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A LKS2 teacher inspired by wonderful texts & stories. I endeavour to make learning fun and hope my planning reflects that in every way! I have also led a PE department for several years and have a specialism in Physical Education & outdoor learning, I hope this is reflected in the planning provided.

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A LKS2 teacher inspired by wonderful texts & stories. I endeavour to make learning fun and hope my planning reflects that in every way! I have also led a PE department for several years and have a specialism in Physical Education & outdoor learning, I hope this is reflected in the planning provided.
The Firebird Planning (2 Weeks) UPDATED 2017-2018

The Firebird Planning (2 Weeks) UPDATED 2017-2018

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 contains 8 lessons worth of planning, resources and SMART board notebooks (with differentiation). It was a very successful module in Year 3 this year but could easily be differentiated down to Year 4 (See other Firebird planning) or up to year 5. It covers text types such as letter writing, poetry, character description, comparison writing and dance (optional). Please note: All of my planning and resources are edited using the Twinkl font. If formatting is a problem this may be why. This font is free to download from the Twinkl website and is very clear for learners to read and copy from (LOs etc.), which is why I use it religiously.
williamsmichaela
Year 3 Non-Chronological Reports (Tutankhamun) Planning & Resources

Year 3 Non-Chronological Reports (Tutankhamun) Planning & Resources

This weeks’ worth of planning was designed to go alongside the ‘Ancient Egyptians’ topic covered in Year 3 but can be adapted for Year 4 also. This is designed to be a week-long research and written project, producing a non-chronological report at the end. In my class we spent an extra day having a debate about whether King Tutankhamun was actually murdered or not and what the evidence was to support those arguments. The learners loved using the eBook to navigate through and add to planning throughout the week. I have indicated on the plan through highlighting where you can locate certain resources if I am unable to attach them to the original bundle all of which are Free resources. If delivered according to plan the following NC standards will be met: Reading: • listening to and discussing a wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks • reading books that are structured in different ways and reading for a range of purposes • retrieve and record information from non-fiction Writing composition: • plan their writing by: • discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar • discussing and recording ideas • draft and write by: • composing and rehearsing sentences orally (including dialogue), progressively building a varied and rich vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structures  • organising paragraphs around a theme • in non-narrative material, using simple organisational devices [for example, headings and sub-headings] • evaluate and edit by: • assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing and suggesting improvements • proposing changes to grammar and vocabulary to improve consistency, including the accurate use of pronouns in sentences • proofread for spelling and punctuation errors • read their own writing aloud to a group or the whole class, using appropriate intonation and controlling the tone and volume so that the meaning is clear Writing GPaS: develop their understanding of the concepts set out in English appendix 2 by: • extending the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including: when, if, because, although • choosing nouns or pronouns appropriately for clarity and cohesion and to avoid repetition • using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause • using fronted adverbials • using commas after fronted adverbials Note: all of my planning and SMARTs are edited using ‘Twinkl’ font. If the formatting has adjusted in some way it may because of this. This is a free font downloaded from Twinkl directly and is visually very clear for learners.
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
Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Setting Descriptions (4 Lessons)

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Setting Descriptions (4 Lessons)

This resource is aimed at Year 3/4 and covers; 1 lesson on using inverted commas based around the Charlie & The Chocolate Factory theme. 3 lessons on planning, writing and editing a setting description based on The Chocolate Room inside the factory. This planning contains resources, presentations, planning and ICT links via video. My class absolutely loved this and enjoyed receiving the golden tickets in order to get into 'The Chocolate Room' which really engaged then in their learning.
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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