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A courage Assembly
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A courage Assembly

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A powerpoint file and video link for an assembly on Courage - This then has a link to the Channel 4`s trailer for the paralympic games from 2016 - I have done this for an assistant head post (interview day etc and the governor and deputy head thought this was truly inspirational for the children to think about themselves and others - The overarching theme being " I can " A powerful message with a prayer also at the end ! Do enjoy !
The Iron Man Hook introduction Lesson 1
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The Iron Man Hook introduction Lesson 1

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An ideal Powerpoint and stand alone lesson to introduce the story The Iron Man by Ted Hughes - A fantastic activity to get the children ( Y3,4,5) to ask questions about the text working in pairs or bigger groups. It worked really well if the question sheet was printed off in A3 - discuss with them the type of question they could ask and which one they would get more information on e.g open rather than closed type of question. Although not the start of book it proved successful to get the class thinking about the new text - enjoy !!
The Iron Man - description lesson  (Big Write )
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The Iron Man - description lesson (Big Write )

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A stand alone Iron Man lesson with a BBC link to the video of him at the top of the cliff - A great build up lesson for the class to describe him using their senses and feelings and then write an extended piece on as the 3 colours which are at three levels. Feel free to use and enjoy the children I have done this with in 3 different schools have really found it useful and enjoyed the lesson,
Air resistance Science
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Air resistance Science

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Air resistance Science lessons 1 and 2 - ideal stand alone lesson with included slides and activity sheets for the class ! Although this is aimed at Upper Key Stage 2, Year 4 and 3 could easily access the materials also and the activity sheets within this - There is 2 completed good to go stand alone separate lessons here but they could be edited to cover a short 4 or 5 week term as necessary
Drawing hands in the style of the Iron man
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Drawing hands in the style of the Iron man

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A short powerpoint on drawing hands to then replicate and build upon to draw the Iron man hand escaping from the trap - I did this with a year 3 class who to be fair stuck at it well and we created some great pieces of work -This would be great to do over 2-3 weeks as I did to support them I would perhaps show them a video on the drawing of hands also - Great lesson though for an afternoon to focus on theme - Art and DT - feel free to use as you see fit for your class whilst studying the Iron man !
The Iron Man - Newspaper report
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The Iron Man - Newspaper report

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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 !!
Continue The Iron Man story
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Continue The Iron Man story

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A great Powerpoint to continue the story from where the Iron Man landed at the foot of the cliff - this to be used in conjunction with the class book The Iron Man by Ted Hughes - I have also modelled an example of mine to give them an idea of what and how to write rather than a balank page . The lesson went very well for a longer write and planning session
Embedded clause lesson and resources
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Embedded clause lesson and resources

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Embedded clause lesson ideal for year 5 and 6 and geared to children of all abilities with clear progression ! Ideal for the first teaching of this and as a class - Super progression from the activty sheets also - The headteacher gave me good with outstanding for this lesson ! Enjoy and use as you see fit !
Apostrophe for contraction (Year 3-Year4 )
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Apostrophe for contraction (Year 3-Year4 )

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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 !!!
The Iron Man describe further Big Write lesson with example
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The Iron Man describe further Big Write lesson with example

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Another Iron Man resource with this time a modelled piece for the children by me and attached resources in the Powerpoint I wrote this with little pictures of the Iron Man at the top of the kids books - choice of colours to add which level of work they wish to complete also - this is I believe a typical 80-20 lesson with the kids doing the 80 !!
Similes
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Similes

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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 !
Open and closed question lesson and resources
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Open and closed question lesson and resources

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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 !
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Hook lesson 1 !!
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Hook lesson 1 !!

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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 !
Iron man painting in the style of Roy Lichtenstein
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Iron man painting in the style of Roy Lichtenstein

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Iron man painting in the style of Roy Lichtenstein - and information Powerpoint folowed by resources and ideas and instructions for the kids to paint the iron man face with picture to print also in order to help you do this - A great painting lesson I have now completed with years,3,4 and 5 whilst studying The Iron man book and the cross curruicular links are fantastic here ! A super opportunity for kids to get painting !!!
SPAG starter !
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SPAG starter !

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Spag starter ideal for coming into lesson to from break and lunch and can be edited and amended as necessary ! For Year 5 and 6 (and below) this was a great way to start the lesson as it was engaging and straight away got the kids to think and be active !
Topic Hook Reading  - Friend or Foe lesson and video -
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Topic Hook Reading - Friend or Foe lesson and video -

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An ASK IT lesson game to be completed in pairs on A3/A4 paper. The example used as a Reading/English lesson at the beginning of the new book or new unit - ideal for new term and fits great with World War II theme - This example can be adapted to fit any text however - children loved this lesson, child centred approach and gets them really thinking about what they are reading - Modelled on the RIC approach and can easily be adpapted to suit all levels from Year 3 and upwards -
Speech work with resources
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Speech work with resources

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Resource and lesson stand alone to help with the writing of speech with attached resources also - reminders of how and when to punctuate and coloured activties for children at different levels - enjoy !
The Iron Man comprehension
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The Iron Man comprehension

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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 !
Iron Man openers
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Iron Man openers

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An Iron man opener resource with written example for the class to read also ! They found this very useful for a lead in ! Plenary attached also to evaluate their own work - do find it of some use !
Iron Man English and theme resources
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Iron Man English and theme resources

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Complete set of Iron man resources that can be used throughout a half term or beyond ! English(newspaper report, Big write, comprehension, descriptive writing) and Art (artists style and hands work as the book picture) all covered ideal as a starting point and would fit a class or classes ! Great value and fabulous for NQTs or someone who hasnt taught this before ! A great story ideal for Year 3,4 and 5 !! Any questions ask away ! Do enjoy and I hope this really enhances,promotes and engages your children when teaching The Iron Man by Ted Hughes