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Resources that can support teachers in promoting success and save time for creativity and fun in the curriculum!

Resources that can support teachers in promoting success and save time for creativity and fun in the curriculum!
KS2 English: Christmas Adverts Sample
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KS2 English: Christmas Adverts Sample

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A Key-Stage Two unit using festive television adverts to inspire work around narrative and description - includes unit overview and first full lesson. Over the 10 lessons, children will plot narratives, write short descriptions about setting and character, devise their own advert idea and create a video piece using technology, echoing the Christmas adverts use of narrative to create a story that will engage customers. iPads or cameras will be needed in this unit to create the video advert. iMovie is recommended as there are preset formats to use for younger children. Alternatively, drama could be used to put on a LIVE version of the advert in the classroom.
Times Tables Challenge (Editable)
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Times Tables Challenge (Editable)

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In the same format as the Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check, this 25-question speed challenge will test pupils on their 2-12 times tables. Each question is on the screen for a total of 6 seconds with a 3-second rest in between. All timings are set as part of the presentation. Answers are shared on the final slide. This resource is an editable PowerPoint presentation, meaning that the questions can be changed as appropriate.
Times Tables Speed Challenge (MTC)
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Times Tables Speed Challenge (MTC)

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In the same format as the Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check, this 25-question speed challenge will test pupils on their 2-12 times tables. Each question is on the screen for a total of 6 seconds with a 3-second rest in between. All timings are set as part of the presentation. Answers are shared on the final slide. This resource is a PowerPoint show, meaning that it is not editable. An editable version is available to buy.
Writing Intervention Kit: Form&Guidance
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Writing Intervention Kit: Form&Guidance

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A simple tool to structure writing interventions with pupils, focusing on uplevelling previous writing. The kit has a record form and guidance for adults. Developed as a new intervention run by our teaching assistants this year, the kit is a basic resource to help scaffold a writing intervention session, focusing on editing and improving writing. Using 6 prompts/questions as starting points, the activity leads to checking spelling, using resources and improving vocabulary. The resource is on a PDF with guidance notes followed by a one-page form, which is easily printable and photocopiable, making it simple to copy, fill and file. Using the kit can also help to keep track of the intervention sessions and provide an easy way of communicating between support staff and class teachers.
VIPERS Questions Display - A3
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VIPERS Questions Display - A3

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Based on the VIPERS reading strategy, this A3 display poster contains questions to help teachers and learners explore texts. Each of the strands contains at least 4 questions, derived from the original VIPERS document.