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.
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.
King’s Coronation Orienteering Game This game will last approx 30 minutes depending on the speed and team work of your pupils. Can be set up inside a school hall or outside on a playground or school field. You may wish to laminate the ppt pages once printed. How to play: Pupils can play either individually, in pairs or small teams. Give pupils a starting answer (left words) and they write this down on their sheet of paper (clipboards optional). Give these randomly to avoid pupils following each other round. Pupils find their starting word on the left hand side and look to the right for their next clue word. Remind them that it is a race so they may want to run. Once answer word is found they need to write this down then look to the right hand side for their next clue word. You may wish to get pupils to come back to check their answer order with you every 5 words or so to ensure they are doing it correctly. Pupils have completed the game if they complete the list of 35 words in the SAME order as the answer sheet (1st slide of ppt). There is only one correct order and it will work for all pupils/teams.
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.
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
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.
9 full KS2 SATs Arithmetic tests. 36 questions in each paper. 30 mins to complete. Answers included. I hate paper waste so I have created these tests on one piece of paper for pupils to complete, rather than printing out arithmetic booklets that waste tons of paper. I have used these in a variety of ways: pupils have used jotters and maths books for working out then written their answers on the sheets; they have had 1 sheet between 2 and completed the whole test in maths books and I have also displayed the sheet on the iwb and pupils have made their way through the test.
cross curricular orienteering clues - 2D and 3D shapes 10 orienteering clues for OAA PE lessons with 10 flags and score cards for teams of 2. I laminated the flags, hole punched, attached string then dotted them around the school field attached to the fence, trees and other objects. I then paper clipped the shape clues to the flags. I gave each pair of children a different shape which they then had to find the properties for and the number of the flag that the clues were attached to. Aimed at KS2.
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.
Ideas for Christmas crafts for your class in the run up to Christmas. There are ideas for a card, gift box, calendar, decoration, gifts and classroom decoration.
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.
Maths resource created using past SATs exam questions on symmetry. Used with a year 5 class.
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.
Maths activity - measuring the angles in flags. Includes DEEP questioning - explain type questions.