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    Chinese New Year

    In this lesson plan, pupils create a Chinese New Year dragon and ‘good luck’ banners to decorate the classroom while learning about this festival and its traditions. Afterwards, your class can have a playground procession to simulate the vibrant parades held in Chinese communities to mark the holiday.

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    Creating characters

    This lesson plan will encourage creativity and inspire an appreciation of literature. Young learners design a book cover and then create and describe their own fictional character, while learning to plan their ideas and organise their work before writing.

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    The story of the Trojan wars

    Through a short reading and labelling activity, this worksheet tells the story that started the Trojan wars. Pupils then retell the story of Achilles in five pictures and captions.

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    Predicting the contents of a book

    In this lesson plan, pupils speculate about what kind of books four characters might like before choosing a book for them based on four book covers. They then complete a text with blurb for the back cover of a book.

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    Poetry appreciation

    Pupils will have been working on identifying and using rhyming words in their own language: in these activities, young learners complete poems and play a memory game using rhyming words in English. Also helps pupils recognise the structure of simple poems and reinforces basic vocabulary words.

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    Literary appreciation

    This is a lesson plan to help young learners acquire the basic skills they need to appreciate books: pupils classify books as fiction or non-fiction and identify the general contents of a book from its cover. Pupils put the lesson into practice through suggested follow-up activities for the classroom and ...

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    Finding out information from a book cover

    You can judge a book by its cover! In this lesson plan, pupils compare storybook dragons using front and back book covers. Consolidates superlatives and adjectives such as ’clever’, ’beautiful’ and ’funny’. Teacher’s notes suggest additional classroom activities to engage pupils and encourage reading.

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    Fantasy characters

    Describing story characters is an important stage in the development of creative writing. In this worksheet, pupils match pictures and text descriptions to fairytale creature before writing their own description of a fantasy character.

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    Weather symbols

    This worksheet will reinforce pupils’ familiarity with common weather symbols and strengthen their ability to discuss the weather. Among the activities: pupils match weather symbols to the appropriate adjective and describe the weather in their own town. The teacher’s notes include suggestions for classroom activities to further enhance pupils’ understanding ...

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    Weather crossword

    A lesson plan where students fit the nine words into the puzzle to learn about thunder, hail and other weather events.

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    Weather and clothes

    This lesson plan emphasises the influence of weather on the clothes we wear, while reinforcing clothing vocabulary. Activities include a fun drawing exercise to engage pupils’ creativity.

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    A worksheet and lesson plan on the rain cycle and main properties of water.

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    Recognising symbols and abbreviations used in IT

    This worksheet includes three matching and labelling activities to teach useful verbs and nouns often used when talking about computers e.g. ’cut’, ’copy’, ’paste’, ’screen’, ’printer’, ’keyboard’, etc. as well as the symbols that represent them.

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    Human habitats

    By meeting children from Mongolia, Greenland, Shanghai and Chile, pupils learn how the houses we live in reveal key information about our environment in this lesson plan. Key vocabulary includes: igloo, ger, skyscraper and farmhouse.

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    Time zones around the world

    This lesson plan has a challenging activity in which pupils label pictures of the Earth according to which parts are in sunlight at midday. They then examine a map and answer questions about different time zones in different parts of the USA. Includes step-by-step teacher guidance and project ideas.

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    The UK and capital cities in Europe

    Through engaging map-labelling activities pupils name the major capital cities of the European Union and the countries and cities that make up the United Kingdom.

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    Scale and map coordinates

    After completing this worksheet pupils will be more familiar with working with maps, understanding cardinal points and proportional scales. Two exercises encourage pupils to label a map based on given coordinates and predict where six children are going. Includes project ideas.

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    This lesson plan helps young learners distinguish left from right, learn to read maps and practise everyday vocabulary. Pupils use directions to draw playground objects on a map and identify the position of objects in relation to one another.

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    In this lesson plan, pupils pinpoint objects from an aerial view, and draw and compare their own aerial map using a text description. Improves map-reading skills and reinforces vocabulary words for familiar places such as ‘library’, ‘classroom’ and ‘park’.

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    Landscape transformation

    In this lesson plan, pupils learn about the effect of the wind and the sea on the landscape. They see how a cliff is formed by the pounding of waves and how stones and rocks are broken down to make the sand on a beach.