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Year 6 Writing - Harry Potter
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Year 6 Writing - Harry Potter

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This is a PPT presentation that models an example of ‘working at the expected standard’ in Year 6. This piece of writing is about the sorting hat ceremony in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Children are to use the prompts in the PPT presentation in order to write a short narrative that integrates dialogue.
The Supporting Act - Storyboard Planner
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The Supporting Act - Storyboard Planner

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This is a storyboard planner that has been designed to help pupils structure a narrative. This is based on the animated short film ‘The Supporting Act’. There are two different versions (one of which contains a word bank for less able pupils).
The Supporting Act - Short Film - Four Lessons
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The Supporting Act - Short Film - Four Lessons

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This sequence of four lessons is based on the animated short film ‘The Supporting Act’. Lesson 1 - focuses on making predictions and developing this reading domain. Lesson 2 - focuses on making inferences and developing this reading domain. Lesson 3 - focuses on developing higher order thinking skills (specifically, Bloom’s Taxonomy Evaluation skills). Lesson 4 - focuses on drafting a piece of writing (narrative) based on ‘The Supporting Act’
Harry Potter - Retrieval Skills - SATs Year 6
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Harry Potter - Retrieval Skills - SATs Year 6

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This is a sequence of four lessons that focus on developing students’ retrieval skills for the KS2 SATs. For each lesson there is an excerpt from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (approx. 2 pages long and the length of a text on the SATs). There is also a series of questions that follow each excerpt (these are all related to developing retrieval skills). The excerpts of text are copyright of the owner - JK Rowling. There are also some PPT presentations included that look at different types of retrieval questions (the ‘tick it’ question, the 5W questions, etc.). I have also included a starter activity for some of the lessons - these focus on scanning skills.
Year 6 - Inference Lesson - The Supporting Act
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Year 6 - Inference Lesson - The Supporting Act

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As a whole class, work through this PPT that helps to develop students’ inference skills. Worksheets are differentiated three ways. Pupils are to observe images from the short film ‘The Supporting Act’ and make inferences. This is part of a four lesson sequence related to developing reading skills and writing a narrative.
Year 6 - Bloom's Taxonomy Evaluation Skills
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Year 6 - Bloom's Taxonomy Evaluation Skills

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This PPT and worksheet (differentiated) helps to develop students’ evaluation skills and thus their comprehension. Pupils will need to watch the short animated film ‘The Supporting Act’ prior to answering these questions. This is lesson 3 in a sequence of 4 lessons.
Year 6 - Diary Writing
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Year 6 - Diary Writing

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This PPT includes step-by-step modelling for how to write a diary entry (working at the expected Year 6 standard and working in greater depth). This is based on the short animated film ‘Scarlett’ - the story of an amputee who suffered from cancer. The PPT is structed to help students write each paragraph after an example is modelled by the class teacher.
Famous Landmarks - Inference Questions with Pictures
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Famous Landmarks - Inference Questions with Pictures

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This is ideal to use for a Year 6 Geography lesson related to ‘Our Changing World’ or ‘Famous Landmarks’. Pupils are shown pictures of famous landmarks and they must answer inference questions based on the pictures. There is also an extension question to extend more able pupils. Answers are provided on a separate Microsoft Word document.
Year 6 - Retrieval Skills - Harry Potter Chapter 2
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Year 6 - Retrieval Skills - Harry Potter Chapter 2

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This is lesson two in a sequence of four lessons that focus on developing students’ retrieval skills for the KS2 SATs. Included is an excerpt from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone - Chapter Two (approx. 2 pages long and the length of a text on the SATs). There are also retrieval questions based on the excerpt for the whole class and an additional version for SEND students (where ‘helpful tips’ are included as a form of scaffolding). The excerpt of text is copyright of the owner - JK Rowling. There is also a PPT presentation included that look at different types of retrieval questions (the ‘tick it’ question, the 5W questions, etc.). I have also included a starter activity for this lesson - this focuses on developing scanning skills.
Year 6 - Retrieval Questions - Harry Potter Chapter 1
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Year 6 - Retrieval Questions - Harry Potter Chapter 1

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This is lesson one in a sequence of four lessons that focus on developing students’ retrieval skills for the KS2 SATs. For each lesson there is an excerpt from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (approx. 2 pages long and the length of a text on the SATs). There is also a series of questions that follow each excerpt (these are all related to developing retrieval skills). The excerpt of text is copyright of the owner - JK Rowling. There is also a PPT presentation included that look at different types of retrieval questions (the ‘tick it’ question, the 5W questions, etc.). I have also included a starter activity for this lesson - this focuses on developing scanning skills.
Year 6 - Retrieval Questions - Harry Potter Chapter 3
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Year 6 - Retrieval Questions - Harry Potter Chapter 3

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This is lesson three in a sequence of four lessons that focus on developing students’ retrieval skills for the KS2 SATs. Included is an excerpt from Chapter Three of Harry Potter and the Philsopher’s Stone (approx. 2 pages long and the length of a text on the SATs). There is also a series of questions that follow each excerpt (these are all related to developing retrieval skills). These questions are different to those featured in lessons 1 and 2 in order to familiarise students with different types of retrieval The excerpt of text is copyright of the owner - JK Rowling. There is also a PPT presentation included that look at different types of retrieval questions (true or false, etc.). I have also included a starter activity for this lesson - this focuses on developing scanning skills.
Year 6 - Retrieval Questions - Harry Potter Chapter 4
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Year 6 - Retrieval Questions - Harry Potter Chapter 4

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This is lesson four in a series of four lessons created to build students’ retrieval skills. Included is an excerpt of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (copyright to author JK Rowling), Chapter Four. The length of the excerpt is approximately the length of a KS2 SATs text in the reading paper. Also included are a range of retrieval questions that are related to the excerpt. If you are looking for a PPT for this lesson, there is one in Lesson 3 that is suitable.
Year 6 - Inference - Harry Potter
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Year 6 - Inference - Harry Potter

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The PPT presentation focuses on different types of inference questions that feature on the SATs and presents students with strategies for how to answer these types of questions. Students then use an extract from Chapter 5 of Harry Potter (approx. 700 words) to answer inference questions. There are different types of inference questions, including fact/opinion questions, ‘tick it’ questions, etc.
Year 6 - Synonyms Lesson
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Year 6 - Synonyms Lesson

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This is a PPT presentation that discusses synonyms - this will aid students with answering retrieval questions on their KS2 SATs paper. There is a separate word document that has questions related to synonyms. Answers are included on the PPT presentation and are to be taken up with the whole class.