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These lesson plan units match the range for Year 6 in the Literacy Framework For Teaching.
The lesson plans are in units, just click on the unit in the grid, or choose your genre from the links on the left.
Year 6 Resources:
The Rabbit, the Snakes and the River eBook, is a beautifully illustrated electronic book based on the traditional tale of the Muscogee tribe of North America, It has 3 different readability levels and also has voice over. This resource can be used for the traditional tales unit or the stories from other cultures unit.
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or enhancing writing, 12 spidergrams of onomatopoeic words for literacy lessons or cross curricular and creative work: Animal, Bird and Human, Cooking and Eating, Explosive and Impact, Machine and Electronic, Musical, Watery, Transport/movement. Colourful A4 sheets for wall display or laminate for desktop use.

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'Sort-Er is a superb resource designed to make children's planning of writing more effective and more logical. It is based on the idea of an electronic 'stick-on' notes pad where you can gather, sort and order the children's ideas before they start to write' Comments taken from an independent evaluation.

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This history homework unit contains 40 printable sheets covering the following 10 history topics: Tudors, Vikings, The Great Fire of London, Famous Victorians, Anglo Saxons, Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt, Homes Now and Then, Toys of the past, and How Toys have changed. Each topic contains 4 sheets each with a differentiated learning objective related to an assessment focus.
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Twelve printable spidergrams for extending pupils' vocabulary. Contains some common verbs eg. said, saw, went, got. Some common adjectives eg. good and nice.

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38 Printable Pages. Including Worksheets and display materials in PDF format for teaching ICT to Year 6.

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This unit contains 4 printable leaflets that provide a model for persuasive texts plus an example of a persuasive video, which includes texts, images and music.

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Each unit contains all you need for two week units of work: Lesson Plans Y3 to 6 and Y3&4, Y4&5 and Y5&6. Differentiated Non Chronological reports to print. Electronic books which can be edited, saved and reloaded. Independent and guided group activities and much more.

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Save the turtles! This printable unit contains examples of persuasive leaflets and a balanced argument. It can be used as part of the new Literacy Framework non-fiction units on persuasive writing, or follow the topic plan which is included in the unit. You can introduce the unit with a postcard (included). It also contains images that can be used in a PowerPoint presentation. So pupils can design their own presentation around the plight of endangered loggerhead turtles.

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The Chinese New Year Unit Contains for printing: Recount of a trip to a Chinese New Year Parade Myth of the Chinese New Year The Legend of the Twelve Zodiac Animals The Twelve Zodiac Signs Twelve Colour Animal masks Twelve black & white Animal Masks Teaching notes on the Legend of King Arthur Story Grid analysis.

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Is Delhi 'clean and green'? This Y5 cross curricular unit covers Literacy, Geography and ICT. A series of letters and related pictures enables pupils to explore and construct an argument related to environmental issues in India and the UK. Contains Word and PDF files.

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