Download key dates calendar of testing for Key Stage 1 and key Stage 2 for the 2017 - 2018 academic year on the link below:
Visit the Standard and Testing Agency (STA) website for information on:
Download a copy of 2017 - 2018 Teacher Assessment framework for the end of Key Stage 2 below.
The theme for the National Poetry Day 2017 (29 September) is freedom. The National Poetry Day will partner with the CLPE this year.
Follow the link below to read some poets performing their poems.
Download Toolkit for schools and lesson resources:
This grammar, punctuation and spelling coverage plan for Years 5 and 6 can be dipped into by other year groups in Key Stage 2. It is divided into weekly plans for the entire year covering the grammar, punctuation and spelling requirements for Upper Key Stage 2. Starting in Year 5, the learning can be consolidated in Year 6 (as revision) using different and more challenging words and tasks to deepen children’s learning. It has been successfully used with very good outcomes for the learners across Key Stage 2.
It is provided here as a companion to The New Spellings and Phonics Book with dictation exercises by Fidelia Nimmons. Download the plan below.
Suggestion for use:
The importance of equipping learners with the right vocabulary to express themselves or perform specific task cannot be over stated. Yet there is a stage that comes before that.
This is the stage of engaging with words they see and hear. When learners come across a word, they must be able to decode the word, understand what it means and make sense of it for themselves before they can begin to apply it in any context.
Words help learners become:
The New Spellings and Phonics Book with dictation exercises contains words from preschool up to secondary school level for this purpose. It is ideal for daily spelling work in class with children of varying abilities including SEN, EAL and deep level. There are dictation sentences for words worked on during the week.
The dictation sentences provide teaching opportunities for punctuation and hand writing practise.
Keep it simple for the best results. This book will help you to do so.
Download the lesson plan.
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Benin Civilisation fun packed lessons.
Finalising teaching plans for next term study of Benin Civilisation, find lesson plans and resources below to help:
Also scroll down this page for more resources and activities ideas.
West African Dance and Music
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Curate a museum exhibition
Click on the link below to find out how:
The British Empire
Resistance and Human Costs
In addition to studying about reasons for building an empire, the greatest empire the world has ever known, and about the famous and rich empire builders, this website will help students build a fuller picture of colonisation in its totality.
The Web pages provide evidence to help students explore important and relevant questions like:
How did colonisation take place? Page link
What happened at different stages:
What types of resistance did the British colonisers encounter:
What were the effects on people:
What sources of evidence are available? Does each support or challenge the other? How?
These page links are suggestions only. Evidence for a particular investigation may be found on other pages. Give students plenty of time to explore page contents of the website.
Students could also research contents for debate topics like:
Key Stage 3 history curriculum links
Pupils should be taught about:
British colonisation of other places during the period between 1745-1901 is an interesting aspect of British history which will engage students:
The Key Stage 2 scaled score conversation tables have been released today by the Department for Education. You can view or download the PDF document directly from the link below:
View samples of children work on the links below:
Benin Civilisation KWL
Benin Creation Story maps
Who Ruled Benin Kingdom?
Benin Kingdom Trade
Queen Mother Idia
Benin civilisation Playscripts
Benin Civilisation Plaques art gallery
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