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I have been a Primary Teacher for over 12 years. I have taught across the Primary range but mainly in KS2. I am also a qualified SENDCo and I have a MA in Education and a MSc in Developmental Psychology. My resources are aimed at children in KS2 and can be adapted to meet the needs of a class.

I have been a Primary Teacher for over 12 years. I have taught across the Primary range but mainly in KS2. I am also a qualified SENDCo and I have a MA in Education and a MSc in Developmental Psychology. My resources are aimed at children in KS2 and can be adapted to meet the needs of a class.
Non-chronological Report Planning: Year 5/6: Australian Animals: Platypus
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Non-chronological Report Planning: Year 5/6: Australian Animals: Platypus

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About this Unit: This is a ten-lesson unit of English work based on the reading and writing of a non-chronological report. It is intended for Upper Key Stage 2, but it could be adapted for children in Lower Key Stage 2. This Unit follows the 2014 National Curriculum Objectives which are outlined below. The English Objectives covered by this Unit are highlighted in yellow. The ten lessons in this Unit allow children to explore, discuss and understand a non-chronological report. During the first week children will explore a non-chronological report based on the platypus which is an amazing animal in Australia! Through guided and shared activities children will write their own version of this text ensuring they have included the correct language and organisational features. In the second week children will carry out their own research into an Australian animal of their own choice. Children will then apply what they have learned in the first week and plan, write and edit a non-chronological report based on the Australian animal which they have chosen and then they will write a non-chronological report independently. What is included? • Highlighted National Curriculum English Objectives for Y5/6; • Non-chronological report planning for 10 days including possible science cross-curricular links; • A non-chronological report about the platypus which includes details about the platypus’ appearance, habitat, diet, adaptions, social behaviour and life cycle; • A non-chronological report about the platypus that has been simplified for lower ability children; • A glossary for the non-chronological report about the platypus; • Boxing-up plan for the non-chronological report about the platypus (differentiated on two levels); • Success criteria for non-chronological reports (differentiated on three levels); • Non-chronological report about the platypus writing frame for lower ability children • Boxing-up plan for research into own Australian animal (differentiated on three levels).
Explanation Text Planning: Year 5/6: ‘How does a Hot Air Balloon fly?’
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Explanation Text Planning: Year 5/6: ‘How does a Hot Air Balloon fly?’

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This is a ten-lesson unit of English work based on the reading and writing of an explanation text. It is intended for Upper Key Stage 2, but it could be adapted for children in Lower Key Stage 2. This Unit follows the 2014 National Curriculum Objectives. The ten lessons in this Unit allow children to explore, discuss and understand an explanation text. During the first week children will explore ‘How does a Hot Air Balloon fly?’ which is an example of explanation text linked to ‘Forces’ which Year 5 children learn about in Science. Through guided and shared activities children will write their own version of this text ensuring they have included the correct language and organisational features. In the second week children will research ‘How does a Plane fly?’ Children will then apply what they have learned in the first week and plan, write and edit an explanation text on ‘How does a Plane fly?’ which they will write independently. What is included? • Highlighted National Curriculum Objectives for Y5/6 • Explanation text planning for 10 days • ‘How does a Hot Air Balloon fly?’ Explanation Text • ‘How does a Hot Air Balloon fly?’ Technical Words Glossary • Hot Air Balloon Annotated Diagram • Hot Air Balloon Annotated Diagram and Explanation (for lower ability children) • Text Analysis for ‘How does a Hot Air Balloon fly?’ Explanation Text (for high ability children) • Boxing-up Plan for ‘How does a Hot Air Balloon fly? (differentiated on three levels) • Success Criteria for an Explanation Text (differentiated on three levels) • Writing Frame for Lower Ability Children for ‘How does a Hot Air Balloon fly?’ • ‘How does a Plane fly?’ Diagram • Boxing-up Plan for ‘How does a Plane fly? (differentiated on three levels) • Writing Frame for Lower Ability Children for ‘How does a Plane fly?’ • Instructions for ‘How to pack a Hot Air Balloon away’
Koala Non-Chronological Report Planning for Year 5/6
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Koala Non-Chronological Report Planning for Year 5/6

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About this Unit: This is a ten-lesson unit of English work based on the reading and writing of a non-chronological report. It is intended for Upper Key Stage 2, but it could be adapted for children in Lower Key Stage 2. This Unit follows the 2014 National Curriculum Objectives which are outlined below. The English Objectives covered by this Unit are highlighted in yellow. The ten lessons in this Unit allow children to explore, discuss and understand a non-chronological report. During the first week children will explore a non-chronological report based on the koala which is an amazing animal in Australia! Through guided and shared activities children will write their own version of this text ensuring they have included the correct language and organisational features. In the second week children will carry out their own research into an Australian animal of their own choice. Children will then apply what they have learned in the first week and plan, write and edit a non-chronological report based on the Australian animal which they have chosen and then they will write a non-chronological report independently. What is included? • Highlighted National Curriculum English Objectives for Y5/6; • Non-chronological report planning for 10 days including possible science cross-curricular links; • A non-chronological report about koalas which includes details about the koala’s appearance, habitat, diet, adaptions, social behaviour and life cycle; • A non-chronological report about koalas that has been simplified for lower ability children; • A glossary for the non-chronological report about koalas; • Boxing-up plan for the non-chronological report about koalas (differentiated on two levels); • Success Criteria for non-chronological reports (differentiated on three levels); • Non-chronological report about koalas writing frame for lower ability children • Boxing-up plan for research into own Australian animal (differentiated on three levels).
Non-chronological Report Planning: Year 5/6: Australian Animals: Dingo
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Non-chronological Report Planning: Year 5/6: Australian Animals: Dingo

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About this Unit: This is a ten-lesson unit of English work based on the reading and writing of a non-chronological report. It is intended for Upper Key Stage 2, but it could be adapted for children in Lower Key Stage 2. This Unit follows the 2014 National Curriculum Objectives which are outlined below. The English Objectives covered by this Unit are highlighted in yellow. The ten lessons in this Unit allow children to explore, discuss and understand a non-chronological report. During the first week children will explore a non-chronological report based on the dingo which is an amazing animal in Australia! Through guided and shared activities children will write their own version of this text ensuring they have included the correct language and organisational features. In the second week children will carry out their own research into an Australian animal of their own choice. Children will then apply what they have learned in the first week and plan, write and edit a non-chronological report based on the Australian animal which they have chosen and then they will write a non-chronological report independently. What is included? • Highlighted National Curriculum English Objectives for Y5/6; • Non-chronological report planning for 10 days including possible science cross-curricular links; • A non-chronological report about dingoes which includes details about the dingo’s appearance, habitat, diet, adaptions, social behaviour and life cycle; • A non-chronological report about dingoes that has been simplified for lower ability children; • A glossary for the non-chronological report about dingoes; • Boxing-up plan for the non-chronological report about dingoes (differentiated on two levels); • Success criteria for non-chronological reports (differentiated on three levels); • Non-chronological report about dingoes writing frame for lower ability children • Boxing-up plan for research into own Australian animal (differentiated on three levels).
Kangaroo Non-Chronological Report Planning for Year 5/6
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Kangaroo Non-Chronological Report Planning for Year 5/6

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About this Unit: This is a ten-lesson unit of English work based on the reading and writing of a non-chronological report. It is intended for Upper Key Stage 2, but it could be adapted for children in Lower Key Stage 2. This Unit follows the 2014 National Curriculum Objectives which are outlined below. The English Objectives covered by this Unit are highlighted in yellow. The ten lessons in this Unit allow children to explore, discuss and understand a non-chronological report. During the first week children will explore a non-chronological report based on the kangaroo which is an amazing animal in Australia! Through guided and shared activities children will write their own version of this text ensuring they have included the correct language and organisational features. In the second week children will carry out their own research into an Australian animal of their own choice. Children will then apply what they have learned in the first week and plan, write and edit a non-chronological report based on the Australian animal which they have chosen and then they will write a non-chronological report independently. What is included? • Highlighted National Curriculum English Objectives for Y5/6; • Non-chronological report Planning for 10 days including possible Science cross-curricular links; • A non-chronological report about kangaroos which includes details about the kangaroo’s appearance, habitat, diet, adaptions, social behaviour and life cycle; • A non-chronological report about kangaroos that has been simplified for lower ability children; • A glossary for the non-chronological report about kangaroos; • Boxing-up Plan for the non-chronological report about kangaroos (differentiated on two levels); • Success Criteria for non-chronological reports (differentiated on three levels); • Non-chronological report about kangaroos writing frame for lower ability children • Boxing-up Plan for research into own Australian animal (differentiated on three levels).
Non-chronological Report Planning: Year 5/6: Australian Animals: Brush-tailed Possum
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Non-chronological Report Planning: Year 5/6: Australian Animals: Brush-tailed Possum

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About this Unit: This is a ten-lesson unit of English work based on the reading and writing of a non-chronological report. It is intended for Upper Key Stage 2, but it could be adapted for children in Lower Key Stage 2. This Unit follows the 2014 National Curriculum Objectives which are outlined below. The English Objectives covered by this Unit are highlighted in yellow. The ten lessons in this Unit allow children to explore, discuss and understand a non-chronological report. During the first week children will explore a non-chronological report based on the brush-tailed possum which is an amazing animal in Australia! Through guided and shared activities children will write their own version of this text ensuring they have included the correct language and organisational features. In the second week children will carry out their own research into an Australian animal of their own choice. Children will then apply what they have learned in the first week and plan, write and edit a non-chronological report based on the Australian animal which they have chosen and then they will write a non-chronological report independently. What is included? • Highlighted National Curriculum English Objectives for Y5/6; • Non-chronological report planning for 10 days including possible science cross-curricular links; • A non-chronological report about the brush-tailed possum which includes details about the brush-tailed possum’s appearance, habitat, diet, adaptions and life cycle; • Boxing-up plan for the non-chronological report about the brush-tailed possum (differentiated on two levels); • Success criteria for non-chronological reports (differentiated on three levels); • Non-chronological report about the brush-tailed possum writing frame for lower ability children • Boxing-up plan for research into own Australian animal (differentiated on three levels).
Non-chronological Report Planning: Year 5/6: Australian Animals : Mudskipper Fish
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Non-chronological Report Planning: Year 5/6: Australian Animals : Mudskipper Fish

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About this Unit: This is a ten-lesson unit of English work based on the reading and writing of a non-chronological report. It is intended for Upper Key Stage 2, but it could be adapted for children in Lower Key Stage 2. This Unit follows the 2014 National Curriculum Objectives which are outlined below. The English Objectives covered by this Unit are highlighted in yellow. The ten lessons in this Unit allow children to explore, discuss and understand a non-chronological report. During the first week children will explore a non-chronological report based on the mudskipper fish which is an amazing animal in Australia! Through guided and shared activities children will write their own version of this text ensuring they have included the correct language and organisational features. In the second week children will carry out their own research into an Australian animal of their own choice. Children will then apply what they have learned in the first week and plan, write and edit a non-chronological report based on the Australian animal which they have chosen and then they will write a non-chronological report independently. What is included? • Highlighted National Curriculum English Objectives for Y5/6; • Non-chronological report planning for 10 days including possible science cross-curricular links; • A non-chronological report about the mudskipper fish which includes details about the mudskipper fish’s appearance, habitat, diet, adaptions and life cycle; • Boxing-up plan for the non-chronological report about the mudskipper fish (differentiated on two levels); • Success criteria for non-chronological reports (differentiated on three levels); • Non-chronological report about the mudskipper fish writing frame for lower ability children • Boxing-up plan for research into own Australian animal (differentiated on three levels).
Non-chronological Report Planning: Year 5/6: Australian Animals: Tasmanian Devil
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Non-chronological Report Planning: Year 5/6: Australian Animals: Tasmanian Devil

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About this Unit: This is a ten-lesson unit of English work based on the reading and writing of a non-chronological report. It is intended for Upper Key Stage 2, but it could be adapted for children in Lower Key Stage 2. This Unit follows the 2014 National Curriculum Objectives which are outlined below. The English Objectives covered by this Unit are highlighted in yellow. The ten lessons in this Unit allow children to explore, discuss and understand a non-chronological report. During the first week children will explore a non-chronological report based on the Tasmanian devil which is an amazing animal in Australia! Through guided and shared activities children will write their own version of this text ensuring they have included the correct language and organisational features. In the second week children will carry out their own research into an Australian animal of their own choice. Children will then apply what they have learned in the first week and plan, write and edit a non-chronological report based on the Australian animal which they have chosen and then they will write a non-chronological report independently. What is included? • Highlighted National Curriculum English Objectives for Y5/6; • Non-chronological report planning for 10 days including possible science cross-curricular links; • A non-chronological report about the Tasmanian devil which includes details about the Tasmanian devil’s appearance, habitat, diet, adaptions, social behaviour and life cycle; • A non-chronological report about the Tasmanian devil that has been simplified for lower ability children; • A glossary for the non-chronological report about the Tasmanian devil; • Boxing-up plan for the non-chronological report about the Tasmanian devil (differentiated on two levels); • Success criteria for non-chronological reports (differentiated on three levels); • Non-chronological report about the Tasmanian devil writing frame for lower ability children • Boxing-up plan for research into own Australian animal (differentiated on three levels).
Science: Living things and their Habitats: Koala Quiz
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Science: Living things and their Habitats: Koala Quiz

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The koala quiz contains 30 questions relating to the koala including its appearance, habitat, life cycle and adaptations. A script for the teacher including the questions and answers is included. The quiz is presented in two ways: As a PowerPoint for whole class participation; As a set of 30 quiz cards intended for a pair-share starter activity where children answer the questions and then swap cards. This process is then repeated until they have answered several questions each. National Curriculum Links: Science: Year 3/4/5: Animals, including humans; Year 4/5/6: Living things and their habitats; Year 6: Evolution and inheritance.
Science: Living things and their Habitats: Tasmanian Devil Quiz
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Science: Living things and their Habitats: Tasmanian Devil Quiz

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The Tasmanian devil quiz contains 30 questions relating to the Tasmanian devil including its appearance, habitat, life cycle and adaptations. A script for the teacher including the questions and answers is included. The quiz is presented in two ways: As a PowerPoint for whole class participation; As a set of 30 quiz cards intended for a pair-share starter activity where children answer the questions and then swap cards. This process is then repeated until they have answered several questions each. National Curriculum links: Science: Year 3/4/5: Animals, including humans; Year 4/5/6: Living things and their habitats; Year 6: Evolution and inheritance.
Science: Living things and their Habitats: Platypus Quiz
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Science: Living things and their Habitats: Platypus Quiz

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The platypus quiz contains 30 questions relating to the platypus including its appearance, habitat, life cycle and adaptations. A script for the teacher including the questions and answers is included. The quiz is presented in two ways: As a PowerPoint for whole class participation; As a set of 30 quiz cards intended for a pair-share starter activity where children answer the questions and then swap cards. This process is then repeated until they have answered several questions each. National Curriculum links: Science: Year 3/4/5: Animals, including humans; Year 4/5/6: Living things and their habitats; Year 6: Evolution and inheritance.
Science: Living things and their Habitats: Mudskipper Fish Quiz
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Science: Living things and their Habitats: Mudskipper Fish Quiz

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The mudskipper fish quiz contains 20 questions relating to the mudskipper fish including its appearance, habitat, life cycle and adaptations. A script for the teacher including the questions and answers is included. The quiz is presented in two ways: As a PowerPoint for whole class participation; As a set of 20 quiz cards intended for a pair-share starter activity where children answer the questions and then swap cards. This process is then repeated until they have answered several questions each. National Curriculum links: Science: Year 3/4/5: Animals, including humans; Year 4/5/6: Living things and their habitats; Year 6: Evolution and inheritance.
Science: Living things and their Habitats: Australian Animals
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Science: Living things and their Habitats: Australian Animals

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This fantastic Australian Animals Quiz Bundle contains 7 Quizzes for the following animals: Brush-tailed Possum Dingo Kangaroo Koala Mudskipper Fish Platypus Tasmanian Devil Questions are based on each animal’s appearance, habitat, life cycle and adaptations. Each Animal Quiz has a script for the teacher including the questions and answers Each Australian Animal Quiz is presented in two ways: As a PowerPoint for whole class participation; As a set of Quiz Cards intended for a pair-share starter activity where children answer the questions and then swap cards. This process is then repeated until they have answered several questions each. National Curriculum Links: Science: Year 3/4/5: Animals, including Humans; Year 4/5/6: Living things and their Habitats; Year 6: Evolution and Inheritance.
Science: Living things and their Habitats: Dingo Quiz
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Science: Living things and their Habitats: Dingo Quiz

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The dingo quiz contains 30 questions relating to the dingo including its appearance, habitat, life cycle and adaptations. A script for the teacher including the questions and answers is included. The quiz is presented in two ways: As a PowerPoint for whole class participation; As a set of 30 quiz cards intended for a pair-share starter activity where children answer the questions and then swap cards. This process is then repeated until they have answered several questions each. National Curriculum links: Science: Year 3/4/5: Animals, including humans; Year 4/5/6: Living things and their habitats; Year 6: Evolution and inheritance.
Science: Living Things and their Habitats: Kangaroo Quiz
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Science: Living Things and their Habitats: Kangaroo Quiz

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The kangaroo quiz contains 30 questions relating to the kangaroo including its appearance, habitat, life cycle and adaptations. A script for the teacher including the questions and answers is included. The quiz is presented in two ways: As a PowerPoint for whole class participation; As a set of 30 quiz cards intended for a pair-share starter activity where children answer the questions and then swap cards. This process is then repeated until they have answered several questions each. National Curriculum links: Science: Year 3/4/5: Animals, including humans; Year 4/5/6: Living things and their habitats; Year 6: Evolution and inheritance.
Science: Living things and their Habitats: Brush-tailed Possum Quiz
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Science: Living things and their Habitats: Brush-tailed Possum Quiz

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The brush-tailed possum quiz contains 20 questions relating to the brush-tailed possum including its appearance, habitat, life cycle and adaptations. A script for the teacher including the questions and answers is included. The quiz is presented in two ways: As a PowerPoint for whole class participation; As a set of 20 quiz cards intended for a pair-share starter activity where children answer the questions and then swap cards. This process is then repeated until they have answered several questions each. National Curriculum links: Science: Year 3/4/5: Animals, including humans; Year 4/5/6: Living things and their habitats; Year 6: Evolution and inheritance.