Earth Day activity bundle

Earth Day activity bundle

Ideal for both KS1 and KS2 (the Thinking Activities are also useful KS3 study aids and exam preparation material) the Earth Day activity bundle provides you with everything you with resources for a whole week's worth of fun and learning. This Earth Day bundle includes: 'I can...' statements (14 cards 'I can...' cards with printable wall chart, additional editable templates so you can add/ change your own ideas) - suitable for KS1 & KS2 Sustainable student activities (Thinking Cards and Self-Organised Learning) - suitable for upper KS2 & KS3 Earth Day Bingo (The difficulty of the games ranges from: the reading of key words and showing of flash card illustrations (younger students) through to the reading of scientific and geographic terminology and definitions (older students). Bingo game cards range for 9 boxes to 16 boxes. For the older students to requirements of the game can be: recognition of key words from definition (easier game) or recognition of definitions from key words (harder game)) - suitable all age groups Earth Day Bookmarks - suitable all age groups Earth Day Pledge (encourage your pupils to set personal goals and make pledges during the week) - suitable all age groups Earth Week Daily Targets (setting targets is a great way to start the week with your class or form) - suitable all age groups Forward Thinking 5 Activities - suitable upper KS2 & KS3 Gardening Activities x6 - suitable KS1 & KS2 Acrostic Poems - suitable KS1 & KS2 Earth Day Wordsearch (x4 differentiated) - levels of difficulty appropriate for KS1, 2 & 3 Earth Day Certificates (in ppt format for easy edit) - suitable all age groups Earth Week Diary - suitable all age groups This comprehensive Earth Day/ Earth Week activity pack comprises of 11 beautifully presented and thought-provoking sustainable-themed activities and an editable set of class Earth Day certificates. The differentiated activities mean this bundle is a suitable Earth Day activity for all age ranges.
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Kensuke's Kingdom book study

Kensuke's Kingdom book study

Ideal for Book Week or when reading Kensuke's Kingdom as a class. Resource is provided in 3 file types: Word, PDF and flipchart. This comprehensive book study contains more than 15 activities and dozens of comprehension questions. Also provides students with the opportunity to stop at intervals to discuss and think about the text so far. Activities include: newspaper article writing, poetry, group discussion, illustration work, persuasive writing and information writing among many others. This resource will work in English class as a lesson strand or as a stand alone book study. Book Week lesson plan. Book Week activities. Kensuke's Kingdom activities. Kensuke's Kingdom lesson plan.
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Betsy Byars' Midnight Fox Book Study

Betsy Byars' Midnight Fox Book Study

Betsy Byars' Midnight Fox Book Study is ideal as a unit of work when the students are reading the fantastic book and as a Book Week case study. The pages of this presentation are dedicated to chapters of the book so you can have visuals on the board as the students read along, followed by clear thinking exercises and instructions for writing, drawing and group work activities. The download includes both Active Inspire and PDF versions. Each version contains 15 activities over 29 pages.
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Percy Fawcett Presentation

Percy Fawcett Presentation

This slideshow presentation details the life of famous British explorer Percy Fawcett. This can be used when teaching historical figures, explorers, rainforests and how real figures become the inspiration for fictional characters. I created this presentation for Book Week, Earth Day and Environment Week and taught about the adventurer Percy Fawcett in the Amazon jungle after reading the book The Great Kapook Tree.
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WANTED - target poster - Reading, Writing, Maths, BfL

WANTED - target poster - Reading, Writing, Maths, BfL

Looking for a manageable way to display your pupils targets? Display these skills WANTED posters in your classroom so your students can have their learning targets visible at all times. The PowerPoint file currently has space for a target in: Reading, Writing, Maths and Behaviour for Learning (BfL). These can be easily changed to suit your class needs. The file also contains blank slips for writing the targets, these can be glued on top of achieved targets so the students can take pride in seeing how many targets they have achieved in the key subjects.
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Reflection and translation

Reflection and translation

This National Curriculum KS2 Maths 4-lesson unit of unit reinforces the pupils' understanding of reflection, introduces translation and then combines the two concepts. Each lesson contains warm-up exercises and resources - everything is ready for print and learning! The original file is a flip chart, and I have also created a PDF version which is also located in this download. Do you want to assess your students' understanding of reflection and translation? This reflection and translation assessment was created to directly follow this unit of work: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/reflections-and-translations-assessment-11534928
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25 reading comprehension and inferential activities

25 reading comprehension and inferential activities

I created this resource when I realised that several of my students struggled to infer when reading. This is an independent activity in my Guided Reading carousel. Some minor input from me on the difference between comprehending and inferring was all the children needed before getting started. I encourage the students to find more 'infer' answers than 'comprehended' answers. What I love about this activity is that it has allowed my students to develop their inferential skills when reading worded texts, as well as analysing pictures. The absence of words means it is ideal for numerous reading abilities. This reading inferential resource contains 25 activities. This is great as part of a Guided Reading session or carousel of activities, it could also be used as a lesson starter, morning activity or library session activity.
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Peer review guidance poster

Peer review guidance poster

Peer review is an excellent end of lesson plenary activity for writing lessons. In my class I have these posters doubled-sided-printed and laminated and readily available around the room as well as featuring on my English display board. The first two students to have adequately finished their work then peer review each others' by offering a compliment, suggestion and correction. Having completed the activity a couple of times the students really understand what makes constructive feedback (the guidance also helps with this). A great writing plenary.
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Earth Day activity bundle

Earth Day activity bundle

Ideal for both KS1 and KS2 (the Thinking Activities are also useful KS3 study aids and exam preparation material) the Earth Day activity bundle provides you with everything you with resources for a whole week's worth of fun and learning. This Earth Day bundle includes: 'I can...' statements (14 cards 'I can...' cards with printable wall chart, additional editable templates so you can add/ change your own ideas) - suitable for KS1 & KS2 Sustainable student activities (Thinking Cards and Self-Organised Learning) - suitable for upper KS2 & KS3 Earth Day Bingo (The difficulty of the games ranges from: the reading of key words and showing of flash card illustrations (younger students) through to the reading of scientific and geographic terminology and definitions (older students). Bingo game cards range for 9 boxes to 16 boxes. For the older students to requirements of the game can be: recognition of key words from definition (easier game) or recognition of definitions from key words (harder game)) - suitable all age groups Earth Day Bookmarks - suitable all age groups Earth Day Pledge (encourage your pupils to set personal goals and make pledges during the week) - suitable all age groups Earth Week Daily Targets (setting targets is a great way to start the week with your class or form) - suitable all age groups Forward Thinking 5 Activities - suitable upper KS2 & KS3 Gardening Activities x6 - suitable KS1 & KS2 Acrostic Poems - suitable KS1 & KS2 Earth Day Wordsearch (x4 differentiated) - levels of difficulty appropriate for KS1, 2 & 3 Earth Day Certificates (in ppt format for easy edit) - suitable all age groups Earth Week Diary - suitable all age groups This comprehensive Earth Day/ Earth Week activity pack comprises of 11 beautifully presented and thought-provoking sustainable-themed activities and an editable set of class Earth Day certificates. The differentiated activities mean this bundle is a suitable Earth Day activity for all age ranges.
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Around the World in 80 Days Activities

Around the World in 80 Days Activities

Maths and Geography investigations based on the book Around the World in 80 days. Students are encouraged to use the Internet to research distances, flight costs and durations.
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Earth Day pledge

Earth Day pledge

Start the fun on Earth Day/ Week by having your pupils make a pledge. This Earth Day activity allows your pupils to take ownership of their targets for the week and become responsible global citizens. This colorful and exciting pledge can be used as a place mat or displayed on the wall during Earth Week. Two variants include Earth Day and Earth Week for whichever event you are celebrating this year.
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Earth Day Earth Week diary

Earth Day Earth Week diary

Two differentiated versions - younger and older Pupils. Pupils become responsible environmental citizens and improve their Geo-literacy skills at the same time with this Earth Day weekly Diary! The booklet has been designed to be used by pupils as a part of their Earth Day celebrations. Encourage your pupils to continue the Earth Day activities away from school and take vital messages home. Importantly, this will allow your pupils to take their Earth Day learning home to share with siblings and parents. Younger pupils: requires the students to draw their daily exercises and, if required, write a few lines to accompany their illustrations. Older pupils: contains 'I can...' statements for the pupils to work towards, section to write daily experience, section to write how they helped the environment that day, section to list what contributions they made towards the 3Rs. This diary can also be used as part of your classroom work - afternoon activity, reflection time, informal assessment, as a daily 5-minute filler or a week-long Earth Day homework project The document currently contains pages for 7 daily entries, however, just print more pages for a bigger diary. Print the diary '2-sided' on the 'short edge' - or simply print and staple together.
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Earth Day cut and colour 'I can...' statements

Earth Day cut and colour 'I can...' statements

These Earth Day Cut and Color I can... statements are a great resource for using with young students who are learning to become sustainable students. Simply cut and color the statements after an Earth Week activity and paste onto the I can... poster. The students take pride in completing an activity and being able to complete the 'I can...' statement. The poster adds a visual/ non-formal assessment element to the learning. The statements provided include the familiar: I can recycle, I can re-use, I can reduce; the interesting: I can repair, I can rot; the exciting: I can walk or cycle, I can make a compost. In total there are 14 statements and blank templates to make your own. Also included is an A3-sized poster template for the pupils to attach up to 12 of their statements during the Earth Day/ Earth Week celebrations. This resource develops the standard '3 Rs' of sustainability by introducing the students to the '6 Rs' and more concepts for looking after 'Mother' Earth.
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Earth Day targets for the week

Earth Day targets for the week

What do you want to achieve from Earth Day? When starting a new area of learning or project I find that it is a great idea to have the class set themselves personal and individual targets. This file contains two sheets. The first contains the sub-headings for the days of the week, the second is blank for the student to add their own entries.
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Forward Thinking Geography concepts

Forward Thinking Geography concepts

Forward Thinking: For Tomorrow's World is a set of critical thinking exercises that challenge pupils to apply knowledge and skills to 5 geographical scenarios. Ideal for a lesson starter, warm-up to a skills lesson or exam preparation, these activities encourage the pupils to 1) apply knowledge, 2) communicate, 3) discuss and collaborate, to come with potential solutions to real-world problems
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Earth Day bingo

Earth Day bingo

Your Earth Day/ Earth Week celebrations can be made more fun for your pupils with a game of Earth Day Bingo! This Earth Day activity is ideal for introducing, reinforcing or assessing your students’ knowledge of age appropriate geography and sustainability key words and concepts. 5 differentiated Earth Day bingo game activities for 5-18 years old. The difficulty of the games ranges from: the reading of key words and showing of flash card illustrations (KS1) through to the reading of scientific and geographic terminology and definitions (KS2 - KS3). Bingo game cards range for 9 boxes to 16 boxes. For the older students to requirements of the game can be: recognition of key words from definition (easier game) or recognition of definitions from key words (harder game)
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Earth Day acrostic poetry writing frames

Earth Day acrostic poetry writing frames

Looking for activities to compliment your Earth Day celebrations. Eight acrostic poem writing frames with additional 'hands around the world' creative and displayable poster. Files are editable so you can create your own writing frames.
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Earth Day word searches (differentiated)

Earth Day word searches (differentiated)

Great fun during Earth Day or Earth Week Activities. Colourful and differentiated word search activities. Number of words hidden in the puzzles ranges from 8-42! Therefore this resource is suitable for many classes during Earth Day/ Earth Week or when studying Geography/ Environmental Studies, sustainability, pollution, renewable resources. The first level word search focuses on 8 important words that the students will be introduced to throughout Earth Day celebrations. The hardest word search sheet would be ideal for KS2 and 3 students who want the challenge of finding 42 words and understanding all the technical vocabulary.
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Earth Day gardening activities

Earth Day gardening activities

Looking for some green-fingered activities for Earth Day? This download contains six easy to run gardening activities. Ideal for an Earth Day or Earth Week activity. Let your pupils get green fingers and become young gardeners during your Earth Day celebrations. Mini themes can include: learning about the growth of seeds, the role insects play in our environment and farming, and how household materials can be re-used in the garden. My young gardener's club, who were 5-6 years old, loved these activities. Older students will also appreciate the opportunity to get their hands dirty and seek out bugs on the school grounds.
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Reflections and Translations assessment

Reflections and Translations assessment

Reflections and Translations assessment is ideal for Key Stage 2 assessment of learning or reflection and translation SATS practise. Can also be used as an assessment for learning/ pre-assessment reflections and translations tool. This reflections and translations test paper comes with marking scheme and question objectives: Describe movements between positions as translations of a given unit to the left / right and up / down (+/- y/x) Identify and solve problems involving rotations, reflections and translations Identify the position of a shape following a reflection or translation Describe position of a shape following a reflection or translation, using the appropriate language, and know that the shape has not changed Describe position using coordinates in all four quadrants Draw and translate simple shapes on the coordinate plane, and reflect them in the axes Predict missing coordinates of quadrilaterals by using the properties of shapes You may also like: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/numbers-colours-shapes-classroom-objects-flashcards-11477401 Key Stage 2 reflections and translations
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Ancient Greece Unit of Work - resources and lesson plans

Ancient Greece Unit of Work - resources and lesson plans

5 complete lessons on the Ancient Greek civilization. 1. Locate Greece 2. Understand and order dates 3. City states and democracy 4. City state research 5. Retelling myths Lessons include: detailed lesson plan (introduction, activity, plenary, learning expectations, key vocabulary and questions, skills being taught and learning objectives) a PowerPoint presentation, activity resources, Greek myths. This unit of work was made to be taught following the guidelines of the UK National Curriculum for Geography and History. It can also be modified to suit other learning outcomes.
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The Tudors lesson plans and resources

The Tudors lesson plans and resources

This comprehensive 5-week unit of study focuses on the Tudor monarchy’s reign of England. Each lesson follows the criteria set out by the UK National Curriculum. Students generate and ask questions, this forms a part of the opportunities for assessment that each lesson provides. PPT slideshows become animated to stimulate the students and work is respectfully challenging and target-achieving. All the resources required to teach these lessons are included in the download. Each lesson plan states the UK National Curriculum learning objectives covered, the learning outcomes, skills being taught, and learning attributes that the students will take from each lesson (e.g. risk-taking, confidence, collaborators). Lesson plans also include teaching activity, key questions that the teacher should try to elicit from the students, key vocabulary that may need introducing to the students beforehand and criteria for assessing student attainment (can be adopted as either AfL or AoL depending on your policy towards assessing in Humanities/ History) Lesson 1 (ppt, lesson plan, activity worksheet): Tudor Introduction. Students are encouraged to think about what they know about history. They are shown how events can be illustrated on visual representations and this allows them to see how one event is often the starter for another event. At this point a class timeline can be displayed. Students are introduced to the Tudor’s history with the story of the battle of Bosworth and are set an activity to visually log the key dates and events of the Tudor family. Lesson 2 (ppt, lesson plan, wives portraits): Wives and family. The second lesson begins with a reminder about the previous lesson. Students are encouraged to think about marriage and how Henry VIII is famous for his wives. An animated family tree is shown and the students are challenged to independently research a character from the studied timeline. Extension material is provided for this lesson. Lesson 3 (ppt, lesson plan, Henry VIII profile, website list): Compare Henrys. Starts with a review of the previous lesson and the students are reminded about Henry VII and Henry VIII. From there the students are required to research Henry VIII using a variety of resources and present their findings to the class. The plenary exercise explores the differences between some aspects that the students would have discovered. Finally a link is provided to a well-known television rendition of Henry VIII’s life. Lesson 4 (ppt, lesson plan, Mary facts): Queen Mary I. From the previous lesson ‘refresher’ the students are reminded about the Tudor timeline and family tree and find the place of Mary I. Students are encouraged to generate and record questions as part of this fun, student-led lesson’s activity. Lesson 5 (ppt, lesson plan): Tudor Exploration. Review of previous lesson.
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Betsy Byars' Midnight Fox Book Study

Betsy Byars' Midnight Fox Book Study

Betsy Byars' Midnight Fox Book Study is ideal as a unit of work when the students are reading the fantastic book and as a Book Week case study. The pages of this presentation are dedicated to chapters of the book so you can have visuals on the board as the students read along, followed by clear thinking exercises and instructions for writing, drawing and group work activities. The download includes both Active Inspire and PDF versions. Each version contains 15 activities over 29 pages.
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Numbers Colours Shapes Classroom objects flashcards

Numbers Colours Shapes Classroom objects flashcards

These flashcards contain the following: Numbers flashcards (numbers and words) Colours flashcards (colours and words) Shapes flashcards (shapes and words) Classroom objects (stationary and words) These are great flashcards for young learners and EAL, ESL students. The colourful cards can be cut out, stuck back to back and laminated to make an excellent set of flashcards. I always keep a set in my pocket so that I can help my foreign language students on the spot!
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