Great questionnaire which has been used to gauge children's attitudes towards reading. This was given out at the beginning of the year and at the end of year to gauge what impact our School Development Target had had.
This is a lesson pack including slides and planning which I used for a year six lesson observation. The lesson was graded outstanding.
The lesson explores area and perimeter, where the pupils are set the task to design a swimming pool for Beyonce. They are given a range of materials at different costs and given a budget. The pupils use their knowledge of area and perimeter to select the tiling for the swimming pool.
The pupils really enjoyed this lesson!
PowerPoint resource which can be used to introduce or revise the different types of nouns: common nouns, abstract nouns, collective and proper.
Also has a document which can be used as a display or group work on categorising the different types of nouns.
These have been created as tickets to give MTS. If there is an incident in the playground, they can complete one of these and can then be passed to teachers.
It's a great way of reducing tension at lunch time and much quicker. Used at several schools and staff report that it helps the communication of behavior.
This is a simple pupil questionnaire, designed to get the pupils opinions on how they feel the school is doing.
It has been used and gets good responses from pupils, as it is not too complicated and the statements cover a wide range of school issues.
This is a lesson pack used as a fun revision lesson for year six. It contains a range of maths skills needed for SATs.
Pupils have to pretend they are working for MI5 and crack the secret codes on padlocks. The codes are obtained by answering the different maths questions, which range from percentages, algebra, BODMAS and calculations.
The pack contains lesson plan, power point slides, homework and differentiated worksheets.
Lesson on autobiography and biography. Pupils are reminded the different features and then explore a quiz on whether the extract is from a biography or autobiography.
The main task leads up to writing an autobiography to be published in the TDK book magazine.
This is a lesson which was used to secure an outstanding during a lesson observation. The focus is to write a persuasive book review - PowerPoint and planning worksheet worked wonders at getting the children to produce a high quality review.
Included in the pack is lesson plan, planning worksheet, steps to success and PowerPoint slides.
Ideal for Y3 - Y6
This lesson pack includes all the resources (PowerPoint slides, lesson plan, video links, worksheets and activities) needed to deliver the lesson.
The lesson explores the features of persuasive writing in the context of Victorian Workhouses. Children magpie features of persuasive writing and then start to plan their own, leading up to writing a letter to the Prime Minister at the time in order to abolish the workhouses.
Taught during a lesson observation and got great feedback - children very engaged in this cross-curricular approach to literacy.
Assembly which was delivered to whole school about the importance of having a positive, can-do attitude. Very inspirational and includes links to great video clip to illustrate.
At the end it follows in with a short story.
Great feedback from staff and children!
This is an uploaded version of my very hard work and dedication to the NPQSL course. One thing I found difficult when doing the project, was not being able to see the finished format and what was expected. After lots of advice, meetings and networking I finished the NPQSL assignment and passed with flying colours. I’m uploaded this to share, as I really wished that I had an example of the combined assignment to look at as it would have prevented a lot of stress. But passing with flying colours was very rewarding and now I am willing to share mine with you, to make it that little less stressful!
The assignment was uploaded in March 2016 and received my feedback in August 2016. I have also uploaded the feedback from the first page, to show that all 9 competencies were passed to the required standard. The written feedback was incredibly positive and included many strengths.
I have included the action plan, proforma and appendicies – however, I have blanked out certain names and school details.
This assignment took me many days and many hours to complete, so I hope you find this useful and that it reduces your workload/gives you a clearer direction.
Please leave feedback :)
'The documentary evidence submitted demonstrates that you have many key strengths. You are able to keep learning and pedagogy at the core of the whole school curriculum and central to your leadership practice. You have developed skills and practice in your school to ensure consistently high quality teaching and learning is achieved across the curriculum. You encourage and promote colleagues to show leadership and take risks, exploring and adopting innovative practice. You take on and lead challenging initiatives within your school to improve teaching practice and learning. You ensure that all learners are engaged in collaborative learning. You are aware of your own strengths and development areas. You seek feedback to improve your performance and delegate tasks according to your colleagues’ abilities and skills. You demonstrate your ability to gather information to inform your long term planning and your knowledge and understanding of education beyond the context in which you operate. You collect and organise information from different sources to help solve issues. You also show your ability to analyse complex data and look beyond the obvious to prioritise issues in order to overcome challenging problems and achieve your aims. You create complex plans and analyses to overcome challenging problems. You use a range of analytical methods to identify and weigh up the merits of different solutions. You anticipate possible obstacles and think ahead regarding the implications of particular issues...'
Whole scheme of work, along with resources and PowerPoint slides on the teachings of Jesus. Resources include homework, assessments, worksheets, slides and mid term plans. Resources used in an 'outstanding' school. The pack is planned for a whole terms worth of work. Save yourself hours of work with this!
1) Who was Jesus?
2) What do you think about Jesus’ views on forgiveness?
3) Why would a loving person be crucified?
4) How is Jesus an inspiration?
5) Why did Jesus die for his followers and his enemies?
6) How did Jesus’ love inspire Tutu to forgive?
These are our observation and monitoring sheets that we use to monitor our teaching and learning. Great tool to evaluate the IMPACT it has on children's learning.
Observation sheet is focused on key areas of learning. Effective and easy to use!
Our school were finding writing objectives a little tricky because some of them were group as a upper or lower key stage objective. I have created these are writing objectives which have been broken down in to each year group, using the new National Curriculum. Each year group have specific handwriting; transcription, composition; grammar and punctuation objectives.
We stick these in the front of children's books and can be used for assessment purposes by children or teachers (two columns to assess).
They are also used when doing writing moderation to help us decide which year group the piece of writing best fits - very useful!
I have uploaded them as a Word Document, so you can edit or personalise to your school!
RE Scheme of Work, with enough work to cover a term! Resource pack includes PowerPoint slides, assessments, worksheets, lesson plans, homework and may more! Currently used in an outstanding school and covers religious leaders, their qualities and focuses on Moses and Buddha. Save yourself hours of work!
1) What are the qualities of a leader?
2) Why did people follow Jesus?
3) What do religious leaders learn from parables?
4) What happened in Moses' life to make him a good leader?
5) Why did people follow Moses?
6) Who was Buddha and how did he lead?
This is a resource pack which includes the PowerPoint slides, handouts and activities. It was used to delivery to staff at my school, where we have been focusing on 'reading for pleasure'.
The session included activities to help teachers identify which pupils it is they need to target, along with ideas and suggestions on how to can help improve attitudes to reading!
Great feedback from staff at school - save yourself some work!
These sheets are great for moderation in reading, writing and maths.
They have the key objectives and descriptors for children working below, working at or working at greater depth.
Pack includes End of KS1 assessments in reading, writing and maths; End of KS2 assessments in writing.
Writing moderation grids also come with the core spelling lists.
Religious Education Resource pack which can be used in upper KS2 right through to KS3/KS4. It covers the 10 commandments and the rights/wrongs, linking it to Christian teaching. Resource pack includes PowerPoint slides, worksheets, medium term plans and assessments. Used in an outstanding school - save yourself hours with this resource pack!
Resource pack which covers key aspects and beliefs in Islamic faith and explores the five pillars of Islam. Resrouce pack includes PowerPoints slides, worksheets, lesson scheme of work, homework and other activities. Used in an outstanding school - save yourself hours of work!
Key objectives of package:
Students are able to explain key practices in Islam such as the Five Pillars
Students consider how religion can inspire people
Students can give examples of key Muslim beliefs and practices.
Students can explain, in simple terms, how Muslim beliefs affect what they do
Students can evaluate whether or not the UK would be a different place if Britain was a Muslim country.
Assembly focused around importance of attending school. Makes links between attendance and attainment/success.
Runs through what 95% attendance really means.
Also makes link with what attendance can do for your future!
Used in KS2, but could easily be used in secondary schools too!