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.
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!
Pizzas divided into fractions for the purpose of finding equivalent fractions. http://teach-alessonlearnt.blogspot.co.uk
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.
A WAGOLL of a dilemma story, where a child has a dilemma and has to act on it. Highlights show Action/Description/Dialogue sentences. The differentiated planning sheets follow the structure of the story. Suitable for KS2.
Chirstmas Around the World assembly and script. Written to be teacher-led but could be adapted to be child-led. The first country is the UK as it was written for an international school, but this could be removed for UK schools. Contains facts about UK, Italy, Mexico and Spain as well as a quiz.
An editable letter from Mr Tunmas,the character from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S.Lewis. (Spaces available to fill in the date, class name and and school name). The letter addresses the children, tells them a little about life in Narnia and asks questions to the children. The idea is that the children will practise their letter-writing skills (as well as punctuation and grammar) in replying to the letter. The letter is differentiated 3 ways (HA/MA/LA).
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.
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.
A set of 40 slides containing short activities to practise grammar. Activities include: ‘But’ or ‘so’ Varying sentence openers Don’t say ‘said’ Time challenges ‘Otherwise’ or ‘although’ Adjectives All change Varying sentence structures Tasks should take 3-4 minutes so are perfect for the start of English lessons. Suitable for KS2.
'Writing like a writer' is a set of Powerpoint slides, each featuring a new word of the day. The purpose of this resource is to broaden the children's vocabulary and is aimed at KS2/lower KS3. The document displays the word, definition and example as well as a short writing task and there are 30 slides (enough for 6 weeks if used daily). The tasks are designed to be creative writing opportunities and so are very varied in theme! The word of the day does not necessarily 'fit' with the writing task, but as the children build up their vocabulary bank they should be able to use previous words to enhance their short piece of writing. This activity is designed to take about 10 minutes, and so can be used as a starter or daily activity during an allocated slot, e.g. register time. The way I have used this in the past is: - introduce the word, children repeat it aloud a few times - explain the definition and read through the example - children write down the word and the meaning in a vocabulary book - children complete the writing task, trying to use the new word or one of the previous words.