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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
YEAR 6 SATS REVISION
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YEAR 6 SATS REVISION

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A set of resources created over several years: PPTs of subject knowledge, spelling lists and practise sheets, crib sheets to fill in and short burst revision activities. An absolute bargain at £3.50!!
End of year - Key Stage 2/KS2 Leavers Assembly Song Bundle
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End of year - Key Stage 2/KS2 Leavers Assembly Song Bundle

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Four song ideas for leavers’ assemblies. All lyrics rewritten to fit a school/year 6 context. Tried and tested in previous years - very successful and enjoyed by the year group (all songs required parental tissues at hand!) Songs included are: Seven Years Old by Lukas Graham Castle on the Hill by Ed Sheeran Hold by the River by James Bay 2002 by Anne Marie Coming Soon-Look out for more song ideas to use with your summer 2019 leavers!
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)
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.
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 3 & Year 4 Whole Class Reading Week 5 Chocolate Cake reading comprehension 3 lessons
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Year 3 & Year 4 Whole Class Reading Week 5 Chocolate Cake reading comprehension 3 lessons

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Week 5 Chocolate Cake Whole class reading/extract comprehension/guided reading resource with an adaptive teaching approach for independent tasks (3 levels of differentiation). 3 lessons which can be taught across one week depending on your timetable or over 3 weeks. The lesson duration is between 30-45 minutes. Each lesson covers a different reading focus: Lesson 1 - Vocabulary and prediction Lesson 2 - Retrieval and inference Lesson 3 - Sequence/summarise/explain Included is the text extract linked to the lesson; a main teaching presentation which is delivered whole class with opportunities to practice the skill needed for the independent task. This covers a blurb, information about the author, practice questions based specifically on the skill being taught and a differentiated/adapted independent task (3 levels). The independent task is sized to fit on a sticky labels (A4 page with 4 labels) which pupils stick into reading comprehension books to then answer the questions. The texts chosen are specific to the ability of Year 3 and Year 4 but due to the nature of whole class reading, are suitable for those working below ARE. There are 8 weeks (24 lessons) in this block to cover a half term which have been uploaded separately, week by week. If you have time (ha!), please leave us a review. We would love to hear your feedback.
Year 3 & Year 4 Whole Class Reading Week 7 The Wild Robot  reading comprehension 3 lessons
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Year 3 & Year 4 Whole Class Reading Week 7 The Wild Robot reading comprehension 3 lessons

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Week 7 The Wild Robot Whole class reading/extract comprehension/guided reading resource with an adaptive teaching approach for independent tasks (3 levels of differentiation). 3 lessons which can be taught across one week depending on your timetable or over 3 weeks. The lesson duration is between 30-45 minutes. Each lesson covers a different reading focus: Lesson 1 - Vocabulary and prediction Lesson 2 - Retrieval and inference Lesson 3 - Sequence/summarise/explain Included is the text extract linked to the lesson; a main teaching presentation which is delivered whole class with opportunities to practice the skill needed for the independent task. This covers a blurb, information about the author, practice questions based specifically on the skill being taught and a differentiated/adapted independent task (3 levels). The independent task is sized to fit on a sticky labels (A4 page with 4 labels) which pupils stick into reading comprehension books to then answer the questions. The texts chosen are specific to the ability of Year 3 and Year 4 but due to the nature of whole class reading, are suitable for those working below ARE. There are 8 weeks (24 lessons) in this block to cover a half term which have been uploaded separately, week by week. If you have time (ha!), please leave us a review. We would love to hear your feedback.
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.
2022 KS2/YEAR6/YEAR2End of Year Leavers' Song
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2022 KS2/YEAR6/YEAR2End of Year Leavers' Song

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6 SONGS IN TOTAL!!! 4 songs for end of year/leavers’ events and assemblies 2 songs for end of year/staff leaving/retirement Seventeen Going Under - Sam Fender (11 MOVING ONWARDS) Encanto - What Else Can I Do? - Diane Guerrero (WHAT ELSE WILL I DO?) Eye of the Tiger - Survivor (END OF AN ERA) The Final Countdown - Europe Eye of the Tiger and Final Countdown also have retirement/staff leaving versions. 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!
Year 3 & Year 4 LEGO Instructions & Explanations (Planning and resources)
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Year 3 & Year 4 LEGO Instructions & Explanations (Planning and resources)

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What’s included: *Lesson plan (13 lessons - 3 weeks) *Main teaching SMART Notebook presentation (59 slides) *Accompanying worksheets and activities, plus 2 x writing checklists and writing planning sheet. Learning objectives covered: *Make inferences - Observe/wonder/infer task sheet Vocabulary match-up starter Improve/upgrade instructions task Identify and use subordinating conjunctions *Punctuate a paragraph correctly (dictation) *Write a set of instructions *Use a dictionary to correct spellings/editing lesson *Proofread and explanation text and know explanation text features *Use apostrophes for possession (Y4) and contraction (Y3) Write relative and subordinate clauses Design a Lego Card Build vocabulary and upgrade sentences Plan an write an explanation text around a new Lego card Edit and improve explanation text Other starter/short tasks throughout the week linked to grammar/punctuation PLEASE NOTE: Lesson 8 requires each pupil to each have a packet of LEGO CARDS. There are plenty to show online but the kids LOVED getting their own pack. Sainsburys give them out at certain times of the year and they can also be bought on eBay.
END OF YEAR LEAVERS' SONG BUNDLE
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END OF YEAR LEAVERS' SONG BUNDLE

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Over 10 amazing songs to choose from our back catalogue. All still relevant and guaranteed to pluck at the parents’ heartstrings - get the tissues ready for the end of year events! Lots of fun numbers too. Don’t miss this fab price!!! Look out for the 2023 songs in our shop!! Email for helpful sound files for any songs from 2020-2022 ksimpson@hedworthlane.s-tyneside.sch.uk
Key Stage 2/KS2 Year 6 Maths revision mats
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Key Stage 2/KS2 Year 6 Maths revision mats

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Ideal for last-minute maths revision. 7 PDF files containing questions relating to key facts needed for new curriculum maths tests. My class have been filling in 1 or 2 daily just to keep their maths facts/knowledge fresh in their minds. Mats include: -conversions of units -properties of 2D and 3D shapes -doubles -fraction/decimal/ percentage equivalents -fractions of amounts -types of line -7 and 8 times tables
Key Stage 2/KS2 Reasoning Paper Reminders/Revision
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Key Stage 2/KS2 Reasoning Paper Reminders/Revision

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This is an updated version of a PPT, which is packed full of over 50 slides, containing all of the subject knowledge/facts/info that pupils need to go over in the last few days before SATs tests. Ideal for last minute revision and in between papers during SATs week itself.
KS2 SPAG Test- Sentence Form Reminders
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KS2 SPAG Test- Sentence Form Reminders

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This last-minute revision power-point includes a definition of all sentence forms 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!
Cluedo Maths Lesson plan - ofsted/interview/observation lesson
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Cluedo Maths Lesson plan - ofsted/interview/observation lesson

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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 all supporting worksheets and 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!
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.