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Experienced UK Primary teacher with a focus on interactive cross curricular power-point lessons.
KS1 & 2 Book review blank template
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KS1 & 2 Book review blank template

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KS1 & 2 Book review blank template. A quick review resource for pupils to use to comment on books they have read in class and as part of World Book Day or library events. Space to write a short summary, draw a favourite character and rate the illustrations and text difficulty. Great to use in a class library for pupils to share ideas about their favourite fiction and non -fiction texts.
Greek Myth story planning template for pupils to use to plan their own mythological writing.
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Greek Myth story planning template for pupils to use to plan their own mythological writing.

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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.**
KS2  Diary Account of the eruption of Vesuvius, Pompeii.
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KS2 Diary Account of the eruption of Vesuvius, Pompeii.

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KS2 Pompeii Diary example. Set in August 79AD, Gaius Marius writes about his observations as Vesuvius erupts over Pompeii. This example demonstrates features of a diary and acts as a recount of the event including personal feelings and points of view. Useful in the lesson for pupils to use to identify features and structure of diary writing or as a Recount Checklist activity. Can be used in cross curricular History topic on Roman life or Geography volcanoes.
KS1 & 2 Horror story planning template
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KS1 & 2 Horror story planning template

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KS1 & 2 Horror story planning template. A resource for pupils to use to plan their own horror writing. Includes a bullet point reminder of the rules for writing horror stories and spaces for pupils to develop descriptive words and phrases, scary setting , cliff-hangers and the structure of their story. Great to use following a horror writing lesson or drama. Can also be used with topics : Halloween, Night, Feelings.
KS2 Geography Amazing and Awesome Australia 5 powerpoint lessons
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KS2 Geography Amazing and Awesome Australia 5 powerpoint lessons

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KS2 Years 4,5,6 - A series of 5 consecutive power-point lessons about the amazing country Australia (56 slides). Lesson 1 introduces the topic with visual clues using pupil’s own experiences as a starting point. The pupils are encouraged to use a Project Book to record their journey through each lesson. Lesson 2 focuses on the Australian territories, climate, landscape and capital and Lesson 3 uses seasonal rainfall and temperature data to enable pupils to compare, differentiate and analyse weather and climate between Australia and Britain. Pupils are set a challenge to apply their knowledge to advise a traveller with specific needs where to go for a holiday. Lesson 4 focuses on Australain people and Aboriginal culture including ‘Dreamtime’, Art and Music. There are links to Youtube clips to enable you to develop the learning into creative lessons. Lesson 5 looks at things to do in Australia, including wildlife and sports. Each lesson offers clear steps for pupils to work in partners, small groups and individually. Each slide can be printed separately to enable pupils to have access to information tables and data. Differentiation is possible through limiting or increasing the data tables and amount of information for different ability groups. The Project book used throughout the topic will provide an assessment opportunity for cross curricular recording as well as Geographical understanding and data handling.
KS1 & 2 Poetry review blank template
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KS1 & 2 Poetry review blank template

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KS1 & 2 Poetry review blank template. A quick review resource for pupils to use to comment on poems they have read in class and as part of World Book Day or library events. Space to write a short summary, identify key vocabulary, repetition, rhyme and a space to rate/recommend the poem. Great to use in a class library for pupils to share ideas about their favourite poems and poets.
Greece today:  Series of 6 KS2 power-point Geography lessons.
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Greece today: Series of 6 KS2 power-point Geography lessons.

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**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. **
Russia Series of 6 KS2 power-point Geography lessons to link to the World Cup.
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Russia Series of 6 KS2 power-point Geography lessons to link to the World Cup.

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Russia 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, scrutinise and compare population graphs and weather charts(included on slides), research native animals and use maps and atlases to locate Russia’s key cities and geographical features. Each set of slides contain images to help pupils ‘get a feel’ for the geography of Russia as well as simple cultural information such as greetings in Russian at the beginning and end of lessons. Great to link with cross curricular topic such as Russia, Asia, World Cup and art projects etc. Lesson 1 Learning Objectives I must find Russia in my atlas. I should recognise some of the features of Russia. I could describe where Russia is in the world using geographical words Lesson 2 Learning objectives I must be able to spot the main features of Russia. I should find and label the features on my map. I could write a description about two features. Lesson 3 Learning objectives I must identify the main geographical features in Russia. I should locate Siberia and the European Plain which are divided by the Ural Mountains. I should locate the steppes and taigas. I could classify images of geographical features under specific headings. Lesson 4 Learning objectives: I must identify the two main climate zones in Russia I should explain the seasonal changes and temperatures. I could interpret the climate data and the differences in temperature in each area. Lesson 5 Learning objectives I must explain the definition of the term ‘population’. I should interpret the population map and identify the challenges for living in Russia. Lesson 6 Learning objectives I can use the definition of the word ‘native’ correctly. I should identify and research some of the native animals, fish and birds of Russia. I could describe where the animals live and why there are endangered species
Biographies
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How to write a biography. A series of five power-point lessons for pupils in Y5 and Y6. The lessons involve small group tasks to enable pupils to learn the definition of ‘biography’, identify people they know who have been the subject of a biography, analyse biographies (differentiated at three levels for HA, MA, LA), identify and highlight the features using a colour coded checklist and give feedback using subject specific vocabulary. Each lesson includes a short ‘recap’ session with practical activities linked to the features checklist. Pupils will write their own biographies with the support of a structured planning template and research frame (included on slides) to aid content development and offer an opportunity for peer feedback to improve their work. Lesson five focuses on an assessment task for pupils to extract information from a Facebook page to write a biography about Florence Nightingale. Three differentiated biographies on Roald Dahl and three differentiated biographies on Walt Disney support the lessons.
Japan  Series of 5 KS2 power-point Geography lessons
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Japan Series of 5 KS2 power-point Geography lessons

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Japan Series of 5 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 Japan’s key cities and geographical features. Each set of slides contain images to help pupils ‘get a feel’ for the geography of Japan as well as simple cultural information such as greetings in Japanese at the beginning and end of lessons. Great to link with cross curricular topic such as Asia, Manga and art projects, Olympics 2020 in Tokyo etc. Lesson 1 Learning Objectives I must find Japan in my atlas. I should recognise some of the features of Japan. I could describe where Japan is in the world using geographical words Lesson 2 Learning objectives I must be able to spot the main features of Japan. I should find and label the features on my map. I could write a description about two features. Lesson 3 Learning Objectives I must identify the two main climate zones in Japan. I should explain the seasonal changes and temperatures. I could interpret the climate data and the differences in temperature each season. Lesson 4 Learning objectives: I must explain the definition of the term ‘population’. I should interpret the topographic map and identify the challenges for living in Japan. I could compare population graphs and explain reasons for population problems Japan faces now and in future years. Lesson 5 Learning Objectives I must identify some features of natural beauty in Japan. I should identify and research some of the animal, fish and birds which come from Japan. I could describe where the animals live and why they thrive well in a specific habitat in Japan.
KS1 & 2 Label the Knight’s armour and Label the Castle (2 worksheets)
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KS1 & 2 Label the Knight’s armour and Label the Castle (2 worksheets)

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KS1 & 2 Label the Knight’s armour and Label the Castle (2 worksheets) Two separate worksheets to enable pupils to match the historical medieval vocabulary to the correct part of the picture. There are nine items of armour to label on the Knight and 9 parts of to label on the castle. The vocabulary list is included beneath the picture on each worksheet for pupil use. This is a useful activity to assess pupil knowledge of historical vocabulary at the end of a mini topic.
Australia Landmark cards KS2
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Australia Landmark cards KS2

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A set of 35 Landmark cards (5 per Australian Territory) with a picture and short description about the landmark. Suitable for pupils in KS2 and can be used as a topic reference, research resource or general knowledge/quiz cards. Print off two copies and use to play games such as Snap or Pairs to help pupils learn , match and recognise key places in a topic about Australia.
KS1 & 2 Science Fiction story planning template. A writing Science Fiction stories and spaces for pu
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KS1 & 2 Science Fiction story planning template. A writing Science Fiction stories and spaces for pu

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

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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. **
KS1 & 2 Autumn Acrostic poetry templates.
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KS1 & 2 Autumn Acrostic poetry templates.

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KS1 & 2 Autumn Acrostic poetry templates. Four blank templates with the headings Autumn, Scarecrow, Leaf and Farmer. Each poem has a corresponding word mat of Autumn words help pupils start a new line of their poem. The shorter poem templates can be used with younger or SEN pupils. Links to cross curricular work on Poetry, Seasons, Autumn, Colour, Outside, Gardens.
KS1 & 2 Adventure story planning template
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KS1 & 2 Adventure story planning template

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KS1 & 2 Adventure story planning template. A resource for pupils to use to plan their own adventure writing. Includes a bullet point reminder of the rules for writing adventure stories and spaces for pupils to develop character description, setting and plan the structure of their story. Great to use following an adventure writing lesson or drama. Can also be used with topics : Adventure, Explorers, Travel, Halloween.
Dear Zoo  EYFS Weekly Planning Unit
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Dear Zoo EYFS Weekly Planning Unit

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This planning is for EYFS. A week of cross curricular planning based upon the book 'Dear Zoo'. Includes non - negotiable vocabulary and Literacy and Numeracy learning for one week. Ideas for differentiated learning in Literacy and Numeracy and linked activities in related areas of learning including outdoor learning opportunities.
PE/ Gymnastics unit  - 6 lessons for EYFS/ Reception on theme of positional vocabulary and travel.
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PE/ Gymnastics unit - 6 lessons for EYFS/ Reception on theme of positional vocabulary and travel.

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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.