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Year 3 & Year 4 Viking Myths & Legends Sagas Planning & Resources
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Year 3 & Year 4 Viking Myths & Legends Sagas Planning & Resources

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What’s included: *Lesson plan (2-2.5 weeks of lessons) *Main teaching SMART Notebook presentation (76 slides) *Accompanying worksheets and activities, plus a writing checklist, Non-chron WAGOLL and writing planning sheet Learning objectives covered: *Make inferences - reading comprehension using film (The Saga of Bjorn from The Literacy Shed) covering questions strands: true or false, put in order, retrieval, vocabulary and inference *Punctuate a paragraph correctly (dictation) *Design a Norse mythical creature *Adverbials of time, place and manner *Write a non-chronological report *Identify and use pronouns (including possessive pronouns) Vary openers using DADWAVERS Plan and write a Norse myth/saga Side note: We are studying Vikings in history and also began reading Viking Boy (Tony Bradman) as a class read before starting this unit of work (some parts - very few - were censored/missed out due to violence! I always read ahead in advance of reading aloud to the class) but overall they absolutely loved it. Additionally, it helped increase subject-specific knowledge about different Viking topics such as Viking way of life, Gods and the Valkyries.
Y5/Y6 The Day The Crayons Quit - PLANNING and RESOURCES
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Y5/Y6 The Day The Crayons Quit - PLANNING and RESOURCES

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A lesson plan with 13 lessons and associated resources, including the main teaching Power Point. You can now also buy our comprehensive planning, resources and extra ideas for the follow-up book The Day the Crayons Came Home. Look for the author LittleDude2011 Objectives covered in this unit are: Prediction and inference Vocabulary - using words in context/finding meaning Using a dictionary Locating and summarising information Reading - retrieval Writing - a letter Punctuating speech Using ISPACED Reading - what’s the question? Parenthesis Relative clauses Poetry Subjunctive form Persuasive writing
Y3 & Y4 Whole Class Reading Comprehension/Guided Reading (6 week bundle)
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Y3 & Y4 Whole Class Reading Comprehension/Guided Reading (6 week bundle)

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Six weeks of whole-class reading comprehension using novel extracts from Lovereading4kids website. Written for a split Year 3 and Year 4 class. Please see our free resources for each accompanying extract or download from https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/ Question strands: *Retrieval *True or false *Find and copy a phrase that shows… *Vocabulary: find a word that means… *Order the events *Inference (use APE: answer, point, explain) Inference: ‘Wringing’ sentences Extracts used: Pirate Blunderbeard (2 weeks) The Legend of Kevin (1 week) The Fiendish Revenge of Leroy Jones (1 week) The Bolds in Trouble (2 weeks)
2021 Leavers' Songs KS2/Key Stage 2/Year 6
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2021 Leavers' Songs KS2/Key Stage 2/Year 6

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4 songs for end of year/leavers’ events and assemblies (virtually if required!) Wellerman by Nathan Evans Cover Me in Sunshine by P!nk Anyone by Justin Bieber Friday by Riton/Nightcrawlers A couple of fun tracks alongside two tracks guaranteed to get the parents diving for the tissues! Lyrics reflect the events of the current academic school year. If you would like a sound file with a recording of the new lyrics drop us a message with your email to ksimpson@hedworthlane.s-tyneside.sch.uk and we’ll send it to you after you’ve downloaded this resource. Hope they are of some use-enjoy!
2020 special lyrics End of year Year6/Year2 Leavers' Songs
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2020 special lyrics End of year Year6/Year2 Leavers' Songs

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2 songs for end of year/leavers’ events and assemblies (virtually if required!) Maroon 5 - Memories JP Saxe/Julia Michaels - If the World was Ending (renamed as When Year 6 is ending) Both sets of lyrics reflect the events of the current academic school year. If you would like a sound file with a recording of the new lyrics drop us a message with your email and we’ll send it to you after you’ve downloaded this resource. Hope they are of some use-enjoy!
KS2/Key Stage 2 Plastic Pollution - Persuasive texts/writing PLANNING and RESOURCES
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KS2/Key Stage 2 Plastic Pollution - Persuasive texts/writing PLANNING and RESOURCES

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Complete Key Stage 2 unit of work/scheme covering the global issue of plastic pollution. This persuasive writing unit covers a range of genre including letters, posters, descriptions and stories. It also covers several SPAG areas e.g. modal verbs and expanded noun phrases. Most resources have been provided with links/references to any resources not given. Includes 66 documents covering a potential 4-5 week unit of work - which is fantastic value for money! This will definitely save you lots of planning time. Extra ideas have been given at the end of the planning document to extend this to a full half term of work.
Year 5 and 6 Biographies Planning
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Year 5 and 6 Biographies Planning

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This is a two week unit of work on biographies. It has cross curricular links with the Earth, Sun and Moon topic in Science as it uses the biography of Neil Armstrong in the first week of planning.
Special educational needs SEND IEP template/Pupil Learning Passport
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Special educational needs SEND IEP template/Pupil Learning Passport

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The file included is an updated/new IEP template which is renamed ‘Pupil Learning Passport’. It is used successfully in conjunction with face-to-face parental meetings once per term. We allocated 20-25 minutes each for the Autumn term parental meetings and 10-15 minutes each for the Spring and Summer term meetings, although longer may be needed depending on the nature of the outcomes, progress made as well as the individual circumstances surrounding the pupil . Pupil Learning Passports (PLPs) can be used for SEND, LAC and disadvantaged pupils. What does it do? Outlines personal details and SEND category/categories Links to SEND ranges Outlines the pupil’s strengths, achievements and interests ( pupil discussions are held once a year prior to the first parental meeting). Outlines external agencies involved Outlines background information (status, medical and external agencies) Incorporates pupil voice - ‘barriers to learning’ and ‘I learn best when’ States outcomes and learning targets (Autumn, Spring and Summer) Outlines provision (intervention, resources, strategies and what I can do at home to help Tracks attainment and progress data Reviews outcomes Incorporates parent views Includes details of transition Why is it more effective? One document that is updated each term for one year and the follows the pupil into future year groups One document that tracks pupil progress for their whole school career from Reception to Y6, or whenever they join your school In-line with the SEND Code of Practice 2015, incorporating parent and pupil voice and views Sections are written in conjunction with the pupil It combines IEPs and Pupil Passports removing the need for two separate documents Links directly to SEND Provision Map Saves teachers time having ‘tick box’ options in various sections All relevant information needed for referrals is in one place All relevant information in one place to ensure all staff involved with the child is aware of provision, needs, resources and strategies Acts as a transition document (class to class/teacher to teacher, across Key stages and to new schools) Overall, it replaces a lot of singular documents and creates one meaningful and multi-purpose document for SEND pupils.
French themed assembly
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French themed assembly

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Script for a whole class assembly. The assembly features basic information about France and has cross curricular links with RE as it has the bible story Noah's Ark to perform.
Cluedo Maths - supporting worksheets
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Cluedo Maths - supporting worksheets

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A fun and engaging lesson for upper KS2 but easily adaptable for lower KS2. Fast paced for accelerated progress. Tried and tested in Y6 (upper mid-low ability). Pupils will use prior knowledge and extend learning of fractions of amounts and mixed number and improper fractions to work out ‘who done it’. Based on the popular game of Cluedo (most recently known as Clue) the task is to solve where, when and who committed the maths crime by calculating fractions of amounts, converting mixed number and improper fractions and identifying equivalent fractions. Perfect for Ofsted, an observation, an interview or in addition to your weekly teaching. *FIND LESSON PLAN IN FREE RESOURCES. *Find main teaching PowerPoint in our PREMIUM resources. A ready-made, tried and tested, successful and highly rated lesson. Fully differentiated oral/mental starter, main session teaching and independent tasks.* Another time saver from us to you!
Y5/Y6 The Day The Crayons Came Home - PLANNING and RESOURCES
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Y5/Y6 The Day The Crayons Came Home - PLANNING and RESOURCES

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A follow-up resource to our planning and resources on The Day the Crayons Quit. A lesson plan with 15 lessons and associated resources, including the main teaching Power Point. There are also 10+ ideas for additional lessons to extend the topic or to use at other times in the sequence of lessons provided. There are also several suggestions given for extra SPAG opportunties linked to the text. Objectives covered are: Prediction and inference about a character Drama-hotseating Vocabulary - using words in context/finding meaning Using a thesaurus and dictionary Locating and summarising information Research on a topic to produce a leaflet Writing - a postcard Writing - an interview Writing- book review Punctuating speech Using ISPACED Persuasive writing Reading comprehension: retrieval, inference, true/false, word meaning and APE PLUS LOTS MORE IDEAS!
Y5/6 Stormzy Reading lesson & resources (Ofsted/interview/observation)
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Y5/6 Stormzy Reading lesson & resources (Ofsted/interview/observation)

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What’s included: Lesson plan for lesson 1 (used in observation) Smart notebook main teaching presentation for lesson 1 Lesson 1 resources sheets Lesson 2 - extension of lesson 1. True or false questions and ‘find and copy a word or phrase’ questions. Lesson 3 - song lyric comprehension and questions The first lesson comprises of a number of short activities and a main independent activity based on inference. Short activities - predict, vocabulary, retrieve (true or false) and retrieve (match up). Main (independent activity) - inference activity worksheet. There are also differentiated activities for SEND pupils - all worksheets included. The second lesson is a shorter lesson which is an extension of lesson 1. The third lesson is questions on the song ‘Blinded by your grace’(Stormzy) Please note: Lesson 1 and 2 uses the Stormzy biography text that can be found in on Twinkl)
KS2 SPAG Test Punctuation Reminders + Questions
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KS2 SPAG Test Punctuation Reminders + Questions

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This last-minute revision power-point includes a definition of all punctuation terms for the 2016 SPAG test. It then has several examples of questions from previous papers for the children to quickly test their knowledge. Ideal for final cramming! Look out for my sentence forms and grammatical terms power-points which I have also added today.
2017 Key Stage 2/KS2 SATS Maths Revision Bundle
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2017 Key Stage 2/KS2 SATS Maths Revision Bundle

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LESS THAN HALF PRICE FOR RUN UP TO SATS! As fellow year 6 teachers we have developed these 6 essential revision aids for the last few days before Key stage 2 SATs tests. Includes fact mats to fill in, PPT with all key facts and knowledge for reasoning tests and PPT consolidating exam technique and annotation skills. Although perfect for the last couple of weeks, these resources can be used all-year-round and are therefore a great investment!
KS2/Key Stage 2 Train Your Brain Maths Starters
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KS2/Key Stage 2 Train Your Brain Maths Starters

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Another 5 starter PPTs for KS2 maths lessons. Topics include pairs to 60 (time), divisions, pairs to 1000, subtracting within 20 and adding within 20. Ideal for consolidation or quick revision before maths lessons. Weekly/daily use of these PPTs has made mental maths skills and recall of key facts much better with my current year 6 class. Hope you find them useful too!
Florence Nightingale Quiz KS1/Key Stage 1
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Florence Nightingale Quiz KS1/Key Stage 1

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This fun quiz re-caps all the key facts taught whilst learning about a significant person in history - Florence Nightingale. A great resource to end this unit of work and either consolidate or test the children's learning.