A 2 week talk 4 writing unit based on persuasive letter writing. We covered: for and against arguments cohesive devices formal language emotive language opinion phrases during the unit in preparation for writing our own piece letter. Model text is included
7 weeks of whole class reading powerpoints based on the text Explorer by Katherine Rundell. This was done with a mixed year 5/6 class. Slides include a range of skills taught over the 7 weeks with matching activities. Some slides also include teacher modelling activities to support learning prior to the independent task. page numbers are listed for each lesson. Due to the way we carry out reading - the first 4 days are based on non-fiction (still with a focus linked to the book). Hope these are of some help to you and save someone hours of planning.
3 week unit on Characterisation based around THE GREATEST SHOWMAN. Completed in a ‘Talk 4 writing’ Style. includes model text, various activities and learning aids.
6 week reading planning based on the book Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick. Brilliant book! We follow a set plan for reading but we cover lots of different skills. Some activities are differentiated to the point where the LA children will do a slightly simpler task with a different LI but still based on the same part of the text. Green star - Working below expected/ different year group (LA/EAL/SEND) Blue - Working at age expected (MA) Purple - Above expected (HA)
6 week unit based on the book Once by Morris Gleitzman Variation of tasks from retrieval, prediction, inference (type 1 and 2), analysis of text to facts and opinions. All tasks appear on the slides along with what pages to read etc. first few days are based on non-fiction to break the unit up and give a slight insight to other information related to the unit.
Full powerpoint based on Lego Builders. We have ran this both with classes in KS1 and KS2 as well as whole school. The idea of the game is that you have 6 people in a team. 2 planners 2 suppliers and 2 builders. the planners go and observe 4 different models (made from lego). each one is harder than the previous. they then report back to the suppliers as to what bricks are needed. the suppliers then go to the lego shop to purchase the bricks. they must then deliver to the builders who will construct and then take back to the lego shop to redeem the value of the build. as the game goes on, property value decreases therefore stock market value changes. at the end of the game, each team totals up their earnings.