This is a newspaper report ready for the Year three class to complete. We have read the story 'Stone Girl Bone Girl' and we have studied features of newspaper reports, identifying them in real newspapers and other newspaper report texts using highlighters. It is now time for the chn to write their own, based on Mary Anning finding the sea monster fossil.
For the more able group I have left this blank - they have to include a catchy heading, by line, strapline, quotes, paragraphs, caption for the photo etc.
Then I have differentiated the other groups where some have to think of the strapline / introduction, some have the strapline given, some have the heading given and some have to think of it themselves etc. All worksheets have a photo of the fossil on there. Easy to edit and will save heaps of time! The title of your newspaper will have to be changed as I have done this one to suit our school.
This is a topic web used for Growing in Year 1 for Spring 2.
Science - Plants
Extended writing - Rhyming Phrases
Music - exploring instruments
PSHE - Making the right choices and keeping safe
ICT - filming a recipe
DT - Making clay flower pots / cooking
RE - Baptisma nd Easter symbols
PE - Team Games
The topic web includes Learning objectives on;
Extended writing - Writing instructions
PSHE - Empathy training
RE - Jesus growing up
PE - Gym
DT - making tabbed outfits or a teddy
Art and Design - weaving
History - clothes present and past
Science - everyday materials
This is a slide I made when I ask the children in Year 1 to plan their own story. This can also be used/edited for Year 2. It works through the characters, settings, title, objects, beginning; middle and end of a story and then there is a planning sheet page, where you and the class can plan a story together.
The success criteria are also included in the slide and a question at the end asking the chn to explain what they have learned today!
I have also attached the worksheets that I used - differentiated - HA, MA and LA which will save huge amounts of time!
This is a sheet where you can easily print off the LO AND SUCCESS CRITERIA for grouping and naming rocks. Adult to cut up or print onto sticky labels and then put in books. Makes marking life so much easier!
Hope it helps!
This is a postcard template that I used for Year 3 when writing in role of a character from a class book. The templates are differentiated HA,MA,LA and each have the LO and success criteria on them, ready for the adult to highlight when marking.
There are also various other templates at the end of the document which are also differentiated which I though I would attach too!
Will save heaps of time!
The children have to label the cross section of the Earth. For this worksheet there is a given word bank for them to use. This can easily be removed for the MA group and then again extended for the HA by asking them to write about the different layers of rock in more detail.
This was a lovely lesson and the children loved the worksheet!
LO / SC written at the top ready to make marking easier!
This is a worksheet where the children have to describe the changes from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. There are two worksheets with given subheadings.
The first worksheet has the following subheadings for the children to write about; 'People', 'Homes', 'Tools', 'Clothes' and 'Food'.
The second worksheet is has three main subheadings - 'People', 'Homes' and 'Tools'. There are lines on this worksheet to help support and structure the lower group.
The children in my class watched videos and we read information texts and they took notes in their jotters first, then we summarised the changes together verbally.
This is a worksheet where the children have to rewrite the story of David and Goliath (short, picking out the main details of the story). The worksheets are differentiated for LA and MA. I gave the HA the MA worksheet and extended them by asking them deeper thinking questions in their learning journals. At the end of the worksheet there is a question for LA - asking them what they liked about the story and why. The question at the end for the MA was asking them what they found inspiring about the story and why.
As a whole class we practiced writing a summary of the story together, but you can use this to edit and make even better with your children!
Will save time!
Although some of the subjects I teach may follow different schemes of work, this may help you to find some learning objectives for Year three particularly in History and Art.
The these are;
Music - classical music
Re - How did belief in God affect the actions of people in the Old Testament
Art - Cave paintings
Extended Writing - biographies
French - numbers, games, days of week
Science - rocks
PE - Games - tag rugby
P - Physical Activity - PSHE - Understanding our bodies
ICT - Rising Stars
This is a timeline to use with Year three when teaching the topic of the Stone Age / Iron Age.
The children can either write the answers into the boxes or cut and stick them into the boxes.
The order is; Ice Age, Britain became an island, Stone Age , Iron Age and Birth of Christ.
Can easily be edited and will save time!
This is a worksheet where the children have to identify and group animals with or without skeletons, they can either cut and stick pictures or write the names of the animals.
The worksheet has been differentiated three times;
LA - uses language of 'with skeleton / without skeleton'
MA - uses language of vertebrate / invertebrate - with definition beside to remind them
HA - just uses title 'vertebrate / invertebrate' - no definition
I can't attach the pictures I used due to copyright but there are loads on the internet out there to use. The tables will save time and include the LO and Success Criteria.
I hope they help!
This is a slide which introduces the LO; To write a powerful description. It is all based on writing a powerful description on the topic of a forest. There are various photographs of forests that the chn can 'think, pair and share' on what they see, hear, feel etc. The photographs can then be annotated.
There is a forest description already written that can be read and discussed with the class, and then finally the Success criteria is shown to discuss with the chn how they will be successful.
Will save time I'm sure!
This is a worksheet where the children have to show you that they understand Advent. Firstly the chn have to annotate around the the wreath. They should explain what Advent is and what the candles symbolise and then label each candle (JOY, HOPE, LOVE, PEACE & CHRIST).
There is a deepening question asking how they will prepare for Christmas.
LO & SC at the top of the worksheet ready for you to highlight how successful they were. I have also included a page with the advent wreaths on that you can cut up and stick in their books to annotate what they already know about advent before you teach to show clear progress in your books! Works a treat and saves time!
The children have to cut out each 2-D Shape and arrange them to create a Santa and a Christmas Tree. The children are also given an extension question which asks if they can name all of the shapes. This is ideal for encouraging partner talk.
This can be used to create the children's Christmas Cards too! They could add a beard and baubles etc.
Will save lots of time!
This is a six weeks medium term plan for the topic of The Farm, which covers all the areas of the EYFS.
This can be edited and will help many teachers out with what activities / teaching / assessment bands to focus upon this term (this was written in April so the children are achieving ELG's by this point). I wrote it all myself and was specific for my school and the books we were covering were also specifically chosen for this topic.
The book covered are; Chicken Liken, Pig in the Pond and Farmer Duck.
RE is also on here all planned - the church as a special place
I hope this helps!
This is a slide I have just made to help guide my lesson for tomorrow. The children have just studied the Season of Advent for Christians and the Church (see worksheet). Now they will learn what a prophet is and will look at the Prophet Isaiah reading 7:14 & 9:6 from the Bible.
This is simple WANTED POSTER for John the Baptist to use as a lesson starter to encourage the children to discuss who he is, why is he wanted, etc. I have used the same template three times and have changed the photo of him in each one. Here is outline of what i will do;
Teacher puts up a “wanted” poster of John The Baptist with a reward of half a million pounds. Pupils /Teacher to read out vivid descriptions on him while the rest of the class will try to decide who he is and what his role is. Matthew 11:9-10 and 3:1-3, Mark 1:3, John 1:27 and Luke 16:16.
This is a slide to help guide a lesson on range and mean average. It starts with a warm up where the children have to convert a given number as a percentage or fraction or decimal. It then moves on to looking at a data set and finding the range and mean average. I hope it helps.
It can be edited and added to!