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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 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.
KS1 & 2 Label the space shuttle, label the space rocket, label the space suit (3 worksheets)
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KS1 & 2 Label the space shuttle, label the space rocket, label the space suit (3 worksheets)

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KS1 & 2 Label the space shuttle, label the space rocket, label the space suit (3 worksheets) Three separate worksheets to enable pupils to match the technical vocabulary to the correct part of the picture. There are seven items of equipment to label on the space shuttle and rocket worksheets and eight parts to label on the spacesuit. The vocabulary list is included on each worksheet for pupil use and there is a small photograph of a real shuttle and rocket for pupils to make a comparison between a photo and a simplified diagram. This is a useful activity to assess pupil knowledge of key vocabulary at the end of a mini topic on Space, journeys, famous explorers, or Planets.
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 letter planning template.
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KS1 & 2 letter planning template.

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KS1 & 2 letter planning template. A resource for pupils to use to plan their letter. Includes a bullet point reminder of the rules for how to set out a letter correctly and spaces for pupils to develop content and structure. Great to use linked to cross curricular work eg ‘a letter to…..( Father Christmas, a historical character etc) . Can also be used with the majority of topics involving stories and characters (real and fictional).
KS1 (Y1,2,3) London sights series of 5 powerpoint lessons.
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KS1 (Y1,2,3) London sights series of 5 powerpoint lessons.

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KS1 Years 1, 2 and 3 - A series of 5 consecutive power-point lessons about the sights of London (66 slides). Lesson 1 introduces London using the Union Flag as a starting point with learning focusing on the countries of Britain and the location of London. The pupils are encouraged to use a Project Book to record their journey through each lesson. Lesson 2 introduces some simple facts about London and focuses on Buckingham Palace. Pupils will create a simple comparative table which enables them to compare the Palace with their own homes, pose questions and draw conclusions. The lesson can be developed into Art/DT to design a flag. Lesson 3 focuses on the Changing of the Guard with a link to a short YouTube clip followed by a physical group activity. Lesson 4 recognition of London landmarks and a Maths measurement activity with trundle wheels linked to Big Ben. There is also a short activity to develop understanding of Roman Numerals. Lesson 5 London Transport and a Maths activity to devise the quickest routes on the Tube. This lesson includes an end of unit assessment to assess pupil knowledge through a task set by the Prime Minister. 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. At the beginning of each lesson there is a short recap activity to assess learning from the previous lesson.
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.
Theseus and the MInotaur BUNDLE of 5 resources
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Theseus and the MInotaur BUNDLE of 5 resources

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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.
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. **
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.
EYFS/KS1 summer picnic activity sheet.
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EYFS/KS1 summer picnic activity sheet.

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EYFS/KS1 summer picnic activity sheet. Learning objective : I can choose and name at least 8 things to put in a picnic basket. A simple observation and identification activity for pupils before undertaking an out of school visit (to the beach, woods, park). Pupils draw what they will need for a picnic. There is a simple picture/word key at the bottom of the worksheet to help pupils identify 8 common items found in a picnic basket. Can be used as a follow up activity for topic work on ‘Teddy Bear’s Picnic’, seaside, summer, ‘We’re going on a picnic!’ by Pat Hutchins etc.
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 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.
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.
KS2 Battle of Hastings Diary example.
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KS2 Battle of Hastings Diary example.

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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.
KS2 Set of x 22 “Who am I?” Famous Explorers
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KS2 Set of x 22 “Who am I?” Famous Explorers

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KS2 Set of x 22 “Who am I?” Famous Explorers cards featuring 20 of the most well- known explorers from early civilization until present day. Each card has up to four simple facts alongside a photograph of the explorer. Includes Amundsen, Armstrong, Columbus, Earhart, Cook, Bonnington and more! Can be used as part of a timeline or as historical Geography/ famous explorer research cards. Great for playing a range of games with small groups to encourage knowledge of explorers and their most famous expeditions eg– Guess who?, Pairs(using 2 sets of the cards), Snap (using 2 sets of cards), Who am I?
KS1 & 2 Eye witness recount /diary account of the Great Fire of London
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KS1 & 2 Eye witness recount /diary account of the Great Fire of London

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KS1 & 2 Eye witness recount /diary account of the Great Fire of London Set in September 1666, James Shirley, Dramatist, writes about his observations as the fire takes hold of and destroys London. 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 topics on The Great Fire of London or Samuel Pepys diary.