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I am an Assistant Head Teacher in my current school with responsibility for leading reading. I am also an RE subject specialist. I mainly upload English resources and RE schemes of work for KS1 and 2 and lesson plans for years 5 and 6.

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I am an Assistant Head Teacher in my current school with responsibility for leading reading. I am also an RE subject specialist. I mainly upload English resources and RE schemes of work for KS1 and 2 and lesson plans for years 5 and 6.
Comprehension questions for every chapter of Skellig
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Comprehension questions for every chapter of Skellig

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Comprehension questions for years 5/6 for the whole of the book Skellig. Useful when teaching this as a whole class text in English or as a guided reading book. Questions are written in the year 6 SATs style and focus mainly on inference and vocabulary.
Year 5/6 Full lesson planning on persuasive writing
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Year 5/6 Full lesson planning on persuasive writing

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A full 2 weeks of lesson planning on persuasive writing. This was based around a real-life context. The head teacher comes to tell them that SLT are thinking of scrapping morning break and they have to write a letter to them to persuade them not to do it. The children loved it! Includes differentiation, success criteria, starters and immersion in the text.
Year 6 complete lesson planning for The Viewer
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Year 6 complete lesson planning for The Viewer

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An excellent picture book, The Viewer by Gary Crew and Shaun Tan, packed full of precise vocabulary, imagery and suspense - perfect for year 6 children and EAL children. A full 3 week set of plans for the book. Includes lots of exciting activities and plenty of opportunities for writing. Also includes starters, grammar, main input and activities, plenary and resource ideas.
Year 5/6 Full lesson plans for English - Rose Blanche
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Year 5/6 Full lesson plans for English - Rose Blanche

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Two weeks of English planning based on the book Rose Blanche. This is an amazing picture book that is perfect for children learning about World War II. It has a lot of pictures in it and so is perfect for EAL children. It also contains lots of inference (show and not tell) and really helps them to develop their vocabulary. The plan includes starters, main activities, differentiation, learning intentions and success criteria.
KS1 and 2 - Reading question and answer stems
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KS1 and 2 - Reading question and answer stems

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Perfect for planning and teaching whole class guided reading - comprehension skills. The question stems are based around the KS1 and 2 SATs and are broken down into the different skills that children need to learn and different question types that appear in comprehensions. They are perfect for helping teachers to plan questions in reading and they include greater depth question stems. The reading answer stems give children sentence starters for answering the questions and are split into the different types of questions such as inference, retrieval, vocabulary etc.
Year 6 planning - Wonder
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Year 6 planning - Wonder

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This is a 5 week block of planning based around the book Wonder. It includes writing a diary entry and letter, based on the experiences of Auggie within the book. Planning includes the resources used, grammar starters, main teaching and activities, and differentiation for the more able and SEN pupils. There is development time and reading before writing to enable children to write in the style of August. Great for informal writing and capturing the writer’s voice.
Year 5 Lesson planning for Street Child
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Year 5 Lesson planning for Street Child

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Four weeks planning for the book Street Child. Works well when combined with the Victorians topic. Includes starters, main input, activity ideas, key questions and plenaries.
Year 1/2 RE unit - Who is Jesus?
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Year 1/2 RE unit - Who is Jesus?

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A unit of work for year 1 or 2 pupils to introduce them to who Christian thought Jesus was. Lasts for around a half-term. Includes learning intentions, teaching points and suggested activities. Lots of AT1 and AT2 learning through the stories that Jesus told and the idea of his disciples as trusted friends.
Staff training on whole class reading
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Staff training on whole class reading

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This is a great resource if you are leading any training on whole class reading. It gives you ideas about how to teach the skills for reading and how to set up comprehension questions for a text based on different a different skill each day. It also includes resource ideas, a break-down of each day and how to build in reading for pleasure.
Year 5/6 RE unit - How and why do people work for justice and freedom
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Year 5/6 RE unit - How and why do people work for justice and freedom

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A whole scheme of work that could last for a term based around justice and freedom. Focuses on different religions and was designed to be a transition unit from year 6 to 7 for RE. Includes learning intentions and success criteria, suggested teaching ideas and activities for each lesson. Ideas for both AT1 and AT2 learning.
Fluency and greater depth reading training
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Fluency and greater depth reading training

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This powerpoint trains staff how to teach children to read fluently and explores what it takes to be a fluent reader, including the end of year expectations for years 2 and 6. It has ideas for activities that staff can do to help children become fluent readers, including a punctuation game. It also goes through what a greater depth reader looks like and shows staff how to write questions for greater depth readers and stretch and challenge them. There is also a bit at the end about the explicit and implicit teaching of vocabulary.
Year 1/2 RE unit of work - Why did Jesus tell parables?
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Year 1/2 RE unit of work - Why did Jesus tell parables?

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RE unit of work to introduce year 1 or 2 children to who Christians believe Jesus was through his parables. Includes learning intentions, teaching points and suggested activities. Lots of AT1 and AT2 learning and active tasks such as drama.
Year 5/6 full lessons plans for English - Skellig
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Year 5/6 full lessons plans for English - Skellig

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A full 4 weeks worth of lessons for teaching the chapter book Skellig. This is a fantastic book that the children really enjoy as it is mysterious. There is also a film you can show them. Lesson plans include starters to develop vocabulary and linked to SATs, main input, differentiated activities, learning intentions and success criteria.
Year 5/6 whole class reading - In Flanders Fields and We Shall Keep the Faith poems
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Year 5/6 whole class reading - In Flanders Fields and We Shall Keep the Faith poems

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This is a whole week of class guided reading based on the two poems above (you can download the poems easily from the internet). Each day focuses on a different skill: Monday - text type, prediction and summarising; Tuesday - vocabulary and grammar; Wednesday - retrieval; Thursday - inference and Friday is then a combination of all skills. Teaching guided reading this way is proven to up rates of progress and achievement by 40% and it has had a huge impact on my year 6 results already! Answer and a script for teaching are also included. This can be accessed by nearly all children as the questions get harder as they go down (challenge questions in purple).
Year 5 Lesson planning for War Horse
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Year 5 Lesson planning for War Horse

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A complete four week plan for the book War Horse by Michael Morpurgo. Good cross-curricular links with World War topics. Includes starters, grammar, main input and activities, plenary and resource ideas.
Year 5/6 whole class guided reading  (1 week)  - Talking Turkeys poem
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Year 5/6 whole class guided reading (1 week) - Talking Turkeys poem

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This resource is for years5/6 whole class guided reading. It focuses on a different skill each day and includes answers. It’s made a real difference to the level of reading in my class. You will need to download the poem ‘Talking Turkeys’ online, but it’s easy to find for free. The idea is to teach the skills and then take away the support a bit more each day so that by Friday, the children work independently.
Years 1-6 RE Christmas schemes of work
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Years 1-6 RE Christmas schemes of work

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Each scheme of work has 3-5 lessons and they are all based around different big questions: Year 1 - Why is Christmas important to Christians? Year 2 - What are the Christian symbols of Christmas? Year 3 - Why are presents given at Christmas and what would Jesus think? Year 4 - How can artists help us to understand Christmas? Year 5 - Why is light an important sign at Christmas? Year 6 - What do the Gospels say about the birth of Jesus? Each unit builds upon the last, so the children build up the skills through AT1 and AT2 all the way to year 6 in which they are analysing the different Gospels. There are LIs, main input and main activities for each lesson.
Year 5/6 RE unit What can we learn from scripture?
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Year 5/6 RE unit What can we learn from scripture?

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This is a 3 lesson unit based around religious scripture. Children explore scripture from different religious such as the 10 Commandments and the 5 precepts of Buddhism and explore how these rules help religious people to live. They then create their own precepts and words of wisdom from what they have learnt. There is also opportunity for children to research the lives of religious people such as Gandhi and Martin Luther King, and explore how they put their beliefs into action.
Year 5/6 Art multi-media Who I Am
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Year 5/6 Art multi-media Who I Am

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A unit of art - 3/4 lessons long based around the title ‘Who I am.’ Children learn how to sketch self-portraits using photos of themselves; practice printing using different medium and work on their colour mixing and pairing skills. This culminates in a multi-media piece whereby they use all of their skills to create a picture of themselves with a layered background of 2 tone colours and prints with their self-portrait. This links well to PSHE and to the book Wonder.