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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 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 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 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.
Health Week assembly about sugar
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Health Week assembly about sugar

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A great assembly that I used to introduce my school’s health week in which the children had to guess how much sugar was in each drink and then we looked at what too much sugar can do to the body. All information is on the powerpoint and it’s ready to use.
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.
Islamic Civilisation Knowledge Organiser
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Islamic Civilisation Knowledge Organiser

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A great resource for sending home to parents of children who are studying The Islamic Civilisation. Gives them a timeline and background information on some of the most important people from this era. It also has key vocabulary from this topic with definitions on it. Great resource to start off the topic.
Writing targets for years 1-6
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Writing targets for years 1-6

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A set of writing targets in order from years 1-6 - includes greater depth for years 2 and 6. All targets are based on the National Curriculum and build upon each other. Years 2 and 6 are based on the end of year writing assessment framework. Targets are split into: writing for a range of purposes, organise writing effectively, punctuation and spelling and presentation. They can be stuck into the front of English books and can inform planning, intervention, assessment and conferencing.
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 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 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).
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.
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 6 full lesson plans for biographies
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Year 6 full lesson plans for biographies

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A full 2 week set of lesson plans for biographies in which the children explore and write their own biography based on the life of Scrooge. Great Christmas unit! Includes starters, grammar, main input and activities, resources and plenaries. Also includes differentiation and a planning sheet.
Training on planning English lessons
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Training on planning English lessons

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Fantastic resource if you are leading staff training on how to plan English lessons. Includes the 3 stages of planning and how to plan the whole unit, including immersion in texts and producing good-quality writing at the end. Includes ideas of text types to plan for in each key stage and ideas for activities and making English fun.
Year 5/6 RE unit - Who is the Buddha?
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Year 5/6 RE unit - Who is the Buddha?

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A whole scheme of work for year 5 or 6 that could last a whole term based around Buddhism. Included is a powerpoint which tells the story of the life of the Buddha in child-friendly speak. Includes learning intentions, success criteria, teaching points and suggested activities.