foundation subject leadership. This resources gives examples of what might be looked for (although this is dependent on your school development plan) and feedback points. It can be adapted for use.
A unit of English writing lessons based on the book Children of the New Forest. This was written with year 4 in mind but could be adapted to suit both older or slightly younger children. It was created as part of a topic on the English Civil War, which is the period that the book is set in. Further resources coming soon
Planning using a boxed format where pupils can first outline the story of Beowulf, idenifying themes that they can then imitate when planning there own story/legend side by side. Suitable for year 4 and up although the format can be adapted for any story writing.
Four sessions are included to aid pupils in producing a biography on King Charles I (smart board and resources are available as a bundle or individually to accompany this planning). Additional biography examples will be needed for comparison and identification of features. This unit also refers to the book Children of the New Forest.
An activity to help pupils further their understanding of inference through reading a series of sentences where they have to identify what is being inferred. This activity is for pupils who have some understanding of what inference is, but need additional opportunities to develop this.
Reading activities to support pupils understanding of inference, summary and asking questions about a text. The resources provided for summary, and the grid for asking questions, can be used in conjunction with a text they are reading themselves. Alternatively, an extract is provided. There is also the opportunity to use questions to generate their own extract that they could use to generate their own comprehension.
A sequence of lessons uses The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat. This book was used as it tied in with topic work on the English Civil War. This unit focuses on looking at characters within the book and using them to develop dialogue. This resource is available as part of a bundle with additional resources, including smart board.
Character based inference activity aimed at KS2/3 that helps pupils develop their understanding of inference, which lots of pupils find a difficult concept. The activity starts by encouraging pupils to make observations about an image, which they then use to ‘infer’ details about the character image. Examples are given as guidance.
A class chart to plot when homework has been completed and handed in. One side displays two terms. It is a good time saver to print a second copy for the following two terms, and when mounting on card, stick the sheets on both sides. This way you have up to four terms ready and only have to turn the chart round. Tip- Make sure you leave a few spaces blank at the bottom, you never know when you might end up with a new child!
Smart board to accompany planning (also available as part of a bundle) on story writing using The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat. This unit was part of a topic on the English Civil War.
A smart board to accompany a sequence of four lessons on historical settings using the Children of the New Forest as stimulus. This resource also includes a weekly carousel for guided reading with suggested activities.