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Topical and seasonal one-offs

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Halloween Mad Libs
A word game for to be played in teams or pairs, with a seasonal, spooky focus!
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Valentine's Day webquest
Who was the real Saint Valentine and why do we remember him on 14th February? Search the internet for answers to these questions and more. A lovely 'one off' Year 7 lesson.
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Pancake Day
Read about Shrove Tuesday, watch a YouTube clip on how to make pancakes and put the recipe in order. Ideal for introducing year 7 students to instructional writing.
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Christmas advent calendar
An interactive advent calendar with festive starters, plenaries and other creative ideas to celebrate December. (Warning: this is a large file and may take a few moments to download. Please note that our PowerPoints work best with MS Windows.)
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A letter to Father Christmas
A selection of Christmas themed letter writing activities, with both formal and informal writing options and a writing frame.
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Predictions
A lovely resource in which students make predictions about the festive story 'Nicholas Was...' by Neil Gaiman and then create their own graphic story.
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The Queen's Jubilee Hexbusters game
A fun and challenging interactive quiz all about the British royal family.
KS3 KS4 | Skills |  From the resource collection(s): Topical and seasonal one-offs
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Design your own royal bunting!
Use this template to design some bunting with a 'favourite book' theme. Perfect for those Diamond Jubilee classroom displays!
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Valentine's Day mad libs
Introduce students to word classes and parts of speech using mad libs.
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Christmas poems
A lovely 'one off' Christmas lesson. Students work on rhyme and rhythm to create their own Christmas or winter-themed poem.
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'The Magic Wood' at Christmas
Use the Henry Treece poem as a starting point for creating an atmospheric Christmas poem.
KS3 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): Topical and seasonal one-offs
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Halloween poems
A fun resource which supports students with writing Halloween themed poetry!
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Football crazy
A selection of activities with a World Cup theme
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Remembrance Day study
Not strictly English, but hey ho! A powerful and moving History exercise that encourages children to find out about the people listed on your nearest war memorial.
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Year 6 induction
Interest and enthuse Year 6 pupils with this imaginative letter writing lesson based on WH Auden's classic poem 'Night Mail'.
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Talking Turkeys!
A fun way of looking at Benjamin Zephaniah's poem in defence of the Christmas turkey! Great as a one-off Christmassy lesson. (Due to copyright, poem not included.)
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Work experience
A focused resource on structuring an argument, looking at the arguments for and against work experience.
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Ban Christmas! - persuasive speech plan
Beat the winter blues with this lively discussion. Includes a frame to help students write the speech.
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Christmas carols
Write a new Christmas carol! A handy Christmas quickie.
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Writing to argue. Should fireworks be on sale?
A useful resource that could help to supplement and aid teaching on argumentative writing.
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Christmas teaching ideas
17 fun, educational ideas for the run up to Christmas.
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Christmas wordsearch
Find the Christmas words in the grid. [NB Amended version added 11-12-02]
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Understanding similes and metaphors is a great poetry resource. Students seem to enjoy creating visual representations of common similes and metaphors. This is particularly helpful for kids who struggle to think figuratively. 

Jenny Fribbins, Teacher 

   




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