A generic book review template which can be used for any fiction book. Differentiated twice. Now including editable Word document
These ‘Library Challenge’ cards were made for my class library, but they could be used in a school library as well. The idea was just to get the children excited about reading and properly engaged with the books, and they’ve really enjoyed working through the activities – an added bonus being that I use this work to decorate the walls of our library. There’s a selection of 10 Library Challenge Cards, plus a ‘Library Challenge of the Week’ which just allows for changing things up a little without having to print and laminate more cards.
Planning sheet for balanced arguments, differentiated 2 ways. Suitable for KS2.
A poster designed to help children to make sure they have included all of the punctuation necessary for speech. It has been made on an A4 sheet, but with the intention of being blown up to A3!
A WAGOLL diary entry of a good day. The purpose of this was for the children to write their own diary entry, but of a bad day, using this example as a prompt. A differentiated planning sheet (HA/MA/LA) for planning a bad day diary entry based on style of the good day WAGOLL diary entry.
This is a WAGOLL newspaper article, written using the beginning of the story of Kensuke's Kingdom (by Michael Murpurgo), but could be used as an example for any newspaper writing unit. Possible uses: - to annotate features of a newspaper - as a model for writing own newspaper articles - to critique - what is good and not-so-good about this article? P.s. The family is not called 'Finnegan' in Kensuke's Kingdom - we are not told their surname so I made one up!
A simple fractions of a number worksheet with 10 questions per differentiated level. 1st level: 1/2 and 1/4 2nd level:1/2, 1/4, non-unitary fractions 3rd level: non-unitary fractions involving units of measurement Suitable for KS2/LKS3
A planning sheet for writing a biography or autobiography. Suitable for KS2.
This worksheet contains questions on the 4 operations (8 questions per operation), differentiated 3 ways. Level 1: Addition 3 digit + 2 digit Subtraction 2 digit - 2 digit Multiplication 2 digit x 1 digit Division 2 digit ÷ 1 digit Level 2: Addition 3 digit + 3 digit (plus some units of measurement + conversion) Subtraction 3 digit - 3 digit (plus some units of measurement + conversion) Multiplication 3 digit x 1 digit Division 2 digit ÷ 1 digit Level 3: Addition 4 digit + 3 digit (plus some units of measurement + conversion) Subtraction 4 digit - 3 digit (plus some units of measurement + conversion) Multiplication 3 digit x 1 digit (plus some units of measurement + conversion) Division 3 digit ÷ 1 digit The units of measurement (plus conversion) questions are extra challenge to provide context for the calculations, but of course could deleted and used just as numerical questions.
SPAG Powerpoint 1 (of 5) A powerpoint comprising of 88 slides covering aspects of the SPAG curriculum, for example: • Nouns, verbs and adjectives • Prepositions • Consonants, vowels and syllables • Dictionary and thesaurus use • Determiners • Capital letters • Full stops • Question marks • Exclamation marks • Sentence types • 1st/2nd/3rd person • Conjunctions • Connectives • Plurals • Tense • Irregular verbs • Sentence structures: simple, compound and complex Each topic includes a slide or two of teaching plus an activity slide based on the learning in that session. The slides and tasks have been created for a short 15 minute SPAG session but could also be used as starters or in literacy lessons. At the end of each block of 4 topics is a quiz slide (which, if covered daily, would be a Friday session) which recaps the previous 4 topics covered. This powerpoint has enough slides for 6 weeks of daily teaching (one topic per day). A further 4 Powerpoints will be available soon covering the other areas in the SPAG curriculum, including a final revision set at the end.
Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo A ‘writing from 2 perspectives’ activity, from when Michael and Kensuke first meet. The actions of this section are broken down and the children have to put write how each character feels from their POV. Extract not included.
A planning sheet for non-chronological reports, differentiated 3 ways. Suitable for KS2.
A KS2 Writing Planning Sheet set, containing 13 planning sheets for both fiction and non-fiction writing: Balanced arguments Biography/autobiography Diary entry Dilemma story Explanation text Instruction text Newspaper Non-chronological report Persuasive article Persuasive writing/speech Spy Thriller story Stories from other cultures Some are differentiated, others can be easily adapted to differentiate up or down.
A planning sheet for writing a dilemma story, differentiated 2 ways. Suitable for KS2.
A set of approximately 300 Powerpoint slides for teaching SPAG topics in starters or short teaching sessions. Each topic includes a slide or two of teaching plus an activity slide based on the learning in that session (some, more complicated topics, run over a few days). The slides and tasks have been created for a short 15 minute SPAG session but could also be used as starters or in literacy lessons. At the end of each block of 4 topics is a quiz slide (which, if covered daily, would be a Friday session) which recaps the previous 4 topics covered.