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I have been teaching over 15 years with 13 years experience in Year 6. I lead English and Maths and support numerous schools with T&L and leadership. Children I work with are EAL, SEN, G&T and are from a diverse background. I adore my job and try to find ways for the children to thrive.

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I have been teaching over 15 years with 13 years experience in Year 6. I lead English and Maths and support numerous schools with T&L and leadership. Children I work with are EAL, SEN, G&T and are from a diverse background. I adore my job and try to find ways for the children to thrive.
Contemporary Narrative 4 week unit of work using Skellig
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Contemporary Narrative 4 week unit of work using Skellig

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This is a 4 week unit of work for (contemporary) narratives using the novel Skellig. I have used it to challenge Y6, however is draws upon KS3 ideas, so can be adapted to suit purpose. It includes 4 weeks planning and resources to accompany most lessons. It also includes the 4 PowerPoints to support the 4 weeks. Extracts are copyright to the author David Almond and the short stories to Pie Corbett.
Varjak Paw Knowledge Organiser
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Varjak Paw Knowledge Organiser

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A knowledge organiser based on the novel ‘Varjak Paw’ by SF Said to support children in studying the novel at a deeper level. It includes key vocabulary, themes, quotes and challenging vocabulary covered in the book.
Stig of the Dump Knowledge organiser
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Stig of the Dump Knowledge organiser

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A one page knowledge organiser to support the children when studying the novel ‘Stig of the Dump’ by Clive King. It contains key information, quotes, vocabularya nd discussion points to support children in developing a deeper understanding of the novel.
Lesson plans for Y6 using 'The Unforgotten Coat'
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Lesson plans for Y6 using 'The Unforgotten Coat'

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This planning was used post SATs as part of the children's transition work. If focuses on 13 lessons (depending on lesson lengths) and cover cross curricular. The children loved the novel and this planning helped to look at key themes which arose.
Skellig classroom display
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Skellig classroom display

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This display is based upon the novel by David Almond. It is used to challenge children's understanding of the obvious, yet also subtle themes within the book. The resource is 16 pages and includes lettering, pictures, a topic page, extracts and related questions to challenge thinking. It also includes links to William Blake. It should form an interactive display with children responding to questions and discussion points. The extracts are all copyright of the author, David Almond.
Y6 Writing Bundle
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Y6 Writing Bundle

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All planning needed for Y6 writing. For many of the units, the resources are included too (Activinspire flipcharts are used for lesson presentations). Many of the genres are based around a class novel. I used the planning in my current Y6 as follows: Aut 1: Narratives using ‘Skellig’ and WW1 Poetry using 'Dulce Et Decorum Est’ Aut 2: Planning only Newspapers based on ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ and persuasive writing Spring 1: Historical narratives and Diaries based on 'Once’ Spring 2: Reports and Discussions based on 'Holes’ Summer 1: Rap Poetry based on 'Coraline’ Britain Since 1948 - SATs TA assessment unit Summer 2: The unforgotten Coat