Homework Spelling lists and activities for mixed Year 4 / 5 class

Homework Spelling lists and activities for mixed Year 4 / 5 class

These are weekly 15-word spelling lists and LSCWC practice based on the Regular Spelling and Common Exception spellings for both year 4 and year 5. I have a mixed class this year so I have devised separate lists for the two year groups. Each worksheet contains a list of the weekly spellings alongside a table where the children practise the words 4 times using Look-Say-Cover-Write-Check. I usually let the children start off on a Monday morning, then take the sheet home to practise for a test on Friday. There is 5 week's work included, alongside templates to make further lists of your own and displays of the weekly spellings for your literacy board.
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Tudor Explorers Bundle of 10 resources

Tudor Explorers Bundle of 10 resources

KS2 Years 4 and 5 This includes 10 resources: Two cloze procedure comprehensions on sailors' conditions Text and comprehension worksheet on Francis Drake Brief biographies of 6 major explorers Two power points Galleon drawing with lines for written work Maths problems worksheet problem solving Wordsearch
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Set of  literacy resources based on the  Amazon Rainforest / Conservation Issues for Years 5 / 6

Set of literacy resources based on the Amazon Rainforest / Conservation Issues for Years 5 / 6

These resources focus on exploring rainforests through literacy and give lots of scope for follow up writing activities! They're also useful in the study of conservation issues. As some of the language is tricky the comprehensions are mainly suitable for Year 5 and above, but could be a challenge for a bright Year 4 class! Comprehension 1 - consists of a detailed A4 sized text on the Amazon rainforest, including conservation issues. The question sheet is designed to stick in the pupils' books and includes lesson objectives and 2 differentiated dictionary challenges. Comprehension 2 - an A4 - sized cloze procedure exercise called 'What is a Rainforest?' Map of world rainforests with space for written tasks. Seven pages of rainforest images which are useful for initiating and inspiring a rainforest art project.
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Mix of 11 Wonderful Wordsearch Puzzles for  Key Stage 2!!!

Mix of 11 Wonderful Wordsearch Puzzles for Key Stage 2!!!

11 wordsearch puzzles - some based on Key Stage 2 units, some just for fun! Superheroes and Superheroines Rainforests Greek Myths Fronted Adverbials Sounds Solar System Tudor Explorers Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler Firework-Maker's Daughter Adjectives Healthy Living
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Why is Britain Great? Bundle of Geography / Literacy  resources

Why is Britain Great? Bundle of Geography / Literacy resources

Key Stage 2 - can be used and adapted for years 3-6 Includes: 2 detailed lesson plans including writing / SPAG activities Several UK and GB maps 'Images of GB' resource - 2 sides of A4 Landmark Pics. (Stonehenge, Blackpool Tower, Buckingham Palace etc.) for use with writing / art activities Union Jack image Comprehension activity to be used with Collins atlases Uk facts sheet
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Brazil Unit of Work - resources for Years 4 - 6.

Brazil Unit of Work - resources for Years 4 - 6.

A useful Curriculum Plan and lots of activities / worksheets / PPs / Pics on the geography of Brazil. Activities include: A factfile containing some basic facts about the country A cloze procedure activity on Brazilian landscapes and the Amazon, A mindmap task. A research activity to help learn the basic facts about Brazil - where it is located in the world, population figures etc. This could be used alongside Activity 1 or as a research lesson to use when beginning the topic. An investigating Brazil worksheet for pupils to use when researching using books and internet sources. PP on the landscapes of Brazil.
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Large range of  Comprehension Activities for Y4 / 5 / 6

Large range of Comprehension Activities for Y4 / 5 / 6

6 sets of resources altogether! You will get over 10 sets of comprehension activities and texts! They are suitable for Years 4 to 6 and can be easily tweaked to suit your class. The following topics are included: Electricity, Sound, Tudors, Rainforests, Brazil, Great Britain and Penguins. There are also plenty of other activities included to work alongside the comprehension activities, such as an adjectives worksheet, several Powerpoints, sorting activities and research challenges.
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Set of 6 Sound Investigations plus Powerpoint, Review worksheet and Wordsearch for Key Stage 2

Set of 6 Sound Investigations plus Powerpoint, Review worksheet and Wordsearch for Key Stage 2

The review worksheet is useful for discussing and reviewing what the children know about the 'Sound' topic at the start of teaching the unit. There are six investigations for the pupils to try! The Investigation sheets are written in simple language to allow pupils to read and follow independently. Sheets could be laminated and allocated to different groups. They can then be tackled as a 'circuit' of activities, with groups of 5/6 children spending 20 minutes on each, then circulating.This would represent a full afternoon's session. Alternatively, 3 activities could be tackled in an hour session, with two sessions required to complete the whole six investigations! Preparation is the key to the success of these investigations; you will need various materials such as string telephones, balloons, a nailboard, paper straws and glass bottles filled with various amounts of water! Recording of the investigations should be instant and simple; pupils can expand on their findings in a follow up lesson, where their initial ideas can be discussed and improved.
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Creating cohesion within a paragraph - Year 5/6 writers

Creating cohesion within a paragraph - Year 5/6 writers

A worksheet designed to teach about trickier connectives such as: However Therefore In addition Consequently etc . . . to help build cohesion within a paragraph. After discussion, pupils will redraft a paragraph about keeping fit. A simple but effective resource.
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Bundle of Literacy resources about Penguins for teaching non fiction comprehension and vocabulary.

Bundle of Literacy resources about Penguins for teaching non fiction comprehension and vocabulary.

This is a bundle of 4 activities based on a 21 page powerpoint presentation and a non fiction text called, 'Why don't penguins feel the cold?' The PP could be used as a starter or discussion activity or as a stand alone activity. The other activities include: * Cloze procedure - 10 missing words * Dictionary Challenge * Cartoon picture - invent a caption There are also lots of opportunities, within this pack, for pupils to practise their non fiction writing .
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A Bundle of 4  Healthy Living Activities for Key Stage 2

A Bundle of 4 Healthy Living Activities for Key Stage 2

3 worksheets and a wordsearch to teach about the different food groups / healthy living. There are questions on the pyramid and a fun activity where the pupils will talk about what sort of foods are represented by cartoon pictures, then list each food under the 5 main food group headings. As a challenge, the pupils then add other foods to the lists to even them up!
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'Nothing To Do?' Poetry Lesson plans and activities to teach your Y4 / 5 pupils to write poetry!

'Nothing To Do?' Poetry Lesson plans and activities to teach your Y4 / 5 pupils to write poetry!

Based on two poems from the 'English Alive' series of literacy books for Key Stage Two. Contains two detailed lesson plans written in simple language, giving step by step instructions to make your lessons go smoothly (!) - plus scope for follow up lessons in reading and writing poetry. The lessons teach use of verbs, similes and poem structure in fun activities where pupils write and perform their own poems based on the two poems read. Pupils will play interactive starter games, read and discuss poems and write and perform their own poems based on the models provided. The accent is on fun!!! Theme: Feelings Objectives include: 1) Compare and contrast poems on a similar theme. 2) Recognise and begin to use similes. 3) Use rhythm and rhyming couplets
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Abbreviations Worksheet for Y5

Abbreviations Worksheet for Y5

Suitable for Years 4-6 and helps to support the skill of note taking. Pupils love the latest text message abbreviations so will enjoy working in pairs to find all the abbreviations contained in this worksheet. It is a worksheet in 2 halves, the second activity is simpler and can be used to support pupils with SEN.
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Whole Class Play based on the first voyage of ChristopherColumbus

Whole Class Play based on the first voyage of ChristopherColumbus

This is a 30 - 40 minute play with 10 separate scenes. There are 6 main parts, 21 speaking parts altogether and other singing and dancing roles that will easily accommodate a class of 30. It can be practised and performed as a whole class or, as part of drama activities, in groups. Pupils will learn all about the conditions for sailors in Tudor times, the reasons why the voyage was so important and the story of why Columbus became known for discovering 'The New World'. However, the accent in this play is most definitely FUN!!! There are jokes, an S-Factor scene (giving opportunities for pupils talents to be showcased), magicians, singing, dancing and slots where you can insert your own class's ideas!!! If performed as a whole class play, it would take two or more weeks of rehearsals and learning the parts before delivering a performance. Alternatively, it can be used as a group reader for a group of 6 children, with the pupils switching roles and playing the roles of more than one character.
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Anti Bullying Week / Angel of Nitshill Road  - Unit of Work

Anti Bullying Week / Angel of Nitshill Road - Unit of Work

This is a unit of work for anyone planning an anti bullying week or anyone teaching anti bullying issues through literacy / drama / PSHE. It incorporates the excellent book for Upper Key Stage Two, 'The Angel of Nitshill Road', in particular using the first two chapters in exploring a range of bullying and peer pressure issues. Includes: *Full planning for anti bullying week, with 5 detailed lesson plans. *Drama activities incorporated into the literacy sessions. *Anti bullying Posters PP *Link to further activities for 'The Angel of Nitshill Road' *2 comprehension exercises
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