This resource uses screen shots from The Piano by Aidan Gibbons (Literacy Shed for free).
It is designed to support children in analysing and/or retelling what is happening during each scene in the video.
A fantastic video and produces amazing writing at the end of the unit. The children really develop a sense of empathy as the video is unpicked. This resource can be used in a number of ways to discuss characters feelings at each stage, what happens to the music, what the characters are thinking, why those particular memories stand out etc.
This is a great resource I have used with my Year 5 group, but would work well as SAT’s revision or as individual teaching elements in LKS2 or as a recap of skills in KS3.
The Murder Mystery consists of five challenges based on five different SPAG areas. The children must follow the instructions on each challenge to find a clue. Each clue helps to eliminate people from the suspect list. A notebook file is included with examples of each style of challenge in order to check understanding before the children begin each task.
The task begins with a story about a murder in a sleepy village and asks the children to help solve the case.
Included in this set of resources is:
Instructions for the teacher.
A story introducing the event.
The suspect list.
Five clues** (with all of the answers). **
A self-assessment tool to use at the end of the unit of work.
A bright, colourful Notebook file which guides through each challenge and includes examples.
A lesson plan.
SPAG skills covered by this resource include:
Clue 1: Full stops and Capital Letters.
Clue 2: Nouns, Adjectives and Verbs.
Clue 2: Commas
Clue 4: Subordinating and Co-ordinating conjunctions.
Clue 5: Speech Punctuation.
This works brilliantly in mixed ability groups or by individual groups of pupils. Higher ability pupils relish the challenge of investigating for themselves whereas some lower ability or SEN children will need support. It can be used across one (or a series of) lessons or as a weekly starter/plenary/SPAG task which can extend the ‘whodunit’ tension across an entire half term.
A board game for children to practice their halving and doubling skills. Children work in pairs or small groups to move around the board game with counters and dice.
Begins with halving and doubling of 2 digit numbers and moves to 3 digit towards the end.
This is a comprehension aimed at Key Stage 2 to address the issue of cleanliness and personal hygiene. The text covers all areas of personal hygiene such as washing daily, washing your hair, brushing your teeth, washing hands etc.
It also includes ten questions for the children to answer along with the correct answers for the teacher.
Here is a bank of resources with a front cover.
Page 1 - Front cover
Page 2 - Colouring page
Page 3 - Christmas crossword.
Page 4 & 5 - Plan your own party (Maths).
Page 6 - Calculate the cost of each present (Maths).
Page 7 - Use the code to find the joke answer (English).
Page 8 - Pricing Christmas presents (Maths).
Page 9 - Colouring page.
Page 10 - Write a character description of an Elf (English).
Page 11 - 12 days of Christmas puzzle (Maths & Comprehension).
Page 12 - Four operations word problems (Maths).
Page 13 - Unscramble words (English).
Page 14 - Word Search (English).
Page 15 - Colour the stained glass window & write a summary of the scene (English).
Page 16 - Word Search (English).
PLEASE NOTE: While I have written and created some of the resources in this document, others have been found on Google and in other TES documents therefore I do not own copyright and copyright belongs to the creators of those individual worksheets. I have gathered these together in a booklet and added my own worksheets for which I do own the copyright. Thank you.
Here is a set of differentiated resources which can be used for all abilities.
There is a HAP, MAP, LAP and SEN resource.
Children need to join the sentence to the matching adverbial phrase.
There is also a word bank sheet for children to use with their own writing.
A sheet based on the video The Piano by Aidan Gibbons (for free on the Literacy Shed).
This resource enables the children to generate words they can use in their writing based on scenes from the video.
Can be easily differentiated by moving or removing columns.
This is a resource to assess learning and greater depth understanding of the four operations.
There are eight numerical questions (two of each operation) and two written greater depth worded problems.
Differentiated three ways (Higher, Middle and Lower).
Aimed at upper KS2 although may also be suitable for higher sets in Year 4.
This is a Notebook document explaining how to spot SPAM emails. It includes multiple examples to show on the board. Children can talk in talk partners and discuss how you know these emails are spam.
Children then complete an activity in pairs which gives them four emails and asks them to note down anything they can spot which would tell you it is a fake email.
Everything you need for a computing lesson on SPAM.
This is a set of 20 SATs style questions which are all Christmas themed. Perfect for a Literacy lesson in the last week of term. Each question tackles a common misconception, such as commas or word classes.
This is a fantastic set of resources for practicing times tables. They are great for quick activities at the start of lessons or in quick maths slots.
The children will role two dice and add the digits together. They will then multiply this by a given times table and place a O or X on the corresponding square.
The aim of the game is to get 4 in a row. Children are able to block each other if they happen to role the number required.
Game can be played in twos, however alternative versions are possible such as three in a row with three or four children using a different colour pen each.
An excellent, fun way to revise times tables!
This is a set of 12 different challenges which ask the children to locate a book in the library based on a certain criteria. Great as a display or can be used as a lesson to help the children fully explore the books on offer.
I have used this on a visit to a local library and in our school library. Both have worked great.
If needed, children can record the name and author of the book they have found onto the back of each card and even draw a sketch of the book.
This is a board game using the first few paragraphs of the scene in which Charlie and the guests enter the chocolate factory for the first time and see the chocolate river. The children roll a dice and move counters around the board. If they get a question correct, they may remain on the square. If their partner disagrees and can prove it they go back to the previous square.
An engaging way to explore guided reading skills.
This is a board game using the first few paragraphs of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The children roll a dice and move counters around the board. If they get a question correct, they may remain on the square. If their partner disagrees and can prove it they go back to the previous square.
An engaging way to explore guided reading skills.
This is a set of items for sale in three different supermarkets. The questions require the children to find totals and differences between various products. Some questions are greater depth for HA and require some in depth thinking.
Resource contains questions for higher ability, middle ability and lower ability. I have also included the answers for every question.
Comprehension designed to be used with a lower ability year 5 class, but could easily be adapted for all of KS2. Made to raise awareness of nits as an issue and how to get rid of them properly.
Image is taken from Google and I do not own copyright. Resource and questions written by myself.