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Of Mice and Men – Persuasive Speech

English
KS3, KS4

This scheme of work will help your students improve their persuasive speaking skills, all while analysing a classic text.

Deserts

Geography
KS4

Organic Chemistry

Science
KS4

A SOW that uses debate-led teaching to engage students in topical areas of organic chemistry, fit for the 21st century.

Averages and Spread

Maths
KS3

This Scheme of Work builds on calculation of averages and the range that students will have had experience with at primary. Students will decide how to compare different sets of data using different statistical measures, and use Debate Mate techniques to summarise their findings to their peers. Students will summarise data presented as a list as well as in pie charts, bar charts and stem-and-leaf diagrams. They will return to familiar sets of data through the unit to improve their PEEL techniques in the context of each statistical measure that is covered.

Calculating Percentages

Maths
KS3

This Scheme of Work builds on understanding of Fractions, Decimals and Percentages that is developed through primary school. After linking the key equivalences and using debating skills to develop the understanding of these as proportion, students are introduced to different methods of calculating with percentage. They contrast unitary and multiplier methods, then develop multiplier methods for percentage increase, decrease and percentage change. They will use the Debate Mate High Impact Activities to reflect on which methods are the most effective, and efficient.

Properties of 2D Shapes

Maths
KS2, KS3

This Scheme of Work builds on geometrical reasoning that students may have developed in upper primary. Students are supported in distinguishing the properties of different polygons, covering the angles, diagonals and sides of triangles and quadrilaterals in particular depth. Their use of vocabulary and geometrical reasoning is developed by using debate-led strategies.

Romeo and Juliet

Primary
KS

An active and engaging sequence of learning designed to enable children to understand, and ultimately retell, the story of Romeo and Juliet in a modern context.

Descriptive Writing for Suspense

Primary
KS2

Using Patrick Ness’ A Monster Calls and Debate Mate games, students can experiment with using descriptive language, vocabulary choices, dialogue and sentence structure to develop their suspense writing.

Interwar Germany

History
KS4

Understand the failure of democracy in Germany and the rise of Hitler and the Nazis

Globalisation

Geography
KS5

Globalisation has led to an increasingly interconnected world which has both benefits and costs. This topic considers why globalisation is accelerating and the impacts of globalisation.

World War II Holocaust

History
KS3

This SOW approaches newspaper article writing through A1:L32 teaching of World War Two and Kindertransport, while discussing today’s refugee child crisis.

Coasts

Geography
KS3

An introduction to the processes that create coastal landscapes, the impacts of coastal recession and the advantages and disadvantages of coastal management strategies.

Civil Rights

History
KS3

Centuries of struggle for legal, economic and social equality – this Scheme of Work explores how African Americans fought for Civil Rights.

Fairy Tales

Primary
KS2

An engaging and dramatised SOW reading and discussing fairy tale conventions in order to inspire creative writing.

Victorian Era

Primary
KS2

An introduction to the Victorian Era and Victorian children’s labour.

Managing Energy Resources

Geography
KS4

As consumption across the world grows so too does the demand for energy, this topic considers the role of both renewable and non renewable energy in meeting energy needs.

Rainforests

Geography
KS4

They only cover around 2 percent the total surface area of our planet, but make up 50 percent of the plants and animals on it- this scheme of work will bring the rainforests to life.

Tectonics

Geography
KS3

An introduction to tectonic theory including continental drift, the structure of the earth and plate boundaries, culminating in a evaluative case study.

Writing from Different Cultures

English
KS3

An energetic, easy-to-edit SOW that engages students with oral storytelling and folk tales from two cultures to inspire their own writing.

Love and Relationships Poetry

English
KS3

Take your students on a journey that reflects on family and romantic relationships through modern poetry.

Macbeth

English
KS4

One of Shakespeare’s most challenging plays- get students engaging in discussions of guilt, ambition and tyranny.

Wuthering Heights

English
KS3, KS4, KS5

This 9 lesson scheme of work shows you how to bring one of the classics alive through debate-led teaching.

An Inspector Calls

English
KS4

This modern classic explores greed and capitalism in the early 20th Century through the mysterious arrival of an Inspector at a family celebration…