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I am a graded 'Outstanding' English and Media teacher for students 11-18 . I often use Philosophy for Children to engage the students and bring learning from the classroom into the world they live in. I thoroughly enjoy creating innovative and exciting schemes and resources that bring learning to life. I have an Instagram account of the same name so you can see the resources and how my classroom looks, with different ideas of how to make a safe and stimulating environment.

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I am a graded 'Outstanding' English and Media teacher for students 11-18 . I often use Philosophy for Children to engage the students and bring learning from the classroom into the world they live in. I thoroughly enjoy creating innovative and exciting schemes and resources that bring learning to life. I have an Instagram account of the same name so you can see the resources and how my classroom looks, with different ideas of how to make a safe and stimulating environment.
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar homework menu
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Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar homework menu

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To tackle the lack of enthusiasm about homework in my school I created a menu of homework. This one targets Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. There are 25 homeworks already planned, differentiated by 'spice'. Since using these menus, where the students pick for themselves, the amount and quality of homework has improved. There is a real focus on grammar, techniques and terminology to ensure students understand the key devices used within English.
Mickey and Edward's relationship in Blood Brothers
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Mickey and Edward's relationship in Blood Brothers

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A complete lesson on Mickey and Edward's relationship in Blood Brothers and how it changes. This is very much formatted to ensure success at GCSE in the Eduqas exam for English Literature. The lesson begins with a Do Now, before practicing skills for the springboard essay where students are given an extract and need to complete an essay using the whole text. This lesson guides students to find key quotes from other parts of the play as well as annotating the extract given. Students are then given a mock exam question to practice. All success criteria, learning objectives and resources needed are within the PowerPoint.
Fahrenheit 451 remote learning booklet
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Fahrenheit 451 remote learning booklet

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This workbook has been created for A and AS Level students to guide them through the text whilst remotely learning. The booklet consists of: A transcript of an interview with Ray Bradbury A summary of the novel, and some questions to answer Social and historical context + knowledge checker Information about the Atomic bomb + a research task A timeline of events in the book Plot Summary of The Hearth and the Salamander + questions Multiple choice quiz on that section Plot Summary of The Sieve and the Sand + questions Multiple choice quiz on that section Plot Summary of Burning Bright + questions Multiple choice quiz on that section A plot diagram Symbols grid work task Themes grid work task Fun facts / things you didn’t know about the novel Suggested further reading
GCSE WJEC/Eduqas English Literature. Poetry- The Soldier- Rupert Brooke Analysis lesson
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GCSE WJEC/Eduqas English Literature. Poetry- The Soldier- Rupert Brooke Analysis lesson

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A complete lesson with all resources, learning objectives, success criteria and poem breakdown. This lesson starts with a do now activity where students explore the stereotypical image of a soldier, mind mapping ideas around an image. The PowerPoint then talks through key notes for the context, content, structure, form, language, imagery and tone of the poem. The poem has a step by step analysis, including key questions, so students can expand understanding and knowledge whilst having discussion opportunities to expand deeper meaning. This can be used as a complete lesson, but it can equally be used as a revision aide for students either in or outside of the classroom. All Eduqas questions are thematic, so the next step would be to pose the question ‘How is War presented in The Soldier’. Teachers are able to edit or add to this lesson to aide understanding - this lesson was created for lower ability sets.
Curious Incident of the dog in the Night-time homework menu
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Curious Incident of the dog in the Night-time homework menu

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To tackle the lack of enthusiasm about homework in my school I created a Nando's menu of homework tasks. This one targets key stage 4 and above and assists teaching of The Curious Incident of the dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon. There are 25 homeworks already planned, differentiated by 'spice'. Since using these menus, where the students pick for themselves, the amount and quality of homework has improved.
Form tutor, patoral and ECM toolkit. Display board ideas for the classroom
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Form tutor, patoral and ECM toolkit. Display board ideas for the classroom

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An easily adapted powerpoint with a range of display ideas, form tools and fun tasks for students to do during form time. The toolkit includes: Birthday display, Achieve your Goals football goal display, ECM board display outlining what each strand is, and what is covered, Pupil of the week board template (alongside pupil of the week certificate template) Homework Pencil reminder template, A-Z classroom personality bunting task
Lord of the Flies Homework menu
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Lord of the Flies Homework menu

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To tackle the lack of enthusiasm about homework in my school I created a Nando's menu of homework tasks. This one targets key stage 4 and above and assists teaching of Lord of the Flies by William Golding. There are 25 homeworks already planned, differentiated by 'spice'. Since using these menus, where the students pick for themselves, the amount and quality of homework has improved
Blood Brothers Homework Menu
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Blood Brothers Homework Menu

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To tackle the lack of enthusiasm about homework in my school I created a menu of homework. This one targets key stage 4 and assists teaching of Blood Brothers by Willy Russell. There are 25 homeworks already planned, differentiated by 'spice'. Since using these menus, where the students pick for themselves, the amount and quality of homework has improved.
Death of a Naturalist - EDUQAS English literature GCSE
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Death of a Naturalist - EDUQAS English literature GCSE

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A complete lesson with all resources, learning objectives, success criteria and poem breakdown. This lesson talks through the context, content, structure, form, language, imagery and tone. With a step by step analysis for the poem, including key questions, students can expand understanding and knowledge. This can be used as a complete lesson, but it can equally be used as a revision aide for students either in or outside of the classroom.
A Christmas Carol and Marxist Criticism
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A Christmas Carol and Marxist Criticism

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A range of resources and a lesson on Marxist Criticism and how to apply it to an analysis of A Christmas Carol for GCSE. Students learn the basics of Marxist criticism and use this to improve close analysis of key scenes in A Christmas Carol. Great for top band students looking to boost their performance in essays and exams.
20+ inspirational authors and poets wall display
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20+ inspirational authors and poets wall display

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A colourful, appealing and interesting display outlining the achievements and successes of numerous famous authors and poets including David Walliams, Charles Dickens, Jacqueline Wilson, Maya Angelou, Harper Lee, Margaret Atwood, William Shakespeare, Roald Dahl and many more. Facts, recommended books and images are all included.
Lesson set on 127 hours
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Lesson set on 127 hours

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Set of lessons using analysis of text and mixed media, including a work booklet, articles, extracts and creative writing. Useful to prepare students for GCSE as well as Key Stage 3. A weeks worth of lessons and activities.
P4C - Philosophy for children - lesson on gender equality
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P4C - Philosophy for children - lesson on gender equality

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A fun, interactive P4C lesson discussing the issue of gender equality. Included in the pack is a workbooklet with a Do Now activity to encourage own opinion, two resources (including one more challenging article for top sets/stretch and challenge) and discussion points. This will help students analyse non fiction texts whilst forming their own opinion and justifying it. Great lesson to link to sexism in literature and film, as well as considering the working world and society around them.