National Curriculum Grids for all years resource excel Spreadsheet for all primary school years covering the core subjects reading writing and maths and all the objectives - all excellent way of seeing what you have to cover in all years and is helpful when teaching mixed aged classes.
This is my bible and I must use this everyday in planning and assessment and I use it as a great go to ! I wish I had this when I was training !
A stand alone lesson on types of questions - open and closed with attached resources to cut and edit as necessary - ideal for Key stage 2 but can be used in secondary also particularly Key Stage 3 as appropriate -
Great activity for all !
A creative homework sheet for the topic of The Tudors ! Ideal for project based and the children loved the presentation show and tell style I used with it ! Great for all year groups really although better for years 3/4 and 5 !
A railways project activity sheet for homework to complete over a term study and learn in a different way - A fantastic way of engaging the children into the subject and study !The presentations were great to see and this give them real scope to be creative and an easy homework to mark !
The Iron man newspaper report lesson with attached resources and information through this Powerpoint - The children found it very helpful in conjunction with the class text of The Iron Man by Ted Hughes - really great report writing was completed particulary by year 4 with regard to this - Enjoy !!
River Nile comprehension Geography lesson/powerpoint which ready to go all you need to do is print/photocopy or show on the screen
Ideal for Ancient Egypt topic on a geography lesson looking at what and how the Nile is used - ideal for year 5 and 6 but would also suit y7/8 and possibly Y9 at secondary level - A good stand alone lesson from off the shelf
A bundle of lessons and pack of activties etc for a study in English of the popular story There`s a Pharoah in our Bath by Jeremy Strong - over 12 ideas, lessons, comprehension ideas and Big writing including story, diary and newspaper article work - these can be edited or adapted to suit your classes and goes from chapter 1 (including comprehension activties) that could be used for guided reading sessions - This will save you a lot of work and could easily be used for a half term of lessons or beyond also includes a drama lesson - This would be idea for someone new to the topic and used in conjuction with the topic of Ancient Egypt - A great bundle ! Any questions queries etc do ask !
Please find the guided reading inference lesson attached - This I did for an interview just last week and got the job as class teacher ! I had a small class of 15 children mixed ages from Years 3 -6 evenly split across the 3 tables and this lesson lasted for 30minutes.
On each table I put a pair of boots, a picture/photo sheet , a piece of text as you will see from the powerpoint then a set of bronze, silver and gold level questions. The children had just over 5 minutes to look at the picture, look at the object and read the text followed by answering the questions. This was accessible to all and the questions were harder in each level - after 5 minutes they then took the question sheet with them and went to the next table and repeated the process. After 15 minutes or so I stopped them as they had all then completed the 3 tables of inference work and brought the children to the carpet. I then talked through my plenary questions on the person as the powerpoint. The children then completed the little feedback slip on my lesson.
Both the Headteacher and governors really liked the lesson, as did the children and I have subsequently got the job !
Although it is based on me and my interests it could easily be adapted to suit anyone and encourage the children to play detectives for a change from the usual guided reading carosuel style activity - I feel this is a great lesson and great resource and would be a great revision tool in preparation for SATS particularly for Year 6 or just a different reading activity as I say for younger children. Any queries or questions do ask !!
A great Powerpoint to aid revision and work on and learn similes as a class - fantastic with year 4 but could be adapted for year 2 and go up as high as year 7 ! Went really well ! With activties also - do enjoy !
A bundle of resources for the study of the story Friend or Foe by Micheal Morporgo - This is a selection of resources which I have used for the story of the book to Year 5 and 6 - the resources include a video resource to use an introduction to the story and put it in context, various comprehension resources which are leveled for different abilities and as a result of these you will see in the childrens books progress over time in addition to levelled (via coloured criteria ) Big writing work also a short scheme of work to this to show the link between guided reading and English study in regard to the learning objectives at Year 5 and 6.
Although there is only a small amount here I beleive this would be a great start for someone new to the book and the resources here would be an ideal starting point for someone having never done this before - The hook “ask it” lesson was great at stimulating ideas to provide a hook for the children following the included video also - I am sure this would be very useful to any teacher teaching top end students and may even be useful to Year 7-Year 9 teachers ! Any queries do feel free to message !
A Stone Age writing to describe lesson; to describe what they see, smell etc through the senses using a picture prompt to help them enclosed in the powerpoint - I then gave each child a picture of this to stick into their books we planned and talked through it using the template idea here and they with the example put this together - The class of year 3 then year 4 really enjoyed it and we got some great writing from this creative writing session- any queries etc do ask !!
A great resource that my colleague and I completed over a 1/2 term in the afternoon lessons to build a car out of wood and plastic - wheels parts etc we bought off EBay and YPO catalog for the children who completed one between 2 - this used their maths skills, construction skills and science forces skills as they have to build an elastic band powered car that would hold a 1kg weight and travel down the school corridor - It went really well as a project that we ran for 2 different year groups.
This would work for early secondary school DT also and is a great cross curricular lesson and activity - any questions do ask away !
Apostrophe for contraction powerpoint and activities attached - This was used in a class for a 50 minute observed lesson for a Year 3 post - The deputy head who watched it thought it was outstanding and the children learnt a great deal and particularly liked the coloured choices (levels) the children chose themselves - All you need is post it notes and big paper to stick around the room ! A great stand alone lesson also if you are running out of ideas or energy !!!
Harry Potter letter of persuasion lesson ( hopefully the video clip is in the PPT also ! ) Staged and structured with an example of mine included to show the children what I expected in the lesson - This is then self levelled when they write with the coloured areas different levels of ability included also ! The year 6`s who I taught this to responsed really well to this lesson and liked it stimulus and structure ! great writing also came about with it ! Enjoy and I hope this helps !
A stand alone lesson to describe Professor Jelly from the story as description - with pictures and a level to aim at for the children (coloured) and a criteria - My year 4`s loved this book and the lessons I did with them on this - I hope you enjoy it too and any queries do be in touch !
An Ask it style stand alone lesson to introduce the story of Charlie and the Chocolate factory - This would be ideal for an Englis/guided reading session and went down brilliantly with my Year 4 class this last time ! It get them thinking about the text, what and how it is written with a plenary with thought provoking questions to build upon for lesson 2 !
The kids loved it and would be ideal for years 3/4/ and 5 ! Any queries do be in touch !
A powerpoint on how to change words from nouns or adjectives to verbs with progressive activity sheet to build upon children knowledge with whiteboard activity also !
Worked very well with my mixed age Key Stage 2 class ! Hope it is of some use to you too!
Perseverance assembly - Climbing a mountain
This is an assembly of mine I did to all of Key Stage 2 over 200 children in the hall to talk to them about the idea of Perservance and what this meant and was all about - the opening slide is a video one and I got them to try and guess the title of the assembly as they came in and watched it - the other slides are for points on discussion and information in regard to this and resilience also - this went very well and the children did get the message !
The Iron Man comprehension with set activties for the children to work through - Activty 1 is for the less able children Activity 2 and 3 for the rest are open ended activities
I found it went very well and can be used as either a reading lesson or English lesson - good for the children to think about the answers at Year 3,4 and 5 ! Enjoy !
Book and character work in this regard - ideal for either a guided reading session or English themed work for a few days - pictures and text all there and activities within the Powerpoint - feel free to use as you wish - my year 5 class loved it and we did a mixture of work within this as necessary ! Enjoy and I hope you find this useful for your teaching !