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Year 5 (or 6) - What teacher books can't you live without / would you recommend?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by Kabak, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Would love some advice. I'm going back to my first job after having a baby and will be in Year 5 so I'm a tad anxious anyway. I taught Year 5 before so should have lots of books and resources. However, all my teaching resources failed to appear when we moved (after my belongings spent 6 months in storage in the garage of my partner's ex-wife - don't ask!!). He says he might still know where they are but he's been avoiding the issue for so long that I fear the worst. I feel at a bit of a loss without any teaching resources. I know that it will cost a fortune to replace them and besides I can't remember everything I had. It included things like specific planning resources like 100 framework numeracy lessons, to poetry or comprehension books that I might have picked up along the way second hand. I have nothing now.

    So, what I'd love to know if you're a year 5 teacher (or even year 6 as this is a very able class) is: what books are really valuable to you, is there something you would specifically recommend and what can't you live without, if anything.

    I don't know what resources the school has. I'm job sharing, doing 2 days a week and we won't be planning really until the beginning of the year. I don't want to leave it until then and want to have some things. I remember Developing Numeracy books were good to get word problems from and comprehension books were good to give a group an activity when doing guided reading. As I'm doing just 2 days, I'm not sure how crazy to go. I've told my other half that he has to pay but I have to keep it sensible.

    Thanks in advance for any advice.
     
  2. Would love some advice. I'm going back to my first job after having a baby and will be in Year 5 so I'm a tad anxious anyway. I taught Year 5 before so should have lots of books and resources. However, all my teaching resources failed to appear when we moved (after my belongings spent 6 months in storage in the garage of my partner's ex-wife - don't ask!!). He says he might still know where they are but he's been avoiding the issue for so long that I fear the worst. I feel at a bit of a loss without any teaching resources. I know that it will cost a fortune to replace them and besides I can't remember everything I had. It included things like specific planning resources like 100 framework numeracy lessons, to poetry or comprehension books that I might have picked up along the way second hand. I have nothing now.

    So, what I'd love to know if you're a year 5 teacher (or even year 6 as this is a very able class) is: what books are really valuable to you, is there something you would specifically recommend and what can't you live without, if anything.

    I don't know what resources the school has. I'm job sharing, doing 2 days a week and we won't be planning really until the beginning of the year. I don't want to leave it until then and want to have some things. I remember Developing Numeracy books were good to get word problems from and comprehension books were good to give a group an activity when doing guided reading. As I'm doing just 2 days, I'm not sure how crazy to go. I've told my other half that he has to pay but I have to keep it sensible.

    Thanks in advance for any advice.
     
  3. Ros Wilson's purple book- strategies for immediate impact on writing I think it's called, and any resource linked to VCOP for literacy. I use the primaryresources website all of the time for maths- there are loads of excellent sheets and activities, as well as the TES resources on here.
     
  4. marlin

    marlin Star commenter Forum guide

    I would echo looking at the TES resources - they are all free!
    You can also sign up to Teachit Primary for free and get documents as PDFs (if you want to download in other formats there is a charge).
    http://www.teachitprimary.co.uk/
    There are also a lot of resources you can download for free if you register at Scholastic.
    http://education.scholastic.co.uk/
    Lots of poems all for free:
    http://www.poetryarchive.org/childrensarchive/home.do
    Go to the other half of the site and there are lesson ideas too.
    http://www.poetryarchive.org/poetryarchive/home.do
    Look at some county sites as well - they have lots of resouces and planning.
    There is so much available online that if I were you I'd wait and see what you really have to buy.
     

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