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
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.
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.
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.
SPaG activity - locate all of the adverbs and fronted adverbials in the text. I use this type of 'locate' activity when introducing something new to the children.
Children will understand friction and how it can affect our lives. They will understand how friction can be a good thing and a bad thing. Children will understand how gravity effects the Earth and how there are other forces at place such as air resistance.
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.
70 Spelling activities to reinforce weekly spelling words. Can be used with EYFS, KS1, KS2, and KS3. Here is a large collection of spelling activities that can be used with a range of ages without much editing. I have tried to make them as interesting as possible by using fancy fonts, colours, images and GiFs. I have attached a few screen shots of some of the activities. The activities work best when shown on an ActivInspire Flipchart because there are GiF images and files attached, however, I have also converted the slides to PDF so all can use them. Some pages require you to add the spelling words, some do not. Please feel free to edit as you wish and suggest ways that this resource can be improved. I hope you enjoy them and get use out of them.
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.
Cross curricular maths lesson with the Creative Curriculum topic - Food From Around The World. Finding coordinates in the the first quadrant. Activities include: 1. Work out the coordinates for the foods on the world map. Fill in the table. 2. Work out the coordinates for the countries. List them in your book. 3. Plot the coordinates on the grid, show as a cross. Then join with a line. (3,8) , (4,7) , (5, 6.5) , (6, 6.5) , (7,7) , (7.5,7.5) 4. What do you think these coordinates represent? 5. Write the coordinates for sweet potatoes travelling to the UK then plot them on the grid.
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?
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.