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Instructions and Imperative Verbs Bundle

Instructions and Imperative Verbs Bundle

A collection of creative, fun and engaging lessons to build on and consolidate understanding of instructions. Fully differentiated, colourful and visual, these lessons will help your students get comfortable with the topic. I used these with KS4 SEND students, but these resources could work with UKS2, LKS3 and EAL learners.
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Race to Riches Maths Game

Race to Riches Maths Game

I’m super proud of this resource. I created it for an Ofsted observation and the HMI called it ‘Genius’. That was a first! Aimed at KS4 SEND students, it’s got clear literacy and life skills links and can be easily adapted to suit most topics. I’ve left the WALT and differentiated WILFs to show how I used it, but the money cards blank so you can input whatever content that is most relevant to you. Included: Colourful, funny and pacy presentation with challenge opportunities and subject matter that the students can relate to. Question cards with different monetary values (these are slides at the end of the presentation) Engaging collaborative task Opportunities for self-assessment Full, detailed lesson plan You can use fake money or create your own. I downloaded this fantastic resource and edited it to reflect my school: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/your-school-bank-notes-6160301 Please let me know how it goes, or leave some feedback/suggestions! I’d love to hear them.
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Giant Top Trumps Template

Giant Top Trumps Template

Here is a super-bright template with instructions for students to create their own Top Trumps style game. They can take at least a couple of lessons to make, so will save on planning! My students absolutely love them and we have countless sets - from most venomous creatures, spies, superheroes and school staff! They can be used across the curriculum as a creative end of topic activity. For example: English - Shakespeare characters Maths - putting sums instead of skill points Science - living things and their habitats, elements, etc. PE - exercises, etc. Art - Famous artists Music - instruments Humanities - famous monarchs, topography/GDP etc. of countries R.E. - Celebration foods etc. I made them for my SEND students who have needs that range from impaired fine motor skills and visual impairment, so they are quite large. You can easily resize them. I hope your students enjoy making them as much as mine do. Please leave a review giving feedback or suggestions for improvement. I’d really appreciate it!
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Behaviour Management Premier League Table

Behaviour Management Premier League Table

This is a fully formulated spreadsheet with a promotion zone, middle of the table zone and relegation zone (I know there’s no promotion zone in the Prem- humour me!) You enter reward points in as the weeks go by and you can order who’s where by the points by using the ‘sort largest to smallest’ function. It’s super easy to use, easy to introduce with classes, and if yours are as football mad and competitive as mine, it should be effective! I use the final half term points to see if they’ve met the class reward trip on the points thermometer on my wall. Please get in touch if you have any questions, and leave a review with suggestions or feedback. It’d be very much appreciated.
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Maths Murder Mystery

Maths Murder Mystery

This is a fully resourced, fully differentiated maths revision lesson on measurement, and a whole heap of fun. I threw some code breaking as a starter in there to get them warmed up. My KS4 SEND students loved it as a break from Functional Skills practice papers. This could easily work for UKS2 and LKS3. This download includes: Bright, colourful and highly engaging Powerpoint presentation 3 sets of clue worksheets, differentiated four ways each- so 12 in total! A worksheet to collect their answers through the steps and to help them work through the suspect list. Hope you enjoy it and it saves a bit of time. Please let me know how it worked for you and leave a review! All feedback/suggestions very much welcome. N.B. I made this on a Mac using Word 16. My work PC didn’t like it so if yours doesn’t either, I’ve got my reformatted copy on my stick. Please just let me know and I’ll send that over to you.
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GSCE Madness and Lady Macbeth

GSCE Madness and Lady Macbeth

This is a complete lesson aimed at G&T level students that looks at Lady Macbeth and how she could show signs of mental health illness, including PTSD. It encourages higher order thinking and incorporates looking for evidence to match to different diagnoses. There is some reading of theory involved and an element of drama too- the students are to analyse quotes and create a prosecution and defense for Lady Macbeth in a modern court of law. This was an unusual lesson that was graded ‘outstanding’ in an observation. Included in download: PowerPoint lesson Mental illness conditions and symptoms factsheet Detailed lesson plans Writing frames Peer assessment proformas Hexagon matching task - blank to put quotes of your choice in Academic essay
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Me and My Syrian Lodger

Me and My Syrian Lodger

Here is a set of two lessons I developed for my G&T Students when interviewing both of these remarkable people. It would be a great exercise to carry out with GSCE aged students or HA KS3.
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Creating Our Own Dystopias

Creating Our Own Dystopias

A fairly rough-around-the-edges mini SOW. It will provide a more than ample starting point for an interesting and probably fairly bleak unit.
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Extremism, Radicalisation & Conflict Resolution

Extremism, Radicalisation & Conflict Resolution

This is a short pastoral scheme of work that I wrote after working with students who had been highlighted as being at risk of extremist behaviour or radicalisation at an inner-city all-boys school. This was in my NQT year. We worked with the Foundation for Peace in Warrington on a 3-day residential and from this, I developed a scheme of work to be carried out whole-school in pastoral time. You can run them in any order you feel is best for your students. The materials are simple, but powerful. Lots rely on games and collaborative activities. I have plenty more information and resources if this is an area that you have an interest in. Please just get in touch. I hope you find it useful. Please leave any feedback or suggestions- it is always greatly appreciated.
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Imperative Verbs (Cooking)- Instructions

Imperative Verbs (Cooking)- Instructions

This is a fully resourced, fully differentiated and high-quality 9 document lesson that only takes about 5mins of prep time, depending on how fast you are with scissors! It’s based around creating recipes from random ingredients. Students will use imperative verbs to write recipes. I created it for my KS4 SEND class but it would work a treat for primary, early KS3 and EAL learners too. It could quite easily work as a fun transition activity on an open/taster day etc. I tried to make it as visual and fun as possible- Instructions isn’t the most exciting of topics! I used it for an observation and it was graded as Outstanding. You could easily extend it to include writing restaurant reviews or using some drama etc. Included: Lesson Plan - includes WALT, differentiated WILFs, primary national curriculum targets and differentiated ability group information. 3x worksheets (fully differentiated HA, MA and LA) PowerPoint - visual with WALT, WILFs and opportunities for self assessment and challenge. Starter cut-and-stick matching activity, which can then be used as a support sheet for the main task (you could differentiate this further by scrambling the words for HA, etc.) Plenary cards Differentiated food lists for tasks …all you need is some envelopes! Hopefully, it will save you some time planning and mean treating yourself to that glass of wine, extra boxset session or bath. Please take the time to leave some feedback letting me know how it worked for you and if you can suggest any improvements. I’d really appreciate it. N.B. I’ve left it how I use it, really- my class are far too competitive to have red, amber and green groups- they’d figure out who’s top and who’s bottom very quickly and it would cause no end of bother, hence why I have purple, gold and blue groups instead. I hope it’s straightforward!
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Instructions and Imperative Verbs Bundle

Instructions and Imperative Verbs Bundle

A collection of creative, fun and engaging lessons to build on and consolidate understanding of instructions. Fully differentiated, colourful and visual, these lessons will help your students get comfortable with the topic. I used these with KS4 SEND students, but these resources could work with UKS2, LKS3 and EAL learners.
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Imperatives - Agony Aunt

Imperatives - Agony Aunt

Here is a complete lesson that is fully differentiated and has clear links to the PSHE curriculum too. This lesson was observed by Ofsted and went down very well. Used as a lesson on imperatives with KS3 SEND students, they become agony aunts and answer a dilemma by writing a response. It could used successfully with UKS2, LKS3 and EAL students too! Download includes: WALT and differentiated WILFs (purple = HA, gold = MA and Blue = LA) 3 differentiated letters for the students to respond to (included on presentation slides) Differentiated Bingo Sheets *Bingo sheets and differentiated letters are included as slides after the presentation! I hope it goes well, and more importantly, saves you some crucial time! Please review with feedback and suggestions! I’d really appreciate it.
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Instructions Introduction - Spy Guide

Instructions Introduction - Spy Guide

This is a short unit for refreshing using the language of instruction or a simple introduction to. Included: A colourful PowerPoint presentation, complete with WALTs and differentiated WILFs. A fun ‘How to Be a Spy’ guidebook template I created this for my KS4 SEND class. They really loved it. It was a revision topic more than anything else, so didn’t get too much into the nitty gritty. It would suit upper KS2, lower KS3 and EAL students too! The lesson involves a collaborative discussion-based starter, a challenge opportunity and two self-assessment traffic light points to gauge understanding. It could easily run over to two lessons, so could save planning. Please review with feedback or suggestions- I’d really appreciate it. I hope it will afford you a bit of extra (and very well-deserved) time for yourself.
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Creative Instructions!

Creative Instructions!

Here is a lesson that I used to get my KS4 SEND class’ imaginations going, and to also gauge their resourcefulness! It was lots of fun and involved banging everything from shoes to frying pans on the wall (sorry, caretaker!). You obviously don’t have to do this, though! It could be for UKS2, mainstream KS3 and EAL students too. The PowerPoint includes fully differentiated WILFs, differentiated tasks and opportunities for self-assessment. I hope you enjoy it and it saves you a bit of time! Please leave a review to give feedback or to leave suggestions. I’d really appreciate it.
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Characterisation - Hagrid and Magwitch

Characterisation - Hagrid and Magwitch

This is a lesson that uses extracts to compare two very different, very gruff characters. It introduces a bit of 19th Century literature too, getting younger KS3 students at least a little familiar with what’s in store for them! This download includes: Detailed lesson plan Bright, engaging PowerPoint presentation with differentiated objectives Writing frames Quote sheets Extracts Templates for the Boggle starter Hope it saves you some time. Please feel free to leave feedback or any suggestions. I’d really appreciate that.
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Shakespeare Play Generator

Shakespeare Play Generator

Included are two files to coordinate a lesson where students are given random cards to formulate their own Shakespeare play. The first is a document to cut up and distribute into different envelopes/boxes etc. This includes character names, plots, jobs, antagonists and so on. I’ve tried to keep them as Shakespearean as possible! The other is a worksheet set that includes a plot mapper and a storyboard that they plan in six parts. I’ve used this a few times and it’s always been brilliant. I split the group into two and call them the Bards and the Players. We have a competition and develop props and staging. There are LOADS of ways you can develop this. I hope you enjoy using this. Please leave feedback or suggestions! It’d be really appreciated.
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Blank Lesson Templates

Blank Lesson Templates

This is just a pack of ready to fill lesson templates to make life a bit easier for the start of the new academic year. They are all identical and uniform, bar background colour. I’ve used them for different subjects, but they could easily be for topics/units at secondary level. They have spaces for WALT, WILFs and have traffic light icons for quick AFL opportunities (self-assessment).
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Giant Top Trumps Template

Giant Top Trumps Template

Here is a super-bright template with instructions for students to create their own Top Trumps style game. They can take at least a couple of lessons to make, so will save on planning! My students absolutely love them and we have countless sets - from most venomous creatures, spies, superheroes and school staff! They can be used across the curriculum as a creative end of topic activity. For example: English - Shakespeare characters Maths - putting sums instead of skill points Science - living things and their habitats, elements, etc. PE - exercises, etc. Art - Famous artists Music - instruments Humanities - famous monarchs, topography/GDP etc. of countries R.E. - Celebration foods etc. I made them for my SEND students who have needs that range from impaired fine motor skills and visual impairment, so they are quite large. You can easily resize them. I hope your students enjoy making them as much as mine do. Please leave a review giving feedback or suggestions for improvement. I’d really appreciate it!
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Race to Riches Maths Game

Race to Riches Maths Game

I’m super proud of this resource. I created it for an Ofsted observation and the HMI called it ‘Genius’. That was a first! Aimed at KS4 SEND students, it’s got clear literacy and life skills links and can be easily adapted to suit most topics. I’ve left the WALT and differentiated WILFs to show how I used it, but the money cards blank so you can input whatever content that is most relevant to you. Included: Colourful, funny and pacy presentation with challenge opportunities and subject matter that the students can relate to. Question cards with different monetary values (these are slides at the end of the presentation) Engaging collaborative task Opportunities for self-assessment Full, detailed lesson plan You can use fake money or create your own. I downloaded this fantastic resource and edited it to reflect my school: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/your-school-bank-notes-6160301 Please let me know how it goes, or leave some feedback/suggestions! I’d love to hear them.
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Charity Adverts

Charity Adverts

A lesson I made for my KS4 SEND class on Charity, as part of a Different Types of Media unit.
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KS3 Writing Our Own Monster Story SOW

KS3 Writing Our Own Monster Story SOW

I made this SOW for my Y7s in an inner-city all-boys school as a way of getting them familiar with some canonical gothic literature before they study it later on in KS3. They produced some wonderful writing. Hopefully it will save some time and afford you a glass of wine if you find it useful. Forgive any errors- it was written bleary-eyed in my first HT as an NQT. Some of the videos are long. Start the J&H cartoon at 5mins and the Dracula clip 16mins until 19mins or so. A few bits are lifted from TES, so am carrying on the sharing that has saved me time. Contact me if you need anything else!
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