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I am a primary school teacher with a passion for healthy living and fitness and love to get pupils engaged in learning about leading a healthy lifestyle and good habits for life. The resources included are lesson plans, power Point Presentations, hands on activities with many cross curricular links. I will appreciate any feedback that you may have. :-)

I am a primary school teacher with a passion for healthy living and fitness and love to get pupils engaged in learning about leading a healthy lifestyle and good habits for life. The resources included are lesson plans, power Point Presentations, hands on activities with many cross curricular links. I will appreciate any feedback that you may have. :-)
Science ks 2 water transportation around the body
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Science ks 2 water transportation around the body

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This lesson has been written for upper KS 2. The crux of the lesson is to find out as a class how water and nutrients are transported in the body to where they are needed. Also to gain an understanding of how blood has a function on the body and the role within the body; as well as understanding what the body’s circulatory system is responsible for and how it transports materials throughout the entire body. Discussions can also be generated on possible illnesses that are caused if the body doesn’t function adequately. Opportunities to invite st. Johns ambulance to offer talks to pupils can be arranged. (see website in web site links) Other First aid lesson plans can be found on this site. This lesson offers a good understanding on why water is vital to us humans, and how nutrients are transported around the body from the water we drink. Look out for the advanced water transportation lesson in the coming week. This lesson would be ideal to be taught over several days. files included: ppp lesson plan teacher background notes website list teaching resources Feed back and reviews would be appreciated
KS2 Geography Farming in the UK
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KS2 Geography Farming in the UK

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These three lessons are suitable for upper KS2. Included in these three lessons are lesson plans, PPP , resources and weblinks including an opportunity for Children to interview a local farmer as well as watch the BBC programme – Jimmy’s Farm Heroes 2008 (1 hour in length), making notes about what is affecting today’s farmers the most. Children in Lesson 1 will compose questions to ask a farmer and interpret his/her answers In Lesson 2 children will understand the link between land use and economic activity. By the end of lesson 1 children will be able to ask open ended questions. Interpret information from different sources and evaluate, from interviewing, that there are physical and human characteristics that affect farming. By the end of lesson 2 children will successfully identify land use; Identify the effect of land use on economic activity. As well as identify the distribution of food from its origin. Included is a photo of some notes the class teacher took when interviewing a local Cornish Farmer. Lesson three - Farm to Fork This lesson follows on from Farming in the UK interviewing local farmers; giving opportunities for researching different types of farming, expressing views and opinions on farming and how food ends up on our plates. Answering questions: do you know where our food comes from? As a nation should we be supporting our local farmers? There are links to a number of numeracy lessons on how far food travels from farms to end up on the supermarket shelves. Websites provide information on locations of locally sourced food products, and who these farmers sell their produce to. It is not just dairy, rearing animals, crop growing; fishermen are also farmers, catching fish to sell at markets and restaurants. This lesson provides opportunities for discussion on farming life and the produce that is sold to supermarkets and other sources for profit.
KS 2  PE Athletics Unit of work
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KS 2 PE Athletics Unit of work

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KS 2 PE Athletics unit of work includes 7 lesson plans and instructions for the activities. Suitable for all KS2, Ideally for Yr5 - Yr6 Activities include running short sprints, long distances, hurdle jumping, long jumping, throwing, heaving and fling with a final lesson of a Multi Athletics Olympics
Yr 6  Biography Talk4writing Harriet Tubman
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Yr 6 Biography Talk4writing Harriet Tubman

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Biography Talk4writing yr 6 Harriet Tubman and the Underground railway The following 4 weeks of English has been carefully thought-out and planned for primarily yr 6, but can be taught to yr 5 as well. The first week looks at the features of a biography, and recognising the key features and with this children will learn about a famous abolitionist Harriet Tubman and her biography through a text and a BBC clip. A story map has not been included, however, if you wish to purchase the story map then please get in touch. Interesting activities have been included based around grammar and a reading comprehension to retrieve information about the text. The second week offers opportunities for children to identify grammatical features in a biography, using the box up plan to help develop ideas, before composing ideas orally and in writing. The English lessons links to History, where children will research another abolitionist/civil right campaigner or a Quaker during the 19th Century. This research will give children a deeper understanding on what life as a slave working on a plantation was like in the United States of America or as a worker in Great Briton in the work houses in Victorian Briton. During this week, children will use the box up grid to develop ideas before starting to prepare a shared piece of writing on either famous person. The third week focuses on continuing a shared write putting together a complete biography aiming to write five paragraphs. Other fun activities include role playing a Historian of American History/slavery radio phone in. In week four children will choose and write independently a biography about another historical person from the Victorian era who have made a difference to our lives today. This four week block will link to a cross curricular topics of: The Victorians or 19th Century American history. Take the time to read the biography of Harriet Tubman by Dorothy Sterling before you teach the 4 week block or read it as a class book. I enjoyed reading Harriet’s biography. Coming soon in my shop will be an American / British Victorian era term topic overview!
KS2  Science A Balanced Diet
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KS2 Science A Balanced Diet

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This lesson is suitable for upper kS2 Giving opportunities to research the principles of what a balanced diet is. Understand the reasons why we should eat a balanced diet, by explaining what a balanced diet consists off. By the end of the lesson pupils will be able to give an explanation of a well balanced and healthy diet through the ‘eat well’ plate; successfully categorise the different types of food that make up our diet. Explain what the proportions are; and how we should eat them, recall the differences of good and bad fats and identify processed sugars and natural sugars in food sources. With a focus on teaching Healthy food and exercise involves a balanced diet and keeping fit. Refer the teaching notes and websites. Independent/groups activities include placing foods correctly on the eatwell plate using the word vocabulary document. (Use hoops for the different food groups) Independently design a day’s menu that has the entire food groups in.
KS2 RE -Faith, Festivals, Food and Celebrations
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KS2 RE -Faith, Festivals, Food and Celebrations

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An interesting and interactive based unit of work planned for upper key stage two. This unit of work is a six week block that gives pupils opportunities to research about the different religions and the food they are allowed to eat. The following objectives are laid out below week by week. W 1 To Research foods that are forbidden and permitted from different religions from around the world. W 2 Understand through research different cultures have different celebrations and dietary requirements W 3 Research a religion and continue researching about its culture and celebrations W 4 To study in further detail a religion continuing research about its culture and celebrations. W 5 To design a menu for the religion already research selecting food that can be eaten for that religion. Identify the foods that are excluded from their diet from previous research. W 6 To explain what the religious beliefs are. To give an oral account of the religion researched, the festivals, celebrations and the menus designed.
KS2 Science Circulatory system
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KS2 Science Circulatory system

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KS2 Science Circulatory system This lesson is suitable for upper KS2. Practical activities, interactive games and quizzes are included. Pupils will be able to identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system within the body; and explain the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood. Learning all about the circulatory system provides opportunities to learn and label the heart and the role of each part of the heart; the function of blood vessels and the role of the oxygenated and deoxygenated blood in the body. Invitations for a qualified first aider to visit would allow pupils to learn about CPR, the recovery position and general first aid. Included files : ppp lesson plan website list teacher background notes
KS2 Geography Food distribution & war
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KS2 Geography Food distribution & war

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This lesson has been written for upper KS2. Food distribution can be affected by unfair food distribution, war, environmental disaster and climate conditions affect the lives of millions around the world. ‘Does war cause hunger?’ As Mercy Corp state ‘being hungry means more than just missing a meal. It’s a debilitating crisis that has more than 820 million people in its grip. Hunger is a perilous cycle that passes from one generation to the next: Families who struggle with chronic hunger and malnutrition consistently go without the nutrients their minds and bodies need, which then prevents them from being able to work, go to school, or improve their lives.’ Pupils will look into and discuss what things children in conflicted areas need each day for their survival. As well as locating war and conflicts around the world and how environmental disasters affect agriculture and crop production, answering the question does climate change have an impact
ks 2 Poetry
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ks 2 Poetry

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Read and create Poetry This unit of work is for upper KS2. Lesson one starts with discussing how authors use language in poetry to capture the reader’s attention. Starting with synonyms and recapping what a synonym is. Asking pupils to write down on whiteboards what their interpretation of a synonym is. Lesson two continues with Identifying how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning of a prose with a task; using personification and making kitchen utensils to life. As the weeks progresses, pupils will understand how to use personification, similes, synonyms in own writing; thinking how writing styles creates imagery. Pupils would take time reading different prose about food during the week and by the end of the week pupils would spend time refining and evaluating sentences using personification synonyms, metaphors, imagery and similes for impact. A review from this lesson would be appreciated.
KS 2 Science Bacteria Lesson
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KS 2 Science Bacteria Lesson

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This lesson is designed upper KS2 Giving opportunities for pupils to explain why it is important to follow rules when handling raw meat. To also outline and conclude why bacteria can be harmful when food is involved. After the activity pupils should successfully be able to prepare raw meat for cooking. The science lesson gives pupils a chance to explore how easy it is to transfer raw meat on hands over surfaces, and why it is important to wash hands immediately after handling raw meat, as the bacteria on the hands is harmful. Pupils will learn why it is important to follow rules when handling raw meat. By the end of the lesson from the watching clips on ‘You Tube’ and reading Jamie Oliver’s cooking skills on safety and avoiding cross contamination, pupils will be able to identify and make corrections to a set of instructions on handling raw meat or write own instructions.
KS2 Maths Food on a budget
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KS2 Maths Food on a budget

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These lessons are suitable for upper KS2. Opportunities are given to pupils to think of their favourite meals writing down the ingredients needed, checking the recipe and given a budget to role play buying the ingredients across different supermarkets. Pupils would also gain an understanding of VAT, working out the VAT on food produce. Towards the end of the week, pupils will be given a budget to plan a week’s family menu, and evaluate the prices across the different supermarkets constructing tally charts, pie charts and graphs to evaluate the data collected. The four days of lessons are all prepared on one PPP listing all resources and website needed for teaching. Two characters Charlie and Lee have been used to ask questions to the children or giving a statement that the children will have to answer using stem sentences (that you are using in your class) in giving their explanations and reasonings Feedback and comments would be appreciated, Thank you in advance.
KS1  Level 1 swimming lessons
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KS1 Level 1 swimming lessons

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The following swimming lessons have been put together for teachers and support staff who take their classes swimming. There are 7 stages with Swim England website that are taught to children in schools. Attached is a six week block of lessons for children at level one at swimming. I am a qualified swimming teacher who teaches all levels of Swim England standards, and will be putting levels 2-7 together. Let me know if your teaching swimming in your school, and the level on poolside and would like some lessons in particular areas??
Grow your own Topic
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Grow your own Topic

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A topic has been written for parents who home school and teachers who would like a fun topic that offers opportunities for children and pupils to choose what fruit and vegetables they would like to grow in their home garden or school garden. Through research choose the vegetables they would like to eat later in the year. Parents and teachers can use the websites listed to help in their ’ grow your own ’ topic and through this, offers many opportunities to spend time outdoors preparing an area of the garden for growing crops. My two and half year old enjoyed placing the pea seeds in the seed trays indoors ready in a few weeks to plant the seedlings outdoors. All children will enjoy being involved in the sewing of the seeds, to eventually harvesting the crops to enjoy and eat. Additional activities for older children allows further research to be carried out online: To transfer the data collected onto maps produce posters on what is needed to be successful at growing vegetables or fruits, thinking about what tools are needed and the time of year the seeds will be planted. A storyboard/ time board activity to draw the process of preparing the veg patch, planting the seeds indoors, watering, planting out the seedlings outside to how long it takes the vegetables to grow. (Those children who love drawing can draw further detailed drawings of the vegetables) Enjoy and have fun spending time outdoors in this topic.
KS 2 Science muscular system lesson
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KS 2 Science muscular system lesson

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This science lesson has been planned for lower KS2 but can be used for the teaching in upper KS2 as well. Giving opportunities for children to learn all about the muscular system in humans,that there are three types of muscles in the body and their function, how the muscles move in performing different actions and the terms/ vocabulary used in describing these actions with a series of fun activities which will reinforce learning. The lesson that follows this lesson is the skeletal system. Look out for the new resource that will be coming soon!
KS 2 PE  Planning Circuit and Fitness
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KS 2 PE Planning Circuit and Fitness

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This unit of work offers a fun work out where you will find a six week programme with warm ups, main exercises and cool downs. Station cards with photos to demonstrate the exercise and teaching points. If your a supply teacher and need a PE lesson, this would make a great stand alone lesson as all resources are prepared and ready to use. See Keep fit Circuit Plan weeks one to six for background information. Any feedback and comments would be greatly appreciated.
KS2  Geography Food Distribution
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KS2 Geography Food Distribution

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This lesson has been written for upper KS2 Food distribution is a current issue as is food production; this lesson is about both these issues. Children will consider both and investigate what foods are grown, produced and distributed in the UK; the impact farmers are facing with costs and profits when supplying their produce to supermarkets. Children will have opportunities in mapping food production and distribution in the Great Britain and around the world, and write a report on why there is so much food waste from vegetables grown as they don’t match the supermarkets criteria in size and shape.
KS 2 Maths A sugary Tax
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KS 2 Maths A sugary Tax

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A sugary Tax These lessons are suitable for upper KS2. Pupils will research and understand the nutritional value of foods and drinks focussing on sugar content and identify foods and drinks with high sugar levels. The initial task pupils will complete would be to ‘Thought Shower’ which foods have high sugar content, then compile a list of named foods and drinks and prices of these foods and drinks. In TP’s using supermarkets online look up foods and drinks listing Carbohydrates of which are sugars per 100g per serving and the prices. Research the same product on two different supermarkets listing the prices. Answering the Question: Is there a difference in price between the supermarkets? Lesson two will give opportunities for pupils to work out the tax that would be enforced comparing the price to the price before tax is added. This lesson carries over to lesson three where pupils will use the calculations of the VAT on the food and input data of the amount of teaspoons of sugar in drinks and foods to create a pie chart and then to write a summary of findings. In this summary of what your results show, pupils will their own opinions on the sugar tax. Lesson four is a practical lesson in bread making weighing out correctly ingredients to bake a loaf of bread and follow instructions carefully of a bread recipe. This lesson is linked to a science lesson where pupils will look at how yeast works and that some microbes are beneficial.
KS 2 English News Fact or Fiction
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KS 2 English News Fact or Fiction

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This unit of work is suitable for upper KS2. The learning in these five lessons offers pupils to research and read different newspapers and distinguish between factual information and opinions based on factual information; Read and explore a range of journalistic writing and identify how a newspaper reports on specific events. Leading on to comparing and contrasting journalistic articles using the 5w’s and how and evaluating the effectiveness and impact different journalistic articles have on its target audience. Lesson one starts with distinguishing between facts and opinions in the newspapers and answering questions with the importance of answering questions with the 5 W’s. The weeks focus is all about when the sugar tax was first introduced and how the sugar tax has impacted on reducing the obesity of the nation. These newspaper articles will be evaluated and questions will be answered – Q. what type of language is used? Q. What’s it purpose/impact on audience? Q. is formal or informal language used? Q. Is all the information needed? Q. Is anything missing? Q. Who is the intended audience? By the end of the week pupils should be able to identify the key language features, the structure and layouts features and explain what the differences are between fact and opinion. A following week’s planning leads into writing own newspaper reports. ‘Hot of the press’ can be purchased separately or purchased in a bundle.
KS 2 Science Pioneers in modern medicine
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KS 2 Science Pioneers in modern medicine

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This lesson is designed for upper KS2 There are many pioneers in modern medicine; this lesson gives pupils opportunities to think about what they already know about infectious disease and illnesses, as well as researching famous scientists whom have made an impact on our health when fighting disease and illness, their invention, cure and treatment . Pupils can use the web links for their research and the Red Cross link for possible activities and further research. Included in this lesson, there is a PPP, website links, templates and the lesson plan
PE Circuit Training lesson
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PE Circuit Training lesson

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An ideal one off PE lesson suitable for both supply and class teachers as a bank lesson. Can be taught for KS1, KS2 and KS3. The ppp comes with warm up,main exercises and cool down exercises with photos and teaching points; all exercises are body weight exercises. Let me know what you think of the resources and how you taught the session.