7 RE lesson plans with differentiation (accompanying resources not included)
Christianity Focus - Based around the salvation of Jesus
Great topic to teach during the lead up to Easter
I can outline the Easter Story.
I can give reasons for Jesus' death.
I can explain how Christians celebrate the Eucharist.
I understand the impact of sacrifice in my own life.
I can explore Bible texts. (Isaiah 53 and John 19)
I can explore how Christians put their beliefs into practice.
I can consider the impact Jesus has had on the world today.
A template worksheet for writing newspaper articles. This worksheet consists of two columns with lines for writing on. There is a space for a heading and two subheadings. A space for a picture and caption is also provided.
This worksheet can be used within an RE topic on Creation Stories. I created a Venn diagram for children to compare the creation stories of the Hindu and Christian religions. Some children will be able to do this without the prompts at the side but I have included them for the lower ability children.
I created these resources while teaching the Year 3 history topic, 'The Stone Age'. The aim of this lesson was to be able to identify problems and challenges faced by Stone Age people. During the first part of this lesson, the class were split into boys and girls. Each group explored the school grounds with an adult. Scattered around the premises were Problem Cards (included in this pack) explaining various dilemmas that Stone Age men and women would have dealt with. The children loved this activity and when they returned to class, they were able to discuss the similarities and differences between the lives of Stone Age men and Stone Age women. Most children then wrote a diary entry from the point of view of a Stone Age person, explaining the problems they had faced, how it would have made them feel and how they would have dealt with them. The lower ability children used the other resource in this pack and they began by sorting Stone Age problems and Modern Day problems.
Whilst reading the BFG by RoaldDahl, I wanted to teach the children about play scripts so I rewrote a section of Chapter 13 as a script. The children then had chance to read from the script, acting out different roles. They were also able to discuss and identify features of a play script using this resource.
There are two versions of the script; one is aimed at the lower ability children and the language used has been simplified (no “BFG speak”).
The other worksheet in this pack is to help the children to write their own BFG play script. I hope this can be a useful resource.
This is a worksheet showing a cross-section of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Children can then design the different rooms within the factory. Perfect activity for a class studying ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factoy’ by Roald Dahl.
This resource contains a poster giving examples of various fronted adverbials and explaining how they are used.
The worksheet is designed to help familiarise children with fronted adverbials and makes a great homework activity or lesson starter. Children are asked to match sentences to appropriate fronted adverbials, rearrange adverbial phrases in sentences and come up with their own fronted adverbials. Answers are also included.
Two worksheets where children can identify the features of a letter. The worksheet for the lower ability children has a word bank to aid them in labeling the features. The highest ability children could identify and colour the features of a letter then create their own key.
Used when teaching about food groups and healthy eating. This could be during a science lesson or a cooking lesson. The children are given the main sheet split into the 5 food groups (carbohydrates, proteins, fruit and vegetables, fats and sugars, dairy). There are examples of different foods on the sheet to support them. They must then cut out the foods on the additional sheet and sort them into the correct food groups.
Three weeks of Literacy planning based upon 'The BFG' by Roald Dahl. All lesson outcomes are differentiated at least 3 ways. Obviously, this planning is based upon the requirements of the class I had at the time and may need altering before you use it with your own class. However, it might be a good starting point if you are planning a Literacy unit on The BFG. =)
8 lesson plans for a Year 3 Art unit on Portraits.
Pupils get the chance to explore different artistic techniques as well as looking at a range of artwork.
Most lessons are differentiated.
Resources not included.
This graph template can be used by children to plot a character's feelings throughout a story. This makes a great starter in Literacy lessons. I've used it successfully alongside several videos from http://www.literacyshed.com/.
I created these resources whilst reading The BFG by Roald with my Year 3 class. The task is for the children to put some of the BFG’s nonsense words into their very own dictionary. The children can cut out and stick the words in order alphabetically then make up their own meanings for the words. In this pack, there are several different worksheets aimed at different ability groups. Some have more words and some have the alphabet included at the top of the page as support. Also, included in this pack is a worksheet where the meanings of some words are given and the children have to match the definition to the nonsense word. My Year 3 class really enjoyed making up their own definitions.
These worksheets can be used when teaching children about the features of non-fiction texts e.g. index, glossary, captions, subheadings etc.
The first of the two worksheets allows children to write about each feature. I used the second worksheet with lower ability children. They had to match the feature to its definition.
Two weeks of Literacy planning based on 'Tin Forest' by Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson. Although this is a short picture book with few words, my Year 5 class loved studying this text. The first week looks more at narrative writing with the second week looking more at non-fiction writing. This text also linked well with our Topic on 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle'.