This pack includes 6 inference/comprehension activities with answers that would be great to use as a whole class inference session once per week or an extension for guided reading activities.
Aimed at lower key stage 2 classes to boost inference skills.
Each activity has 5/6 questions based on a short text.
How I use the resource:
Allow children to read text independently and identify words they are unsure of.
Discuss new vocabulary and allow children to use dictionary if needed.
Children can begin answering questions - encourage them to underline or highlight parts of the text which give them clues to the answer.
Go through questions together as a class or with a partner and compare answers.
Smarties Investigation - Data Handling Used for an observation lesson
Children are required to investigate the most common colour of smartie.
They can work in pairs -You will need one mini tube of smarties per pair.
Children must separate smarties by colour and count how many of each colour they have.
They should use this data to create a tally chart.
Then they should use their tally chart to draw a bar graph.
Success criteria provided on the worksheet.
The perfect activity for boosting self-esteem and wellbeing in children. This can be used as part of a PDMU lesson.
Great as a whole class activity or perfect for intervention groups for children with anxiety.
An art planner based on the topic ‘Ancient Egypt’
Exciting and fun activities ranging from Egyptian style portraits to making necklaces.
All activities are relatively easy to prepare for.
These plans tried and tested on Year 4/Primary 5.
A set of 6 mindfulness and wellbeing lessons - cross curricular links with P.E and Art. This could be used effectively as a PDMU mid term planner.
This set of 6 detailed lesson plans includes worksheets and resources.
It aims to teach children the meaning of mindfulness, improve focus, improve confidence and self-esteem as well as allow them to explore their creativity and talk about feelings. It introduces a variety of mindfulness strategies and breathing techniques that all children can benefit from, especially those with anxieties.
This bundle covers:
Lesson 1 - Introduction to mindfulness - 5 senses mindfulness activity -Make your own bookmark
Lesson 2 -Mindfulness Scavenger hunt
Lesson 3-Introduction to Yoga
Lesson 4-Meditations and making sensory bottles
Lesson 5 -Making Breathing Wands
Lesson 6 - Self-Esteem and confidence - Making Positive Affirmation cards
These lessons are tried and tested within the classroom and can be adapted to suit most abilities! They can be used as a whole class activity, small group activity or as an intervention for children with anxiety.
Times tables bingo slides - ideal for home learning during school closures - Good activity for tutoring tables over zoom.
Simply ask a times table e.g. 4 x 5 and the child will cross out the answer if it is on the bingo card! Keep going until the child crosses out all answers!
This resource has bingo cards for x2 through to x 9 and then mixed cards!
Free phonics CVC word building activity followed by a task where children have to change the middle sound to form a new word.
Ideal for Foundation stage children or children in need of phonics support.
Phonics activities based on the digraphs ‘sh’ ‘th’ ‘ch’. Ideal for a follow up task or homework after introducing the focus sound.
Aimed at Foundation stage or Lower KS1 in need of extra support.
Each activity begins with a short text in which can be read as a class or with an adult - Children should colour or underline the words that have the focus sound.
Next the children will sort some words - does the focus sound come at the beginning or end of the word?
Then the children will complete a word building task, a wordsearch and a syllable counting task.
A set of ‘brain break’ cards designed to allow children to use during lessons when they need a short break to refocus.
Cards are to be cut out and laminated. Teacher should model how to use them and set boundaries and rules.
The brain breaks include:
Short writing/drawing tasks
1 Body scan
3 x Meditation scripts.
Meditations are beneficial to children as it improves their ability to focus and regroup. They are great for helping children manage anxieties and practice mindfulness. I have used these meditations many times in whole class settings as well as small groups and children really enjoy them.
They are also a great way to calm children down after lunchtime, after a P.E lesson or as a way to begin the day.
Meditation 1 - Beach meditation
Meditation 2 - Floating on a cloud
Meditation 3 - Drifting down a river