Powerpoint This is a short unit (approx 2-3 50 minute periods) which aims to improve students ability to create effective characterisation in creative or personal pieces of writing. Pack contains a self-explanatory PowerPoint which you simply run through and it gives students examples of good practice and gives them tasks on how to improve characterisation. There is also a worksheet which gives pupils the opportunity to work independently and build their skills at characterisation.
The Christmas Truce from The Literacy Shed
Video The recent commemoration events of 'The Great War' coupled with Sainsburys use of this topic as an advert has brought this wonderful story to the forefront of many peoples minds.  It is a story that has been told for a 100 years and is a great story to explore with children in the run up to Christmas.
Historical settings- planning- Hamilton Trust
Website Read a series of WW2 short stories with children (When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr, Thunder and Lightnings by Jan Mark, Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo).
A Christmas Carol
Resources for Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' on this site.
Literacy Shed
Website Great resources for narrative from The Literacy Shed
Settings- word mat TES
Resource A word mat which gives children prompts for vocab when describing settings.
Settings- senses
Resource Activities designed to help students appeal to a range of senses and include a variety of language devices in their writing when describing settings.
Settings-TES Powerpoint and notebook
 Lesson Plan Set of resources to support the teaching of 'settings' (mixed.) Have included a Powerpoint, homework, notebook file and plenty of worksheets
Settings-Teaching Ideas
 Website Settings resources from Teaching Ideas
Settings-Teachit Primary
 Website Settings : resources from Teachit Primary
Settings-Primary Resources
Website Settings resources from Primary Resources
Clara and the Freedom Quilt

Clara and the Freedom Quilt

Lesson plan Slavery themed, based on Clara and the Freedom Quilt as text for the week.
Historical Settings

Historical Settings

Lesson Plan Generic lessons for Historical Settings  
Historical settings from BGfl
Resource Selection of materials from BGfl- Literacy strategy/Framework etc.
Historical settings-planning
Website National Strategies planning from the National Archives.
Historical settings-resources
Resource Resources for stories with historical settings.
Oliver Twist-TES
Lesson Oliver Twist Schemes of work from TES.
Street Child
Lesson Street Child Resources from TES.
Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian/ The Lion and the Unicorn
Lesson TES - Planning for Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian/ The Lion and the Unicorn.
Prince and the Pauper, The Prince, the Cook and the Cunning King-TES
Lesson TES - Lesson planning that links with History theme - Tudors, rich and poor. Texts include 'The Prince, the Cook and the Cunning King' by Terry Deary, 'The Queen's Token' by Pamela Oldfield and the dvd of 'The Prince and the Pauper' (Aidan Quinn, Alan Bates).