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Olympics games- ancient to modern

Olympics games- ancient to modern

An introduction to the ancient olympics and modern olympics, this lesson covers the history of the olympic games It also has a countries research task for students to doThere is also a long term project for students to design their own olympic games as a host nation These resources are useful for student to learn about the Olympics before the Brazil 2016 Olympic games this summer.

By leighbee23

Pirates Ahoy! Writing and Literacy Tasks

Pirates Ahoy! Writing and Literacy Tasks

A variety of Literacy TasksWord mat provides useful words and phrases to support writing tasks.Pirate Character Description Sheet with Writing Prompts and Graphics Island Setting for a pirate adventure with further writing promptsSimple Drawing TasksLabel a PirateSentence StripsMapping TaskA great additional resource for a pirates topic. I would be delighted to receive feedback.

By Alice K

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Sock Monkey Soft Toy - Full lesson by lesson scheme of work & lesson powerpoint

Sock Monkey Soft Toy - Full lesson by lesson scheme of work & lesson powerpoint

Sock Monkey Soft Toy - Full lesson by lesson scheme of work & lesson powerpointkey stage 3 project The project transforms recycled socks into sock creature - Sockies! A very cost effective yet rewarding project. The project has been thoroughly enjoyed by my year 8 pupils, each teaching rotation generating completely different and innovative ideas. The project has no boundaries and can be easily adapted to suit. I have attached a comprehensive scheme of work with lesson by lesson objectives and lesson plans, supported by an interactive PPT Have fun

By merk90

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Dinosaur fact cards

Dinosaur fact cards

Designed as non-fiction fact cards for Literacy activities, but could be used to research similarities and differences in dinosaurs or also as Top Trump cards. Contains information on how many legs the dinosaur walked on, which period of the Mesozoic era and approx how many million years ago they lived, diet, habitat, length, height, weight and what the name means.

By choralsongster

Spring  and Easter Poetry Lesson : Acrostic and Free Verse

Spring and Easter Poetry Lesson : Acrostic and Free Verse

Spring /Easter Poetry Learning Intention : to compose Spring Poems/ Easter PoemsPowerPoint presentation which provides a stimulus for a variety of poetry forms- including acrostic style and free verse.Some Spring poems to read, enjoy and perform. Vocabulary and word wall is provided to stimulate composition . In addition, some clip art and a few pro formas for 2nd draft display or publication.I have included several slide files in the preview so teachers can peruse the resource more comprehensively.Hope your learners enjoy composing Spring and Easter poems.Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com

By Alice K

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Easter Eggheads Mega 100 Question Interactive Easter Quiz

Easter Eggheads Mega 100 Question Interactive Easter Quiz

This resource is a highly visual and editable 100 question interactive PowerPoint quiz on Easter. There are 100 questions with multiple choice answers and varying degrees of challenge. It has six categories.Celebrity EggheadsReligiousEaster Around the WorldEggsLiteratureGeneral KnowledgeThe quiz can be administered in a variety of ways - to individuals or teams. The answers can be found by clicking on the egg image on the bottom right-hand corner of each slide. Answers can be given either as you go through the quiz or at the end. An answer sheet is included to record answers. Sample questions:Which feast do Jews celebrate at Easter? On what street in New York does the famous Easter parade take place?In which country do people fly kites on Good Friday?In which country does the Easter wizard deliver eggs to children?In Ethiopia, injera is eaten at the Easter meal. What is injera?Who was famous for creating beautiful, ornate expensive eggs?Who wrote the story The Golden Egg?In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets what colour are phoenix eggs?In what state would you find the Chocolate Mountains?This resource is also suitable for SEN students due to the highly visual nature of the resource and the multiple choice format.More Easter ResourcesEaster Around the World Set 1 - Cyprus, Ethiopia, Germany, Greece, Israel, ItalyEaster Around the World Set 2 - Brazil, Mexico, Sardinia, Spain, Sweden, USAEaster Around the World Set 3 - Australia, Bermuda, France, Lithuania, Norway, SwitzerlandAll three presentations - 50% discount!Easter Around the World Bundle - 18 CountriesThinking of publishing your own resources? Check out this step by step guide.How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step Guide

By Krazikas

African Safari booklet

African Safari booklet

This African safari booklet can be used for children in KS1 and was made as a tool to use while at Woburn Safari Park. Children were able to draw pictures of animals they could see, write down interesting facts about the animals and draw a still life of one of their favourite animals.

By AlyssaMashford

Olympic Games 2016 - An Assembly

Olympic Games 2016 - An Assembly

Here you will find a guide to The Olympic Games 2016Where will it take place?The Opening CeremonyWhere has it taken place?First Olympic GamesHow many Athletes?How many Sports?New sportsVenuesTicketsCostBuilding the GamesOlympic SloganMascots

By ChrisWat

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History/World Wars Bundle

History/World Wars Bundle

History/World Wars BundlePowerPoint presentations; quizzes, and task sheets covering:• Battle of the Somme - 100 years on• D Day• VE and VJ Day• Remembrance Day• The Holocaust• The Russian Revolution• The Berlin Olympics

By tinpot

Easter Sudoku

Easter Sudoku

Easter Sudoku: 6 differentiated Easter-themed sudoku puzzles including answers. Cut out the images from the resources sheet and use them to complete the sudoko puzzles. Each colour egg or bunny can only be used once in each row, column and region of 4 or 9 squares with a bold red box. A fun Easter-themed maths problem solving activity.For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Easter Egg Number Bonds to 10

Easter Egg Number Bonds to 10

Easter Egg Number Bonds to 10: A series of brightly coloured Easter Eggs which show number bonds to 10. Great as a colourful classroom display, or cut along the ‘crack’ to create a maths pairing game.For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Easter Egg Alphabet Matching

Easter Egg Alphabet Matching

Easter Egg Alphabet: A series of Easter Eggs which show the alphabet in both upper and lower cases. Great as a colourful classroom display, or cut along the ‘crack’ to create a letter pairing game. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Great Fire Of London - Storyboards and Sequencing

Great Fire Of London - Storyboards and Sequencing

Three differentiated worksheets, suitable for Year 1 & 2 pupils. 1 - Storyboard sheet with pictures and lines underneath for able writers to write each part of the story.2 - Storyboard sheet with pictures and parts of the story with gaps for pupils to fill in.3 - Complete storyboard in the wrong order for less able pupils to cut out and sequence.

By spursfan1983

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Cross Curricular Creative Project: Science, English and ICT

Cross Curricular Creative Project: Science, English and ICT

This is a set of lessons, resources, homework and schemes of work targeted at cross curricular links between Science, English and ICT for KS3 pupil. The theme is “Your Favourite Movie” and the pupils are to build a portfolio of graded activities to create their project.It was designed to fit the timetable for my school where the year 7 and 8’s had a creative curriculum day once a week with three teachers assigned; one Science, English and ICT. The pupils would then take a lead on how they would manage their time over a term. They would select from a range of activities each week, themed to each subject, and would allocate themselves for the day. All these activities would then build up to their “Creative Diploma” for that term. It worked by building a project from their 6 best activities from a selection of 9. This obviously may not fit your timetable model but could easily be adapted to be run over a much longer period of time as cross curricular after school clubs of summer holiday projects etc.Each activity is built up from many smaller tasks leading to a grade for that piece of work using level ladders. All tasks are written and presentable straight to the pupils with clear guidance, instructions, tasks, questions, homework and level ladders. The level ladders are based around now, next, further and advanced so not grade or level based but easily editable to fit your school model.Activities range from building circuits, podcasts, web design, writing scripts, costume design, cameras and lenses, the behaviour of light and filters and theme songs. Each individual activity linked back to their “Favourite Movie” concept building a solid link between these three subjects.A fun and practical way to cover a huge variety of subjects and topics from within these three specific curriculums.

By rwhawell

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Full week of lessons KS2

Full week of lessons KS2

An emergency lesson pack for those busy times of year, which contains up to 18 separate lessons. This is ideal for a report writing or parents' evening week, when you may have less time to organise and prepare your regular teaching. I have used the lessons in Years 4 & 5, but they can be adapted to other ages too. Each lesson is fully resourced and differentiated with teacher PowerPoints, independent tasks and full planning provided. Answer sheets are also included, as is a set of maths column addition homework sheets. The bundle includes: *Up to 5 English lessons (creative writing) *4 maths lessons (written addition and multiplication methods) *2 science lessons (Edward Jenner and the human eye) *1 history lesson (famous women in history) * A set of 5 mental maths lessons *1 E-safety lesson about digital footprints Please see the Goldtopfox for a full range of useful teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox

By goldtopfox

Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Photo Collection

Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Photo Collection

A small collection of photos from Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius that students can use in their projects and presentations as part of activities on natural hazards, where we live, or for travel and tourism.

By sarah277

German clothing - Kleidung - Puzzles

German clothing - Kleidung - Puzzles

Fun puzzles - word search, crossword, missing letter, anagrams plus a handout - to practice German clothes vocabulary - die Mütze, der Schal, die Schuhe, die Socken, die Handschuhe, das Hemd, die Bluse, das T-shirt, die Jacke, die Hose, der Pullover, die kurze Hose, der Rock, das Kleid, die Stiefel, der Schlafanzug.These puzzles are also included in our German clothing activities, games and puzzles topic set - flashcards, write around the room, flip book, bingo, dominoes, matching cards and more. Please don't purchase this puzzle set if you have already bought the complete topic set.You might also like our German clothing Go Fish! game.

By LlanguageLlamas

German clothing - Kleidung - Go Fish ! game

German clothing - Kleidung - Go Fish ! game

Fun Go Fish! clothes game with cute graphics for practicing German clothing vocabulary – die Mütze, der Schal, die Schuhe, die Socken, die Handschuhe, das Hemd, die Bluse, das T-shirt, die Jacke, die Hose, der Pullover, die kurze Hose, der Rock, das Kleid, die Stiefel, der Schlafanzug.Two versions of the game are included - one set of cards shows just the pictures of the clothes, the second also includes the words. This allows for differentiation in the classroom. Instructions for the game are also included.This game is designed to complement our German clothing activities, games and puzzles and so uses the same vocabulary items.

By LlanguageLlamas

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World War II -Spies-Webquest-Reading for Information Grades 4-8

World War II -Spies-Webquest-Reading for Information Grades 4-8

WW II Spies Webquest. Students will gain basic knowledge about spies and the agencies that operated during WW II. The first part of the webquest addresses general information. The second part gives your students individual examples that may surprise them, and possibly you. Roald Dahl? Julia Child? Students will gain basic knowledge by completing an internet-based set of worksheets. As your students learn about this heroic calling they gain factual information while learning to read for information and using research skills.Supports CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.1-8.1 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.2-8.2The answer key is included and has all of the questions so you can use it for class discussion as the students work on locating the answers. I've included 2 optional writing assignments and a word puzzle. I find extra material helps when you have those early finishers.

By mccormick33

Earth Day Lesson / Assembly Presentation - 70 Slides

Earth Day Lesson / Assembly Presentation - 70 Slides

There are two Earth Days. The United Nations celebrates Earth Day each year on the March equinox. Another Earth Day is celebrated each year on 22nd April. Earth Day is a global event created to promote awareness and appreciation for the earth’s environment. It was launched in the USA in 1970. Today Earth Day is celebrated in more than 192 countries around the world.This resource is a fully editable, colourful and informative 70 slide lesson / assembly presentation on Earth Day. The resource contains references toThe founders of Earth Day - John McConnell, Senator Gaylord Nelson and Denis Hayes.The first Earth Day in 1970 and its impact on legislation in the USA leading to the creation of the ‘United States Environmental Protection Agency’ and the ‘Clean Air’, ‘Clean Water’ and ‘Endangered Species’ Acts.Global warming, air pollution from factories and traffic, endangered species and deforestation.Re-cyling, re-using and reducing.Earth Day projects tree planting, cleaning up the environment.The 2016 Earth Day theme - Trees for the Earth – how trees help to combat pollution and global warming, prevent deforestation, provide homes, shelter and food for animals, provide income, food and means of transport for communities.How we can help to look after our wonderful planet earth.The power point contains hyperlinks to a breathtaking 4 minute video of our planet and a link to a moving ‘Earth Song’.A simple text version of this presentation more appropriate for younger / SEN pupils is also availableSimple Text Earth Day Lesson / Assembly PresentationFor more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and EducateThinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this 'must have' step by step guide.How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step GuideTo be kept informed of new resources click here and follow!

By Krazikas

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

Let’s learn about Albert Einstein! Why was he famous and what did he discover? Let’s find out with this 10-page biography. Exercises, puzzles and other fun stuff are included!Overview:Page 1 - 2: His Life (reading) Page 3: Exercise: open questions & gap-fillPage 4: Exercise: timelinePage 5 - 6: His Work (reading) Page 7: Exercise: multiple choice & matching termsPage 8: Fun Facts (word scramble exercise)Page 9: Word SearchPage 10: Crossword (revision)Bonus: Scientists Matching GameThe answers and an answer sheet are included.Keywords:Albert Einstein, scientist, Germany, physics, mathematics, Nobel Prize, Theory of Relativity, E=MC2, speed of light, photons, space

By magisterprintables

Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei

Let’s learn about Galileo Galilei! Why was he famous and what did he discover? Let’s find out with this 10-page biography. Exercises, puzzles and other fun stuff are included!Overview:Page 1 - 2: His Life (reading) Page 3: Exercise: open questions & gap-fillPage 4: Exercise: timelinePage 5 - 6: His Work (reading) Page 7: Exercise: multiple choice & matching termsPage 8: Fun Facts (word scramble exercise)Page 9: Word SearchPage 10: Crossword (revision)Bonus: Scientists Matching GameThe answers and an answer sheet are included.Keywords:Galileo Galilei, astronomer, astronomy, space, stars, planets, telescope, Tower of Pisa, Thermoscope, Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems

By magisterprintables

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End of Year Awards (With computer-editable fields)

End of Year Awards (With computer-editable fields)

This PDF contains 46 attractive, editable awards for the end of the school year, or to use throughout the year. Each certificate prints on standard 8.5" x 11" paper. Set includes:• 45 Awards – All original artwork, with a sense of humor!• 1 “Your Choice” Award – You can fill in the title/achievement you’d prefer• Award Log – Two pages to keep track of awards you may want to give out all year long (like “Caught Reading” or “Sensational Speller”)• End of Year Awards List – Two pages to keep track of which award each student will receive• Master List of Awards – Alphabetized list of the award certificates that you can check at a glanceBecause awards are in PDF format with editable fields, you may need the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to be able to type in student name, teacher name, and date into these fields. Note that the award titles and graphics are not editable.Keywords: end of year | award | awards | certificate | recognition | honor | kudos | motivation | inspiration | peer | validation | outstanding | excellence

By PuzzleFun

Pirate Literacy Unit of Work (Y3-4)

Pirate Literacy Unit of Work (Y3-4)

A detailed literacy unit of work (up to 6 weeks) focused on Pirates based around 'The Tea-Swigging Pirate Jones' as an inspirational text.A great resource with lesson plans consisting of differentiated activities which should save hours of planning. Plans can be adapted for use with other textsAlso includes some additional powerpoint resources which may be of use.

By duvetpublishing