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

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

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
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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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Springtime PowerPoint

Springtime PowerPoint

An interactive, cross curricular power-point resource for Y1 and Y2 or lower ability Y3 . Learning Objective : To identify the features and characteristics of Spring. This resource can be used as a one off lesson or the stimulus for a series of lessons. It includes activities to develop vocabulary extension, dictionary work and poetry writing as well as a practical observational Science trail and a DT/Art activity. Each slide is illustrated with photographs and offers interactive class, individual and small group opportunities for collaboration and discussion.
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The Beach. Narrative story planning templates (3) with learning objective and success criteria. Year

The Beach. Narrative story planning templates (3) with learning objective and success criteria. Year

The Beach. Narrative story planning templates (3) with learning objective and success criteria. Year2/3 and LA Y4,5 and 6. Template 1: ‘Mystery on the beach’. Learning objective:To select appropriate and effective vocabulary. Template 2: ‘Trapped on the beach’. Learning objective: To vary my sentences for clarity, purpose and effect. Template 3: ‘The beach cave’. Learning objective: To be able to select appropriate and effective vocabulary. Each plan includes a planning stimulus starting point (dilemma, point of interest, mystery) and key questions to generate ideas and description. Can be used as part of cross curricular topics : The beach, Seaside, Sea, Adventures or as part of English narrative writing. I used this with Year 2 and 3 pupils but could also be useful with LA Y4/5/6.
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KS1 & 2 Ancient Romans. Set of 5 worksheets. Label the armour on the Roman soldier, Label the clothe

KS1 & 2 Ancient Romans. Set of 5 worksheets. Label the armour on the Roman soldier, Label the clothe

KS1 & 2 Ancient Romans. Set of 5 worksheets. Label the armour on the Roman soldier, Label the clothes on the Roman man, Label the armour on the gladiator (3 worksheets). 2 Ancient Roman alphabet (Latin) worksheets . Total set of 5 worksheets: Three separate worksheets to enable pupils to match the clothing vocabulary to the correct part of the picture (soldier, gladiator and man in toga). There are ten items of clothing to label on the gladiator and soldier worksheets and six parts to label on the Roman man. The vocabulary list is included on each worksheet for pupil use and there is an image of a soldier, gladiator and Roman man for pupils to colour. There are 2 simple worksheets for pupils to use to translate common words into the 21 letters of the Latin alphabet. A simple translation grid is included. Useful activities to assess pupil knowledge of key vocabulary at the end of a mini topic on Ancient Rome, The Roman Empire, Clothes through the ages, Ancient writing.
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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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Russia Series of 6 KS2 power-point Geography lessons to link to the World Cup.

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

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
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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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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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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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KS1 & 2 Book review blank template

KS1 & 2 Book review blank template

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.
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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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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 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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KS2 Battle of Hastings Diary example.

KS2 Battle of Hastings Diary example.

KS2 Battle of Hastings Diary example. Set in October 1066, a Norman Knight writes about his observations before, during and after the Battle of Hastings. 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 Norman life, Castles or Knights.
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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 Y6 cross curricular powerpoint lesson (36 slides) Secret Agent Academy.

KS2 Y6 cross curricular powerpoint lesson (36 slides) Secret Agent Academy.

KS2 Y6 powerpoint lesson of 39 slides. Secret Agent Academy is a lesson (s) set in a ‘real’ context where pupils are ‘trained’ for a special mission to catch a villain. They create Agent Code Names and numbers, work as part of an Agent Cell, take an oath of secrecy and create common experiences eg a secret handshake. Their mission consists of 4 tasks which include cracking Substitution and Caesar codes linked to Maths problem solving challenges (equivalent numbers, comparing fractions with different denominators, sequences, missing numbers and ordering, patterns and calculations). Slides 2-9 include an introduction to cracking codes and a go at deciphering a real code sent by Mary Queen of Scots before y pupils enter the Secret Agent Academy (slide 10 onwards). The Maths challenge resources are included on the slides at the end of the PP as well as information for further teaching resource websites on Codes and Ciphers. Learning Objectives Use Maths to solve problems in a real life situation. Apply a simple Substitution Code and Caesar Cipher to solve messages. To solve problems using missing numbers, equivalent numbers, number facts and place value. To apply operations and inverses using Substitution codes To identify specific knowledge of English Grammar such as high frequency letters, consonants, patterns and clusters of letters, short words and frequent pre/suffixes.
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