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Like a charity shop but way cheaper. Free resources shared by a KS2 class teacher. If you like what you see then feel free to use!
Cricket Planning
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Cricket Planning

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6 Weeks of Cricket Planning that moves from skill development to game application. I am by no means an expert so apologies if the terminology is incorrect!
LKS2 Varjak Paw Reading and Oracy Unit (3 Weeks)
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LKS2 Varjak Paw Reading and Oracy Unit (3 Weeks)

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This resource is aimed at Year 4 and is based on the first 6 chapters of the brilliant Varjak Paw by SF Said. Each lesson begins with some reading tasks that use Jane Considine’s Book Talk approach, before exploring the chapters further with some oracy-lead learning that follows the tasks and recommendations from Voice 21. Most of the slides have notes underneath for guidance and explanations, I think it is all pretty self explanatory… hopefully. I hope you find this useful if you choose to use it. Please leave any questions in the comment section below and I will try to get back with an answer as soon as. Hope it helps.
Among Us Maths Game
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Among Us Maths Game

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Hello! Since going back to key worker bubbles, I noticed a particular obsession with the game Among Us with my Year 4 group. This resource uses aspects of the game to get the children engaging with their maths work. There are 6 arithmetic questions with the answers, each one next to a character from the game. Five of the answers are correct, one of them is wrong; this character is the ‘imposter’. The children need to calculate the answers to the questions until they find the incorrect calculation they need to call for an ‘Emergency Meeting’ (slide 2) and state the colour of the character they think is the imposter. if they are correct, they need to explain how they knew and model the correct calculation (slide 3). If they are incorrect, back to slide one and keep calculating. The slides are fully editable. All you will need to change is the calculations (I heavily relied on Third Space Learning’s Fluent in Five) and the colour of the imposter. Hope this helps.
TimesTables Loop Cards
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TimesTables Loop Cards

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Here is a simple, easily-editable resources that is aimed at giving the children the opportunity to practise their times tables skills. Each child gets one card each. Each card has a statement at the top and a question underneath. The first child reads their statement and someone else in the room will have the answer. They will then read their statement (answer) before reading their question aloud. This pattern continues until the child who went first reads their statement. This is a fun task that I have done for my Year 4’s in preparation for the MTC but can be used in UKS2 classes as a recap task. Its also fun to time the children and see if they can do it a little faster each time. Hope it helps
PE Planning Gymnastics: Balancing and Travelling
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PE Planning Gymnastics: Balancing and Travelling

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Here is a half terms worth of gymnastics planning with a focus on balance and travel. I am by no means an expert on this subject but thought that this might help a few people out and save a bit of time. The unit starts with a focus on individual balances and traveling before moving on to group work and building sequences. Cheers.
LKS2 Football Planning
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LKS2 Football Planning

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Here is a seven week unit of work for teaching football to children in Lower Key Stage 2 (although activities can be easily adapted to suit older or younger learners). The sessions cover ball control, dribbling, passing, shooting and goalkeeping. The sessions follow a structure of warm up games, introducing the activity, having a go at the whole skill, breaking it down into parts and building it back up as a whole skill again before going through a few drills. For many of the activities it might be worth splitting your class so you have the more competent players in the same group so they can challenge themselves appropriately. Hope this is of some use!
Kensuke's Kingdom Chapter 5 - 10 Guided Reading Questions
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Kensuke's Kingdom Chapter 5 - 10 Guided Reading Questions

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This resource is intended to be used for guided reading lessons when studying the wonderful Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. Each lesson is made up of some quick fire questions (retrieval and inference) and then a longer written question (inspired by the Book Talk reading scheme by Jane Considine) and each chapter is consolidated with VIPERS questions from Literacy Shed Plus (subscription required but very worth it). The last slide provides guidance for how to use the resource. If it us useful then I will be happy to make and share the same for Chapters 1-4. Hope it helps!
Kensuke's Kingdom Vocabulary and dual coding Ch. 1-3
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Kensuke's Kingdom Vocabulary and dual coding Ch. 1-3

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This resource is designed to help children with new and unfamiliar vocabulary to help deepen their understand the excellent Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. When teaching this book in the past, I have noticed that there was a lot of vocabulary and idioms that some of the children were struggling to access because either they had not heard or seen the words or phrases before, or had seen or heard of them but were unsure of what they meant. When reading this book, I would have the images displayed on the board for the children to see as we read each chapter and I would print and chop up the idioms and hand them out to some of the children in the class. Those with the idiom would need to pay extra attention and, when their phrase is read out, they would stand up and read the meaning out loud. The other children may wish to record this new vocabulary for future use as these phrases could be useful in their written work. Or you would use it in a different way to suit your class, whatever works!
LSK2 The Kingdom of Benin 2 Unit and Knowledge Organiser
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LSK2 The Kingdom of Benin 2 Unit and Knowledge Organiser

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This unit (Part 2 of 3) focuses on the Decline of the Kingdom of Benin, Daily Life, Art in Benin and Benin City. Each lesson is followed by retrieval tasks based on the books by Kate Jones. Hope you find it useful and if there are any questions, pop them in the comments box and I will get back as soon as I can. DIsclaimer: I am by no means an expert on this subject and there may be inaccuracies, did the best with what I have managed to cobble together from the internet.
Art and DT: Traditional African Jewellery and Fastening
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Art and DT: Traditional African Jewellery and Fastening

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This resource is made up of planning and lesson slides for a unit on researching, designing, analysing, creating and evaluating some traditional African style Jewellery. The children will look at bracelets, necklaces and head wear and investigate different ways that the jewellery can be fastened as the main focus of the learning. Children will need decide which item of jewellery they will make and then decide on the best way to fasten it based on 6 different fastening mechanisms. They will know if they have been successful if their product stays fastened when they do it up, that it is the correct size for them to wear without falling off, that is it in the style of traditional African Jewellery and that it doesn’t explode (very important!). Hope this helps!
The Ancient Mayans
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The Ancient Mayans

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Here are the slides and resources for a unit based on the Ancient Mayans. They focus on using Dual Coding to embed the key knowledge in the first couple of lessons before moving onto chronology, daily life, legacy, beliefs and exploring a Mayan city. This is aimed at Lower Key Stage 2 but can easily be adapted for Upper Key Stage 2. I am by no means an expert in this field but you never know, it might be useful.
Cool by Michael Morpurgo Guided Reading Questions
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Cool by Michael Morpurgo Guided Reading Questions

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I have made this resource for my Year 5 class to use to support their reading skills. All of the questions relate to the reading domains (2a-2h), I have tried to make them look similar to what they might be seeing in their SATs. The questions relate to four page chunks of the book to give them time to read and answer the questions in a guided reading session. Hope you find it useful, some of the questions may not link directly to the strands (I'm by no means an expert!) so if anything needs changing please comment.
Kingdom of Benin
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Kingdom of Benin

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Hello, Here is some History planning that I have put together over the last couple of years based on the Kingdom of Benin. I must stress that I am by no means an expert and went into this with zero knowledge about this civilization and it has been a pretty steep learning curve putting this together! However, if this is able to help anyone out then great. The slides focus on the British Empire, an overview of the kingdom and key events, important people, art, daily life and finishes on slavery. I tried to be as careful and as respectful as I could with teaching about slavery as it is a very sensitive issue. This is used with my Year 4 learners. Hope it helps.
Taking Flight Diary Entry and New Adventure
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Taking Flight Diary Entry and New Adventure

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This is a three-ish week plan for the wonderful video clip Taking Flight which can be found on the equally as wonderful Literacy Shed and YouTube. The plans start with a short unit on diary writing where the children will write from the point of view of the boy in the story reflecting on his adventures with his Grandpa. The planning then progresses to the children creating a new adventure for the child and his Grandpa to go on and writing the narrative for it. At the time of posting this I have not taught it so I have no idea if this will be good or a total flop! Some of the ideas in the planning are taken from The Writing Revolution, well worth a read. If you want to use the plans then great! I have slides and resources to go with it but the slides are on a file type which is currently not supported by TES (Lynx). However, if you want them I can always convert them into Smart Notebook slides and attach to this file. I can’t be bothered to do it now, its been a long day.!
Battle of Britain by Chris Priestly Guided Reading Questions
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Battle of Britain by Chris Priestly Guided Reading Questions

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This resource is a guided reading activity I have prepared for my year 5 class to support our WW2 topic. Each page has a series of questions that link into the guided reading standards (2a-2h) in an attempt to find a simple, measurable way to find out what the children doing the activity can do well and need support with. I have tried to make the questions look and sound similar to the type of questions they will have in a SATs paper. Some of the pages have questions on the left and answers on the right, but not all of them; they are fairly straight forward though. I think I have made the questions relevant to each strand but feel free to comment if any need changing. Hope this helps.
Replay: Turning a Film into Narrative
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Replay: Turning a Film into Narrative

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Literacy Planning I am using with my Year 5 class based on the animated film clip ‘Replay’ which can be found on YouTube and the Literacy Shed. There are a million ways that this clip can be used but this planning is based on turning the film clip into narrative. Inspired to give this a go after reading Modelling Exciting Writing, a brilliant book full of fab ideas!
History: Roman Planning
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History: Roman Planning

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10 Weeks worth of planning about the Romans with a bit of a focus on Lincolnshire for a couple of lessons. This was planned to be delivered to KS2 children as the planning is flexible to be accessed by children from Year 3 to 6.
POG (Padraig Kenny) Setting Description
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POG (Padraig Kenny) Setting Description

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This is a short set of plans for a setting description based on the wonderful POG by Padraig Kenny. The unit is aimed at Year 5 children but can be easily adapted for any Key Stage 2 learners. The children will write from the point of view of Penny or David to describe their new house on the first day that they moved into it just like they do in the book. This planning pulls on resources from Descriptosaurus and the Literacy Shed (because they’re great) and is hopefully useful to anyone wishing to use this book to inspire some creative writing. Hope it helps!
Descriptive Writing based on The River by Alessandro Sanna
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Descriptive Writing based on The River by Alessandro Sanna

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A short descriptive unit of work based on the water colour masterpiece ‘The River’ by Alessandro Sanna. This unit of work was used to fill a spare week but turned out to be one that the kids liked (mainly because they got to do art in literacy, scandalous!) . This was also taught along side our class reader ‘The Explorer’ for a Rivers and Mountains topic. This unit pulls on resources such as Descriptosaurus which is an excellent resource to develop children’s descriptive vocabulary if used in the right way. Hope its of use!