An Assembly on culture and diversity - Extra- Ordinary

An Assembly on culture and diversity - Extra- Ordinary

An assembly on the themes of culture, diversity, respect and acceptance. It is a whole school assembly with an original story called ‘Extra-Ordinary’ exploring the lives of a boy called Sam and an alien. Script and prayer included. Ideal for KS1 and 2 Approximately 25 minutes long. 6-page script on Microsoft word. Links to PSHE, Citizenship, English and RE
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15 drama lesson ideas and activity resouces

15 drama lesson ideas and activity resouces

15 drama lesson ideas and activities 8 Resource packs included. Ideal for primary or secondary children KS 1/2/3 suitable for after school drama clubs or to be used in English drama lessons. Builds confidence and expression.
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Modelled writing -  Contrasting settings with tasks

Modelled writing - Contrasting settings with tasks

A modelled text on descriptive writing. One paragraph on a calm peaceful seaside setting and one on a stormy beach. Ideal for starter activities, whole class exposition or guided groups Useful as an example of how to write a particular genre Tasks and questions attached for independent or guided work Can be used as comprehension material. Suitable for KS 1/2 children A Microsoft word document that can be modified to suit the class. Useful for grammar lessons – to identify words classes/ punctuation/ clauses/ figurative language etc.….
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Relative Clauses

Relative Clauses

A worksheet on relative clauses with 4 differentiated tasks. A Microsoft Word document. Ideal for KS 2 children - particularly year 5 and 6. Task 1 - identify relative clauses in sentences. Task 2 - add your own relative clauses to the main clauses. Task 3 - add your own main clauses to the relative clauses provided. Task 4 - write your own sentences using the relative pronouns.
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A PowerPoint presentation on word classes with Quiz,  worksheets, activity and plan

A PowerPoint presentation on word classes with Quiz, worksheets, activity and plan

A PowerPoint presentation on the various word classes - nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, prepositions, pronouns, conjunctions and determiners. Ideal for KS1 and 2. Includes activities and a Quiz on word classes. The slides could be printed as a visual display. Two work sheets on Microsoft word differentiated on word classes. A lesson plan to help teach the activities. A set of large words to organise into a sentence.
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Comprehension Questions on Street Child by Berlie Doherty

Comprehension Questions on Street Child by Berlie Doherty

A range of question types on each of the chapters - beginning to the end of 'Street Child' by Berlie Doherty Ideal for KS children - Year 4/5 Suitable for Guided reading sessions or English reading assessment Covers inference, retrieval, prediction, evaluation, justification, language, structure and summarising. Differentiated for two different abilities. 15 separate Microsoft word documents to access.
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Converting text to past tense and identifying past tense forms

Converting text to past tense and identifying past tense forms

Activity 1 - to convert a present tense paragraph into past tense - linked to topic 'Come fly with me'. Activity 2 - to identify the four forms of past tense verbs - past simple, past progressive, past perfect and past perfect progressive forms in their own converted paragraph. Ideal for KS 2/ 3 Microsoft Word Document that can be edited and changed on the computer or I pad by the children.
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Example story openers and tasks

Example story openers and tasks

8 various story openers covering the different genres. Tasks linked to the openers for children to complete in guided work or independently. Ideal for KS 2 children. Microsoft Word Document Focus on language and sentence effects.
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Dilemma cards for P.S.H.E lessons

Dilemma cards for P.S.H.E lessons

7 Moral dilemmas to discuss in pairs or groups with prompt card. Problems that relate to everyday life for many children from bullying to temptations. An activity that encourages children and young people to consider their moral compass and make decisions based on consequences and what is right and wrong. A Microsoft Word document that can be easily edited. Ideal for upper KS 2 and 3 children.
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Victorian Assembly - What was it like for Children in Victorian Britain?

Victorian Assembly - What was it like for Children in Victorian Britain?

An assembly that focuses on life as a poor and rich Victorian child compared to life as a child of today. A play-script that takes Thomas (and you) on a journey into the past with Sid, to learn about the various jobs and lives Victorian children had in order to survive. Full of historical facts. Tried and tested. Suitable for KS2 children A nine-page script on Microsoft word Cross curricula – dance, drama, speaking and listening, history, English.
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Inverted commas worksheets

Inverted commas worksheets

Differentiated worksheets on adding speech punctuation to conversations and sentences. 2 Microsoft Word documents that can be edited and amended. 6 sentences to add inverted commas and other speech punctuation to. A conversation between father and daughter to punctuate - could be used to convert into a play-script. Suitable for KS 2 children. Focuses on using speech punctuation correctly including commas, and to identify different speakers amongst the narrative.
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Instructional text - The Sottish Highlands with grammar and guided reading tasks.

Instructional text - The Sottish Highlands with grammar and guided reading tasks.

An example instructional text on what to take with you to the Scottish Highlands. Includes grammatical tasks and guided reading questions on literal retrieval and inference. Ideal for a modelled example in the teacher exposition with a focus on tone, style, purpose and audience. Suitable for guided reading tasks on retrieval and inference. A Microsoft Word Document that is easy to edit or highlight electronically. Links well to topics on travel and holiday destinations. Ideal for KS 1 or 2 children.
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King George’s soldier’s account of events from ‘The Highwayman’

King George’s soldier’s account of events from ‘The Highwayman’

A first person account of the death of 'The Highwayman' from a solider's perspective with tasks attached. Directly linked to the narrative poem 'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes. A modelled example of how to write of the events in the poem from a different viewpoint. Ideal as an example text for teacher exposition. Suitable for a guided reading text. Writing and reading tasks attached. Aimed at KS 2/ 3 children. A Microsoft Word Document.
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Alien Invasion! Hoax or Horror? Example news report

Alien Invasion! Hoax or Horror? Example news report

An example news report on an alien sighting. Useful resource to explain style and tone of a news report. Examples of direct and indirect speech. Suitable for guided reading - fact or opinion? Can be used as a writing model in teacher exposition. written on Microsoft Publisher. Ideal for KS 2 children.
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A plan and extract on creating mood in writing.

A plan and extract on creating mood in writing.

An extract for whole class teacher exposition on Microsoft Word that can be easily edited or highlighted on the white board. A plan on how to develop tension and mood within writing - effective punctuation, short sentences, repetition, varied sentence openers. Ideal for KS 2 particularly year 5 and 6
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Comprehension on 'The Butterfly Lion' By Michael Morpurgo

Comprehension on 'The Butterfly Lion' By Michael Morpurgo

60 questions on the text 'The Butterfly Lion' by Micheal Morpurgo. A selection of question types for each chapter. Covers inference, literal retrieval, evaluation, language and prediction questions. Suitable for KS 2 7 pages of questions written on Microsoft word. Suitable for guided reading sessions or English reading assessments.
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'What About Me?' short story with comprehension

'What About Me?' short story with comprehension

A comprehension based on a short story in first person. 6 literal retrieval questions 5 inference and deduction questions 3 prediction questions 2 summarising questions 3 language questions 3 structure questions 6 evaluative questions. A Microsoft Word Document easy to edit. This text can also be used as an example first person account for modelling in class. Ideal for KS 2 children - specifically year 4.
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Verb openers worksheets

Verb openers worksheets

2 worksheets on verb openers. Inserting a comma after verb openers - 8 sentences to amend and explain the rule. Adding verb openers to main clauses - 6 clauses to extend. 2 Microsoft Word documents Suitable for lower key stage 2 especially, though applicable to both key stages.
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Letter, diary and postcard modelled examples

Letter, diary and postcard modelled examples

Three modelled texts on a letter, diary and postcard written from Holiday destinations in America Links to travel, holidays and around the world topics. Ideal for whole class exposition or guided groups Useful as an example of how to write a particular genre Tasks and questions attached for independent or guided work Can be used as comprehension material. Suitable for KS 2/3 children Microsoft word documents that can be modified to suit the class. Useful for grammar lessons – to identify words classes/ punctuation/ clauses/ figurative language etc.….
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A word classes quiz

A word classes quiz

A PowerPoint with 10 quiz questions on word classes. Multiple choice with the correct answer revealed at a click. covers verbs, adjectives, prepositions, nouns, similes, coordinators and subordinators etc... Suitable for KS 1 or lower KS 2 children. Ideal for starter activities or plenaries.
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Identify the structure of complex sentences

Identify the structure of complex sentences

A worksheet with 4 separate tasks linked to subordinate conjunctions and complex sentence structures. A Microsoft word document that can be edited. Task 1: Identify and underline the main clause. Highlight the key subject and verb in both the main and subordinate clauses. Circle the subordinator. Task 2: to add a main clause to the subordinate clause and make sentences that make sense. Task 3: to use a different conjunction in each sentence - linked to school or current topic. Task 3: Challenge: to use as many conjunctions as possible from list in a paragraph of writing about school/ topic. Ideal for KS 2 children as guided or independent work with differentiated tasks.
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