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Experienced UK Primary teacher with a focus on interactive cross curricular power-point lessons.
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.**
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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?
KS2 Deserts of the world powerpoint lesson(s)
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KS2 Deserts of the world powerpoint lesson(s)

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KS2 Deserts of the world. Powerpoint lesson(s) of 32 slides with key questions and short related paired activities. Pupils will need to use a world atlas or map in pairs. Included is a link to a short Youtube clip about the largest world deserts. Learning Objectives: To know and recognise the features of a desert. To understand the differences and similarities between tropical and polar deserts. To locate deserts on a map. To identify countries where deserts are located. To understand that some plants, animals and humans can survive in the desert. There is specific reference to the Sahara, Mojave, Namib, Arctic Deserts. Can be used as a discrete lesson or part of a series of lessons to dip in and out.
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. **
KS2 How to write a horror story powerpoint lesson(s)
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KS2 How to write a horror story powerpoint lesson(s)

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A KS2 power-point of 19 slides which can be used as one lesson or extended over a longer period. Included are examples of 2 short horror stories (not too scary!) for pupils to use in the lesson to analyse against a Horror story features checklist. There are key questions to promote discussion and paired work. Also included is a simple planning and drafting grid. Pupils can use the grids to give paired feedback to improve their work prior to writing the final story. The lesson culminates in a spooky story reading presentation.
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.
KS1 &2 Attack or Defend Medieval Castle Activity
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KS1 &2 Attack or Defend Medieval Castle Activity

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KS1 &2 Attack or Defend Medieval Castle Activity: 12 battle statements to classify under ’attack’ or ‘defend’ on the activity board. Pupils work in small groups or pairs to discuss and categorise the statements. A fun activity to help pupils improve historical vocabulary and understanding of the methods of defence and attack strategy. Can also be used as a plenary to assess pupil knowledge following a topic on Medieval Castles.
KS 1 & 2 Power-point : Variation in Sharks.
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KS 1 & 2 Power-point : Variation in Sharks.

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KS 1 & 2 Power-point : Variation in Sharks. Learning Objectives • To understand that sharks can be classified into specific groups according to their characteristics. • To recognise similarities and differences in sharks. • To be able to classify sharks into Mackerel, Ground, Carpet, Bullhead and Dogfish groups according to their characteristics. Slides 2-6 explore the definition of variation through key questions in partner/small group discussion. There is also a link to a YouTube clip about sharks. Slides 7-11 are information slides about 4 sharks characterised under the heading Mackerel Sharks. Slides 12-16 are information slides about 4 sharks characterised under the heading Ground sharks. Slides 17-21 are information slides about 4 sharks characterised under the heading Carpet sharks. Slides 22-25 are information slides about 3 sharks characterised under the heading Bullhead sharks. Slides 26-28 are information slides about 2 sharks characterised under the heading Dogfish sharks. Each shark slide gives information ranging from colour, length, location found, food and prey, danger level to humans. Can be split into a series of lessons or used as on entire lesson on variation. The information about the shark groups is written in a simple text so can be printed for pupil use and used to judge comparisons and similarities between the groups within the species.
KS1&2 History resource photographs - everyday objects
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KS1&2 History resource photographs - everyday objects

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Set of 42 photographs of past and present everyday objects including: kettle(2) , clothes washing(3), iron (3), camera (3), drying clothes (4), TV (4), telephone (6), writing (5), grass cutting (4), watches (2), bikes (10). Great to use for timeline activities, sorting or matching to a historical era, sets/venn diagram activity, display and group resources. Can remove or add cards to match ability levels. Use two cards in each category and play 'Pairs', 'Snap' or 'Happy Families' type games.
EYFS Weekly Planning unit based  on Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary
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EYFS Weekly Planning unit based on Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

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Weekly planning based upon the Nursery Rhyme Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary. Includes differentiated Literacy and Numeracy planning for HA,MA and LA learners including non-negotiable vocabulary and activities for outdoor learning, role play and creative learning. Links well with work on 'growing' gardens and flowers. There is a focus on speaking and listening and vocabulary development through repetition and role play activities.
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.
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.