Early Years Differentiated English/Literacy Planning based on the story Naughty Bus by Jan Oke

Early Years Differentiated English/Literacy Planning based on the story Naughty Bus by Jan Oke

This resource includes 12 days worth of English/Literacy planning based on the wonderful story Naughty Bus by Jan Oke. The activities are engaging and fun whilst promoting a love of writing and storytelling. Each day has a whole class input and 4 clearly differentiated activities. This plan was written for Early Years but could easily be adapted for Year 1. I have included a few resources, but mostly you'll just need a toy London bus and plenty of imagination! Have fun!
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4 Early Years Lesson Plans and Resources Based on the story Peace at Last by Jill Murphy

4 Early Years Lesson Plans and Resources Based on the story Peace at Last by Jill Murphy

These lessons were planned for a series of 4 EYFS English lessons, but could easily be adapted for Year 1 children. The first lesson focuses on introducing the story and the children talking and writing about their own bedtime routines. The second lesson encourages children to retell the story using words and actions before sequencing the story using pictures and sentences. The third lesson takes the children outdoors as they change the setting of the story to Mr Bear trying to get to sleep in his tent in the woods. Children go on a sound walk to identify sounds which might keep Mr Bear awake. The final lesson encourages children to write their own simple story of Peace at Last with the new setting of the 'the woods'. If you do not have access to woodland, other outdoor areas could be used. All activities are differentiated and engaging. Hope your children enjoy them as much as mine. The sequencing pictures have been taken from the story Peace at Last by Jill Murphy.
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Grade 1 Week's English Planning and resources based around the story of Stick Man by Julia Donaldson

Grade 1 Week's English Planning and resources based around the story of Stick Man by Julia Donaldson

Detailed English planning for Grade 1 based on the story of Stick Man by Julia Donaldson. Activities are differentiated as appropriate. There are plenty of opportunities for speaking and listening, along with peer work. Day 1 focuses on working together to make a list of different ways to use a stick. Day 2 encourages children to answer the question 'What is the most dangerous thing about being a stick man?' Children are invited to take on the point of view of Stick Man, arguing their view point and justifying their decision. Day 3 invites children to pretend they are Stick Man and recount the story to their family at dinner. Day 4 focuses on Stick Man's feelings and emotions throughout the story. Day 5 invites children to write postcards and letters from Stick Man’s point of view back to his family about one of his adventures. Please note this planning has been written using the English National Curriculum objectives.
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Bundle of 4 Weekly Multisensory Phonics Plans and Resources to teach oa, ow, er, ur, or, and ar

Bundle of 4 Weekly Multisensory Phonics Plans and Resources to teach oa, ow, er, ur, or, and ar

Resource Bundle includes 4 weekly plans to teach vowel digraphs oa, ow er, ur, or, ar; as well as other aspects of phase 3 phonics, such as tricky words and the alphabet. Each day has 4 clearly differentiated activities for children to apply their new knowledge. Many resources are included in the bundle. Any resources which are not included can be found in the classroom or online. Hope your children have lots of fun with these multisensory activities.
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Grade 1 Superhero/Lego Movie Weekly English Planning based on Describing Characters and Settings

Grade 1 Superhero/Lego Movie Weekly English Planning based on Describing Characters and Settings

Full week's English planning for Grade 1. Children start the week by describing their favourite superhero and then go on to discuss whether Emmet from The Lego Movie is a superhero. The children describe Emmet and then go on to create Bricksburg or Cloud Cuckoo Land out of lego/collage materials. They finish the week by describing one of these settings using their senses. AWESOME week of activites which particularly inspired the boys in my class. Please note - this was written based on English National Curriculum
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Grade 1 Enchanted Wood Creative Literacy Planning for Outdoor Learning/Forest Schools

Grade 1 Enchanted Wood Creative Literacy Planning for Outdoor Learning/Forest Schools

My children loved these activities. Ideally, you will need access to a woodland area. We began by visiting the 'Wise Tree' in the wood. The children sat around the tree and waited for it to whisper their names. They approached the tree and chose a name from each bag. This became their woodland name, for example Creeping Blackberry or Misty Willow. The children loved these names and we ended up using them in our daily register! The children then used their senses to describe the woods. On Day 2, the children wrote a description of the woods using their senses and exciting adjectives. On Day 3 we began to question whether or not the wood is enchanted! The children looked for clues in the woods before making their decision. For example, is it just a flower or is it a fairy's umbrella? On Day 4 the children wrote a description of what they found. For example, Walking in the enchanted wood I see an icy, frozen troll's tear. This can then be made into a shape poem on Day 5. This was a wonderful week of activities, loved by boys and girls alike. Enjoy!! Please note this was written using the English National Curriculum objectives
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Grade 1 Week's English Planning and resources based on the story of The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

Grade 1 Week's English Planning and resources based on the story of The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

Weekly planning based on The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson. On Day 1 children listen to and retell the story through story maps. On Day 2 children use adjectives to change the opening sentence of the story. On Day 3 they explore woodland creatures and introduce a new character into the story. On Day 4 children use adjectives to describe the Gruffalo. On Day 5 children create their own terrible creature and describe him/her. This planning could easily be adapted/extended, so that children write their own version of The Gruffalo. Please note this planning has been written using the English National Curriculum objectives.
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EYFS Differentiated English/Literacy Planning based on the story Naughty Bus by Jan Oke

EYFS Differentiated English/Literacy Planning based on the story Naughty Bus by Jan Oke

This resource includes 12 days worth of English/Literacy planning based on the wonderful story Naughty Bus by Jan Oke. The activities are engaging and fun whilst promoting a love of writing and storytelling. Each day has a whole class input and 4 clearly differentiated activities. This plan was written for EYFS (F2) but could easily be adapted for Year 1. I have included a few resources, but mostly you'll just need a toy London bus and plenty of imagination! Have fun!
roxylouise
EYFS Weekly Differentiated Phonics Planning and Resources for vowel digraphs 'er' and 'ur'

EYFS Weekly Differentiated Phonics Planning and Resources for vowel digraphs 'er' and 'ur'

This resource includes a detailed weekly phonics plan to teach vowel digraphs er and ur; and also a day on the alphabet. It also provides opportunities to revisit prior learning. Each day has 4 clearly differentiated activities aimed at children in the early years. I have also included all the resources I made to go with the planning. Any other resources can be found in the classroom or online.
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Weekly EYFS Phase 3 MultisensoryDifferentiated Phonics Planning and Resources to teach ar and or

Weekly EYFS Phase 3 MultisensoryDifferentiated Phonics Planning and Resources to teach ar and or

This resource includes a detailed weekly plan with 4 daily differentiated activities to teach vowel digraphs ar and or; and also tricky words. The activities are fun and multisensory. Many of the activity resources are included in the resource. The only ones which are not are the ones I have ready made or will need to be made specifically for your classroom. Examples of activities include:- word detective, read and write the classroom, twister phonics, treasure map and pirate hat spelling, and popcorn games. Hope you and class enjoy!
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EYFS Phase 3 Weekly Differentiated Phonics Planning and Resources  for 'oa' and tricky word 'are'

EYFS Phase 3 Weekly Differentiated Phonics Planning and Resources for 'oa' and tricky word 'are'

A detailed weekly phonics plan with 4 clearly differentiated activities each day. The weekly objective is to teach vowel digraph oa and tricky word are. There are also plenty of opportunities to revisit prior learning. Activities are multisensory to engage young children and include tricky word splat, mirror mirror tricky words and goat in a boat phoneme spotter story. Some resources are included, others I already have or are available online/in the classroom. Resources are provided in black and white, and can be printed on coloured paper to save ink. Have fun!
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EYFS Weekly Differentiated Multisensory Phonics Planning for vowel digraph 'ow'

EYFS Weekly Differentiated Multisensory Phonics Planning for vowel digraph 'ow'

This resource includes a detailed weekly plan focused on teaching the vowel digraph 'ow' through fun multisensory clown themed activities. Friday looks at teaching the alphabet. Each day has 4 clearly differentiated activities to support children working within phase 2 and 3 phonics. Some resources are included although most can be found in the classroom or online. Have fun!
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Bundle of 4 Weekly Differentiated Multisensory Phonics Plans and Resources to teach oa, ow, er, ur, or and ar

Bundle of 4 Weekly Differentiated Multisensory Phonics Plans and Resources to teach oa, ow, er, ur, or and ar

Resource Bundle includes 4 weekly plans to teach vowel digraphs oa, ow, er, ur, or, ar; as well as other aspects of phase 3 phonics, such as tricky words and the alphabet. Each day has 4 clearly differentiated activities for children to apply their new knowledge. Many resources are included in the bundle. Any resources which are not included can be found in the classroom or online. Hope your children have lots of fun with these multisensory activities.
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Minibeast Band Music Plan

Minibeast Band Music Plan

I created this plan for FS2, but it could easily be adapted for other ages. Children explore a range of instruments before coming together to form their own minibeast band. The children loved it!
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Guess How Much I Love You Valentines Day Literacy Planning for EYFS

Guess How Much I Love You Valentines Day Literacy Planning for EYFS

This is 2 days Literacy planning based on the beautiful story 'Guess How Much I Love You' by Sam McBratney, and would be particularly suitable for days running up to, and including, Valentines Day. Planning could be adapted for Year 1 children. Activities include differentiated guided reading and writing activities, along with a Valentines card idea, and a TA intervention/booster activity based on reading and spelling words from the story. Enjoy!
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4 EYFS Lesson Plans and Resources Based on the story Peace at Last by Jill Murphy

4 EYFS Lesson Plans and Resources Based on the story Peace at Last by Jill Murphy

These lessons were planned for a series of 4 EYFS English lessons, but could easily be adapted for Year 1 children. The first lesson focuses on introducing the story and the children talking and writing about their own bedtime routines. The second lesson encourages children to retell the story using words and actions before sequencing the story using pictures and sentences. The third lesson takes the children outdoors as they change the setting of the story to Mr Bear trying to get to sleep in his tent in the woods. Children go on a sound walk to identify sounds which might keep Mr Bear awake. The final lesson encourages children to write their own simple story of Peace at Last with the new setting of the 'the woods'. If you do not have access to woodland, other outdoor areas could be used. All activities are differentiated and engaging. Hope your children enjoy them as much as mine. The sequencing pictures have been taken from the story Peace at Last by Jill Murphy.
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New Year Activity - My Favourite Christmas Present Literacy Lesson for Early Years

New Year Activity - My Favourite Christmas Present Literacy Lesson for Early Years

This is an ideal activity for the first week back to school after the Christmas holidays. It includes a detailed lesson plan and resources. The lesson starts with that all important time for children to talk about their favourite Christmas presents. This is followed up by differentiated writing activities using templates. The activities include drawing favourite Christmas presents and labelling; drawing favourite Christmas presents and writing simple sentences to go with the pictures; and 3 differentiated thank you letter templates so children can send a special thank you for their special gift. This gives children a real purpose for writing and letters can be posted/given to friends, relatives or Santa himself!
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Mini Unit EYFS/Year 1 Witches' Brew English Lesson Plans and Resources

Mini Unit EYFS/Year 1 Witches' Brew English Lesson Plans and Resources

A 3 day unit with a follow up idea for a 4th day. Resources include 3 days of planning written for Year 1, but adaptable for EYFS and Year 2. Also included are 3 differentiated recipe resource sheets for children to sequence the Witches Brew made on day 1 (4 ingredient simple recipe included); a powerpoint of ideas to help children think of their own ingredient ideas - with a focus on adjectives; and cute differentiated mini cauldron pages for children to write their own recipes for Witches Brew and make into a book.
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Year 1  Week's English Planning and resources based around the story of Stick Man by Julia Donaldson

Year 1 Week's English Planning and resources based around the story of Stick Man by Julia Donaldson

Detailed English planning for Year 1 based on the story of Stick Man by Julia Donaldson. Activities are differentiated as appropriate. There are plenty of opportunities for speaking and listening, along with peer work. Day 1 focuses on working together to make a list of different ways to use a stick. Day 2 encourages children to answer the question 'What is the most dangerous thing about being a stick man?' Children are invited to take on the point of view of Stick Man, arguing their view point and justifying their decision. Day 3 invites children to pretend they are Stick Man and recount the story to their family at dinner. Day 4 focuses on Stick Man's feelings and emotions throughout the story. Day 5 invites children to write postcards and letters from Stick Man’s point of view back to his family about one of his adventures.
roxylouise
Year 1 Enchanted Wood Creative English Planning for Outdoor Learning/Forest Schools

Year 1 Enchanted Wood Creative English Planning for Outdoor Learning/Forest Schools

My children loved these activities. Ideally, you will need access to a woodland area. We began by visiting the 'Wise Tree' in the wood. The children sat around the tree and waited for it to whisper their names. They approached the tree and chose a name from each bag. This became their woodland name, for example Creeping Blackberry or Misty Willow. The children loved these names and we ended up using them in our daily register! The children then used their senses to describe the woods. On Day 2, the children wrote a description of the woods using their senses and exciting adjectives. On Day 3 we began to question whether or not the wood is enchanted! The children looked for clues in the woods before making their decision. For example, is it just a flower or is it a fairy's umbrella? On Day 4 the children wrote a description of what they found. For example, Walking in the enchanted wood I see an icy, frozen troll's tear. This can then be made into a shape poem on Day 5. This was a wonderful week of activities, loved by boys and girls alike. Enjoy!!
roxylouise
Year 1 Week's English Planning and resources based on the story of The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

Year 1 Week's English Planning and resources based on the story of The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

Weekly planning based on The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson. On Day 1 children listen to and retell the story through story maps. On Day 2 children use adjectives to change the opening sentence of the story. On Day 3 they explore woodland creatures and introduce a new character into the story. On Day 4 children use adjectives to describe the Gruffalo. On Day 5 children create their own terrible creature and describe him/her. This planning could easily be adapted/extended, so that children write their own version of The Gruffalo.
roxylouise