Easter

Easter

Series of 6 Y2 and KS2 powerpoint lessons on the topic of Easter. Each lesson includes the timings for each activity at the top of each slide. There are opportunities for pupils to work collaboratively in every lesson and record and share their ideas and knowledge. Lesson 1: (30 mins) focuses on celebrations and Easter as a celebration and begins with an initial assessment based on pupil starting points. Pupils work in small groups of 2 or 3 and create a Spider diagram and Mind Map to record their knowledge. There is an opportunity for group feedback at the end of the lesson. Lesson 2: (30 mins) focuses on the Easter story told through a link to a story on YouTube. The pupils raise questions about the story and have a P4C debate. There are Teacher notes on slides 10,11 and 12 to help shape the debate session. Lesson 3: (30mins) focuses on Holy Week through images and key questions on each slide. There is a short YouTube clip on how to make a Palm cross. Lesson 4: (40 mins) focuses on Maundy Thursday and the Last Supper. There is a 20 min research activity based on the painting ‘The last Supper’. Pupils will need access to books about this subject and the internet. There are opportunities for pupils to explore responses and feelings to different aspects of the story leading onto the Resurrection. A template on slide 27 can be printed for pupil recording. Lesson 5: (60 mins) focuses on the Christian symbol of the cross with a 45min Hot Cross Buns baking activity which can be either as a Teacher demonstration or as a group task. Lesson 6: (40 mins) focuses on how Easter is celebrated today and explores some of the traditions such as Easter Bunny, lambs, chocolate eggs, daffodils etc. There are key questions for pupils to discuss in small groups and an end of unit assessment using all the information they have learnt in lessons 1-6 in the design of an Easter poster. The final slide offers an additional Easter creative activity for pupils to follow instructions to make an Easter sheep for a card or a display. ( I used activity with the class when a group was completing research (Lesson 4) and a group were making Hot cross Buns (from Lesson5) with a Teaching Assistant). KS1&2 Easter story sequencing activity. Learning objective: To sequence and retell the Easter story in order. Pupils cut out the images and descriptions and sequence the story onto a storyboard template. There are three templates attached which support differentiation and reading levels. HA template is numbered only and pupils order the story into the numbered boxes. MA is differentiated using key words from the main text in the numbered boxes. LA order the story into the numbered boxes with the support of key sentences which they can match to the main text. KS1 & 2 Set of 5 Easter instructions. Learning Objectives: To read and follow the instructions accurately and in the correct sequence/order. To recognise the features of instructions (What materials are needed, method, using an imperative (bossy) verb, sequencing actions and numbering each stage in order, using diagrams and pictures). Five DT activities for pupils to read, understand and make. The activities include : Paste egg bunny, Easter basket, spring daffodil, Easter nests, pompom chick. Use as an introduction to work on instructions to encourage pupils to observe the features in a fun way or as a format to help pupils scaffold their own instructional writing.
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How to secure your first teaching post -booklet

How to secure your first teaching post -booklet

This booklet is for NQT's seeking to secure their first teaching post. It is a 13 page practical guide on how to write application letters which match the person specification criteria and maximise chances of getting shortlisted. There is advice on how to prepare for school visits, interviews and performance tips including a strategy to use to avoid 'going blank ' in the interview. Tried and tested by teachers who have won their first posts!
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KS1&2 Saint George and the Dragon story and sequencing activity

KS1&2 Saint George and the Dragon story and sequencing activity

KS1&2 Saint George and the Dragon story and sequencing activity. Learning objective: To sequence and retell the story of’ Saint George and the dragon’ in order. Pupils cut out the images and descriptions and sequence the story onto a storyboard template. There are three templates attached which support differentiation and reading levels. HA template is numbered only and pupils order the story into the numbered boxes. MA is differentiated using key words from the main text in the numbered boxes. LA pupils can order the story into the numbered boxes with the support of key sentences which they can match to the main text. Included is a simplified story of George and the Dragon which I have adapted for Primary aged pupils which could be used in an assembly or to start a lesson. There is also a link to a Youtube clip about the story.
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Greece today:  Series of 6 KS2 power-point Geography lessons.

Greece today: Series of 6 KS2 power-point Geography lessons.

**Greece today: Series of 6 KS2 power-point Geography lessons. ** **Each lesson is broken into short focused activities. There are opportunities for pupils to recall prior learning, participate in a short quiz, take notes from a YouTube clip, scrutinise and compare population graphs and weather charts(included on slides), research native animals and use maps and atlases to locate Greece’s key cities and geographical features. Each set of slides contain images to help pupils ‘get a feel’ for the geography of Greece as well as simple cultural information such as greetings in Greek at the beginning and end of lessons. Great to link with cross curricular topic such as Ancient Greeks, The Olympics, Myths and Legends, Europe etc. Lesson 1 Learning Objectives I must find Greece in my atlas. I should recognise some of the features of Greece. I could describe where Greece is in the world using geographical words. Lesson 2 Learning objectives I must be able to spot the main features of Greece. I should find and label the features on my map. I could write a description about two features. Lesson 3 Learning Objectives I must describe what Mediterranean climate and ‘sub-tropical’ mean. I should explain the temperature in different locations. I could interpret the climate data and temperature chart for each month. Lesson 4 Learning objectives: I must explain the definition of the term ‘population’. I should interpret the population table and identify the challenges for living in Greece. I could compare population graphs for Greek cities and explain reasons for population problems Greece faces now and in future years. Lesson 5 Learning Objectives I must explain the definition of the term ‘population’, ‘Mediterranean climate’ and ‘weather’. I must order the ten most populated cities in Greece. I should explain how the location of Greek cities affects population size. I could explain how the weather and climate support the lifestyle of the Greek people. Lesson 6 Learning Objectives I must identify some features of natural beauty in Greece. I should identify and research some of the areas of natural beauty which come from Greece. OR I should identify and research some of the animal, fish and birds which come from Greece. **
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Theseus and the MInotaur BUNDLE of 5 resources

Theseus and the MInotaur BUNDLE of 5 resources

Theseus and the Minotaur Bundle Set of English topic related resources Theseus and the Minotaur Diary example with 24 KS2 comprehension questions. Set in pre 40AD, Theseus writes about his observations as he travels on his quest to slay the Minotaur. The diary is written in the first person and is separated into two main sections (Part 1: The quest to slay the Minotaur/ Part 2 : The return to Athens). Each part is broken into smaller, readable sections based upon location as Theseus travels through the myth. This recount demonstrates features of a diary and acts as a continuous recount of the event including Theseus’s personal feelings and points of view. Can be used as a stimulus for Myths and Legends, creative writing and to identify the features and structure of diary writing or as a Recount Checklist activity. Also attached are two sets of 12 comprehension questions relating to each of the two parts of the text. Comprehension Learning Objectives: I can respond to a range of texts. I can locate ideas and use information. I can refer to the text when explaining a view or reason. I can deduce and infer ideas from the text. I can select sentences or phrases to support my answers. Guided reading based on Theseus and the Minotaur with learning objective, suggested questions (7) and a simple chronological story activity. Learning Objective: I can retell the myth Theseus and the Minotaur. I can summarise the story. I wrote this shorter version of the myth for a Year four reading group but it could be used with HA Y3, LA Y5 and Y6. Fits well with cross curricular topic work on Ancient Greeks, Greece, Myths and Legends, Mythological beasts and narrative writing. Theseus and the Minotaur set of 4 English descriptive worksheets for LA/MA KS2. Learning Objective: I can use key words to describe mythological characters. Worksheet 1: Adjective selection from a prepared set of vocabulary to best describe questions about Theseus, the Minotaur and the labyrinth. Worksheet2: Noun, verb, adjective brainstorm to describe Ariadne, Athena, King Minos, Theseus, the Minotaur. Worksheet 3: Creating own mythological beast and adding verbs and adjectives. Worksheet 4: Simple label the characters cut and stick activity. Can be used following introduction of the myth to develop vocabulary and language in writing. Story board activity. Simple summary of the story of Theseus and the Minotaur reduced into six boxes with blank spaces for pupils to fill in the missing word in the sentences. Suitable for SEN/LA KS2. This bundle can be used for cross curricular topics English -Myths and Legends/ writing a diary or recount, comprehension. History – The Greeks/ Greek Gods and Goddesses, Mythical Beasts, Geography – Greece. Myth planning template with structure and ideas for pupils to use to plan their own myth.
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Greek Myth story planning template for pupils to use to plan their own mythological writing.

Greek Myth story planning template for pupils to use to plan their own mythological writing.

Myth story template KS1 & 2 Myth story planning template. A resource for pupils to use to plan their own mythological writing. Includes a bullet point reminder of the rules for writing myths and spaces for pupils to develop character description, setting and plan the structure of their story. Great to use following a myths writing lesson or drama. Can also be used with topics : Myths and Legends, Ancient Greece, Greece, Heroes and Heroines/Superheroes.**
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Guided reading based on Theseus and the Minotaur with learning objective, suggested questions (7) an

Guided reading based on Theseus and the Minotaur with learning objective, suggested questions (7) an

**Guided reading based on Theseus and the Minotaur with learning objective, suggested questions (7) and a simple chronological story activity. Learning Objective: I can retell the myth Theseus and the Minotaur. I can summarise the story. I wrote this shorter version of the myth for a Year four reading group but it could be used with HA Y3, LA Y5 and Y6. Fits well with cross curricular topic work on Ancient Greeks, Greece, Myths and Legends, Mythological beasts and narrative writing. **
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Theseus and the Minotaur Diary example with 24 KS2 comprehension questions.

Theseus and the Minotaur Diary example with 24 KS2 comprehension questions.

Theseus and the Minotaur Diary example with 24 KS2 comprehension questions. Set in pre 40AD, Theseus writes about his observations as he travels on his quest to slay the Minotaur. The diary is written in the first person and is separated into two main sections (Part 1: The quest to slay the Minotaur/ Part 2 : The return to Athens). Each part is broken into smaller, readable sections based upon location as Theseus travels through the myth. This recount demonstrates features of a diary and acts as a continuous recount of the event including Theseus’s personal feelings and points of view. Can be used as a stimulus for Myths and Legends, creative writing and to identify the features and structure of diary writing or as a Recount Checklist activity. Also attached are two sets of 12 comprehension questions relating to each of the two parts of the text. Comprehension Learning Objectives: I can respond to a range of texts. I can locate ideas and use information. I can refer to the text when explaining a view or reason. I can deduce and infer ideas from the text. I can select sentences or phrases to support my answers. Can be used in cross curricular topics English -Myths and Legends/ writing a diary or recount, History – The Greeks/ Greek Gods and Goddesses, Mythical Beasts, Geography – Greece. **
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Theseus and the Minotaur set of 4 English descriptive worksheets for LA/MA KS2.

Theseus and the Minotaur set of 4 English descriptive worksheets for LA/MA KS2.

Theseus and the Minotaur set of 4 English descriptive worksheets for LA/MA KS2. Learning Objective: I can use key words to describe mythological characters. Worksheet 1: Adjective selection from a prepared set of vocabulary to best describe questions about Theseus, the Minotaur and the labyrinth. Worksheet2: Noun, verb, adjective brainstorm to describe Ariadne, Athena, King Minos, Theseus, the Minotaur. Worksheet 3: Creating own mythological beast and adding verbs and adjectives. Worksheet 4: Simple label the characters cut and stick activity. Can be used following introduction of the myth to develop vocabulary and language in writing. **
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PE/ Gymnastics unit  - 6 lessons for EYFS/ Reception on theme of positional vocabulary and travel.

PE/ Gymnastics unit - 6 lessons for EYFS/ Reception on theme of positional vocabulary and travel.

Unit of work PE/ Gymnastics 6 lessons for EYFS/ Reception on theme of positional vocabulary and travel. Each lesson is a step by step guide and includes, unit learning objectives (Key skills), timings, warmup, games, main teaching point, small apparatus handling, apparatus work and cool down. Lesson plan includes a blank column so you can put in your own clock times to keep track of lesson pace. This set of lessons focuses on teaching YR pupils positional vocabulary using small apparatus, benches and mats in a large space. Apparatus used – mats, hoops, cones, skipping ropes, benches. Two apparatus layout plans (optional) are included. Key skills by the end of the unit of work (6 lessons): Awareness of space, obstacles and other children. Respond to ‘stop’, ‘turn’, ‘change direction’ signals. Travel in different ways on floor and on apparatus. Travel ‘on’ and ‘off’, ‘under’ and ‘over’, ‘in’ and ‘out’ and ‘around’, ‘along’, ‘across’, ‘in between’ and ‘through’. Use the above positional vocabulary to describe their sequences. Take off and land correctly and safely. Lesson 1 On and off Lesson 2 Under and over Lesson 3 In, out and around Lesson 4 Along and across Lesson 5 Through and in between Lesson 6 Consolidation of lessons 1-5 and assessment. Lessons can be repeated to consolidate understanding.
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KS1 & 2 New Year 2018 Power-point Lesson /Assembly

KS1 & 2 New Year 2018 Power-point Lesson /Assembly

KS1 & 2 New Year 2018 Power-point lesson /Assembly which can be used as a single lesson or as a stimulus for cross curricular work. 21 slides presented in simple text focusing on New Year greetings (in different languages) and historical information. The lesson encourages pupils to work in small groups of three / four to discuss and explain questions about the images and information presented on the slides. Slides include information on Janus the Roman God of new beginnings, reviewing the previous year and resolutions for the forthcoming year. There are a range of humorous images demonstrating resolutions and prompting ideas for pupils to use. Pupils are encouraged to record their resolutions, refer to them daily and try to stick to them!
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KS1 & 2 conversation planning template. A resource for pupils to use to plan a simple conversation.

KS1 & 2 conversation planning template. A resource for pupils to use to plan a simple conversation.

Conversation planner KS1 & 2 conversation planning template. A resource for pupils to use to plan a simple conversation. Includes a bullet point reminder of the rules for writing a conversation and an example conversation between two friends for pupils to complete. There is also a word mat of 20 interesting words to use instead of ‘said’. Great to use following a drama or speaking and listening lesson. Can also be used with the majority of topics involving stories and characters (real and fictional).
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KS2 and 3 Label the Human skeleton, eye, ear and tooth (4 worksheets).

KS2 and 3 Label the Human skeleton, eye, ear and tooth (4 worksheets).

KS2 and 3 Label the Human skeleton, eye, ear and tooth (4 worksheets). Worksheet 1 Skeleton has 14 bones to label. Worksheet 2 Eye (2 diagrams to label) exterior (8 labels) and interior (7 labels). Worksheet 3 ear (2 diagrams to label) exterior (6 labels) and interior (8 labels). Worksheet 4 Tooth ( 2 diagrams to label) exterior (6 labels) and interior (7 labels). Can be used in topics – the body, keeping healthy, healthy eating, moving, growing.
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KS2 Santa’s bad day! Christmas fun Powerpoint code breaking/co-ordinates lesson of 24 slides.

KS2 Santa’s bad day! Christmas fun Powerpoint code breaking/co-ordinates lesson of 24 slides.

KS2 Santa’s bad day! Christmas fun Powerpoint lesson of 24 slides. Learning Objectives To use a number substitution code to work out clues for labels. To use the information from the codes to match people to presents. To use latitude and longitude co-ordinates to work out where Santa should deliver his presents. Complete lesson which includes the letter/number substitution code, slides to print for pupils to record information and complete the tasks. Pupils will need access to the internet, maps and globes to complete the latitude and longitude activity.
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KS2 set of 4 Science/Geography Reindeer resources

KS2 set of 4 Science/Geography Reindeer resources

KS2 set of 4 Reindeer resources: The pack includes * 2 different A4 factual Reindeer information sheets for pupils to use. Both information sheets focus on different information about habitat, adaptation, and life of a reindeer. Can be used as a factual support for a project about reindeer to help with pupil research or as a basis for comprehension / using information for a range of purposes. *Label the reindeer diagram worksheet with linked 5 questions ‘fill in the missing word’ sentence activity. * Reindeer Geography activity to help pupils use a map to locate reindeer habitats and key questions. * Simple Arctic Animal tally and block graph activity with three linked questions.
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KS1 & KS2 New Year/New Me: Set of Circle time reflection and affirmation cards.

KS1 & KS2 New Year/New Me: Set of Circle time reflection and affirmation cards.

KS1 & KS2 New Year/New Me: Set of Circle time reflection and affirmation cards. 16 cards (green border) which reflect on the current year and thoughts/actions/achievements and 16 cards (blue border) which help pupils focus on affirmations and positive actions to continue or create a new beginning/new year or fresh start. Useful to use as an end of year activity to welcome in a New Year or new term.
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KS2 Reindeer Geography/Science focused Powerpoint lesson

KS2 Reindeer Geography/Science focused Powerpoint lesson

KS2 Reindeer Powerpoint lesson. 23 slides which include geography and science focused, paired activities. Pupils will need access to maps and globes to identify the Arctic Circle and regions. Activities also include written tasks (completing sentences, writing definition in own words, watching a short information clip on Youtube and a follow up quiz with written answers). There is a linked maths measuring task and a data interpretation table with linked questions. Also includes photographs of real (not cartoon!) reindeer. Santa’s reindeer is only mentioned in relation to their antlers (promise!) Learning Objectives • To identify the world locations lived in by reindeer. • To use data/information about the reindeer to work out how it has adapted to its habitat. • To use specific geographical and scientific vocabulary.
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KS1 & 2 Science Fiction story planning template. A writing Science Fiction stories and spaces for pu

KS1 & 2 Science Fiction story planning template. A writing Science Fiction stories and spaces for pu

KS1 & 2 Science Fiction story planning template. A writing Science Fiction stories and spaces for pupils to develop descriptive words and phrases, space setting , problems, themed vocabulary and the structure of their story. Can be used with topics : Space, Adventures, Explorers, Planets. A writing Science Fiction stories and spaces for pupils to develop descriptive words and phrases, space setting , problems, themed vocabulary and the structure of their story. Can be used with topics : Space, Adventures, Explorers, Planets.
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KS1 and 2. Babushka story/Assembly power-point of 37 slides.

KS1 and 2. Babushka story/Assembly power-point of 37 slides.

KS1 and 2. Babushka story/Assembly power-point of 37 slides. Written in simple narrative format for easy understanding by pupils in both Key Stages. Can be used as a whole school assembly story, an introduction to the Christmas Nativity, Russian traditional tales or as a starting point for English discussion work on dilemmas.
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