Lesson Planning

  • AQFDC
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    Calculations are the gateway to outstanding learning in mathematics, but many people struggle with the step-by-step procedures of calculation methods. This book motivates learners by using pattern, practical hands-on and real-world activities that engage the curiosity, and the innate mathematical ability, of pupils and teachers. The material is addressed to teachers, and takes into account recent developments in teaching and the new Primary curriculum. It is based around practical classroom activities, with clear and concise explanations of the power of different calculation methods and images. It is designed to be quickly accessible to teachers who want to find engaging activities for their pupils.
  • AQFCM
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    Andy Croft strongly believes that you don't have to be 'good at English' to be able to enjoy the music of ordinary speech. Using rhythm and rhyme is a democratic creative act that is equally hard and equally easy for everyone. It has special rules which won't let you reach for the first word that comes into your head. Your words have to fit the pattern. You don't have to write anything down, but you do have to become a writer. And once you have become a writer, you might become a reader...A Creative Approach to Teaching Rhythm and Rhyme is a guide for primary teachers to develop pupils' speaking and listening skills - their use of anticipation and memory and their ability to enjoy language and participate in its common music. It is a book about celebrating the music of ordinary speech. It features practical warm-up sessions, games, models and examples to help pupils to become readers, writers and confident speakers through the lively practice of rhythm and rhyme.
  • AQFCQ
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    Haunted by the fear of teaching the same lesson twice, Stephen Lockyer always makes sure he has lots of ideas up his sleeve! In this exciting debut book, this highly regarded primary teacher shares 100 of this very best. The pressure to teach outstanding lessons and to be prepared for no noticed inspections can sometimes be a little overwhelming, but in this book Stephen's creativity and experience in the primary classroom shine through and he provides primary teachers with quick, practical and easy to implement ideas to help achieve outstanding teaching. His highly creative approach will also help you to create a positive, inspiring and exciting learning environment for every child. Every idea includes step by step instructions, teaching tips for putting activities into practice and links to online resources and useful websites. From literacy initiatives like 'DEAR' ('Drop Everything And Read') and marking motivators like 'Microticks' to essential playground survival tips, this book is a compendium of originality that will consistently take your lessons that extra mile.
  • AQFCR
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    Are you looking for exciting ways to get your students interested in computing? Do you need a break down of the basics to get your confidence up before teaching it? Don't worry - help is at hand in this brand new book written by computing whizz Steve Bunce. All areas of the curriculum are introduced, and easy to implement and engaging activities are provided to get you and your students started! Steve covers all the major elements: algorithms, programming, data management, e-safety and more. He answers questions like 'How do computers work?' and introduces ways for you to develop computational thinking and digital literacy in your students. Really accessible 'ways in' which may or may not use a computer make this book something that can be picked up and used in the classroom tomorrow, whatever your level and whatever resources you have to hand. 'Tablet tips' throughout the book provide extra ideas for how to use tablets in the classroom. This book is a must-read for all primary teachers who want to implement a full, engaging computing curriculum in their classroom. Get debugging and coding today!
  • AGIPC
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    This Teacher's Guide provides you with all you need to use Key Stage 2 Comprehension to its full potential, including: full teaching notes for every text including an introduction and answers, further activities which may be adapted for individual or group work, at least one speaking and listening activity for each text, cross-curricular contents charts which also indicate the level of each text, a photocopiable group record sheet for each activity book and a handy summary of the comprehension objectives listed in the Primary Framework.
  • AEBFJ 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Written by an experienced maths teacher and former headmistress, Mrs J Rules A Self-Help Maths Book is a fun and exciting guide to improving maths skills. Author Emma Jonas' approach is to put learning times tables at the heart of the matter and to make this into a lively and enjoyable activity. Packed with helpful tips and explanations, Mrs J Rules offers straightforward help with common maths problems.

  • AWHAB
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    This book is closely tied to the new curriculum, with extracts from the curriculum itself and lesson plans and teaching ideas for every area. This book will equip non-specialists to confidently deliver engaging and well-informed lessons, that acount for the changes in the National Curriculum. This is a very practical and easy to apply programme for teaching PE either in your own classroom, or to implement across the school in the role of a co-ordinator.
  • AHJSH
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    If you're preparing for the newly revised Numeracy and Literacy Skills Tests, Teacher's Skills Tests For Dummies is your one-stop for both exams, providing you with subject-matter review, revision and practice tests you need to tackle the tests with confidence and succeed. Written by expert authors in Maths, English, and Education (with the credentials to prove it), Teacher's Skills Tests For Dummies provides you with: - A review of the key maths and English concepts you need to know to do well - Full length practice tests and tons of additional practice questions - Online accessible audio tests for spelling and mental arithmetic -- to better prepare you for the actual test - Tips and tricks (along with mistakes to avoid) to become a better test taker With this book -- and a bit of work on your part -- you'll be positioned to pass your skills tests and gain that coveted place on a teacher-training course.
  • ABKES 5 years +
    5 years +
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    This is a fantastic collection of 365 fun, environmentally friendly activities using paper, card and all manner of materials to be found around the house. There's something to do for every day of the year, including a 3D cardboard city, sock monkeys, loo roll mice, foil birds, sweet wrapper bugs and many, many more. Every activity is clearly and vividly illustrated in an appealing and colourful style, with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions.
  • ACKVD 5 years +
    5 years +
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    A book featuring something to draw or paint for every day of the year, 365 Things to Draw and Paint includes activities such as fingerprint monkeys, a chalky fish picture, collage robots and jungle silhouettes. It explains every activity with step-by-step instructions and also contains tips and ideas on how to make each activity a work of art.

  • ADXED 4 years +
    4 years +
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    This is a new edition of this bumper activity book, introducing children to the world of science in a practical and interactive way. It contains 57 activities including bubbling wizard's brew, magic flowers, panpipe straws, a spinning paper helicopter and a light catcher. Each activity uses simple and safe materials and is described by step-by-step instructions and illustrations. The activities are also accompanied by simple explanations of the science involved, including density, air pressure, streamlining and wind power. It is presented with over 850 colourful stickers to decorate the projects with.
  • AIYOO 5 years +
    5 years +
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    PLAY TIME includes eleven fun-to-act short plays for all children to enjoy, especially those in primary school (Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2). Each play comes complete with helpful guidance on target age, running time and cast. Ranging from adaptations of traditional tales (e.g., the legend of Persephone and TheThree Billy Goats Gruff) to original and contemporary short plays, Julia Donaldson has produced an entertaining, simple, satisfying collection.
  • AKUSF 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Key Stage 2 Comprehension provides a unique collection of stimulating texts that appeal strongly to both boys and girls, together with questions that both build and stretch comprehension skills and widen vocabulary. Comprising four one-per-child activity books and providing more than 72 texts in total, the series encourages children to pay close attention to literal meaning, make inferences and deductions, observe how writing is structured and identify literary devices. A separate Teacher's Guide is also available. Book 4 reflects the broadening interests and word power of young people who will soon move to secondary school, or have now done so. It includes: non-fiction texts covering the discovery in Russia of a long-extinct mammoth, shells and their origins and the life of explorer Robert Scott, the poignant 'last letter' from Scott to his widow, classic poetry from Rudyard Kipling, Edward Thomas, Edward Lear and William Wordsworth, a short extract from the play 'Hamlet' by William Shakespeare, riveting fiction from R.L. Stevenson, Thomas Hardy, Daniel Defoe and Charles Dickens and absorbing autobiographies and biographical fiction from Roald Dahl and Alison Prince.
  • AKUSG 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Key Stage 2 Comprehension provides a unique collection of stimulating texts that appeal strongly to both boys and girls, together with questions that both build and stretch comprehension skills and widen vocabulary. Comprising four one-per-child activity books and providing more than 72 texts in total, the series encourages children to pay close attention to literal meaning, make inferences and deductions, observe how writing is structured and identify literary devices. A separate Teacher's Guide is also available. Book 2 is for children whose reading skills are fluent and accurate and includes: excellent examples of broadsheet journalism (such as a description of the celebrations following England's victory in the 1966 World Cup), an instructional text 'How to make a wormery' that children will love, enthralling extracts from classic fiction -'The Adventures of Robin Hood' 'Treasure Island' and 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' plus stories based on the 'Canterbury Tales' and Arthurian legend, an intriguing playscript adapted from the Sherlock Holmes detective story and thought-provoking poetry from Charles Causley, Walter de la Mare, Valerie Bloom and Edward Thomas.
  • AKUSE 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Key Stage 2 Comprehension provides a unique collection of stimulating texts that appeal strongly to both boys and girls, together with questions that both build and stretch comprehension skills and widen vocabulary. Comprising four one-per-child activity books and providing more than 72 texts in total, the series encourages children to pay close attention to literal meaning, make inferences and deductions, observe how writing is structured and identify literary devices. A separate Teacher's Guide is also available. Book 1 is ideal for children who are new to written comprehension and includes: simple contemporary texts with which they will readily identify, gripping tales that span the centuries from Aesop to Charles Kingsley and E. Nesbit to Dick King Smith, informative non-fiction reports covering diverse topics (for example the Viking history of York and the functions of different types of teeth), a playscript based on The Wizard of Oz and memorable poems (some of them funny) from well-loved writers such as Hilaire Belloc, Dylan Thomas and Wendy Cope.
  • AKUSH 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Key Stage 2 Comprehension provides a unique collection of stimulating texts that appeal strongly to both boys and girls, together with questions that both build and stretch comprehension skills and widen vocabulary. Comprising four one-per-child activity books and providing more than 72 texts in total, the series encourages children to pay close attention to literal meaning, make inferences and deductions, observe how writing is structured and identify literary devices. A separate Teacher's Guide is also available. Book 3 encourages children to move beyond simple understanding and recall to look for more complex meanings. It includes: adventure stories from Roald Dahl, Mark Twain, Anthony Buckeridge and Kenneth Grahame, an inspiring biography of Falklands soldier Simon Weston, further non-fiction from Jacqueline Wilson and Emmeline Pankhurst, evocative poems from some of the best British poets (such as Lewis Carroll, Robert Browning and R.L. Stevenson), an appealing letter written by Stevenson as a teenager and an introduction to the writing of J.R.R. Tolkien and William Shakespeare.
  • AKUSI
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    Mental Arithmetic is a highly differentiated, progressive series of books, proven to raise children's attainment (alone or in conjunction with the I Can Do Teacher's Guide which explains how to use the books as a scheme of work in schools). The series is based on ability (rather than age cohorts) so that books can be matched to the needs of every child (including supporting transition from KS1 to KS2 and KS2 to KS3). The books are also assessment-linked so that children can record their own progress and see their achievement build over time. Each book uses the same method of practising the 4 basic number operations (to keep skills sharp) and challenging children to do more complex one- and two-step problems involving logical thinking and application of knowledge previously introduced. Book 1 includes: place value (tens and units), ordinal numbers (1st/2nd/3rd etc.), division and fractions.
  • AKUSM 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Mental Arithmetic is a highly differentiated, progressive series of books, proven to raise children's attainment (alone or in conjunction with the I Can Do Teacher's Guide which explains how to use the books as a scheme of work in schools). The series is based on ability (rather than age cohorts) so that books can be matched to the needs of every child (including supporting transition from KS1 to KS2 and KS2 to KS3). The books are also assessment-linked so that children can record their own progress and see their achievement build over time. Each book uses the same method of practising the 4 basic number operations (to keep skills sharp) and challenging children to do more complex one- and two-step problems involving logical thinking and application of knowledge previously introduced. Book 5 includes: numbers to a million, ratio and proportion, prime numbers and simple equations.
  • AKUSO
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    Mental Arithmetic is a highly differentiated, progressive series of books, proven to raise children's attainment (alone or in conjunction with the I Can Do Teacher's Guide which explains how to use the books as a scheme of work in schools). The series is based on ability (rather than age cohorts) so that books can be matched to the needs of every child (including supporting transition from KS1 to KS2 and KS2 to KS3). The books are also assessment-linked so that children can record their own progress and see their achievement build over time. Each book uses the same method of practising the 4 basic number operations (to keep skills sharp) and challenging children to do more complex one- and two-step problems involving logical thinking and application of knowledge previously introduced. Book 4 includes: 5- and 6-digit numbers, multiples and factors, square numbers and percentages.
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    Mental Arithmetic is a highly differentiated, progressive series of books, proven to raise children's attainment (alone or in conjunction with the I Can Do Teacher's Guide which explains how to use the books as a scheme of work in schools). The series is based on ability (rather than age cohorts) so that books can be matched to the needs of every child (including supporting transition from KS1 to KS2 and KS2 to KS3). The books are also assessment-linked so that children can record their own progress and see their achievement build over time. Each book uses the same method of practising the 4 basic number operations (to keep skills sharp) and challenging children to do more complex one- and two-step problems involving logical thinking and application of knowledge previously introduced. Book 2 includes: multiplication and division with remainders, time and measures, shapes, angles and compass points.
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    Mental Arithmetic is a highly differentiated, progressive series of books, proven to raise children's attainment (alone or in conjunction with the I Can Do Teacher's Guide which explains how to use the books as a scheme of work in schools). The series is based on ability (rather than age cohorts) so that books can be matched to the needs of every child (including supporting transition from KS1 to KS2 and KS2 to KS3). The books are also assessment-linked so that children can record their own progress and see their achievement build over time. Each book uses the same method of practising the 4 basic number operations (to keep skills sharp) and challenging children to do more complex one- and two-step problems involving logical thinking and application of knowledge previously introduced. Book 3 includes: numbers to ten thousand, 10ths/100ths, multiplication and division tables and averages.
  • AQFBX
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    Outdoor learning is not just about taking what we do indoors and moving it out through the door of our setting. It involves equipment and experiences which are both unique and exciting. When planning for maths provision practitioners need to make sure they offer access to these amazing opportunities for learning and integrate them into children's ongoing play and exploration of their natural world. Designed to be used as a dip in dip out collection of easy to use ideas the author has tried to show how exciting outdoor learning can be developed on even the very smallest of budgets. As with all areas of early learning the author acknowledges the way that maths is integrated within play based exploration and linked to many other areas of learning. Offering ways to develop your existing provision as well as building new resources you will enjoy exploring all areas of early maths including number, pattern,shape and measuring.
  • AQFCB 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Learning about phonics and putting that knowledge into practice is an integral part of every child's learning journey. Good phonic knowledge is essential if children are to become successful writers and readers.

    This complexity can often make the teaching of phonics difficult (and a little dull!). This book contains a no nonsense ideas bank that are simple and effective when carried out, using readily available resources so that any Early Years setting can put in to practise Alistair's innovative paths to teaching and learning phonics.