Beowulf English Week KS2

Beowulf English Week KS2

A detailed week covering the innovation and invent phase of Talk for Writing for the fabulous story of Beowulf. Each day there are engaging starters, inputs, differentiated activities and plenaries in a clear and easy to use Powerpoint. Slides cover key writing skills such as relative clauses, openers, word classes, sentence structure, linking sentences for cohesion and expanded noun phrases. There are clear explanations and modelling of how to create suspense for the tense parts of the story and a grammar activity on the different types of nouns. Useful for any class in KS2, differentiated success criteria Green - LA Blue and yellow - MA Red - HA All reviews welcome.
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5 Reading Lessons on Summarising Skill

5 Reading Lessons on Summarising Skill

A week's plan, powerpoint and resources for year 5 reading focusing on the comprehension skill of summarising. Easily adaptable for all other KS2 classes. Engaging and relevant starters, main activities and plenaries planned for everyday. Differentiated resources and activities for four groups of children (green LA, yellow M/LA, blue MA, red HA). Questions prompting higher order thinking and activities designed to develop comprehension skills and enhance reading assessment results. Each lesson builds and expands on the previous one. All texts provided, a range of interesting genres and styles, fiction and non-fiction. All reviews welcome.
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Christmas Poetry Unit Pack

Christmas Poetry Unit Pack

An exciting and easy to teach week of poetry focusing on the poem 'The Night Before Christmas'. Learn about narrative poetry, rhyming couplets, poetry format and syllables. Grammar starters cover handwriting, a or an, word classes, rhyming words and spellings. Children compare and evaluate poems, identify features and then write their own narrative poem using the structure of 'The Night Before Christmas' with ideas from 'The Snowman'. Video links in the PowerPoint will inspire poetry writing and performance. Each lesson is differentiated for two ability groups. Each lesson contains a success criteria. Higher level thinking challenges are provided. Detailed weekly plan and all resources included. An excellent week of English lessons for the build up to Christmas whilst maintaining focus and high quality outcomes. All reviews welcome.
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International Day for the Abolition of Slavery Assembly/Lesson Pack

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery Assembly/Lesson Pack

A detailed PowerPoint ideal for an assembly or lesson or both on this special day on December 2nd. Also useful for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition on August 23rd. Could also be a useful start for a topic on the Slave Trade. Takes the children through these key question: Why is this day special? When did it start? What is the UN and its Charter? Who are the General Assembly? What is slavery? Is there slavery today? How does modern slavery happen? What symbol represents today? Why? Do you agree with these famous quotes about slavery? How do people celebrate today? How can we bring stop slavery? There are then tasks children could complete in a lesson: Task 1 - Design a symbol to represent this day, use the ideas provided. Task 2 - Write a poem to raise awareness of modern slavery. Task 3 - Write a short story about starting your dream job and what you would do if you came across inequality or people being taken advantage of in the workplace. Writing templates provided. Lots of opportunities for discussion and higher level thinking. All concepts explained clearly. Relevant for KS2 and KS3. All reviews welcome.
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Factors Multiples Squares and Cubes Word Problems PowerPoint and Worksheets Pack

Factors Multiples Squares and Cubes Word Problems PowerPoint and Worksheets Pack

A detailed lesson teaching children about: - factors - multiples - square numbers - cube numbers Also teaching children how to solve word problems involving these mathematical concepts, using RUCSAC and trial and error. Extensive worksheets provided with engaging word problems, reasoning challenges and calculations for fast finishers. All answers provided. KS2 appropriate, designed for the national curriculum objective: Solve problems involving multiplication and division including using your knowledge of factors and multiples, squares and cubes. All reviews welcome.
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Multiplying and Dividing Decimals PowerPoint and Word Problems Pack

Multiplying and Dividing Decimals PowerPoint and Word Problems Pack

A useful lesson teaching children how to multiply and divide decimals. Clearly goes through the answers to these questions: What are decimals? What are place value titles? When do we need to multiply and divide decimals? How do we do the written method for multiplication? How do we do the division written method aka bus stop? How do we solve word problems? What words are clues for if the operation is multiplication or division? Helpful slides showing this written method clearly using colour to make it easy to understand. Range of word problems, some multi-step to answer. Real life contexts, engaging pictures. 3 Challenges provided: - 2 reasoning questions - sheet of questions for children to consolidate understanding of these methods (includes missing number questions) All reviews welcome.
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Christmas Poetry Unit Pack

Christmas Poetry Unit Pack

An exciting and easy to teach week of poetry focusing on the poem 'The Night Before Christmas'. Learn about narrative poetry, rhyming couplets, poetry format and syllables. Grammar starters cover handwriting, a or an, word classes, rhyming words and spellings. Children compare and evaluate poems, identify features and then write their own narrative poem using the structure of 'The Night Before Christmas' with ideas from 'The Snowman'. Video links in the PowerPoint will inspire poetry writing and performance. Each lesson is differentiated for two ability groups. Each lesson contains a success criteria. Higher level thinking challenges are provided. Detailed weekly plan and all resources included. An excellent week of English lessons for the build up to Christmas whilst maintaining focus and high quality outcomes. All reviews welcome.
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Area and Perimeter Multi-Step Word Problems PowerPoint and Worksheets Pack

Area and Perimeter Multi-Step Word Problems PowerPoint and Worksheets Pack

A detailed powerpoint teaching children: What is area? How do we calculate it? What about composite shapes? What is perimeter? How do we calculate it? How do we find missing sides? How do we solve multi-step word problems? How do we multiply decimals? How do we divide decimals? Suitable for any KS2 class, ideally years 5 and 6. 3 differentiated worksheets to suit a whole class. All answers provided on worksheets. All reviews welcome.
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World Kindness day Assembly/Lesson PowerPoint and Resources

World Kindness day Assembly/Lesson PowerPoint and Resources

A Powerpoint useful for an assembly on World Kindness Day on the 13th November. Could also be used on Random Acts of Kindness Day (17th February), Random Acts of Kindness Week (February) and for New Zealand's Random Acts of Kindness Day (1st September). Covers how it is celebrated around the world, what is kindness, who is the kindest person you know, famous influential kind people, why it is difficult to be kind sometimes, how to overcome this, ideas for being kind and how to pledge for kindness. Lesson resources include writing a poem, short story and making a leaflet. Suitable for KS2, could be simplified for KS1. most of PowerPoint would be a great assembly but could be used alongside lessons for World Kindness Day. All reviews welcome.
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Perimeter of Composite Shapes PowerPoint and Worksheets Pack

Perimeter of Composite Shapes PowerPoint and Worksheets Pack

A good lesson teaching year 5 (or any KS2 class) how to find the perimeter of compound/composite shapes. An easy to use PowerPoint visually showing the children how to find missing sides, taking you through the lesson from starter to plenary. A differentiated lesson by input and worksheet. LA - An independent starter and a simple input, with a worksheet using whole numbers only HA - A reasoning starter, complex input involving calculating perimeter with decimals and a worksheet using whole numbers and numbers to 1 and 2 decimal places when finding perimeter. All answers included. All reviews welcome.
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Converting Fractions to Decimals Word Problems

Converting Fractions to Decimals Word Problems

A useful set of questions for KS2 where children need to convert a range of fractions to decimals in order to answer the word problems. Most questions are multi step and cover addition and subtraction. Children will also develop their understanding of measure and time. They could then convert their decimal answer back to a fraction. All answers provided. All reviews welcome.
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Harvest Themed Adding Subtracting Fractions Word Problems

Harvest Themed Adding Subtracting Fractions Word Problems

Three sheets of differentiated word problems for adding and subtracting fractions. Suitable for KS2, written for year 5, easily adaptable for all other years. Sheet 1 (LA) Colouring in fractions in order to do repeated addition and subtraction. Then simple calculations using the same denominator. Sheet 2(MA) Adding and subtracting calculating word problems using the same denominator. Then problems with different denominators, moving onto word problems adding and subtracting mixed numbers and improper fractions. Sheet 3 (HA) Word problems - adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators, improper fractions and mixed numbers, percentages and decimals. They will need to convert percentages and decimals to fractions in order to add or subtract with them. Final questions ask for reasoning and diagrams to prove mathematical understanding. All answers provided. Engaging mathematical problems in the context of harvest. All reviews welcome.
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Calculating Perimeter of Shapes Differentiated Lesson

Calculating Perimeter of Shapes Differentiated Lesson

A lesson teaching children how to calculate the perimeter of shapes. Looking at different formulas for how you can approach perimeter. Visual PowerPoint taking the class through lots of teaching points. A differentiated lesson of two halves - Middle and Higher ability can independently tackle perimeter reasoning questions while you teach the lower and middle ability. Then they can be independent while you talk through the reasoning and main activity with the highers. All resources provided: PowerPoint Activities Worksheets for lower/mid and mid/higher (each one with lots of challenges so everyone can move on) Answers provided All reviews welcome.
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Adding and Subtracting Fractions Differentiated Halloween Word Problems

Adding and Subtracting Fractions Differentiated Halloween Word Problems

Three sheets of word problems for adding and subtracting fractions. Sheet 1 (LA) Colouring in fractions in order to do repeated addition and subtraction. Then simple calculations using the same denominator. Sheet 2(MA) Adding and subtracting calculating word problems using the same denominator. Then problems with different denominators, moving onto word problems adding and subtracting mixed numbers and improper fractions. Sheet 3 (HA) Word problems - adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators, improper fractions and mixed numbers, percentages and decimals. They will need to convert percentages and decimals to fractions in order to add or subtract with them. Final questions ask for reasoning and diagrams to prove mathematical understanding. All answers provided. Engaging mathematical problems in the context of Halloween. All reviews welcome.
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5 English Lessons Cultural Christmas Story Writing - Scandinavia

5 English Lessons Cultural Christmas Story Writing - Scandinavia

5 powerpoints and resources for 5 English lessons exploring a story from the Scandinavian culture - The Nisse. This is a story of a creature who is similar to Father Christmas , but different. The story has been written to include KS2 writing skills such as relative clauses, parenthesis, powerful description, sentence openers and conjunctions. The main structure of the story is a creature gives a family a warning which they ignore, then bad things happen, before a resolution where everything is ok again. The week's lessons take you through summarising the story, writing character descriptions, setting descriptions, an alternative opening and planning their own version of this story. Each day there are starters focusing on: Word class verbs, drawing what you imagine, grammar games, parenthesis quiz, Activities in the week include - editing and improving example sentences, using relative clauses, speech punctuation, comparing setting descriptions and highlighting writing techniques (relative clauses, sentence openers, adjectives, personification, parenthesis and conjunctions), counting points for use of these and adverbs, similes and metaphors, acting out ideas and expanded noun phrases. All resources and detailed plan included. All reviews welcome. This could be used at any point in the year or quite effectively in term 2 to link to Christmas.
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5 English Lessons Invent your own Cultural Christmas Story - Scandinavia

5 English Lessons Invent your own Cultural Christmas Story - Scandinavia

5 powerpoints and resources for 5 English lessons enabling the children to write their own version of a story from the Scandinavian culture - The Nisse. This is a story of a creature who is similar to Father Christmas , but different. The story has been written to include KS2 writing skills such as relative clauses, parenthesis, powerful description, sentence openers and conjunctions. The main structure of the story is a creature gives a family a warning which they ignore, then bad things happen, before a resolution where everything is ok again. The week's lessons take you through writing each part of the story, editing and publishing it. Each day there are starters focusing on: Spellings, handwriting, modal verbs, improving verbs and missing punctuation. Activities in the week include - using other words for said, speech punctuation, peer assessment, improving sentence openers, paragraph openers, comparing extracts of modelled versions, relative clauses, reading extracts to identify examples of how a character has changed , using personification, similes and metaphors and studying examples of how to create atmosphere. All resources and detailed plan included. All reviews welcome. This could be used at any point in the year or quite effectively in term 2 to link to Christmas (I have also uploaded a week for before this where you imitate and innovate the story of The Nisse).
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2 Weeks Christmas Stories from Other Cultures English Lessons  KS2

2 Weeks Christmas Stories from Other Cultures English Lessons KS2

10 lessons, powerpoints and resources for exploring and rewriting a story from the Scandinavian culture - The Nisse. This is a story of a creature who is similar to Father Christmas , but different. The story has been written to include KS2 writing skills such as relative clauses, parenthesis, powerful description, sentence openers and conjunctions. The main structure of the story is a creature gives a family a warning which they ignore, then bad things happen, before a resolution where everything is ok again. Each week there are lesson starters linked to KS2 SPAG and main activities focusing on key writing skills (relative clauses, sentence openers, expanded noun phrases etc.). Lots of modelled texts and differentiation for ability groups. All resources and detailed plans included. All reviews welcome. This could be used at any point in the year or quite effectively in term 2 to link to Christmas.
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Display for 'The Piano' English unit

Display for 'The Piano' English unit

A KS2 display for an English unit studying 'The Piano' a short movie clip by Aidan Gibbons. Includes: - Title - Sentence Opener ideas - Modelled examples of creating an atmosphere - Modelled examples of expanded noun phrases - Modelled examples of relative clauses - Higher level thinking questions - Key vocabulary - Features list of this genre - Images from the movie Can be used with my two weeks of planning, resources and PowerPoints for this movie. All reviews welcome. Useful to teach alongside a WW2 topic or on its own.
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'The Piano' 2 Weeks English Lessons Plans Resources Display

'The Piano' 2 Weeks English Lessons Plans Resources Display

10 English lessons responding to and exploring the powerful video clip 'The Piano' by Aidan Gibbons (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEAnre-s4-o) Lots of high level questioning to probe deeper into this interesting clip and opportunities for paired, individual and group work. Week 1 - Explore and respond to the story whilst developing writing skills (Talk for Writing -Imitate and Innovate). Week 2 - Children write their own version of this story using and building on the writing skills learnt in the first week (Talk for Writing - Invent). Mixture of starters covering key SPAG elements from the New Curriculum. There are resources to support the lower ability and daily challenges for the higher ability. Ability groups in plan: Green - Low ability Yellow - Mid/low ability Blue - Mid ability Red - High ability. All reviews welcome. All resources, plans, PowerPoints and display included.
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UK Coast Physical Features KS2 Geography Lesson

UK Coast Physical Features KS2 Geography Lesson

A detailed lesson covering what are physical and human features in Geography, UK coastal features and how they change over time. Written for UKS2 but can easily be used by all year 3, 4, 5 and 6. An engaging starter, mixture of independent, paired and group work. Plenty of opportunities for discussion and for children to share ideas. Full of lots of interesting images to prompt discussion about geographical features. Main activity extends English objectives by focusing on writing explanation texts. Two extension activities to challenge the higher ability. Plenary for children to share their learning and present the challenge research. Covers national curriculum: Learn about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, interaction between physical and human processes, formation, use of and change landscapes and environments. A detailed lesson plan and all resources included. All reviews welcome.
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Whole Term 5 Daily Spelling Lessons Resources Dictations Yrs 5/6 New Curriculum

Whole Term 5 Daily Spelling Lessons Resources Dictations Yrs 5/6 New Curriculum

Six engaging PowerPoints leading you through a term of daily spelling lessons. All words are from the year 5/6 new curriculum spelling list. Monday - Covers the word class of each spelling, patterns, rules and definitions. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - Short easy to resource spelling activities to enable children to learn these spellings in an engaging and successful way. Friday - Includes a dictation containing the spelling words covered in the week. Shows how many words there are and how many spellings. A helpful resource so that you can easily fit spellings into a busy week. Lessons could be completed on white boards, draft books or English books. Also includes a simple display of the spelling words so you can keep referring to them throughout the day. All reviews welcome.
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5 Reading Lessons on Summarising Skill

5 Reading Lessons on Summarising Skill

A week's plan, powerpoint and resources for year 5 reading focusing on the comprehension skill of summarising. Easily adaptable for all other KS2 classes. Engaging and relevant starters, main activities and plenaries planned for everyday. Differentiated resources and activities for four groups of children (green LA, yellow M/LA, blue MA, red HA). Questions prompting higher order thinking and activities designed to develop comprehension skills and enhance reading assessment results. Each lesson builds and expands on the previous one. All texts provided, a range of interesting genres and styles, fiction and non-fiction. All reviews welcome.
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English Lessons on WW2 Recount Writing KS2

English Lessons on WW2 Recount Writing KS2

Lessons focusing on these learning objectives: L.O. I know how to use relative clauses in a recount of building a bomb shelter L.O. I know how to use subordinating conjunctions in a recount of a woman’s day in the war L.O. I know how to use brackets in a recount of escaping capture L.O. I know how to use dashes and commas in a recount of a day in a tank Daily starters focusing on: spellings, handwriting, verb prefixes and modal verbs. Engaging activities, resources and opportunities for discussion. Support for lower ability and challenges for higher ability. Detailed plan included. All reviews welcome. Could be used alongside a WW2 History unit or on its own.
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