One stop shop for @Suchmo83 resources

I hope you find something useful in here. Feel free to share these resources as you see fit, but please mention where you got them from when you do. Thanks.

Curriculum packages

  1. Science

In the blog linked here, you will find a folder that contains science curriculum overviews for the entirety of primary science, including all the knowledge and skills to be taught. It also includes the big ideas and key concepts of primary science, basic information texts for each topic, built-in retrieval, vocabulary to be taught (and retrieved), suggested enquiries for each topic and much more:

https://primarycolour.home.blog/2021/04/07/curriculum-giveaway-2-0-science/:

2. Geography

In the blog linked here, you will find a folder that contains geography curriculum overviews for the entirety of primary geography, including all the knowledge and skills to be taught. It also includes key concepts of primary geography, basic information texts for each topic, built-in retrieval, vocabulary to be taught (and retrieved) and much more:

primarycolour.home.blog/2021/04/24/curriculum-giveaway-2-0-geography/

It is presented in the same format as the science document above, to which explicit cross-curricular links are made.

3. History

In the blog linked here, you will find a folder that contains history curriculum overviews for the entirety of primary history, including all the knowledge and skills to be taught. It also includes key concepts of primary history, basic information texts for each topic, built-in retrieval, vocabulary to be taught (and retrieved) and much more:

https://primarycolour.home.blog/2021/06/01/curriculum-giveaway-2-0-history/



Spelling

This is a timetable of combined spelling and vocabulary in KS2 that aligns with the teaching of phonics and embeds tier two vocabulary, morphology and Latin & Greek root words into the teaching of spelling:

Maths

This is a number bonds catch up resource and related plan, based on sequencing discussed by Liping Ma. It is best used alongside the development of number sense and use of appropriate visual representations (such as ten-frames and two-colour counters), but I have also had some success with it as a stand-alone programme:

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1sHZogNKN9C58nSCuwouBJOZC9hJ_Ruxj


This is a selection of interactive maths resources useful for counting, subitising, place value and mental arithmetic: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1nTa0CtUxJSxGggG4n8nDhHFFzCXPle-a?usp=sharing



English

This is my tier-two vocabulary word list. It was created using Coxhead’s Academic Word List and the tier-two words found among several lists of the most common words in the English language. (References for these can be found in the document itself. If you would like to know the rationale used for choosing the vocabulary, read this blog: https://primarycolour.home.blog/2019/06/14/tier-two-vocabulary-for-primary-teachers-the-3-4-5-list/):

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wgl1jk0iz3pu5sv/tier%20two%20word%20list.docx?dl=0




Here is a list of useful root words for primary teaching of vocabulary:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/y4v1d3ptl3f39j4/root%20words%20list.docx?dl=0



Here are some notes and key quotes from Mark Seidenberg’s excellent book on the science behind reading, Language at the Speed of Sight. It is, in my view, essential reading for any person who teaches reading:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0mk243f1l0s2r5a/Reading%20at%20the%20Speed%20of%20Sight%20-%20notes.docx?dl=0








2 thoughts on “One stop shop for @Suchmo83 resources

  1. Thank you so much for these resources. I have spent today reading through your blog, such an excellent find!

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