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I am a Year 6 teacher, I've taught a variety of Primary age groups but mainly Year 5 & 6 in the old and new curriculum. I have worked in London, an international school and further areas in the UK. I am an English specialist and love finding creative varied ways of teaching this subject. I also love drama and putting on productions.

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I am a Year 6 teacher, I've taught a variety of Primary age groups but mainly Year 5 & 6 in the old and new curriculum. I have worked in London, an international school and further areas in the UK. I am an English specialist and love finding creative varied ways of teaching this subject. I also love drama and putting on productions.
The Lion King Full script For School Production
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The Lion King Full script For School Production

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There aren't many scripts that are suitable for a full class/school production, so I have always written my own, with my class. After "Greeks Got Talent" became so popular on here, I decided to upload my favourite production ever. My Year 5 class wrote this, with support and editing from me. It took us about an hour and ten minutes. It has 15 speaking parts and spaces where some of The Lion King songs fit in. I have not uploaded the songs, as it is a large album. We purchased them from iTunes (the Elton John stage show version) and burnt them onto a CD for the stage show (check how this is affected by copyright in your area). Amazing costumes, amazing dance routines, great jokes....my favourite ever!
Fun Class Assembly  Ancient 'Greeks Got Talent!'
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Fun Class Assembly Ancient 'Greeks Got Talent!'

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Just finished this assembly with my Y5 class, it went so well and they loved it. It involves an ‘X factor’ style show where each Greek god auditions to be king of the gods, whilst telling the audience a little bit about the Ancient Greeks. It involves throwing confetti at the audience, a dance routine to music from Disney’s Hercules, and a boy dressing up as Cheryl Cole…if you want. Adapt and use as you want. Enjoy.
Multi-modal texts - The Snowman Activities
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Multi-modal texts - The Snowman Activities

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I used 'The Snowman' for a multimodal texts unit, comparing the book and the film. The ideas come from the Hamilton literacy scheme but they are adapted to a bit meatier lessons. The kids enjoyed this a lot and had a good mature attitude. I really enjoyed teaching the unit.
Detective game about Jesus' Resurrection
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Detective game about Jesus' Resurrection

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This is a detective game where children 'examine the evidence' for Jesus' resurrection. They look at some facts about the time when He was alive, and compare them to some theories which were suggested to disprove the resurrection. You can link the resurrection to the gospel, if your chn have been taught how to find a Bible reference by looking up Matthew 28 Mark 16 Luke 24 John 20
Christopher Columbus English Lessons UKS2 / KS3
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Christopher Columbus English Lessons UKS2 / KS3

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-The ship's log from Christopher Columbus' voyage on the Santa Maria: Use it as a model to write a ship's log of the day before they arrive on the island. -A painting of the crew on board the ship with speech bubbles and thought bubbles ready to fill out for a conversation on board the ship. -Teach or revise speech punctuation then complete an assessment of chn's use of speech punctuation (two different ones there, I did two lessons and went through problems in between). -Then teach how to write reported speech and get the chn to turn their conversations on board the ship into a part of the story.
Careers Interview Homework Task For Years 6-9
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Careers Interview Homework Task For Years 6-9

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I did a PSHE unit (Could loosely replace the "Changes" SEAL unit) about careers and aspirations for the future - the children loved it. I also invited a friend and some of the children's parents in to talk about their career to kick-off the unit, just as a bit of inspiration. They asked the volunteers some interview questions.
The Highwayman Poem
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The Highwayman Poem

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I split The Highwayman poem up for my class to learn a section each. We mimed the story in small groups whilst one child did each part of the narration.
Whole term topic planning   "Bella Italia"  Year 6 (or Year 5)
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Whole term topic planning "Bella Italia" Year 6 (or Year 5)

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This is an overview of a cross-curricular plan for a topic I taught entitled Bella Italia. The matrix does not include Maths and English. The Science, RE and PE are also planned separately, but I tried to relate as much as I could across the subjects to the topic of Italy and I sourced a variety of resources from Twinkl to newspaper articles to my own made up ones. Every lesson might not be appropriate for your class, but it will at least give you a skeleton for your termly planning.
"I am David" by Anne Holm Resource Bundle:  full whole term unit - Year 6 reading/SPaG curriculum
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"I am David" by Anne Holm Resource Bundle: full whole term unit - Year 6 reading/SPaG curriculum

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This unit spans over two short terms, it consists of 30 full lessons, resources and homework tasks based on the Anne Holm novel “I am David.” Each student will need their own copy of the novel to work from and the planning does not expect that students have read the novel prior to the studies (I found this a problem with some other units for novels). The planning is the document titled “I am David planning - KH.” All the other resources are not my own - all credit goes to the authors, but I have included them as they fit into the lessons on my plan and so that you don’t have to scrabble around for the correct resources. This is an amazing book - enjoy it!
Whole term topic planning "Crime and Punishment" Year 6 (or Year 5)
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Whole term topic planning "Crime and Punishment" Year 6 (or Year 5)

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This is an overview of a cross-curricular plan for a topic I taught entitled Crime and Punishment. The matrix does not include Maths and English. The Science, RE and PE are also planned separately, but I tried to relate as much as I could across the subjects to the topics of the Tudors in Autumn 1 and The Victorians in Autumn 2. I sourced a variety of resources from videos on Vimeo and Youtube, to newspaper articles to my own made up ones. Every lesson might not be appropriate for your class, but it will at least give you a skeleton for your termly planning.
Whole term topic planning "Bienvenido a Mexico"  Year 6 (or Year 5)
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Whole term topic planning "Bienvenido a Mexico" Year 6 (or Year 5)

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This is an overview of a cross-curricular plan for a topic I taught entitled Bienvenido a Mexico. The matrix does not include Maths and English. The Science, RE and PE are also planned separately, but I tried to relate as much as I could across the subjects to the topic of Mexico and I sourced a variety of resources. It focuses on the history of the Aztec and Maya people and architecture. Every lesson might not be appropriate for your class, but it will at least give you a skeleton for your termly planning.
St. Frideswide Patron Saint of Oxford - English Lesson UKS2 / KS3
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St. Frideswide Patron Saint of Oxford - English Lesson UKS2 / KS3

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Several English lessons building up to writing own versions of the story of St. Frideswide, the Patron Saint of Oxford: -The story of St. Frideswide to tell to your class and explore together -Comic strip based on the show "Blind Date" (could also use take me out) to describe various Princes to come to try to win her hand in marriage -Sentences for improving based on the story -2 different planning formats for planning paragraph by paragraph
Weekly plan - easy organise your week
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Weekly plan - easy organise your week

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I thought this week overview might be useful for NQTs or others trying to organise their planning in a simple way. I use a medium term plan for each of my 3 topics in the year, covering objectives for the year’s curriculum (I have also uploaded these on my shop) and a weekly Maths and English plan. But I just complete one of these each week for the following week and I annotate it with school events, what things I inevitably cannot cover when other things get in the way and so on… It’s a pretty simple resource, but the format might save you some time.