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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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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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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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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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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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Forces and Magnets 10 Lesson Scheme of Work Year 3 or Year 4 with all resources

Forces and Magnets 10 Lesson Scheme of Work Year 3 or Year 4 with all resources

A plan and resources for 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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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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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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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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Fronted Adverbials - PPT - Activity Sheet and Wordbank

Fronted Adverbials - PPT - Activity Sheet and Wordbank

This complete lesson includes a Powerpoint (editable) which recaps the three types of fronted adverbials - who, where and how. There is then a worksheet (editable), which is differentiated 3 ways for the children to complete. The PPT ends with an opportunity for the children to place missing commas after the fronted adverbial to punctuate the sentences correctly. Also included is an editable wordbank. The activities are themed around the story of Theseus and the Minotaur so this would complement teaching on Greek Myths; however, no prior knowledge is necessary.
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P4C - Dear Zoo - Philosophy for Children for EYFS, KS1 & KS2

P4C - Dear Zoo - Philosophy for Children for EYFS, KS1 & KS2

Here is a lesson plan with stimulus and resources covering the theme of animals and their rights. The resources can be used as a stimulus for Philosophy for Children (P4C) lessons or to structure a class discussion. The stimulus for this session is the popular children’s Dear Zoo book, which is in most school libraries or can be downloaded on the tes website for free. This pack includes two differentiated lessons plans - one for those new to P4C, which contains many games to develop the children’s reasoning, and one for children who are more experienced and are beginning to / have experience developing their own questions. The pack includes 3 sets of picture activity cards to facilitate you to lead Would you rather? I prefer and Same but different. 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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Los colores colour by number

Los colores colour by number

10 different colour by numbers activities in spanish which are perfect to be used as an activity, assessment of learning, homework, revision or consolidation. The worksheets are all different, and the colour by number activities are of varying difficulty and style meaning that they are also suitable for older children or adult learners. Included also is a revision powerpoint to consolidate the colours.
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Les couleurs colour by number

Les couleurs colour by number

A differentiated colouring activity to reinforce the colours in French. 11 worksheets of varying difficulty allow you to review children's knowledge of the colours in French. Great as an assessment tool or as a homework activity.
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Los colores colour by number

Los colores colour by number

8 different colour by numbers activities in spanish which are perfect to be used as an activity, assessment of learning, homework, revision or consolidation. The worksheets are all different, and the colour by number activities are of varying difficulty and style meaning that they are also suitable for older children or adult learners.
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Mr Stink Reading Comprehensions

Mr Stink Reading Comprehensions

A selection of reading comprehension and reading response activities to complement the hugely popular David Walliams novel Mr Stink. Perfect for able Y4 classes, and upper KS2 (Years 5 &6). These activities would be perfect for developing reading comprehension, Guided reading sessions, and additional homework.
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