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'.
I created this map so that children can look at the different locations and the nearby physical features in order to decide which location would be best for building a settlement. I also created a worksheet that provides more structure when asking children to consider each location.
I created this resource to use with my Year 3 class when we were reading the BFG. The first worksheet has space for the child to design and draw their own giant with lines next to it so they can write a description. The second worksheet has a smaller box for the drawing of the giant. Next to this box is a fact file which the children can fill in and underneath this are lines for the children to write their character descriptions. The second worksheet is generic so could be used for creating a profile of any character.
Complete Literacy Lesson for lower KS2 pupils on different ways to open a story.
1 x Lesson plan
1 x SMART Notebook file
6 x Worksheets
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This Maths pack includes a range of data investigations for different ability groups. This is a great Statistics lesson. Each group of children is given a question to answer. They will think about how they can collect and record their data before presenting it in different ways using bar charts, pictograms, line graphs etc. The questions are included as well as explanations of each activity. I have also included tally chart templates for the lower ability groups.
These Maths activities were created for a problem solving lesson. They are based on similar questions found in SATs papers. The pack includes 5 differentiated activities which involve the children selecting number cards and rearranging them to create different numbers. They must use logic and reasoning skills and show an understanding of place value. I was very happy with this lesson and the children enjoyed it too. =)
I created this resource when I was completing my teacher training as I wanted to evidence that I had explicitly planned for a teaching assistant.
I found it worked really well, especially as the TA was fairly new to the role. I would recommend this resource to NQTs and teachers with new teaching assistants.
I have left an example plan that can be edited. The second sheet also allows the TA to give some written feedback about how the activity went.
‘Cliffhanger’ by Jacqueline Wilson is a great book that the children always love to read. I was teaching a unit on Letter Writing and wanted to link it to the text we were reading as a class. I created these two example letters from the characters of Giles and Jake. They model using different types of punctuation as well as informal language. The children’s task was to write their own letters in reply to these characters.
These worksheets were created for a lesson in which the children were writing a newspaper report about the army helping to defeat the giants at the end of 'The BFG' by Roald Dahl. The first worksheet is a newspaper template with lines upon which the children can write. The second worksheet is a simplified newspaper template to be used with lower ability groups. They have space to write a short paragraph using the 5Ws as well as a box where they can draw a picture of the event.
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.
I made these resources for the final lesson in a Year 3 Geography Topic - Homes Around the World. Previously, the children had looked at many different types of homes and they had thought about the reasons they were built in certain ways. We had looked at the favelas in Brazil and written persuasive letters to ask the Brazilian government to build better homes. In this final lesson, I told the children that we were going to plan for a new village to be built in Brazil. The children were able to think about the types of homes that would be most suitable to the area, considering the climate, physical features and human features. They really enjoyed this lesson. This pack contains differentiated town planning worksheets as well as an extension for the higher ability where they have to stick to a budget and calculate the costs of their planned village.
This pack contains a range of Literacy and Maths targets/objectives on yellow and blue stars respectively. I originally created this resource for a 'Reach for the Stars' display for a Year 3 class. The children read the targets and knew what they had to aim for throughout the year.
I created these resources to add to my 'Star Writer' display board. One is a prompt telling children that the next Star Writer could be them and the other asks children if they can earn a pen license. Also on this display, I have two gold frames which I put the work of the Star Writers in. I also hang a plastic wallet full of pen licenses on this display so that the children can see them. This helps to bring handwriting to the forefront of their minds.