For World Book Day, our school are completing a whole school project of completing a collection of book reviews. Each child will choose their favourite book and will complete an A4 page review. We will be using this PDF as inspiration for the children to give them ideas and to set a standard. This poster also includes ideas for what they could/should include in their review.
We’re so excited to put the reviews into a book and to display it in our school library!
An annual reading tracker to be completed by anyone to track the books read over the year. Simply colour in a book from the stack from the current month and colour it in and label it to look like the spine of the book you’ve just read. A great way to remember the books you’ve enjoyed over time and a great reward strategy for less enthusiastic readers! Enjoy :)
Simply edit the names and then print these cards off onto coloured paper of your choice and display as desired. This is a great way to monitor what your children are reading and for them to see which books each other are reading too. I will get the children to stick new post-it notes on top of old ones which will then create a reading-log in itself. Both myself and my TA’s have a card too as we want to join in the fun and the kids love seeing which books we’re reading!
My class absolutely loved making this! After learning about Henry VIII and his six wives during our Tudors topic, the children created an ‘information circle’ for each wive which can then be folded and stuck back to back to create an information text brilliant for wall displays! My PDF file here includes an image of my completed one and then the templates of the 7 circles needed and Henry VIII’s upper body. Enjoy! :)
A visual aid to support children when learning about the seven different characteristics of living things: M.R.S.G.R.E.N. After teaching this to children, they made their own version to use to support their learning which they loved. Enjoy!
Comprehension questions to go alongside a YouTube video of me reading chapter 1 of The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo. A great resource to use whilst home learning!
A classification activity for children learning about ‘Living Things and their Habitats.’ This resource includes 2 Venn Diagrams (one more complex than the other) and 1 Carroll Diagram. The children can then add their own criteria to the diagrams e.g. has a back bone, lives in the desert and then should use the images (also included) to classify the animals and plants. Children could also draw their own images. This resource is completely ready to go! Enjoy :)
Each child receives a loyalty card with their name on and their own personalised target for their weekly spelling tests e.g. ‘to get at least 10 spellings correct,’ ‘to get full marks.’ (There is an allocated section on the card where each child’s target can be written.)Each time the child then meets their target they can add a sticker to their honeycomb collection on the reverse side of the card. Once they’ve received 6 stickers they receive a prize. (I have a box of small prizes including pencils, rubbers, stickers etc).
Whilst the resource motivates children to succeed on their spelling test it also recognises the range of needs in each class and the need for differentiation regarding the words set and their targets.
A great reward! My class are extremely driven by it.
It’s really important to discuss the different language used around the different operations. This activity will allow children to discuss and compare the different terminology used for the two operations, addition and subtraction.
The questions to go alongside the video of me reading chapter 1 of Elise and the Second-hand Dog. Perfect for working on comprehension whilst home learning!
Use this fractions poster to consolidate learning. Children to choose a fraction and then complete the circle of activities based around their chosen fraction: numerator, denominator, fraction as a shape, fraction as a quantity, written in words and the fraction needed to add to total 1 whole.
My class loved this activity and often refer to their posters when recapping fractions.