Acts of kindness advent calendar / generator

Acts of kindness advent calendar / generator

A PPT advent calendar which encourages and suggests children to complete a good dead for 24 days. Great as an advent calendar or as a PSHCE starter, where each child gets a new number. A great way to teach children that being kind can be FUN and rewarding.
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Length Word Problems - Bar model (Multiplication and Divison) YEAR 3/4

Length Word Problems - Bar model (Multiplication and Divison) YEAR 3/4

A collection of length word problems using multiplication and division, using known times tables. The problems are structured to scaffold children to use the bar model to problem solve. The bar model, which is part of the Singapore Maths model, is presented to help children develop their confidence and understanding of the vocabulary of sharing equally and twice / three times etc in relation to solving length word problems. This worksheet is suitable for Year 3 / 4. The resource is differentiated 3 ways, with an opportunity for more confident learners to apply their knowledge to multistep word problems in a structured, scaffolded way. I have included the worksheets as a pdf and as an editable Microsoft Word document.
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Bar Modelling - Word Problems - Multiplication and Division (Single digit)

Bar Modelling - Word Problems - Multiplication and Division (Single digit)

A collection of multiplication and division word problems, using known times tables for children to begin to solve using the bar model. The bar model, which is part of the Singapore Maths model, is presented to help children develop their confidence and understanding of the vocabulary of sharing equally and twice / three times etc in relation to solving word problems. This worksheet is suitable for Year 3 / 4. The resource is differentiated 3 ways, with an opportunity for more confident learners to apply their knowledge to multistep word problems in a structured, scaffolded way. I have included the worksheets as a pdf and as an editable Microsoft Word document.
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Guided Reading / Class book Planning for Fantastic Mr Fox

Guided Reading / Class book Planning for Fantastic Mr Fox

The plan includes 15 activities, including follow up activities for Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox. The activities included are varied and cover developing understanding of characters, the use of thesaurus, using evidence in predictions and independent research. The unit plans for interactive shared teaching followed up by an independent activity.
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Outstanding P4C (Philosophy for Children) Christmas themed lesson

Outstanding P4C (Philosophy for Children) Christmas themed lesson

Here is an outstanding Christmas themed lesson plan with stimulus and resources covering the theme of morals. The resources can be used as a stimulus for P4C (Philosophy for Children) lessons or to structure a class discussion. The lesson encourages the children to look at different scenarios and to place them on a line between Naughty and Nice. The children will use their reasoning skills to explain to their peers why they believe the certain point e.g. Lying to Santa Claus should go at a certain point on the concept line. The stimulus is intended to guide the children to a discussion on rights and wrongs, consequences, behaviour, responsibility and choices. The activity will support the children to improve their critical thinking and discussion skills in a fun way. The themes are easy to access for students of all ages as their moral topics make them relevant for children (or adults) with a range of life experiences.
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P4C (Philosophy for Children) - Countdown to Christmas John Lewis advert enquiry

P4C (Philosophy for Children) - Countdown to Christmas John Lewis advert enquiry

Here is an outstanding Christmas themed lesson plan with links to video stimulus. The resources can be used as a stimulus for P4C (Philosophy for Children) lessons or to structure a class discussion. The stimulus is intended to guide the children to a discussion on rights and wrongs, consequences, behaviour, responsibility and choices. The activity will support the children to improve their critical thinking and discussion skills in a fun way. The themes are easy to access for students of all ages as their moral topics make them relevant for children (or adults) with a range of life experiences.
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P4C (Philosophy for Children) Christmas Themed  Naughty List Enquiry

P4C (Philosophy for Children) Christmas Themed Naughty List Enquiry

Here is an outstanding Christmas themed lesson plan with stimulus and resources encouraging children to develop their reasoning skills. The resources can be used as a stimulus for P4C (Philosophy for Children) lessons or to structure a class discussion. The children are responsible to decide which people / fictional characters / fairytale characters (depending on age / experience) should be included on Santa's Naughty / Nice list. The stimulus is intended to guide the children to a discussion on rights and wrongs, consequences, behaviour, responsibility and choices. The activity will support the children to improve their critical thinking and discussion skills in a fun way. The themes are easy to access for students of all ages as their moral topics make them relevant for children (or adults) with a range of life experiences.
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Would you rather...? CHRISTMAS EDITION - Perfect for developing reasoning / early morning tasks /P4C

Would you rather...? CHRISTMAS EDITION - Perfect for developing reasoning / early morning tasks /P4C

The perfect resource to use in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Included is a PPT and printable cards asking "Would you rather..?' questions themed around Christmas. The cards are perfect to help children develop their reasoning skills and are a great resource to use to support P4C teaching, reasoning or simply as a fun early morning starter. The questions are varied including deeper thinking questions and those more for fun.
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Colours Bingo - Bingo Les Couleurs - Bingo Lliwiau

Colours Bingo - Bingo Les Couleurs - Bingo Lliwiau

This fantastic resource can be used to reinforce the names of the colours in any language of your choice. I personally have used the resource in the teaching of more than one language, to huge success. The resource includes 20 different bingo sheets which can be laminated to be reused.
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P4C enquiry plans & stimulus on theme of Right & Wrong, Consequences, Responsibility and Choices

P4C enquiry plans & stimulus on theme of Right & Wrong, Consequences, Responsibility and Choices

Here are three complete lesson plans with stimulus and resources covering the theme of morals. Included are 3x lesson plans and stimulus for P4C (Philosophy for Children) lessons or to structure a class discussion. The stimulus are intended to guide the children to a discussion on rights and wrongs, consequences, behaviour, responsibility and choices. Included also is a PPT explaining the different types of questions to use as a crib sheet for children who are finding it difficult to generate their own questions. Each plan includes a different stimulus, warm up and questions to discuss. There are a range of activities which the children will enjoy using to improve their critical thinking and discussion skills. The themes are easy to access for students of all ages as their moral topics make them relevant for children (or adults) with a range of life experiences.
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Outstanding Sorting / Classifying Animals lesson perfect for Y3/Y4 Habitats topic

Outstanding Sorting / Classifying Animals lesson perfect for Y3/Y4 Habitats topic

This file includes: A PPT presentation introducing venn and carroll diagrams A collection of animal images to physically sort - great as a starter, or as an activity for LA students. 4 differentiated worksheets, allowing children to classify and sort different animals. Activity is scaffolded with suggestions of animals, moving towards blank diagrams to allow children to develop their own questions. 04.03.17 The file has been updated to include a powerpoint which now works.
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Outstanding lesson - Investigating Reflective Materials - Light and Shadows - Year 3

Outstanding lesson - Investigating Reflective Materials - Light and Shadows - Year 3

A complete lesson including planning, powerpoint, and differentiated worksheets to scaffold planning and follow up to an investigation to meet the national curriculum objective to observe that light is reflected from surfaces. Children are able to plan an investigation to help and owl find the most reflective material. The worksheets are differentiated to ensure support and challenge.
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Developing chronological understanding - Explorers Timetable Group Task

Developing chronological understanding - Explorers Timetable Group Task

A great opportunity for children to develop their chronological understanding in an interactive way. The resource includes a set of 16 cards (which can be edited, or added to) including some information about notable explorers. The children are tasked with using the cards to develop a timeline. This is a wonderful task which could take place outside of the classroom or the resources could be minimized to create smaller pair work timelines.
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Body Parts Bingo / Bingo El Cuerpo / Bingo Les corps / Bingo rhanau'r corff / EAL Body parts

Body Parts Bingo / Bingo El Cuerpo / Bingo Les corps / Bingo rhanau'r corff / EAL Body parts

This fantastic resource can be used to reinforce the names of the body parts in any language of your choice. I personally have used the resource in the teaching of more than one language, to huge success. The resource includes 20 different bingo sheets which can be laminated to be reused. This is a fun way to reinforce vocabulary. This resource is also a great way to reinforce English language with students who are new to English in small groups or using native speakers as role models.
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Roman Numeral Loop Cards 4 Sets 1-12, 1-20, 1-50, 1-100

Roman Numeral Loop Cards 4 Sets 1-12, 1-20, 1-50, 1-100

A great resource to use to consolidate Roman Numerals. These sets of 12/20 loop cards differentiated between numbers 1-12, numbers 1-20, numbers 1-50 and numbers 1- 100 make learning fun. This activity could be used as a starter or plenary, or for early finishers. If laminated, the cards can be used time and time again.
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The Hodgeheg by Dick King - Smith Differentiated Reading comprehensions for Guided Reading / Homewor

The Hodgeheg by Dick King - Smith Differentiated Reading comprehensions for Guided Reading / Homewor

A selection of reading comprehension to complement the hugely popular Dick King-Smith text The Hodgeheg. This pack contains 9 sets of differentiated questions, one for each chapter of the book. Included also are answers to the text for ease of marking. These activities would be perfect for developing reading comprehension, as questions to support the class novel / class reader or for Guided reading sessions, and additional homework.
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Coin Cards UK (Money) - Recognise different amounts of coins

Coin Cards UK (Money) - Recognise different amounts of coins

Playing cards to help pupils consolidate the different types of coins. Different amounts are shown using different combinations of coins. Can be used as a matching game, pairs memory game or snap game to enable children to become familiar with different ways of making different amounts.
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Coins - Missing Coin Activity Worksheet

Coins - Missing Coin Activity Worksheet

This worksheet is perfect as an extension and allows children to practice counting on in coins. The children are challenged with finding the missing coin to make a certain amount. The worksheet is differentiated to include 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 mixed amounts and mixed amounts over £1. The file includes 6 worksheets in both an editable Microsoft Word format and a PDF.
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Y3/ Y4 Food chain lesson (Habitats Unit) differentiated worksheet & PPT

Y3/ Y4 Food chain lesson (Habitats Unit) differentiated worksheet & PPT

These resources can be used to introduce habitats to a Y3 / Y4 class. The lesson allows opportunity to consolidate terms such as predator, prey, consumer and for children to design their own food chain. A task for early finishers, called the Food Chain Game, is also included. The children can sort the cards into different food chains. This allows for a talking point and leads into foodwebs, as many of the primary consumers could be prey to multiple secondary consumers. The worksheet is differentiated to scaffold and support learners.
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Habitats Unit Year 4 Scheme of Work (10 lessons) Planning and all resources

Habitats Unit Year 4 Scheme of Work (10 lessons) Planning and all resources

A series of 10 outstanding lessons covering the following learning objectives: *To introduce habitats *To understand that organisms can be grouped in a variety of ways *To identify the consumer, predator and prey in a food chain for a specific habitat *To construct and interpret food chains / food webs *To describe how animals and plants have adapted to their habitats *To compare and describe world habitats *To recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things *To improve our school habitat *To explore the effects of natural and man-made environmental changes on plants and animals *To identify ways in which we can protect the environment *To share what I have learned about the topic. Planning and resources for all lessons are included. The scheme of work includes learning outside of the classroom opportunities and opportunities to consolidate mathematic, computing, spoken language and literacy skills. The lessons are differentiated 3 ways, and all worksheets are scaffolded to support and challenge. The lessons are designed to have hands on tasks and include opportunities to develop creative thinking. The file includes lesson presentations, visuals, worksheets, activities and an end of unit assessment. The files are recorded in PDF, and in editable word document form. Also included are opportunities to develop work for display.
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Forces and Magnets planning Year 3 or 4  (10 lessons)

Forces and Magnets planning Year 3 or 4 (10 lessons)

Forces planning for Year 3 / Year 4 10 lessons, including practical investigations into friction and magnets. Learning objectives covered: To introduce forces and find out what children already know about forces To observe that some forces need contact between two objects To recognise a force as a push or a pull. To use arrows to show the direction of a force To identify gravity as the force that pulls objects towards Earth. To investigate forces To describe magnets as having two poles. To predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing. To explore the use of magnets (and compasses) To recognise that all magnetic objects are made of metal but that not all metals are magnetic. To plan and carry out tests to find out the strength of different magnets. To observe that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance. To observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials but not others.
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