New curriculum 2014: Primary English
Website Prepare for the new academic year with this document full of resources, activities and lesson plans aligned to each objective of the primary English curriculum for 2014. Very useful resource with many links.
Short stories- mystery-Hamilton Trust
Lesson Free planning and resources: Look at the genre of short stories using Short! by Kevin Crossley-Holland. Children investigate the use of adverbials to link sentences or paragraphs together. Children plan and write short mystery stories elaborating by use of descriptive words and further details.
Adventure and Mystery- Planning a ghost story
Resource A spooky planning flow chart with boxes to fill in.
Adventure and Mystery- The Abandoned House
Lesson plan Everything you need to write the perfect ghost story. This resource contains a planning outline, helpful images and question prompts. There is also modelled writing that needs editing and some suggested endings.
Adventure and Mystery- A Spooky Story
Resource This spine chilling story by Roger Hurn from his book Spooky Stories & Twisted Tales, is guaranteed to grab the attention of even the most reluctant listeners. It has been used successfully with older Key Stage 2 children and Year 7 pupils who all seem to love a "scary" story.
Adventure and Mystery- The Shadow
Lesson plan  This will keep you going for a week! Investigate the complex sentences within the story and highlight the features present in the dilemma. Then make predictions about what will happen next and write the ending.
Adventure and Mystery- Science lab
Video KS1/2 literacy idea: a mysterious voice is heard in a science lab.
Adventure and mystery- Ghost story video
Video Mysterious events occur in a rural graveyard, for KS2 literacy
Adventure- story starter
Video A stimulus for writing a mystery story in KS1/2 English, these Lesson Starters can be played on an interactive whiteboard .A woman enters a sinister-looking antique shop with a little girl. Whilst the woman chats to the shopkeeper, the little girl looks round.
Adventure and mystery- Video Teacher's TV
Video This short dramatic clip, from Lesson Starters, can be shown on an interactive whiteboard and used as a helpful stimulus for writing an adventure story in KS1/2 English.In the clip, a woman is tracking footprints across a sandy shoreline and calling out across the deserted beach. Another figure is signaling to her from high up in the cliffs. Who are these people? How did they reach this deserted place? What will happen next?
Adventure and Mystery - video BBC
Video BBC Learning zone video linked to adventure and mystery stories.
Adventure and Mystery- Story mat
Resource Story mat to help pupils write an adventure story.
New curriculum 2014: Primary English
Website Prepare for the new academic year with this document full of resources, activities and lesson plans aligned to each objective of the primary English curriculum for 2014. Very useful resource with many links.
Short stories- mystery-Hamilton Trust
Lesson Free planning and resources: Look at the genre of short stories using Short! by Kevin Crossley-Holland. Children investigate the use of adverbials to link sentences or paragraphs together. Children plan and write short mystery stories elaborating by use of descriptive words and further details.
Adventure and Mystery- Planning a ghost story
Resource A spooky planning flow chart with boxes to fill in.
Adventure and Mystery- The Abandoned House
Lesson plan Everything you need to write the perfect ghost story. This resource contains a planning outline, helpful images and question prompts. There is also modelled writing that needs editing and some suggested endings.
Adventure and Mystery- A Spooky Story
Resource This spine chilling story by Roger Hurn from his book Spooky Stories & Twisted Tales, is guaranteed to grab the attention of even the most reluctant listeners. It has been used successfully with older Key Stage 2 children and Year 7 pupils who all seem to love a "scary" story.
Adventure and Mystery- The Shadow
Lesson plan  This will keep you going for a week! Investigate the complex sentences within the story and highlight the features present in the dilemma. Then make predictions about what will happen next and write the ending.
Adventure and Mystery- Science lab
Video KS1/2 literacy idea: a mysterious voice is heard in a science lab.
Adventure and mystery- Ghost story video
Video Mysterious events occur in a rural graveyard, for KS2 literacy
Adventure- story starter
Video A stimulus for writing a mystery story in KS1/2 English, these Lesson Starters can be played on an interactive whiteboard .A woman enters a sinister-looking antique shop with a little girl. Whilst the woman chats to the shopkeeper, the little girl looks round.
Adventure and mystery- Video Teacher's TV
Video This short dramatic clip, from Lesson Starters, can be shown on an interactive whiteboard and used as a helpful stimulus for writing an adventure story in KS1/2 English.In the clip, a woman is tracking footprints across a sandy shoreline and calling out across the deserted beach. Another figure is signaling to her from high up in the cliffs. Who are these people? How did they reach this deserted place? What will happen next?
Adventure and Mystery - video BBC
Video BBC Learning zone video linked to adventure and mystery stories.
Adventure and Mystery- Story mat
Resource Story mat to help pupils write an adventure story.