Spelling Practice Sheet - Look, Cover, Write, Check

Spelling Practice Sheet - Look, Cover, Write, Check

Spelling practice sheet. Space for 12 spellings. Choose two spellings per week for pupils to practise writing in a sentence that makes sense. Hand spellings out on Monday, practice at home Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and spelling test in school on Friday.
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Measuring the angles in a dab Maths Lesson activity

Measuring the angles in a dab Maths Lesson activity

I created this resource after the craze of dabbing. My class loved identifying, estimating and measuring the angles of the different dabs of well known celebrities, characters and sports people. Challenge question: Which person has the biggest total dab?
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Music Unit of work on the benefits of music during exercise and work in class

Music Unit of work on the benefits of music during exercise and work in class

6 week unit of work looking at the benefits of music during exercise and different types of exercise. Also, how music can help during work, closely looking at calming music. One of the lessons includes pupils creating their own music playlist to use during a PE warm up that they must design and create with a partner to do with the whole class.
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Thesaurus Challenge

Thesaurus Challenge

Classroom activity that will help pupils to develop a wider vocabulary and understanding of vocabulary. Print out on to A3, laminate and place on SPaG display for pupils to add to during the week.
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Year 5 and 6 Spellings Practice

Year 5 and 6 Spellings Practice

Years 5 and 6 spellings split up in to weeks for the full year. Spelling practice sheets attached for pupils to use look, say, cover, write, check for each day of the week when handed out on a Monday and tested on a Friday. Spelling practice sheet also includes the opportunity for pupils to practice writing two of their spellings each week in a sentence that makes sense. The sheets could be printed out and made in to an A3 or A5 booklet for each child for the whole year, or printed out and handed out individually each week. Created to fit with the school holiday dates for Lancashire but will be easy to adapt for your area. Blank spelling practice sheet included.
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Rainforest Art & Design 6 week unit of work

Rainforest Art & Design 6 week unit of work

6 week unit of work linked to curriculum theme - Amazon Rainforest. Throughout this theme, children will explore the work of artists such as Henri Rousseau and contemporary artist Ruth Daniels, to further their understanding in geography and the rainforest regions of South America. These artists give excellent opportunities to discuss composition; where the whole picture is filled with foliage, to compare the observational skills of the artists; to express preferences and extend the use of artistic language and vocabulary.
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Maths Amazon rainforest data

Maths Amazon rainforest data

Children will investigate data and statistics. The data shows the rainfall and temperature in Manaus (central Amazon) compared to London. Pupils could use the data to draw a line graph/bar chart etc. There are also questions that pupils must answer linked to the data. This activity links closely to the cross curricular theme - Amazon Rainforest.
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London Marathon Maths Lesson

London Marathon Maths Lesson

Long multiplication lesson suitable for years 4,5 and 6. The flipchart slides include a maths starter, teaching slides, main activity, challenge and plenary. The main activity is to work out the total running time for different running paces between 14 to 3 mins per mile. This includes multiplying decimals by up to two digits. Challenge: 3km is a good distance to run. This is the same as 1.9 miles. Calculate the total time for each of the paces.
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Maths calculating time intervals with Amazon rainforest link

Maths calculating time intervals with Amazon rainforest link

Links to cross curricular theme - Amazon rainforest. This is a challenging maths activity where pupils have to calculate how long the journey takes from Manchester airport to Manaus airport in the Amazon rainforest. Pupils will have to calculate up to 3 different flights per journey and include any layover or connection times in their final total journey time answer. On the activity worksheet, there are six different journeys all with the same destination. Pupils could be further challenged by calculating which journey is the quickest/slowest and order them. The flight times have been taken from the internet and were accurate on 22nd April 2017. We have been reading Journey to the River Sea in class and Maia (main character) in the book travels from England to Manaus, so this activity is a great link.
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Science Year 5 - 6 week unit on Life cycles of plants and animals, linked with Amazon Rainforest

Science Year 5 - 6 week unit on Life cycles of plants and animals, linked with Amazon Rainforest

6 week unit of work linked to curriculum theme - Amazon Rainforest. National Curriculum 2014 links By the end of the unit, pupils should be able to describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird and to describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals. The flipchart includes links to all videos by clicking on the images. The worksheets and activities are stored in the flipchart so clicking on the images will open the files. I have also added them as files in the download. Learning Intentions: To know about animal life cycles To research Amazon wildlife life cycles To be able to plan a fair germination investigation To know that flowering plants reproduce To be able to design a very dangerous plant To know about naturalists and behaviourists - David Attenborough and Jane Goodall
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Design Technology 6 week unit on Mechanical Toys, focus on cams

Design Technology 6 week unit on Mechanical Toys, focus on cams

Intended outcome for the 6 week unit of work: Pupils will design and make a toy using mechanical cams. They will investigate existing simple automata toys and other mechanical toys. They will evaluate them and look at how they work. Using this knowledge, they will design their own prototype – edit and improve it, then present it to the class. They will consider buyer and use of the product in their design. They will then make their final mechanical product. 6 week plan is included and all of the flipchart slides for the 6 lessons.
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Guided Reading Making Connections Poster and Prompts

Guided Reading Making Connections Poster and Prompts

I have created two Making Connections Posters; one with key questions and the other with sentence starters for pupils use for making connections between the text they are reading and themselves, another text and the world. This activity helps pupils to deeper their understanding of a text through making links for themselves. Use the think-aloud strategy to model how to make each type of connection, using your list of personal connections to the particular text. This activity is brilliant when pupils extracting specific information from the text that they then make links to.
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History 6 week unit on Early Islamic Baghdad AD900 (The Islamic Golden Age)

History 6 week unit on Early Islamic Baghdad AD900 (The Islamic Golden Age)

History 6 Week unit of work on Early Islamic Civilisation in Baghdad around AD900 (Islamic Golden Age) including 6 week plan and Flipchart lesson slides for the 6 weeks. Intended outcome: • Understand the chronology of events, including inventions, the empire and civilisation; and identify connections and contrasts over time. • Understand what the Islamic Golden Age was. • Understand local, national and international history, making connections between the House of Wisdom and other history units that they have studied. • Beginning to recognise and describe the nature and extent of diversity, change and continuity and suggest relationships between causes (e.g. by understanding which countries Baghdad AD900 influenced). Understand the methods of historical enquiry, how to use sources for research and how evidence is used to make historical claims and how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of different sources and that different versions of the past often exist.
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SLOW writing activity

SLOW writing activity

SLOW writing enables pupils to practice the skills they have learnt by using them in their writing. Pupils cannot move on to the next sentence unless that sentence contains the prescribed objective. This SLOW write activity allows pupils to add three of their sentence types/objectives that they must also include in their writing. SLOW write is helping the children in my class produce excellent pieces of writing and they love using it because they are realising that they can do it and it isn't difficult. I hope you find this resource of SLOW writing useful. As an NQT I would really appreciate feedback on this resource! Thanks.
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SLOW writing activity

SLOW writing activity

SLOW writing enables pupils to practice the skills they have learnt by using them in their writing. Pupils cannot move on to the next sentence unless that sentence contains the prescribed objective. This SLOW write activity allows pupils to add three of their sentence types/objectives that they must also include in their writing. SLOW write is helping the children in my class produce excellent pieces of writing and they love using it because they are realising that they can do it and it isn't difficult. I hope you find this resource of SLOW writing useful. As an NQT I would really appreciate feedback on this resource! Thanks.
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