Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Character Descriptions (2 lessons)

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Character Descriptions (2 lessons)

This planning is designed to enable children to plan and write a character description based on some of the key characters from C&tCF. I have differentiated and made resources to accompany this planning. Differentiation is through Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum with the expectation that pupils choose the challenge level that is appropriate to them. Prior learning to this planning should include either matching the film (2007) or reading the book to the point at which all main characters have been established, This will work well with an edit and improve session using the self assessment grid also available to purchase within my shop. Happy learning!
williamsmichaela
The Firebird Planning (2 Weeks)

The Firebird Planning (2 Weeks)

The Firebird The Firebird is a miraculous bird whose plumage shines with fiery colors. It travels secretly by night and few beholders had the chance to witness this bird’s mysterious whereabouts. It is mentioned in fairy tales and legends of all the Slavic people, being the most prominent among the Eastern Slavs. The Firebird is usually the reason for sending heroes to difficult journeys, but is sometimes heroic itself, throwing pearls from its beak to the poor peasants. Of all the stories about this creature, the following two are most widely known. Speakers of Slavic languages will most likely be familiar with a number of other interpretations from their native surroundings. This planning is based on the beautiful book called 'The Firebird' by Saviour Pirotta with links to the Royal Ballet. This pack contains9 lessons worth of planning, resources and SMART board notebooks (with differentiation). It was a very successful module in year 4 but could easily be differentiated down to year 3 or up to year 5. It covers text types such as letter writing, poetry, character description, comparison writing and dance (optional).
williamsmichaela
Firework Night Poetry/Description (1 Lesson)

Firework Night Poetry/Description (1 Lesson)

This lesson is designed to enable children to write a poem based on firework/bonfire night. It takes children through the process of looking at fireworks and imagining descriptive vocabulary to describe them. There is then a short task looking at the senses and finishing with a written poetry activity focusing on onomatopoeia, alliteration and similes. This is a jam packed exciting lesson but could easily be adapted to last two/three lessons. I also plan on getting my class to do some firework art on black paper with paint and chalk. Then neatly write their poems over the top in glitter pens to make an awesome display! I have planned this lesson with year 3 pupils in mind but could easily work for year 4 & even 5 pupils if the literary devices were appropriate.
williamsmichaela
The Stone Age Boy Planning (1 Week)

The Stone Age Boy Planning (1 Week)

This Year 3 planning is based on the book 'The Stone Age Boy' by Satoshi Kitamura. This is a great book to accompany the topic 'The Stone Age' and has lots of indirect topic teaching within. The books blurb reads as follows: Travel 20,000 years into the past and discover what life as a caveman was like in this prehistoric picture book by a prodigiously talented artist. One day a little boy is walking along when he trips, stumbles and falls ... into the Stone Age! He meets a girl his own age and her tribe, and learns all about their way of life. He watches them make tools, clothes and weapons. He sees how they hunt, fish, cook, celebrate – and even how they paint on the walls of caves. But when a furious cave bear attacks, he wakes up back in his own time where everyone tells him it was only a dream. But was it? This planning aims to tackle story writing one element at a time. From planning the story to introduction and settings, leading to the main narrative and then self assessing the end result.
williamsmichaela
Year 3 Writing Self Assessment

Year 3 Writing Self Assessment

I have split this self-assessment into Structure & Language and Grammar & Punctuation. It is differentiated into bronze, silver, gold and platinum statements. Bronze being the most simple to platinum the most complex. This would indicate to me a within + to secure writer. I must stress this is based on a year 3 class and has worked really well to self assess. It can also be edited as the year progresses to add more complex skills. It also works really well with a LA year 4 group/intervention. I also often add a column, which has 'my teacher thinks' but this isn’t necessary if I’m developmentally marking anyway. I attach this to every piece of extended writing/cold tasks. This also enable the pupils to familiarise themselves with what I'm looking for and therefore starts to become embedded within their writing if used consistently. I find this really valuable!
williamsmichaela
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe Planning (Week 1 of 5)

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe Planning (Week 1 of 5)

This 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe' planning is designed for years 3/4 depending on the ability range in the class. By the end of this week... Pupils will know: What fantasy fiction is. What a determiner is. Pupils will understand: Different characters in a story. What makes a fantasy character. Pupils will create: A fantasy character. Planning includes resources and SMART book notebook. This planning is well differentiated and was a really successful unit, lovely in the build up to Christmas!
williamsmichaela
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe Planning (Week 2 of 5)

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe Planning (Week 2 of 5)

This 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe' planning is designed for years 3/4 depending on the ability range in the class. By the end of this week... The pupils will be able to: Create a map Create a text map Write instructions Act out instructions. Planning includes resources and SMART book notebook. This planning is well differentiated and was a really successful unit, lovely in the build up to Christmas!
williamsmichaela
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe Planning (Week 3 of 5)

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe Planning (Week 3 of 5)

This 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe' planning is designed for years 3/4 depending on the ability range in the class. By the end of this week... The pupils will be able to: Understand characters feelings and describe them Empathise with a character Write a diary account Perform and show expression Know what an allegory is. Planning includes resources and SMART book notebook. This planning is well differentiated and was a really successful unit, lovely in the build up to Christmas!
williamsmichaela
Fantastic Mr Fox Planning

Fantastic Mr Fox Planning

This planning is designed for years 3/4 writing set in imaginary worlds. It is based around the book Fantastic Mr Fox. This planing builds to writing a narrative but explicitly looks at adding speech and using inverted commas to punctuate speech. This planning includes resources, the SMART board notebook and it is also well differentiated. There is a link to the audio book of Fantastic Mr Fox included within the SMART board notebook.
williamsmichaela
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe Planning (Week 5 of 5)

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe Planning (Week 5 of 5)

This 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe' planning is designed for years 3/4 depending on the ability range in the class. By the end of this week... Pupils will be able to: Use inference. Pupils will know how to: Create a brochure. Improve a brochure. Design a shape poem. Complete a shape poem. Planning includes resources and SMART book notebook. This planning is well differentiated and was a really successful unit, lovely in the build up to Christmas!
williamsmichaela
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe Planning (Week 4 of 5)

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe Planning (Week 4 of 5)

This 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe' planning is designed for years 3/4 depending on the ability range in the class. By the end of this week... Pupils will know: How an author uses language. How to plan a story. How to write an introduction. How to build a story. How to improve a story. Planning includes resources and SMART book notebook. This planning is well differentiated and was a really successful unit, lovely in the build up to Christmas!
williamsmichaela
Ug: Boy Genius Of The Stone Age Planning

Ug: Boy Genius Of The Stone Age Planning

Designed for a year 3, this is a solid weeks planning (with an extra non chronological report added) based on the book 'Ug' by Raymond Briggs. This unit covers letter writing, book reviews, comparisons and inference work. This book really had the children hooked from the first page with its bright drawings and Stone age themes (also a year 3 topic) I have also included SMART board presentations as that is the system used at my school, apologies I can not change the format so bear this in mind.
williamsmichaela
Gregory Cool Planning

Gregory Cool Planning

11 lessons based on the book 'Gregory Cool'. This is a lovely book which looks at a young boy settling into a trip to Trinidad and Tobago. This planning covers loads of activities such as inference work, map labelling, travel leaflets and narrative stories. This is a HUGE resource designed to pick and choose to suit 2 weeks. There are several activities planned for each lesson with resources to accompany too.
williamsmichaela
Writing Based On Videos

Writing Based On Videos

This planning is based on 3 short videos on the literacy shed website called: Bubbles Way back home Black hat Finishing with a big write around report writing. This planning was aimed at year 3/4 children as a sequence of one off lessons. These might be good as intervention lessons or placed within units as big writing opportunities. This resource is planning only.
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